Tree Pruning

Tree Pruning Services

For the Health & Beauty of your Trees

For the Health & Beauty of your Trees

Properly pruning your trees increases their health by 20%. Neglecting to prune your trees often may lead to various landscape issues, such as diseases and infection. At Riverbend Landscapes & Tree Service, we adhere to all ANSI A300 Standards and assure that our professional tree pruning services will improve the health and appearance of your trees. Our arborists offer industry-standard tree pruning that not only maintains your trees but also improves your safety.

Types of Pruning

Choose the Right Option For Your Trees

Choose the Right Option For Your Trees

Different types of pruning are done for different reasons, but all pruning takes into consideration the final shape, structural integrity, and overall health of the tree. Depending on your needs and the condition of your tree, our ISA Certified Arborists will recommend the type of pruning that will be most beneficial for your tree. You'll find a description of each option below, as well as some of the reasons why tree pruning is an essential part of maintaining your property.

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Crown Cleaning

WHY? Crown cleaning is a pruning technique used when tree branches are diseased, weak, too long, or dead. These conditions can harm the tree's overall structural integrity and may put your landscape’s health at risk. By pruning these problematic sections of the tree, we improve the tree's health and longevity.

WHAT? Our arborists selectively prune deadwood, diseased branches, and dying limbs from the canopy of a tree. We also prune crossing and rubbing limbs that can ruin the tree's shape or open up wounds that leave it vulnerable to pests and diseases.

Crown Raising or Elevating

WHY? Sometimes, tree branches grow too low to the ground or nearby structures, obstructing access to walkways, patios, and drives, creating unusable areas beneath the tree, or casting too much shade.

WHAT? Crown raising (or elevating) involves removing the lower branches to provide clearance from the ground or structure. This helps guide the tree's growth and lifts the limbs off the ground, allowing more sunlight to break through and opening access.

Crown Raising or Elevating

WHY? Sometimes, tree branches grow too low to the ground or nearby structures, obstructing access to walkways, patios, and drives, creating unusable areas beneath the tree, or casting too much shade.

WHAT? Crown raising (or elevating) involves removing the lower branches to provide clearance from the ground or structure. This helps guide the tree's growth and lifts the limbs off the ground, allowing more sunlight to break through and opening access.

Crown Reduction or Shaping

WHY? When a tree grows too large for the space it's in, grows up into overhead power lines, or develops an unappealing or lopsided shape, then it's time to look at pruning options to reduce the size or reshape the canopy.

WHAT? Crown reduction or shaping consists of decreasing the actual height or spread of a tree.

IMPORTANT NOTE - This is NOT the same thing as tree topping.

It is also important to note which species of trees are better equipped to sustain this type of pruning. Our tree specialists can help you choose the exact type of pruning your trees need most.

Hazardous Reduction Pruning

WHY? When branches are decaying or declining, they pose an imminent danger to you and your family. For example, dead branches close to the house, street, or patio/playground can be a major safety hazard. Trees may also have been damaged due to high winds, snow or ice loads, lightning strikes or construction activities.

WHAT? Our team offers on-call emergency hazardous reduction pruning services that can help you maintain your trees and keep you safe.

IMPORTANT NOTE - If you're experiencing a tree emergency, don't wait!

Call (703) 963-3938 for on-call emergency services! 

Hazardous Reduction Pruning

WHY? When branches are decaying or declining, they pose an imminent danger to you and your family. For example, dead branches close to the house, street, or patio/playground can be a major safety hazard. Trees may also have been damaged due to high winds, snow or ice loads, lightning strikes or construction activities.

WHAT? Our team offers on-call emergency hazardous reduction pruning services that can help you maintain your trees and keep you safe.

IMPORTANT NOTE - If you're experiencing a tree emergency, don't wait!

Call (703) 963-3938 for on-call emergency services! 

Why choose Riverbend for Tree Pruning?

There are many providers in Northern Virginia who say they can "prune your trees". But they're not all equal. Always look for a company with ISA Certified Arborists on staff and ask to see proof of general liability insurance specifically for tree work, as well as workers' compensation insurance. Below are some of the reasons why we think Riverbend Landscapes & Tree Service is the best choice for tree pruning services.

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ISA Certified Arborists

To ensure all tree work is safely and professionally done to industry standards

Locally-Owned & Operated

Founded, owned, and operated by a life-long Great Falls, VA resident

Customer-Focused & Responsive

We always keep you updated and deliver on YOUR needs

Licensed & Fully Insured

For your peace of mind and complete protection - as well as ours

  • ISA Certified Arborist - logo

    ISA Certified Arborists

    To ensure all tree work is safely and professionally done to industry standards

  • Locally-owned & operated

    Founded, owned, and operated by a life-long Great Falls, VA resident

  • Customer-Focused & Responsive to Your Needs

    We always keep you updated and deliver on YOUR needs

  • Licensed & Fully Insured

    For your peace of mind and complete protection - as well as ours

Great Pruning Creates Great Trees

If you want to preserve mature trees and shrubs in your landscape or nurture younger plants to optimal beauty, pruning is an essential practice. Even if a mature tree has not been properly cared for in years, it's not too late to correct any problems with professional pruning.

Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of your trees - and pruning is critical to doing that. Pruning also preserves and enhances the health, structure, and natural beauty of your trees and shrubs. 

Below are some of the many reasons why a tree should be pruned.

Branches are in the way

Pruning is done to remove branches that are in the way of electrical wires, hitting siding, gutters, chimneys or windows, or are blocking a road, driveway, patio, or other area.

It's too dense

When trees have too many branches, or the branches are too closely spaced, it not only increases the potential for damage from high winds and heavy snow, it also blocks sunlight from passing through the canopy. Pruning can open up your view, let more sunlight through, and lessen the effects of overcrowding in the tree's interior.

It's a Young Tree

When you plant a young tree, it's tempting to just let it grow. But it takes well-timed and precise pruning to ensure that the tree develops the proper structure so it looks good and is structurally sound.

It's at risk of storm damage

Trees that break or fall down during storms are often the result of poor pruning (or the lack of pruning). Proper pruning can improve the tree's health and structure by removing weak, dead or decaying limbs, thus lessening the risk of storm damage.

It has pest or disease problems

Damaging diseases and insect infestations can spread throughout a tree (and to nearby trees) if not controlled. Sometimes, the best option is to simply prune out the affected branches.

It's Poorly-Shaped

Trees that haven't been well-pruned will often grow into unbalanced shapes or develop gaps in the canopy. Proper pruning can shape the tree to improve its appearance.

“Last week I called Logan about 2 dead pine trees and my protective deer fence that was damaged. He was there with a crew within an hour – cut down and hauled away the two pine trees and put up a new deer fence for us. The fence is even better than the original! Logan is dependable, fast, and his prices are very fair. We highly recommend him.”

Patricia P

“A BIG thanks to Logan Jones and crew! When a tree came down the other night, crashing on top of our neighbor’s car (ugh!). I called Logan and within a couple of hours, they had the tree cut up, hauled away, and everything cleaned up. He was also able to fix our fence, although the car didn’t fare as well. Just a fantastic job!!!!”

Robin M

Tree Pruning

Schedule an appointment with one of our professional arborists for a free tree safety evaluation.

703-402-9366

Give us a call - we'd love to talk with you!

Tree Pruning

Schedule an appointment with one of our professional arborists for a free tree safety evaluation.

703-402-9366

Give us a call - we'd love to talk with you!

Tree Pruning

Schedule an appointment with one of our professional arborists for a free tree safety evaluation.

703-402-9366

Give us a call - we'd love to talk with you!