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Mature evergreen trees are a valuable asset to your property, providing beauty, shade, and environmental benefits. Proper pruning is essential to maintain their health, safety, and aesthetics. Our ISA-Certified Arborists are here to guide you through the best practices of pruning mature evergreen trees.
We have pruned evergreen trees all over the Greater Seattle Area, from Redmond to Bellevue, from Lynnwood to Woodinville, and more. No tree is too large, and no space is too tight – our team is well-equipped to handle complicated tree pruning jobs, even if it requires rigging every branch down one at a time.
Why does pruning mature evergreen trees matter?
Health Enhancement: Pruning removes dead or diseased branches, allowing the tree to allocate resources to healthy growth.
Safety: Eliminating weak or overhanging branches reduces the risk of property damage and personal injury. Important note – we do not do “windsailing”. That is a commonly-misunderstood practice that actually increases the risk of major branch or tree stem failure in wind storms. Our arborists can explain more in-person, but we focus on “tip weight reductions”, which help the tree build resistant woody tissue while reducing weight at its most vulnerable locations. For more on this topic, read our dedicated blog post about it.
Aesthetics: Pruning enhances the tree's shape and appearance, increasing your property's curb appeal.
Sunlight Penetration: Proper pruning allows sunlight to reach the inner branches, promoting even growth and reducing the risk of inner branch dieback.
Disease Prevention: Pruning can help identify and address early signs of disease, preventing the spread to other trees.
1. Timing Matters
Late Winter or Early Spring: Pruning during this period minimizes stress on the tree and encourages new growth as the tree enters its active growth phase. That said, we are fortunate to have relatively mild weather in the Greater Seattle Area, so we can tackle pruning all-year, we will just be a bit more conservative in the summer to avoid over-stressing your trees.
2. Understand Tree Species
Douglas Fir, Spruce, Cedar, Pine, and more: Each evergreen species has unique growth patterns and requirements. Tailor your pruning approach to the specific tree species on your property. Our ISA-Certified Arborists have worked on thousands of these trees over the years, so have seen how they react to pruning, specifically in the Pacific Northwest climate.
3. Proper Tools and Techniques
Selective Pruning: Focus on removing dead, diseased, or crossing branches while maintaining the tree's natural shape.
Clean Cuts: Make clean cuts to prevent damage and encourage rapid healing.
4. Avoid Over-Pruning
Never Remove More Than 25% of the Crown: Over-pruning can stress the tree and lead to decline.
5. Consult with Professionals
ISA-Certified Arborists: Our team of certified experts will assess your tree's unique needs and provide tailored recommendations.
Ready to give your mature evergreen trees the care they deserve? Contact Blooma Tree Experts today to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our ISA-Certified Arborists. Here's what you can expect:
Complimentary Assessment: Our ISA-Certified Arborist will meet with you in-person to assess the health and condition of your trees.
Customized Recommendations: You'll receive a personalized plan outlining the necessary pruning and care for your evergreens, along with the cost for us to provide that care. This is a no-obligation, no-pressure process. We just want to be your trusted arborists. If the plan doesn't meet your budget needs, we can work with you on a game plan that does.
Expert Service: Our experienced team will execute the pruning according to the plan, ensuring your trees receive the best care possible.