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Tree Pruning in Seattle

Responsible Tree Care in the Greater Seattle Area

Tree Pruning is our specialty here at Blooma Tree Experts. While Tree Removals are complicated and require careful work, Tree Pruning adds a layer of scientific-knowledge & expertise as you have to know how trees will respond to specific types of pruning decisions. We create long-term relationships with our clients to manage their trees over many years to accomplish the clients' pruning objectives in an efficient manner while also managing the health of your trees. 

Blooma Tree Experts has helped over 6,000 customers across the Greater Seattle Area manage their beautiful and healthy trees. We have 17+ years of experience as a team that provides high-quality service. If you're focused specifically on mature evergreen trees like Douglas Firs, Western Red Cedars, and more, click here to learn more about how to manage them.

We take pride in being a presentable and friendly crew that leaves every space cleaner and healthier than we found it. As members of ISA & TCIA, we offer holistic tree care, including emergency services. We feature ISA-Certified Arborists, who ensure we are staying up-to-date with the latest in tree pruning best practices. Blooma Tree Experts is here for you for expert tree pruning in Seattle.

We make your trees living works of art. Schedule your free estimate by calling us at (206) 735-4081 or filling out our online contact form.

How Often Do You Need Tree Pruning?

We want your trees to be enjoyed for years to come, and proper pruning is essential for a long lifespan. Depending on the type of tree or shrub & maturity, we recommend pruning every 1 to 5 years. Speak to one of our arborists today to come up with a long-term game plan for your trees.

Tree Pruning Services We Offer

Our pruning services may include:

  • Correcting any previous pruning
  • Removing deadwood
  • Shaping
  • Thinning the tree

Pruning is an excellent service that enhances the shape and beauty of your tree while promoting health. Regular pruning protects against pests and disease by removing dead or loose branches that minimize growth. 

Correct pruning boosts flower production, optimizes fruit growth, and improves plant growth. Excessive pruning can cause disease, pests, and even the tree’s death, so we will not remove more than 25% of a mature tree (barring unusual / exceptional circumstances). Learn more about pruning mature evergreen trees by clicking here.

Removing dead branches and thinning the tree creates more light and airflow to promote wellness. Our experts can also correct any incorrect pruning that has stunted the growth of your tree or made it susceptible to disease. Shaping your tree is easy with our available crown raising and reduction that offers a lower height or more space underneath the tree.

The Importance of Tree Pruning

As a homeowner or property owner in the Greater Seattle Area, taking care of the trees on your property is essential for their overall health and well-being. One important aspect of tree care is tree pruning. However, it's important to note that tree pruning should be done properly and by trained and experienced professionals to avoid harming the tree or causing further damage. 

Tree pruning is the process of removing branches from a tree to improve its structure, health, aesthetics, and safety. Proper tree pruning can provide numerous benefits, making it an essential practice for maintaining healthy and beautiful trees.

Let's explore the various reasons why tree pruning is important:

Improves Tree Health

Pruning is an essential practice for maintaining the health of trees. Regular pruning can help remove dead, diseased, or damaged branches, which can serve as entry points for pests and diseases. 

By removing these branches, tree pruning helps prevent the spread of diseases and pests, keeping the tree healthy. Pruning also promotes proper air circulation and sunlight penetration through the tree's canopy, which is crucial for the tree's photosynthesis process. This can result in increased energy production, better nutrient uptake, and overall improved tree health.

Enhances Tree Aesthetics

Tree pruning is also essential for enhancing the aesthetics of trees. Proper pruning can shape and structure the tree in a way that promotes its natural form and beauty. 

Pruning can help remove crossing branches, reduce overcrowding, and improve the tree's overall appearance, making it more visually appealing. Well-pruned trees can also add value to your property and contribute to its overall curb appeal.

Prevents Property Damage

Overgrown trees with dead or weak branches can pose a significant risk to your property and surrounding structures. During storms or high winds, these branches can break and fall, causing damage to roofs, windows, fences, vehicles, and other property.

Regular tree pruning can help identify and remove such hazardous branches before they cause any damage. Proper pruning can also create a clearance between the tree and nearby structures, reducing the risk of property damage caused by falling branches.

Promotes Safety

Safety is a crucial consideration when it comes to tree care. Unpruned trees can have weak or overextended branches that can pose a danger to people and property below. 

Low-hanging branches or branches growing near utility lines can also be hazardous. Tree pruning can help eliminate these safety risks by removing branches that may pose a danger to people, structures, or utility lines. Pruning can also help reduce the weight and wind resistance of a tree, making it more stable during storms or high winds.

Encourages Proper Growth

Pruning can also guide the growth of trees in the desired direction. By selectively removing branches, tree pruning can influence the tree's growth pattern and direct it to grow in a specific direction. 

This can be especially useful for managing trees near buildings, walkways, or other structures, where you may want to encourage growth away from or towards certain areas.

Always consult an  ISA-Certified Arborist for expert assistance with tree pruning to ensure the best results for your trees and property. Invest in regular tree pruning to promote the well-being and longevity of your trees, and enjoy the benefits of healthy and beautiful trees on your property for years to come.

Pruning FAQ

You may envision a beautiful outdoor space without knowing what it needs to thrive. Our ISA-certified arborists offer a free consultation to help your trees thrive. 

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about tree pruning in Seattle:

How often should you prune trees?

Pruning is done at specific times of the year based on the species of your plant. Luckily, our climate in the Greater Seattle Area affords us more flexibility than other parts of the world, but our ISA-Certified Arborists will ensure we're not pruning at bad time of year for your given trees. A consultation with our specialists is the best way to determine when or if your tree needs pruning.

What is the difference between trimming and pruning?

Trimming focuses primarily on aesthetics by adjusting a tree’s shape or appearance, whereas pruning focuses on enhancing its health.

How often should I schedule tree pruning?

This varies widely by type of tree. Fruit trees and hedge-like trees may require annual pruning to keep maintained. But large, mature evergreen trees may only need to be pruned once every 5-10 years for deadwood (which can be a safety concern).

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Can I prune my own trees?


We recommend you call our professionals when you need tree pruning because over-pruning or incorrect pruning can inadvertently kill your tree. It's more than just “making cuts" – it's about “knowing where to cut.” We also use ropes to climb your tree, unlike some folks that rely on shoe spikes/spurs, which cause wounds in tree bark. Don’t risk your trees' health when we’re only a call away.

What are the types of tree pruning?

The “types” of pruning can be defined a number of ways, but we focus on a few key ones. Removal cuts completely removes a branch from your tree. A reduction cut shortens the branch to remove decay and promote growth – it's crucial when making a reduction cut to cut back to a spot on the branch where the tree can promote new growth. This is considered a heading cut if the remaining branch is less than one-third the diameter of the cut stem. Lastly, removing dead branches eliminates dead tissue (and safety hazards) without injuring the tree to improve health.

Our expert tree pruning team has served thousands of happy homeowners. Don’t trust anyone but Blooma Tree Experts when you want a beautiful outdoor space.

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