Portland Tree Trimming Service

Trimming or removing branches on a tree is known as "tree trimming." We recommend pruning or trimming your tree every third year for optimum health.

When limbs on a tree begin to die, we remove them to improve the health of the tree while also increasing safety for people and vehicles. Tree pruning may also be done for aesthetic reasons to create a certain form or improve symmetry. It can also let more light onto your property. Pruning and trimming your tree may boost its stability, health, and appearance.

Trees planted in a yard are significantly different from trees in a forest. They need considerably more attention and care to keep their look and integrity. They're in a less natural setting than a forest.

Pruning improperly can result in irreversible damage that lingers throughout the lifetime of the tree. In the worst-case scenario, you'll be shortening the tree's life by a significant amount. If you have a tree that needs pruning/trimming, it is best to work with an ISA Certified Arborist® trained in tree health. Give us a call at 503-433-5907 and we will set up a free assessment and estimate for your tree. We work hard to be the best tree service company in Portland Oregon.

Free Tree Inspections & Free Estimates

All Around Arbor Tree Service will have one of our experts assess the trimming that is required for your particular type of tree to optimize both the health and the appearance of the tree.

Tree Trimming Methods

Deadwooding - Tree Cleaning

This method is generally used for coniferous trees and involves the removal of dead, dying, or diseased branches. It also removes any crossing, rubbing, or weakly attached branches. These weak branches can break off during storms and damage your property so it is best to take care of them before bad weather arrives.

Branch Raising

The raising pruning method is often used on shade trees that are growing too low and interfering with houses, sidewalks, driveways, or other structures. When lower branches are removed they no longer compete for sunlight and your tree is healthier overall.


Used to reduce the size of a tree, this method helps to control its growth and shape. It can be done for safety reasons (to remove branches that are hanging over power lines) or for aesthetic reasons (to thin out a tree that is too dense).

Crown Thinning

Thinning pruning is similar to reduction pruning, but it is usually done to improve the tree's appearance. It involves removing selected branches to increase air circulation and light penetration.

Tree Trimming Service Recent Review

"I am SO pleased with my experience working with All Around Arbor! I had many large trees trimmed as part of the service and the whole process from requesting a quote to completion of the work was very painless! The price was very fair and the crew who came to my home was polite and thorough. Everything took less time than I expected and the yard was left nice and clean. The trees all look great! Highly recommend."

Jennifer Barrett, Google Review

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Pruning enhances the beauty of your Trees

Pruning trees may seem like a counterintuitive way to make them more beautiful, but there are good reasons for doing so. For one thing, pruning can help to remove diseased or damaged branches, which can improve the overall appearance of the tree. In addition, pruning can help to encourage new growth, which can give the tree a fuller, more lush appearance.

We prioritize tree health and make sure your trees look their best for you and your family to enjoy for many years to come.

Finally, pruning can help to improve the overall health of the tree by removing weak or diseased branches. Young trees can benefit from pruning to stimulate growth. All of these factors can make a big difference in the way a tree looks, and they can all be achieved through pruning.

Pruning Techniques - Pruning Services

  • Pollarding

    • This method is used to control the size and shape of a tree. It involves removing the uppermost branches of the tree, which encourages new growth. This method is often used on ornamental trees, such as cherry trees or Japanese maples.
  • Coppicing

    • This method involves cutting the tree down to near ground level and allowing it to regrow. It is often used on trees that are being grown for wood, such as willows or birches. This method can also be used to control the size and shape of a tree.
  • Espaliers

    • This method is used to train trees to grow flat against a wall or fence. It is often used on fruit trees, such as apples or pears.

Frequently Asked Questions about Tree Trimming & Pruning

Trees that are properly trimmed and pruned are less likely to develop problems, and they can live longer and look better. 

Tree trimming involves removing dead or dying branches, as well as branches that are rubbing against each other or growing into each other. This helps to improve the tree's overall health and appearance. Trees that grow unmanaged can grow sporadically and the crown can become too dense. A dense crown might create too much weight for the trunk and roots to handle. 

Tree trimming involves removing dead or dying branches, as well as branches that are rubbing against each other or growing into each other. This helps to improve the tree's overall health and appearance. Tree pruning is a bit different from tree trimming, although the two terms are often used interchangeably. Tree pruning generally refers to the removal of larger branches, and it is usually done for aesthetic reasons.

Pruning large branches can be a difficult and dangerous task, so it’s important to hire a professional arborist if you need this type of work done.

We recommend routine pruning or trimming about ever 3rd year but the best routine will depend on the type of tree and the condition it is currently in. 

Sometimes, the best course of action is simply to remove the tree. This might be necessary if the tree is dead, dying, or pose a safety hazard. If you’re not sure whether or not to remove your tree, we can help you make that decision. Our tree specialist and ISA-certified arborist can assess the tree’s condition and advise you on the best option. 

The best time will also vary depending on your specific tree type but spring and summer are generally good times of year. This is because trees are more likely to be actively growing during these months, so they can better heal from any pruning or trimming. However, there are some exceptions. For instance, if you’re trying to control the size of a tree, it’s best to prune it in the late summer or early fall. This is because the tree will have already grown for the year and won’t start growing again until the spring.

While you might think that you can trim your trees yourself, it’s always best to hire certified arborists. This is because tree trimming can be a difficult and dangerous task. It’s also important to make sure that the trimming is done correctly so that the tree doesn’t become damaged. Certified tree trimming specialists have the training, equipment, and experience to trim your trees safely and correctly.

The cost of tree trimming varies depending the amount of work that needs to be done. These factors will impact the cost of your tree trimming service: 

  • Location & Accessbility 
  • Tree Height and Size 
  • The number of trees 
  • Tree Health 
  • Pests 
  • Equipment needs 
  • Safety and risk 
  • Time and the crew required 

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We service the Portland Metro area and surrounding Clackamas County.