Why You Need Tree Trimming and Pruning This Summer

May 14, 2020

Can you believe that summer is right around the corner? It seems like just yesterday that we were ringing in the new year, and now we’re already in the midst of spring.

With the turmoil wrought by the COVID-19 outbreak, you’re more than forgiven for forgetting about your trees. Now that many of us have had a chance to adjust to the new “normal,” many residential and commercial clients are contacting us to schedule spring and summer tree trimming and pruning appointments.

Before we begin, it’s worth noting that some trees are best pruned when they’re dormant in the winter. If you aren’t sure about when you should be trimming and pruning your trees, just give us a call. At Pro Tree Service in Chicago, we provide all of our customers with the information they need to know in order to make an informed decision for their properties. If you don’t need tree services until winter, we’ll let you know.

That said, many trees are actually best trimmed and pruned in the summer, and we’ll discuss a few of the reasons why below. If you know that your trees need to be trimmed before fall, request a free estimate from our team!



It doesn’t matter if you’re a homeowner or you operate a commercial business — the last thing you want to deal with is someone getting injured or a car sustaining damage due to a falling tree branch. We get a fair amount of snow throughout the year here in Chicago, and by now, you’re probably used to your trees looking a little worse for the wear when things start to thaw out.

That said, winter isn’t the only season in which your trees might be damaged by the elements. Summer storm damage can also weaken branches and cause them to fall in unpredictable ways. As the weather warms and we start to have more intense storms, always be sure to evaluate your trees for damage. You can also call our team for a post-storm inspection!

Damage Repair

Building off of what we discussed in the previous section, safety isn’t the only reason why you should call a professional tree service company after your trees have been damaged. If you notice a dead limb, it’s best to have it pruned as soon as possible for the sake of the entire tree. Rot and disease are two of the most common issues that come from leaving damaged or dead branches in place for too long, so call out experts as soon as you notice either!

Long-Term Health

We’ve talked about all of the things you can avoid by trimming and pruning your trees, but what about things you can gain? We won’t get too into the weeds, but trees are at their healthiest when the entire organism can grow at the same time. Without regular trimming and pruning, certain limbs might end up competing for resources and compromising the tree’s overall health. It might seem paradoxical that trimming and pruning a tree would stimulate growth, but trust us when we say that we’re confident you’ll notice a difference!

Curb Appeal

Whether you have a residential or commercial property, you don’t want unsightly trees to be one of the first things friends, guests, employees, or potential customers see as they approach. Sure, you could try tree trimming and pruning on your own, but you could be risking long-term damage. In fact, many of the tree trimming and pruning appointments we schedule around this time of year are due to well-intentioned mishaps. Instead of paying for a professional tree service company to fix a mistake, invest in our services and let us help you ensure that the job is done correctly the first time around.

If you would like to request an estimate for your home or business, use the form on our Contact page or give us a call. We serve Chicago and many of the surrounding areas and are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. No matter what shape your trees are in when you call us, you can count on them looking their best when we leave.

We look forward to speaking with you!

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