Atlanta Tree Pruning


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:

  • For structure: Removal of live branches & stems to influence certain designated criteria/ Atlanta Arborist
  • To clean: Removal of selective diseased, dead, detached & broken limbs/ Atlanta Arborist
  • To thin: Removal of selective small branches for crown density reduction/ Atlanta Arborist
  • To elevate: Removal of selective branches to provide vertical clearance/ Atlanta Arborist
  • To reduce: Removal of only certain branches in only certain species of trees/ highly technical skill
  • To restore: Removal of certain branches for a severely damaged tree/ ecological restoration
  • 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
  • To remove parasitic fungus (mistletoe) and the degree of infestation for tree survivability
  • To restore specimen trees during the aftermath of a catastrophic storm vs. removal
  • 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
  • Involving corrective or restoration pruning from inexperienced tree pruning or removal firms
  • 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.
  • To remove a large lodged branch on your\roof or in another tree
  • To remove broken branches that are dangling over a high target area as a playground or driveway
  • To remove certain branches over high voltage or electrical lines
  • To remove designated branches for clearance involving crane (boom) swing radius
  • 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
  • Involving technical rigging as in anti-friction devices for lowering limbs with no damage to CRZ
  • Roots affected by construction and equipment and proper maintenance plans with prescriptions
  • 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.

STOP OVER-PRUNING , OVER TRIMMING , OVER THINNING…it’s not what you cut….it’s what you do NOT cut.tree-trimming-atlanta

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
  • 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.