Professional Tree Pruning in Victoria & Southern Vancouver Island

Why Prune?


Pruning for safety involves
removing dead and diseased branches that could fall and cause
injury to people or property damage.

It can often include removing branches that grow into utility lines or are too close to the house/structure.


Pruning for health involves removing diseased, dead or crossing and rubbing branches.

What’s also beneficial for a tree is thinning the crown to increase airflow and light to penetrate the canopy more effectively.

Pruning from early on can encourage trees to develop a strong structure and reduce the likelihood of failure during storms.


Pruning can enhance the shape and beauty of your trees.

Check also our hedge trimming services.

When to Prune?

The most optimal time for pruning typically depends on when the tree blooms.

Evergreen trees, like spruce or pine, can be pruned any time of year.

In general, a good time to prune is during the dormant season (in winter). However, some exceptions do apply depending on the type of the tree and pruning objectives.

Pruning in winter encourages new growth and trees typically seal their wounds during the coming growing season. This being said, pruning to remove dead and diseased branches can be done at any time of the year.

Feel free to reach out and we’ll be happy to advise on the best course of action for your specific tree/shrub. During the complimentary on-site assessment, our team can determine the type of pruning necessary to improve the health, appearance, and safety of your trees.

Pruning may include removing branches that:

  • Encroach on utility lines, structures or sidewalks
  • Are dead, storm-damaged or decayed and pose a risk
  • Are diseased or insect-infested

Different Types of Pruning / Tree Trimming

Crown Thinning

—increases light and air penetration or reduces the weight of the crown

—removes dead, diseased and crossing branches

Structural Pruning

—removes live branches to redistribute wind and gravity loads in the canopy


—removes dead branches

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Crown Reduction

—reduces the height of the tree

Canopy Raise

—provides clearance under a canopy by reducing the live crown ratio

Vista Pruning

—allows for a specific view