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Tree Pruning & Thinning
TREE TRIMMING and PRUNING IN THE EAST BAY, MARIN COUNTY & SAN FRANCISCO
OUR GUIDELINES FOR TREE Pruning AND Thinning
- Pruning deciduous trees should only be done in the winter while they are dormant.
- Annual pruning of fruit-bearing trees keeps the limbs strong and healthy, encourages healthy fruit production, and keeps fruit accessible.
- Safety pruning should be done to reduce the size of more giant trees, correct imbalances, and remove weak or dangerous branches.
- Pollarding (removing the upper branches of a tree to promote a dense head of foliage and branches) is an extreme form of pruning that is only recommended in specific cases. Trees that have been seriously neglected or pollarded in the past are the most likely candidates for pollarding.
- Pruning trees when they are young, and proliferating is critical to ensuring a solid framework for future growth.
"Working with you was a completely positive experience! We appreciated getting the estimate via email the same day as your initial visit. The workers showed up on time and checked with me several times regarding work in progress. Clean-up was complete and thorough. Scheduling was prompt and easy."Trudis Heinecke
"I was amazed at the precision with which your crew dropped enormous limbs through a small opening in the canopy without injuring the surrounding trees. We are enjoying new light, new views and mostly sleeping at night without worry. I have already recommended you to my friend and I have two more neighbors to talk to."Allyson Cesario
"I am writing to thank you and your men for doing such a good job in cutting down the big pine tree in front of our house. The crew members were friendly, polite and helpful in working with us. They left the property very clean and neat. My wife and I are very pleased with the result. It has been a pleasure to do business with you. Please thank your employees for serving us so well."William A. Sadler, Ph.D., Oakland, CA
"Mark, I just wanted to let you know that I was very happy with Jose and his crew for the job they finished up this week. Jose was very responsive to concerns I had about protecting existing landscape. The men were all careful, polite, and extremely hard-working. They did an excellent job cleaning up as well."Susan Sullivan, Pleasant Hill, CA
"We wanted to let you know that we were very impressed with your tree service company. Everyone was very professional from start to finish. We were very pleased with the work you did for us."Chris and Torresa Hogland, El Sobrante, CA
"You guys are all the best! I couldn’t ask for better people to deal with as the New Year starts. Rest assured I will be singing your praises to all who will listen."Steve Togasaki, Oakland, CA
"Just got back from New York. And imagine my surprise – the bad, bad plum tree is GONE. The guys did a fantastic job… not a single plant crushed. Thanks so much for running herd on this."Marjorie Little, Richmond, CA
"Dear M & M Tree Service. Your crew trimmed our trees on Tuesday. The head trimmer is an artist. He did such a beautiful job thinning and shaping our oaks. We are so pleased. The team was also very hard-working, professional and did a great job of cleaning up the site afterward. We are so pleased. We are recommending your service to all of our neighbors. Thank you."Ann-Elise Emerson, Berkeley, CA
"Thank you for the wonderful job your crew did. The palm trees were huge, but it only took you one day to remove them, and you left the place cleaner than when you started."Chappell Jackson, Oakland, CA
"One week ago, you sent your crew out to do some extensive trimming on a massive 200 year-old oak, along with other tree removal at my recently-purchased home in the upscale community of Kensington. These men did an absolutely outstanding job! Please let me repeat that: These men did an absolutely outstanding job! As a businessman myself, I value the following: quality of workmanship, customer service, safety of operation, timely performance, and a good buy. And I want you to know that your crew delivered! I would also like to thank Mark Menges for writing up what I felt was a very fair and reasonable estimate and honoring it!"Jeff J. Fetisoff, Kensington, CA
"Thank you so much for your professional and reasonably priced work on our trees. I appreciate how organized you were and how easy you were to coordinate with. In addition, we were impressed by how quickly you were able to send a team out to take care of our trees, how well the job was done and how clean they left our yard and our neighbors’ yards as well. In addition, one of the men working on our trees called me to double-check that he was trimming the tree exactly as I wanted and that he had left my dog in the place I’d asked. Such attention to the details that really matter to customers is admirable, and I’ll definitely recommend you to friends. Thanks again!"Kelly and Joe Hardy