Cutrite Tree Services will be closed July 3rd – 5th in Observance of independence day

With God, All Things Are Possible

2525 Western Ave. Plymouth IN 46563
Tel: 574-784-8889

2525 Western Ave. Plymouth IN 46563
Tel: 574-784-8889

With God, All Things Are Possible

2525 Western Ave. Plymouth IN 46563
Tel: 574-784-8889


Pruning is the practice of selectively removing specific parts of a plant, such as branches, shoots, or roots, to shape, maintain, or improve its health, appearance, or productivity. Pruning is commonly performed on trees, shrubs, hedges, and other woody plants. It is an essential horticultural technique that serves various purposes, depending on the desired outcome and plant type.

Our Process

Step 1: Assessment

First, we evaluate the tree's health, structural integrity, and specific needs to determine the scope of trimming required.

Step 2: Planning

We create a detailed plan based on the assessment, considering the tree species, growth patterns, and desired outcomes.

Step 3: Execution

We safely and skillfully trim the tree using proper pruning techniques, removing dead or diseased branches and improving overall structure.

Step 4: Post-Trimming Care

Provide post-trimming care, including cleanup, mulching, and ongoing monitoring to promote tree health and assess future trimming needs.

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Pruning techniques vary depending on the plant species, desired outcome, and specific circumstances. It is crucial to employ proper pruning practices, such as making clean cuts at the appropriate locations, to minimize damage and promote optimal healing of pruned plants. For larger or complex pruning tasks, it is recommended to seek the assistance of trained arborists or tree care professionals to ensure the best results and maintain plant health.

Reasons to Prune

Here are some key reasons for pruning:

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Tree pruning is the selective removal of specific branches or parts of a tree to improve its health, aesthetics, and structural integrity.

Pruning promotes healthy growth, reduces the risk of disease and pest infestations, enhances the tree’s appearance, and ensures safety by removing hazardous branches.

Basic pruning of small branches can be done by homeowners. However, for larger branches or complex pruning, it’s recommended to consult a certified arborist.

The timing varies by tree species and purpose. Generally, late winter to early spring (dormant season) is ideal, but dead or hazardous branches can be pruned anytime.

Crown thinning involves selectively removing branches to increase light penetration, air circulation, and reduce wind resistance, promoting a healthier tree.

Crown reduction reduces the overall size of the tree’s canopy, balancing the tree’s structure, improving aesthetics, and addressing safety concerns.

Deadwooding is the removal of dead or dying branches. It prevents falling debris, reduces disease spread, and enhances the tree’s appearance.

Yes, pruning can create clearance around utility lines, reducing the risk of outages and ensuring safety. Consult utility companies and certified arborists for this work.

Yes, pruning can enhance fruit production by removing dead or excessive growth and improving light exposure to fruit-bearing branches.

Topping, the practice of cutting off the entire top of a tree, is generally not recommended. It can lead to weak regrowth and structural issues.

Yes, pruning can help prevent diseases by removing infected branches and improving air circulation, which reduces moisture and fungal growth.

Pruning stress is minimal when done correctly. Professional arborists use proper techniques to minimize stress and promote healthy recovery.

After a storm, it’s advisable to have a certified arborist assess the tree. They will determine if pruning or other care is needed to restore the tree’s health.

Look for arborists certified by reputable organizations like the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Check their experience, references, and reviews.

Many tree care services offer emergency tree pruning for situations involving hazardous or storm-damaged branches.

Proper tree pruning promotes strong and healthy growth while ensuring the safety and aesthetics of your landscape. Consulting certified arborists and following recommended pruning practices can lead to successful results.

Client Testimonials

"Crew was very professional & friendly. Very refreshing to deal with such a knowledgeable & hardworking guys! I would highly recommend this company."
“Very professional crew. Everyone had a job and did it efficiently. Minimal damage to surrounding landscape and they used heavy plastic mats to drive their heavy equipment on to protect the ground from damage. Supervisor made a follow up visit to address any concerns and make sure we were satisfied with their work. Would definitely recommend them to anyone.”
“Absolutely a great company, called promptly back, gave a fair price, very efficient, answered all my questions and addressed my concerns, will seek their service in future when needed. Thank you.”

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Closing for Independence day

Cutrite Tree Services will be closed July 3rd – 5th.