How often should you trim your tree?

How often should you trim your tree?

There’s no denying that trees on your property come with immense benefits. Healthy trees provide privacy, add great beauty to your landscape, and can even reduce noise in an urban environment. Due to these great benefits, it is essential you properly care for your trees to ensure they last for years to come. One of the most crucial steps in proper tree maintenance is tree trimming/pruning. 

From improving a tree’s beauty to increasing their sun exposure and air circulation, there are many reasons as to why tree trimming/pruning is so important. You can read more about the importance of tree trimming in our recent blog post, “Reasons to Trim your Trees.” Without routing tree trimming, you may notice your trees do not grow properly, begin to look unhealthy or that their branches begin to pose as a threat to you, your family, and property. 

Now that you understand that tree trimming/pruning is vital, you may be wondering how often you should have your trees trimmed. Although every tree is different in size, age, and characteristics, the general rule-of-thumb is to prune your mature trees every three to five years and youthful trees every two to three years. If you are unsure of the last time your tree was pruned/trimmed, you can contact a tree expert to see when your routine tree trimming appointment should be scheduled. 

Outside of your routine tree trimming/pruning appointment, below are a few additional situations where you should have your tree professionally trimmed:

  • You notice your tree’s branches are growing too close to your home.
  • You notice your tree’s branches are too close to power lines or other significant structures. 
  • You see a suspicious, ill, or dead branch posing as a threat to your property. 
  • You discover a broken branch following a storm or hurricane. 
  • Your tree’s branches are blocking a walkway.

Looking for Tree Trimming in Jacksonville, FL?

If you’re looking to schedule your routine tree trimming/pruning appointment or believe your trees could use a preventative trim, it’s time to call a professional tree company! At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons in Jacksonville, FL, our staff of Tree Specialists and Certified Arborists have decades of combined experience. Our team will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and knowledge needed to evaluate your tree(s) and see if/when a tree trimming/pruning is needed.


In addition, our certified arborists know how to trim the trees without damaging the tree; we work to ensure the highest quality of tree care in the city of Jacksonville. You don’t want to accidentally harm or kill your tree due to over-trimming or trimming at an improper time, which is why you should rely on a tree specialist.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons has been providing exceptional tree services in Jacksonville, Florida and St. Augustine, Florida for over fifty years. You can learn more about our full-service tree care company by visiting our ‘About Us’ page. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree Trimming Services in Jacksonville, Florida CONTACT PAGE to set up your consultation with our team of professionals. In addition to tree trimming and pruning, we also specialize in Tree Removal, Custom Blended Fertilizers, Tree Disease Diagnosis/Treatment, Cabling & Bracing, and Stump Removal.