Tree Pruning

Skilled Tree Trimming

Skilled Tree Trimming

Learn more about our tree trimming services in Poughquag & Poughkeepsie, NY

Don't be tempted to prune your trees yourself, you can do more harm than good! Let the professionals from Habinowski Tree & Land take care of the pruning work for you. With over 30 years of experience, our licensed and insured team will treat you like family, and leave your yard looking better than when we arrived. We know how to prune trees to make them look great and to prevent damage to them. Call us today for a FREE estimate. Emergency services are available.

Advantages of Tree Trimming

  • Tree health improvement: Tree pruning improves the health of the tree because the tree's dead and diseased branches are removed, thereby stopping insects and diseases from spreading throughout the tree.
  • Improves aesthetics: Thoughtful pruning makes trees look more attractive, and attractive trees add value to your home and property.
  • Improves structure and form: Clearing away excess branches provides space for healthy growth. Thinning a tree's canopy allows sun and air to pass through, enhancing the tree's health and vitality.
  • Reduces hazards: Dead or diseased branches are more than unsightly, they can cause serious damage to people and property if they come down during a storm.
  • Helps trees grow strong: Taking steps to provide young trees with necessary pruning helps them develop into structurally strong trees that are well-suited for both their site and their intended functions

Tree pruning should start early. Trees younger than 25 years old need regular structural pruning to train their growth patterns and enhance and aid the aging process.

The goal of pruning mature trees is to maintain their health, appearance, structure and form. While all trees will gradually stop growing taller, they will continue to expand in girth and become more robust. Proper corrective pruning is vital to ensure the longevity of the tree.

Sometimes mature trees need training to bring them back to health. Pruning these trees should include hazard pruning and crown reduction or restoration to repair storm damage or correct crown die-back.

Our Pruning Services Include:

Fine pruning is primarily focused on the tree's aesthetics, though it does improve the structure as well. Fine pruning is recommended for trees that need minor improvements.

  • Crown cleaning removes dead, dying, diseased and broken branches that are at least one-half inch in diameter.
  • Crown thinning reduces the density by taking out interfering, crossing or running branches, obstructing or weak branches, and water spouts. This helps to reduce the weight of the crown, improving structural integrity, and increasing the light penetration and air movement.
  • Fine pruning may include crown raising and crown restoration, as needed.

Standard pruning is ideal for general tree maintenance to improve the health and structural integrity of the tree.
  • Crown cleaning removes dead, dying, diseased, decayed and broken branches that are at least one inch in diameter.
  • Standard pruning may include crown raising and crown restoration, as needed.

Hazard pruning is performed on trees that could pose a risk to nearby people and property.
  • Crown cleaning removes the dead, dying, diseased and broken branches at least two inches in diameter.
  • Hazard pruning may include crown raising and crown restoration, as needed.

Crown reduction is used to reduce the height or spread of a tree, or both, for safety or aesthetic reasons. Crown reduction is primarily done on trees that have sustained significant crown dieback or storm damage, or to repair incorrect pruning.

Crown restoration uses selective pruning to improve the tree's structure, form and appearance, especially after undergoing storm damage, topping, or severely damaging pruning. It is not a one-time fix, and may require regular pruning applications over the course of several years to restore the tree's health and achieve the desired results.

Crown raising is a practice that removes the lower branches to allow more space for traffic, open views, and better sunlight penetration. By targeting specific primary and secondary branches, crown raising can also be used to clear the way for new construction.