ISA Certified Arborists Providing Tree Removal, Pruning, Stump Grinding, and other Tree Services
in the Seattle area.

Or Call:
(206) 714-9835


Tree Pruning at Blooma Tree Experts

Correct pruning is an essential part of responsible tree care. Through decades of research, the ISA has established specific guidelines for pruning that we follow (we have three ISA Certified Arborists on the crew). These techniques improve a tree's health and enhance its beauty.

Depending on the needs of a homeowner—and the target tree—our tree pruning may include any of the following steps:
  • Correct any previous poor pruning
  • Remove deadwood
  • Selectively remove crossing branches
  • Raise the crown to provide more space under the tree
  • Reduce the crown to lower the tree's height (this is NOT topping a tree)
  • Thin the tree carefully to create more light and air flow
In any given year, no more than 25% - 33% of a tree can be removed through pruning. A mature tree, especially, is vulnerable to too much pruning. The Blooma tree experts will prune only as much as is safe for the tree so the homeowner can enjoy its beauty for years to come. Martin's expertise as an ISA Certified Arborist ensures quality, professional pruning that is done right:

                  Martin Macauley                  Ben Kirsop
                        PN-5768A                         PN-7880A

Free Tree Pruning Estimate

Contact Blooma Tree Experts: click here for a free tree pruning estimate by an ISA Certified Arborist in the Seattle, Washington area. Or call us at (206) 714-9835.

Blooma experts use ropes so they won't damage the tree (unlike spurs, which cause real damage), and remove deadwood, crossing branches, and anomalies to create a healthy, beautiful tree.
          Paul hand pruning a plum tree in a Green Lake area home. Drew pruning a black locust tree in the Laurelhurst area.
Josh hand prunes a shrub in the Greenwood neighborhood.   Paul uses our bucket to prune these pear trees.

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Areas of Tree Service:

We provide full tree care services to the greater Seattle area, as well as West Seattle, Shoreline, Edmonds, and Bothell to name a few.

Martin's Credentials:

  • ISA Certified Arborist #PN-5768-A (click to verify)
  • PNW-ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor #CTRA-822
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering (UW '85)
  • Master's, Business Administration (Seattle U '90)
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