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Why Your Trees Need Pruning: The Art of Proper Pruning

Learn How to Properly Prune a Tree from the Westfield Tree Experts

You may think it’s sufficient to let nature run its course when dealing with the trees on your property. Many of the mature, beautiful wooded areas have graced the landscapes of Watchung, Summit, New Providence, and the surrounding towns for decades. But, proper maintenance is crucial to the survival of your trees. In fact, often times, experts need to intervene to ensure your trees are healthy and able to thrive.

At Colorscapes, we care about trees. We are passionate about protecting your lawn’s greenery not only for the visual appeal but for health of the environment as well. Each and every person on the Colorscapes team is highly knowledgeable, thoroughly vetted, and takes pride in restoring trees and shrubs to how nature intended them to be.  Our tree care specialists do everything possible to improve the tree’s health and prolong its life.

Our expertise with specific trees

When pruning, trimming, or shaping trees, understanding the needs of specific varieties is crucial. You cannot use the same techniques with an oak tree as you could with a Japanese maple, and pine trees require different care as well.

The Colorscapes experts are extensively knowledgeable about the various types of trees in New Jersey. We know how to handle each one on a case-by-case basis, employing the most beneficial tactics and methods to ensure gets the care it needs.

Mature tree pruning across NJ. We are Experts at the “Art of Proper Pruning”

Our area’s,  most beautiful trees are a result of our work.

Mature trees are older, taller trees that have been growing for quite some time, usually before the homeowner acquired the property.  Many tree service strip the trees of their interior growth. We Shape the tree only removing what is necessary for the continued health of the tree and safety of your home.

Additionally, thinning, the removal of live branches to reduce density, significantly reduces wind resistance and subsequent storm damage. Keep in mind, however, that thinning should only be done on trees where the crown (the top of the tree) is too dense—the experts at Colorscapes have training and experience to evaluate this attribute. Thinning should be concentrated on the outer portions of the canopy, leaving as many branches on the interior crown as possible. 

Young tree pruning experts working throughout New Jersey

Pruning young trees, known as developmental tree pruning , is performed for structural enhancement and to ensure the tree has a desirable branch architecture. Proper pruning of trees when they are young reduces the potential of costly problems down the line.

When it’s time to call in a professional

Most lay people can’t diagnose a specific issue with an individual tree, but there are warning signs to look out for. If you notice any of these issues, it’s time to call in an expert:

  • Before construction work. Which is the biggest killer of our trees!
  • You notice hanging or loose branches
  • There is evidence of deadwood or rot
  • Your tree is touching or is too close to a power line
  • Branches are too close to your home, garage, or other structure
  • You would like to improve your home’s curb appeal through trimming and shaping

Speak to a highly qualified New Jersey tree professional today

For high-quality tree services you can depend on, call Colorscapes today at 908-322-0253 or Contact Us  online to schedule an appointment. Our owner, Gene Gregory, offers free estimates and an honest evaluation of your landscaping needs. Colorscapes works with customers in and around Westfield, Summit, Chatham, New Providence and Basking Ridge areas..