Certified Arborist - Pruning Techniques


Crown Cleaning/ Deadwooding

Branches die off for a number of reasons including light deficiency, pest and disease damage, and root structure damage. The main reason to consider tree service is to remove deadwood and increase the safety surrounding your trees. 

The deadwooding process speeds up the tree's natural abscission process. It also reduces unwanted weight and wind resistance and can help overall balance. A consultation from our Certified Arborist can help identify potential concerns. Call us today to schedule a service in Lodi, Stockton, Elk Grove it surrounding areas.

Crown Thinning

Crown and canopy thinning increases light and reduces wind resistance by selective removal of branches throughout the canopy of the tree. This type of tree service is a common practice which improves the tree's strength against adverse weather conditions as the wind can pass through the tree resulting in less "load" being placed on the tree. The shape is vital for the survival of the tree and lopping off the wrong sections of a tree if it has surpassed its height limit can actually be extremely damaging. This (topping) can hinder its growth or cause an overbalance. Our Certified Arborist has ISA Risk Assessment Qualifications and services areas around Lodi, Stockton, and Elk Grove.

Crown Raising

Tree service in the form of Crown lifting involves the removal of the lower branches to a given height. The height is normally achieved by the removal of whole branches.The branches are normally not lifted to more than one third of the tree's total height.

This pruning technique is usually used in the urban environment as it is used for public safety and aesthetics rather than tree form and timber value.

When a branch is removed from the trunk, it creates a large wound. This wound is susceptible to disease and decay, and could lead to reduced trunk stability. Therefore, much time and consideration must be taken when choosing the height the crown is to be lifted to. Our Certified Arborist can go over options for you in one of our local service areas in Stockton, Lodi, or Elk Grove.

Crown Reductions

Tree Service defines Reducing as trimming the height and or spread of a tree by selectively cutting back to smaller branches and in fruit trees for increasing of light interception and enhancing fruit quality. Let our Certified Arborist go over options for you in one of our Stockton, Lodi, or Elk Grove service areas.


Pollarding, a tree trimming method involving the removal of the upper branches of a tree, promotes a dense head of foliage and branches. If done on larger or mature trees, will promote decay and possibly death of the tree. Tree Service in pollarding is normally started once a tree or shrub reaches a certain height, and annual pollarding will restrict the plant to that height. Let our Certified Arborist assist you in Lodi, Stockton, or Elk Grove.