Before You Prune

Safety first

  • Be sure to wear eye, ear and head protection.
  • Don’t work alone, especially when pruning large branches.

Consult an arborist

Consider consulting or hiring a professional if branches:

  • Are within 10 feet of utility lines.
  • Can't be reached from the ground.
  • Are too large or decayed to manage easily.

To learn more about the types of services a professional arborist can provide, visit the International Society of Arboriculture website.

Professional arborists or tree care companies are often associated with the following associations:

For more information