Pruning is key to tree and property maintenance. To prune is to cut back dead, weakened, or unwanted branches to maintain health and aesthetics. In the case of fruit trees, it improves productivity.
Most branch breakage and tree collapse during winter storms can be prevented with regular pruning. Here in Maine, winter storms are inevitable. Protect your trees, your assets, and yourself from damage and injury by having your trees pruned.
Maine Tree Solutions specializes in climbing without the aid of bucket trucks. This allows us to cleanly access any part of your property any time of the year. Don’t wait until the damage is done, and contact us for a free estimate today! We serve the greater Bangor area.
Crown Cleaning & Thinning
When pruning, diseased, dying, or dead branches are the first to go. Cutting them out prevents fungal infections from spreading. This allows the tree to heal itself efficiently.
Deadwood also attracts unwanted pests to the tree. It is the weak point through which infestations begin. Dead and dying branches are liable to fall and cause damage to your property, especially during storms. Overcrowded branches that criss-cross and are in contact with one another require thinning.
Smart thinning maximizes sunlight to every branch and increases airflow through the crown. This keeps branches dry and prevents fungal infections. Adequate sun exposure also fuels the tree’s growth. When crown thinning, we retain the healthiest, best-placed branches.
Thinning reduces weight on larger structural branches that, as Mainers know, can easily snap during a winter storm. Don’t let heavy snow take your trees down! We can help.
Crown Raising & Reduction
Another reason to prune is to remove lower nuisance branches that hit the tops of vehicles, get in the way of lawn mowing, or obscure that beautiful view from your home or camp. We’ll cut those bottom branches out. When the tree is too big, we can reduce the crown size by pruning back longer branches to smaller, shorter laterals.
Crown reduction is the healthiest way to create a smaller tree. It also retains the tree’s natural structure. Instead of one big cut, we evenly trim all around the crown.
About one-third of a tree can be cut back per year. Depending on the size of your tree and its needs, pruning can be a multi-year process. We’ll help you create a management plan when we come over for your free estimate.
Your property should be beautiful and functional. Your assets should be kept safe from damage. Maine Tree Solutions will accommodate any of your pruning needs.
We currently service residential and commercial customers, preferably within a 40-mile radius of Bangor, Maine, but we will consider other locations.