Des Moines Tree Trimming & Pruning Services

While the pruning of backyard flower gardens is eagerly initiated by homeowners as a right of passage to Spring, many Iowans neglect to address the danger hanging over them. The importance of pruning and trimming your trees each year is a matter of fantastic curb appeal and avoidance of damage to your trees and property.

While tree trimming is sometimes tackled as a DIY project, it is best left up to professionals. Tree trimming is required to remove dead, broken or diseased branches and limbs, but it can be all too easy to over-prune and cause harm to your trees. The Tree Doctor provides tree trimming services that can help enhance the overall look of your trees and set them on a course of lifetime health. Our professional tree care specialists will make sure your trees maintain their natural-looking beauty and health for longer with specialized trimming and pruning services.

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The Importance of Professional Tree Pruning

When done right, tree trimming, cutting, and pruning can have the following benefits:

  • Enhanced Structural Integrity 
  • Minimized Risk of Broken Limbs and/or Falling Branches
  • Improved Appearance & Curb Appeal
  • Better Overall Tree Health & Air Circulation
  • Improved Size & Quality of Fruit Crop (For Fruit Trees)

Tree Doctor Trimming & Pruning Services

We offer the following tree trimming and pruning services for your Des Moines area trees:

Corrective Pruning Service

Corrective pruning ensures your tree growth is directed properly. Especially for young trees, shaping and pruning them helps them grow correctly to their mature size. For older trees, corrective pruning may include pruning branches that have crossed, that are growing in the wrong direction, and otherwise ensuring the tree maintains health and proper growth.

Tree Elevation Service

Different trees thrive in different elevations and climb higher and higher with growth.It is important to trim your trees’ lowest branches to accommodate their preferred elevation in their most natural environment. We provide support to all different types of tree species.

Crown Cleaning Tree Service

Crown cleaning is the basic and most traditional tree trimming and pruning practice. This involves the removal of dead, unbroken, and hanging branches from your tree. It is helpful for preventing branch and limb decay. This service is relatively inexpensive and will greatly improve the appearance of your tree.

Tree Thinning Service

Some trees grow incredibly dense as they mature, and while this may seem like a good thing, a tree that is crowded with branches is fighting itself for proper light and air circulation. Branches may become tangled, and interfere with other branches. Thinning of the branches allows natural sunlight to reach the tree, and improves the health of the remaining branches.

Large Branch Tree Lead Removal 

Lead removal services involve the removal of large branches that could possibly pose a threat to your home, buildings, or streets. It is especially important to remove any low-hanging large or dead branches before natural weather elements can impact them, causing them to fall and damage property.

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The Tree Doctor has been serving the Des Moines metro areas of Pleasant Hill, Ankeny, Altoona, Johnston, Urbandale, West Des Moines, and Waukee for over a decade. Call us to assess your needs and get your trees looking good and feeling good this season.