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Trees can be delicate, bold, and majestic and are surely one of the greatest treasures that nature provides.  When you are looking out at the trees that bless your neighborhood or are gazing at a mountain forest where the trees seem to stretch on and on, you are sure to feel a sense of peace.


Getting started with a tree care plan can seem a bit overwhelming, especially if the trees are very large or densely packed. Johnny Apple Tree Care has ISA Certified Arborists on staff who can create a personalized tree care plan for you, tailored to your needs and desires for the trees. Don’t wait! A tree care plan and site assessment should be one of the first things considered before planting new trees or assessing the health of existing trees. In fact, tree trimming can begin when the trees are young to ensure good structure and less maintenance throughout the lifetime of the tree. Major dead, diseased and rubbing branches should be trimmed out. Periodic tree trimming throughout the life of the tree can allow for healthier growth, better airflow, reduction in the risk of branches breaking and in aesthetically pleasing trees.  This is true when considering solitary trees that are part of a personal landscaping plan as well as with a whole stand of trees or the urban forest.


Tree risk assessment and tree trimming are also extremely important for ensuring that trees continue to thrive and safely coexist with structures and people. Tree branches that grow to overhang structures should be trimmed back to minimize the risk of breaks or damage to structures. Most insurance companies recommend or require this for residential and office buildings. Trees should also be trimmed to avoid power lines and other utility services and any loose or decaying branches that could fall onto property or people should be trimmed or safely removed to reduce risk.  


Many trees, such as fruit and maple trees, have very fast growth rates and need to be trimmed more often, though, fruit trees should be trimmed in the winter time, while maples are best trimmed in the fall, before the leaves drop.  Fruit trees can be trimmed for beauty, health and greater or lesser fruit production, depending on one’s preferences.


Johnny Apple Tree Care’s ISA Certified Arborists have over ten years of experience trimming trees of all sizes including trimming many acres of trees as part of Colorado Forest fire mitigation projects, cleaning up large properties of dense stands of trees, irrigation canals full of cottonwoods, and trimming personal property trees that require technical climbing equipment and skills. We have proudly serviced many of Colorado’s large forests to help reduce the risk of wildfires. We have also efficiently and safely trimmed trees over 60 feet tall, including cottonwoods and conifers, to ensure safe and thriving urban forest for our Salida, Crested Butte, and Gunnison, Colorado customers.


Call Johnny Apple Tree Care today for all your tree trimming needs! 970-316-0777 or

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