Tree Pruning & Trimming Service

Ottawa Tree Pruning & Trimming

We offer a variety of tree pruning and trimming services to keep your property safe and help your trees thrive. Our team of certified arborists are experienced, trained, and equipped to assess your tree’s trimming needs and to properly execute the necessary services.

Whether it’s to remove dead or disease branches, to increase the curb appeal of your property, or there are tree branches that are posing a safety risk to those walking under them, the arborists at Croft Tree Experts are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our tree trimming and tree pruning services and to get a free quote!

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Ottawa Tree Pruning & Trimming

We offer a variety of tree pruning and trimming services to keep your property safe and help your trees thrive.

Deadwood Removal

Are you noticing branches on your tree where leaves aren’t growing? If so then it sounds like your tree has deadwood. Branches can die for a number of reasons including:

Light Deficiency
Pest and Disease Damage
Root Structure Damage

Left alone, the dead branch will slowly decay back to it’s parent stem and fall off. This process can be quickened by high winds or extreme temperatures.

If dead branches are quite large, then they pose a real safety hazard. If they were to fall, they could potentially cause damage to your (or a neighbour’s) house, car, patio, yard, fence or even injure yourself or a family member.

That is why it is important to seek help from a professional arborist if your tree has large dead branches.

Crown and Canopy Thinning

Medium to large sized trees with branches grouped tightly together would benefit greatly from this service. These kinds of trees run the risk of deadwood due to light deficiency. They are also at greater risk of damage from high winds.

Through selective removal of branches throughout the canopy of the tree, we can:

Prevent deadwood by letting light pass to the lower branches
Increase the tree’s strength against extreme weather by letting wind pass through. This reduces stress on the branches, tree trunk and root system.

The best way to prevent tree damage and keep it looking great on your property is to have it maintained by a professional arborist.

Canopy Lifting

If you have a tree with branches that hang low over your walkways, driveways, buildings, pools or fences, we can help.

We will remove branches from the tree which extend below your desired height. That way, whatever is supposed to go underneath the tree canopy can easily fit there.

Directional or Formative Pruning

Is your tree growing dangerously close to your building or even brushing up against it? Maybe the tree is growing close to the utility lines running into your house. An extreme weather event with this kind of tree on your property could lead to damage to your building, or potentially knock out your power.

We can selectively remove the appropriate branches to shape the tree, make it structurally sound, and guide the tree’s growth away from buildings or other places you don’t want the tree to go. We can also provide this service for aesthetics if these hazards aren’t a concern.

Vista Pruning (Sky Lighting)

Do you have hedges or gardens on your property which spend most of the day in the shade because of tree cover? Maybe your favourite spot to sit outside doesn’t get that mid-afternoon light, or that one tree blocks your perfect view from the deck at the cottage.

Our Vista Pruning service will selectively prune a window of view in a tree to see through or let light through so gardens and hedges can get all the light they need, and you can have that view you’ve always wanted.

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Contact Croft Tree Experts Today!

No matter what your tree pruning and trimming needs are, our team of certified arborists are here to help with professional, quality service!


Should you hire a professional tree service in Ottawa for tree pruning?

First and foremost, we want to help you maintain the health of the trees on your property so that you can see those trees grow and thrive for many years to come. We have the equipment and experience to handle Ottawa tree trimming of any size and scope. For larger trees in particular, it is highly recommended that you leave this aspect of tree pruning to the pros. That way you won’t have to worry about injury to yourself and/or damage to your property. We can also prune smaller trees and hedges with expertise so that they stay healthy and will flourish over time.

What is tree pruning?

Tree pruning is the removal of parts of a tree in order to help maintain its structural integrity. Pruning a tree can help reduce the risk of broken limbs, falling branches, pest infestations, and can also improve the visual aesthetic of a tree. It’s an important process for the healthy growth of a tree.

What is the difference between pruning and trimming a tree?

While these two phrases are sometimes used interchangeably, they are not the same thing. Pruning is done more in the interest of protecting the tree, hedge, bush or shrub; while trimming generally is limited to shrubs and hedges for aesthetic purposes. Tree pruning can save a tree if infection is present; pruning a tree is also a proactive method of proper tree care.

Is it better to prune trees in Ottawa in the spring, summer or fall?

Early spring is right about the ideal time to prune trees in Ottawa. That’s because the winter has ended (hopefully!) and all the snow and ice is off the branches; but the leaves have yet to come out. This way we can clearly see the tree and all its branches, then can make a more accurate assessment of the overall tree health as well as which branches and sections will require tree pruning.

What is tree trimming?

Unlike tree pruning, which is focused on removing excess parts of a tree for healthy growth purposes, tree trimming is primarily focused on aesthetics. Tree trimming is performed to maintain a specific shape, design, or appearance for the trees on your property.

Who is responsible for tree trimming near hydro lines?

Hydro Ottawa is responsible for keeping primary supply overhead power lines free from trees and other forms of growth.

The responsibility for keeping the service wires on your property (secondary supply lines) outside of the clearance area free from trees and vegetations is the property owner. You are also responsible for maintaining the growth of trees and plants near service wires that feed directly into your house.

For the clearing of trees and plants near power lines which fall under your responsibility, make the safe choice and call a certified arborist. We are experienced removing all kinds of trees from near power lines, so you know it will be done safe and right.

Do you offer regular tree maintenance plans for commercial properties?

Croft Tree Experts is happy to offer regular maintenance plans for commercial properties. We encourage business owners to make the investment in their trees in order to avoid expensive damage and to keep your property looking great. If you are interested in our regular commercial maintenance plans, contact us today!

Why is tree pruning important?

Tree pruning and trimming is important to encourage healthy growth. Regular tree pruning keeps trees strong, provides a healthier structure, and can help shape the tree to your specifications.

Additional Ottawa Tree Care Services

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