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Tree Pruning/Tree Shaping in Lower Bucks County, PA

Tree Pruning/Tree Shaping Services

The most frequent tree management practice is pruning. Landscape trees require more attention than forest trees do to preserve their structural integrity and aesthetic appeal. Because poor pruning can result in long-lasting harm or limit the life of the tree, it is important to prune with an understanding of tree biology.

Reasons Why You Should Start Pruning

Every cut has the ability to alter the tree’s growth. Therefore, it’s crucial to keep in mind that no branch should ever be removed without justification. A few typical reasons for pruning are enhancing the shape and promoting safety, increasing light and air penetration for plants below the tree’s crown, or as a corrective or preventative step.

When To Start Pruning a Tree

With little impact on the tree, most mild, regular trimming to remove weak, dead, or diseased branches may be done at any time of the year. Generally, trimming done before the spring growth flush maximizes growth and wound healing. Avoid heavy trimming of live tissue immediately following the spring growth flush, especially on fragile trees. Pruning wounds that provide access to disease-causing chemicals can spread tree diseases like oak wilt. During times of active transmission, susceptible trees shouldn’t be trimmed. Contact Kent’s Quality Tree Service if you’re uncertain about when to prune.

Pruning Techniques, We Offer

To keep a mature tree in a healthy, secure, and appealing state, specific sorts of pruning may be required.

  • Cleaning is the process of removing poorly connected, diseased, and low-vigor branches from a tree’s crown.
  • Raising a tree involves cutting off its lower branches to provide room for structures, traffic, people, and scenic views.
  • Reduction decreases a tree’s size, frequently to remove utility lines. Pruning the leaders and branch terminals down to secondary branches large enough to take on the terminal functions is the greatest way to reduce a tree’s height or spread (at least one-third the diameter of the cut stem). Reduction, as opposed to topping, preserves the tree’s shape and structural integrity.
  • Thinning is the process of reducing the amount of foliage at the edge of the crown to increase wind or light penetration for aesthetic purposes and to encourage the growth of internal foliage.

Pruning young trees

Building a tree with a solid structure and acceptable form requires structural pruning. While trees are pruned correctly when they are young, they won’t need as much corrective pruning as they age.

It’s crucial to have a goal for why the tree will be trimmed because every cut can alter the tree’s growth. The goal is to strengthen the structure of young trees. Poor pruning might leave a wound that the tree can never heal from since it must grow over it.


Trees are a valuable part of our community and landscape. They provide shade, and beauty and can improve the air quality in an area. At Kents Quality Tree Service, we appreciate trees and want to help you keep them healthy and looking great for years to come. We offer a variety of tree services, from trimming and pruning to planting and removal, that will meet your needs and budget. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you!

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