Bluechip Tree Company

Tree Trimming and Pruning Service
Tree Removal Service
Stump Removal Service
Wood and Brush Chipping Service

7700 110th Street South Cottage Grove, MN 55016
  Tree Inspection & Consultation - Tree Pruning/Trimming - Tree Removal
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Tree Pruning and Triming Service

Tree Trimming and Pruning

  Proper pruning or trimming is a maintenance practice that invloves the removal of dead, diseased, weak, poorly formed and hazardous branches. We encourage pruning early in the tree's life on a regular basis to ensure that your trees become and remain healthy safe and beautiful for generations.

Our approach to pruning is guided by our thorough knowledge of tree biology and proper pruning technique. We understand that trees are dynamic, ever changing as they age, therforre have changing pruning needs.

In young trees the mass-to-energy ratio is in favor of energy, therfore a great amount of live wood can be removed in training young trees and little injury will result. However, when pruning olde rtrees which have nearly a 1:1 ratio of energy to mass, less live wood can be removed without tree injury but more dead wood is present that can be taken out.

Pruning Standards

All tree pruning is not the same; what is considered by some arborists to be light pruning may be considered excessive by another. In order to contract professional tree pruining and other arboriculture work, everyone needsto be bidding on the same type of work. Therfore, the National Arborists Association has devised a set of pruning standards to avoid confusion when contracting tree care. The three pruning classes described below are the same in how the pruning cuts are to be made, the equipment used and any disease problems treated. The diffferances lie in the size and number of branches to be pruned.

CLASS 1 (Fine Pruning): involves pruning branches one-half inch or more in diameter. It is recomended for premium quality workwith an emphasis on aesthetics and structural integrity. This type of pruining is time consuming and requires great skill on the part of the arborist.
CLASS 2 (Standard Pruning): involves pruning branches one inch or more in diameter, and is receomended where aesthetic considerations are secondary to structural integrity and tree health. It leaves a tree looking natural and there is seldom a problem with overpruning. Most of the pruning done of residential and commercial property is class 2.
CLASS 3 (Hazard Pruning): is the removal of branches that could be a hazard to the life or property and involves pruning branches two inches or more in diameter. This is the most economical class of pruning.

A tree that would take five hours to prune as a class 1 would take three hours as a Class 2 and only an hour as a Class 3.