Pruning, Shaping & Hedge Trimming

Champ's Tree Service is your complete source for tree pruning.

A certified arborist has the experience needed to understand plant physiology and anatomy, as well as the way in which certain plants respond to pruning. Improper pruning can lead to disease, insect damage, decay, loss of aesthetics, and structural weakness, predisposing plants to failure. Champ's Tree Service has a staff of certified arborists dedicated to quality tree pruning. Cowlitz County area residents can trust that we understand the individual needs of their trees and shrubs.

The following information is intended to give you a basic understanding and definitions of the pruning types that can be utilized for your trees.

Canopy Cleaning: The proper removal of dead, dying, diseased, weak branches, water sprouts and conflicting growth.

Thinning: The selective removal of branches to increase light penetration, air movement and reduce weight.

Elevating: The removal of lower branches to provide greater clearance from the ground upward.

Canopy Reduction: Reduction of the height and spread of a tree.

View Clearing: The selective thinning of framework of limbs or an area of the crown to allow for a specific view.

Restoration Pruning: Pruning to improve the structure, form and appearance of a tree that has been severely headed, vandalized or storm damaged.

Dead Branch Removal: Pruning to remove hazards currently present in a tree's canopy, such as dead, broken and hanging limbs.