It’s springtime in Minnesota, and that means your trees are finally waking up after a long, cold winter. As their branches fill and your lawn becomes a lush, green landscape, you might be thinking about pruning them back. It seems simple enough to prune your own trees, but is it a good idea?


At Vital Tree Service, our Twin Cities tree pros have seen the worst of what can happen when homeowners decide to take matters into their own hands. It might seem easy enough to prune your own trees, but tree pruning done wrong can damage the health and vitality of your trees. Here’s why you should consider hiring a professional instead of pruning your own trees this spring.


1.      Tree pruning can be dangerous.

It’s easy to underestimate how truly dangerous tree trimming can be. Branches can seem manageable from the ground, but even small branches can be incredibly heavy. It’s also possible to become injured while using a chainsaw or climbing a ladder. Hiring a professional removes the risk from you and lets us assume that risk.


2.      You could end up damaging your property.

Property damage during the tree pruning process is common when homeowners try to handle it themselves. It can be tough to gauge the right pressure and placement when you’re pruning a tree, and a minor mistake could end up with a branch through your window or roof.


3.      Professionals are insured to cover damage.

If you are injured or damage your property while you’re pruning your trees, you can expect to absorb the costs yourself. One of the best parts about hiring a professional is that if an injury or property damage does occur, you don’t have to worry about shelling out money from your own pocket. Our insurance will cover any damage that should occur while pruning your trees.


4.      A mistake can injure or kill your tree.

Part of professionally pruning trees is understanding their anatomy and health needs. Improper tree trimming can damage the tree by creating wounds that make it susceptible to insect infestation, mold, or other plant diseases. By hiring a professional, you get the expertise and experience to make sure your trees remain healthy and vital.



Minnesota Tree Pruning Service

At Vital Tree Service in Woodbury, we take pride in creating beautiful landscapes for Minnesota homeowners. We’ve got the equipment and experience needed to get the job done safely and the insurance to back up our work.


Whether it’s time to prune back your trees for aesthetic reasons or you’re concerned about safety, we can help. We also offer tree and stump removal services. Give our tree pruning experts a call at 651.341.4021, or connect with us online for a free quote.