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Pruning & Trimming – Atlanta Services

Who do you call when you need professional pruning and trimming services? Atlanta’s leading tree professionals, 72 Tree, Seed & Land Company.

Trimming is sometimes used synonymous with pruning, however trimming is a vague term. Pruning objectives are chosen with an experienced 72 Tree, Seed & Land Co., LLC certified arborist along with the property owner's objective. Due to common misconceptions and 'scare tactics' used by commissioned-based staff of other companies, their objectives are most often quantity based not quality based. Another words, the more you cut the more you make. 72 Tree, Seed & Land Co. is a completely different type of company that was founded on the premise that knowledge and fact outweigh junk science and quotas.

The ISA certification process certifies a potential arborist involving a written test, however, to work for 72 Tree, Seed & Land Co., one must also pass our S.T.A.ETM. written test and technical field test involving specialized rigging and pruning. The organization of 72 Tree professionals, which originated in 1969, consider this to be a major factor that distinguishes us from the rest of our industry based on over 45yrs. of warranted empirical data.


72 Tree, Seed & Land Company's certified arborists illuminate the art in their craft and the knowledge of the pruning & trimming objective.

72 Tree's Atlanta Tree Service Division searched many years to find the most gifted, certified arborists for pruning. This is one of the main benefits of using 72 TREE for your pruning and trimming needs that are in compliance with ANSI A300 industry standards of arboriculture, plus certified again under our trademarked S.T.A.E. system.


Pruning & Trimming Objectives:

  • Reduce Risk of Failure
  • Provide Clearances
  • Reduce Shade & Wind Resistance
  • Maintain Health
  • Influence Flower or Fruit Production
  • Improve a View
  • Improve Aesthetics


Pruning & Trimming Types:

  • Pruning for structure: Rremoval of live branches & stems to influence certain designated criteria/ Atlanta Arborist
  • Pruning to clean: Removal of selective diseased, dead, detached &broken limbs/ Atlanta Arborist
  • Pruning to thin: Removal of selective small branches for crown density reduction/ Atlanta Arborist
  • Pruning to elevate: Removal of selective branches to provide vertical clearance/ Atlanta Arborist
  • Pruning to reduce: Removal of only certain branches in only certain species of trees/ highly technical skill
  • Pruning to restore: Removal of certain branches for a severely damaged tree/ ecological restoration
  • Pruning for pollarding: Removal of critical height involving heading cuts at strategic locations/ Lagerstroemia)
  • Pruning palms: Removal of dead or chlorotic fronds/ never live fronds > than 45 degrees from horizontal
  • Pruning conifers: Not all conifers require the same pruning standards / S.T.A.E guidelines/ no pollarding


Extraordinary pruning & trimming conditions & applications:

  • Marking and identifying every branch to remove or trim/ mapping system
  • USDA organic (non-petroleum based bar oil ) to minimize contaminants in sensitive areas ( fish, ponds plants, etc.)
  • Ecological considerations in wetland areas for federal & state protected species ( no pruning allowed)
  • 72 TREE. S.T.A.E. pruning to remove dead, diseased or broken branches ( parks & recreation)
  • City of Atlanta Tree ordinance preferred tree pruning practices & regulations/ 72 Tree, Seed & Land Inspection
  • Pruning vs. removal considerations and associated risk assessment for high volume traffic, pedestrian & pets
  • Pruning to remove parasitic fungus ( mistletoe) and the degree of infestation for tree survivability
  • Pruning to restore specimen trees during the aftermath of a catastrophic storm vs. removal
  • Pruning for lightning protection systems and associated risks of improper installations
  • Pruning of existing healthy trees due to damage during the removal of adjacent trees during crane operations
  • Pruning involving corrective or restoration pruning from inexperienced tree pruning or removal firms
  • Pruning involving a canopy assessment during climbing operations for decayed areas not visible from the ground
  • Pruning and associated affects of lean and volumetric canopy to root mass/ S.T.A.E.
  • Pruning plans with a minimal pruning ratio for optimal results involving 'dampening' zones in canopy
  • Pruning plans with recommendations of a registered state forester & ISA certified arborist.
  • Pruning to remove a large lodged branch on your\roof or in another tree
  • Pruning to remove broken branches that are dangling over a high target area as a playground or driveway
  • Pruning to remove certain branches over high voltage or electrical lines
  • Pruning to remove designated branches for clearance involving crane (boom) swing radius
  • Pruning to remove certain branches over a pool or from your neighbors tree over your yard
  • Pruning with arborist-hand saw with proper teeth for special cuts vs. a chain saw
  • Pruning involving technical rigging as in anti-friction devices for lowering limbs with no damage to CRZ
  • Pruning roots affected by construction and equipment and proper maintenance plans with prescriptions
  • Pruning garden plants and vines on estates require our horticultural expert and ISA arborist

Note: CRZ is the critical root zone of a tree, and is sometimes called the 'tree protection zone.' It is often an imaginary circle around the tree that extends to the drip line. The best way to calculate the CRZ radius of a tree is to measure the diameter at breast height (4.5 ft. above ground), then multiply x 1.5 (in other words; for every inch of diameter, multiply x 1.5. For Example, a 20 inch diameter tree at breast height x 1.5 f = 30 ft. of CRZ radius.


Atlanta tree pruning

STOP OVER-PRUNING , OVER TRIMMING , OVER's not what you's what you do NOT cut.

The most important rule of pruning; do not over-prune. Excessive branch removal reduces each live photocell to produce energy through photosynthesis. 72 Tree, Atlanta arborists, understand the biology of a tree and the overall complications of over-pruning. Knowing when to prune , what to prune, how much to prune, proper equipment utilized to prune, & who to assign to prune are essential factors of mastering pruning.


For information about Atlanta tree pruning and trimming, please call us now at 678-223-5495 or contact us here.

72 Tree services the following cities in the surrounding Atlanta areas:

Alpharetta/Milton - 30004, 30005, 30009
Atlanta - 30308, 30309, 30318, 30327
Brookhaven/Druid Hills - 30319, 30329
Buckhead - 30305, 30324
CabbageTown - 30312, 30316, 30317
Decatur/Avondale Estates - 30002, 30030, 30032, 30033
Doraville - 30340, 30341, 30360
Emory - 30306, 30307
Johns Creek/Norcross - 30022, 30092, 30097
Marietta (E Cobb) - 30062, 30066, 30067, 30068
Roswell/Norcross - 30075, 30076
Sandy Springs/Dunwoody - 30328, 30338, 30342, 30350
Suwanee - 30024
Tucker/N Atlanta - 30083, 30084, 30345

72 Tree assumes no responsibility for conclusions or recommendations as trees are living organisms subject to the many elements of nature and environmental conditions, which means that they may fail at any given time.