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Improper pruning can lead to poor structure, decay, excessive growth response, and frequent maintenance. Utilizing a tree trimming service that understands how your trees and shrubs respond to various pruning techniques will optimize the longevity of your landscape. You can trust our team to trim your trees with all the relevant factors in mind

Pruning isn’t just for beauty. It’s also for health and structure. Sometimes due to disease or spending too much energy trying to grow in an unhelpful direction, trees develop weaknesses. When this happens, the affected part may need to be removed so that the rest of the tree can thrive.

Understanding how trees develop in terms of growth potential and structure is essential in proper trimming. Different species of trees and shrubs have different tendencies both in terms of how they grow – and often how they fail. At Rich’s Tree Service, it’s our job to keep these things in mind and apply proper pruning techniques for the good of your trees.

Knowing which branches to take and which to leave is critical in tree care, but the method of removing them can also make a difference to the overall health of a tree. Removing a limb improperly can be a traumatic event that sends a tree into shock or leaves scarring, which is something we want to avoid. The training that the team at Rich’s Tree Service has received means that when they remove a limb, they know how to do it in such a way that the impact on any tree is minimized. You can think about them as expert tree surgeons, removing bad parts of a tree so that the good can survive and thrive for years to come.


The safety of people and property is a significant reason to use a professional  tree trimming service. Not only does having an experienced pro do the work limit the danger to those involved in the actual trimming of a tree (which is not insignificant), but keeping on top of tree maintenance decreases the odds that property owners will need to call us for emergency tree removal because a weak branch or tree has given way


Most – though not all – hazards for which pruning is a remedy are relatively predictable. Factors which affect our trimming strategies include:

  • Species

  • Size

  • Age

  • Target

  • Prevailing winds

  • Storm patterns

  • Site changes

  • Drainage name a few. 

In short, a tree pruning service keeps your landscape beautiful, trees healthy, and people and property safe. To schedule an evaluation of your trees, give us a call today. 

Before we begin a pruning job, you will be provided with a quote of what we think would be best for the health of your trees. That quote may include any of the following services:

If you're not sure where to start, give us a call and learn how we can help.


We also service commercial properties and HOAs when the following issues need addressing:

  • Competition for visibility for storefronts and signage

  • Building clearance

  • Clearance over streets, buildings, and sidewalks

  • Staying mindful of security, safety, and lighting

  • Managing competition for sunlight to other vegetation

Our crews are effective and extremely efficient, and our equipment is top-notch – to the point that we are confident in handling the jobs that even the biggest clients have to offer. If you own a large commercial property, manage several properties, or are in charge of arranging neighborhood maintenance for an HOA, we would love to talk with you and see how we can help with your Portland tree trimming needs.



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