Tree Trimming

Tree Trimming in the Atlanta Area

Need tree trimming in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area? Tree trimming is about more than just hacking off a few branches—it’s vital to the health and look of your tree. Learn why, when, and how to have your trees trimmed with these frequently asked questions about our tree trimming services.

Tree Trimming FAQ

Trimming your trees is just as important as maintaining a car. Without frequent upkeep, a tree, like a car, can slowly decline. While the most apparent reason for pruning is to enhance the visual appeal of a tree, it also dramatically improves health. Removing dead and diseased branches can save an ailing tree before issues spread. Dead or damaged branches also pose a severe threat of breaking, causing injuries and property damage for which you, the property owner, are liable. Other reasons include:

  • Encouraging growth
  • Increasing fruit yields
  • Altering the shape
  • Improving structural integrity
  • Removing branches too close to power lines, street lights, traffic signals, and signs

Tree trimming also winterizes trees, helping them to survive harsher conditions. Proper techniques can even promote root growth, allowing the tree to withstand severe weather better.

We recommend deep pruning on mature trees every three to five years. Fruit trees need yearly pruning. It would be best to trim newly planted trees only when removing dead or damaged branches. Don’t wait too long to prune your younger trees. Suppose you postpone it until their limbs are too large. In that case, you risk making more significant wounds, making them more susceptible to insects, disease, and rot.

The best time to prune your trees is winter, when most tree species are dormant. However, you can usually remove a few dead or damaged branches any time of the year with minimal effect on the tree’s health. Early spring is an excellent time to prune spring-blooming trees like dogwoods and cherry trees once the flowers have dropped.

Don’t prune trees in the summer during the peak growing season, as it can stunt growth and shock the tree. Removing too many branches during this time reduces the leaf surface, which doesn’t allow proper nutrient absorption. 

The cost of tree trimming will depend on the number of trees, their location, and their condition, as well as the estimated number of crew needed to handle the job and the required equipment. Because so many factors go into determining the cost of the job, one of our team members will need to visit onsite to give you an accurate estimate. Whatever your needs, we have some of the most competitive tree-trimming rates around. Each quote is entirely free and comes with no obligation.

There may be cases where trimming your own trees can be done safely and correctly, but most property owners aren’t trained in proper cutting techniques which can lead to several issues. Over-pruning can kill a healthy tree, while pruning at the wrong time can leave the tree open to disease. Improper pruning angles can result in tree splitting, and bad pruning can ruin the look of a tree indefinitely.

If you aren’t careful, you can accidentally damage the inner foliage by lion-tailing. This harmful technique strips most of the interior growth, leaving only a small puff of growth at the end which resembles a lion’s tail. Over-pruning like this disrupts the natural distribution of weight, weakening the structure of the tree and making it more prone to breakage.

BAM Sales, Inc. Tree Company uses proper pruning methods to minimize tree stress and help your trees reach their maximum potential. Our crew is required to be licensed and insured, and abide by industry-leading safety protocols. No tree is too tall and no job is too big for BAM to handle.

Never prune a tree near a power line by yourself!

BAM utilizes several techniques to trim your trees depending on your needs including thinning, crown reduction, elevating, and corrective pruning. Thinning involves removing live branches around the edges without harming the interior branch structure to allow for better sunlight and air flow. Crown reduction reduces the overall height and spread of the tree canopy and is typically done to help the look of a tree or for power line clearance. Conversely, elevating involves removing lower branches to provide clearance for buildings, sidewalks, and pedestrians. Corrective pruning addresses structural issues to allow for better branch distribution and may involve cabling and bracing to stabilize the tree. Our highly trained crew is happy to work with you to achieve the look you want.

Ready to give BAM Sales, Inc. a try? Call 770-226-8733 any time day or night, and our crew will schedule someone to visit your property as soon as possible, or visit our contact page to request a quote online.

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Do you need tree trimming services in the greater Atlanta area including Cumming, John’s Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, Lawrenceville, Duluth, and Suwanee? Call the professionals at 770-226-8733 for a free quote today!

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