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“Just wanted to say thank you for the professional and thorough job done. I was surprised by how quickly the trees disappeared. You replaced the fence for the weekend, so my dogs wouldn’t run away and came back to finish the grinding as soon as you could. I really appreciate your work.”

- Regan S


Tree Trimming and Pruning

Tree Trimming and Pruning Services in Ottawa

Keep the landscape in your house lush green with flourishing trees. The aesthetically-appealing trees require proper pruning to maintain their shape. Regular tree trimming is also essential to keep your trees healthy. Campbell Tree Experts Inc. understands the importance of tree trimming and pruning for your landscape and offers specialized services by trained staff. We have a skilled team that includes ISA-CERTIFIED ARBORISTS, ISA-CERTIFIED TREE WORKERS AND TRAQ TREE ASSESSORS.

Tree surgery is one of the most common tree maintenance procedures and should be left to professionals who understand how a tree responds to each cut. Improper tree trimming or tree pruning can permanently damage your tree and shorten its life. You can count on us! You will never have to worry about the health of our trees. Read some FAQs to get more information.

We also offer tree trimming services for residential as well as commercial properties in Ottawa. Contact us to know more about our services.

Why Should You Trim or Prune Your Tree?

Our arborists at Campbell Tree Experts Inc. make each cut after much thought and reasoning. We believe that a single cut can change the growth and affect your tree’s health. But that doesn’t mean you should avoid tree trimming. It is as essential as adding fertilizers to the soil for effective plant growth. Here are the benefits of tree trimming:

  • Remove dead branches and allow the tree to grow

  • Remove crowded or rubbing of tree limbs

  • Increase light and air penetration by crown trimming

  • Corrective or preventive measures

It is essential that you hire experienced and skilled arborists for tree triming and pruning. Our expertise can help you in keeping your landscape beautiful and green. We have experience in maintaining residential and commercial trees by trimming them to ensure proper growth and health.


Tree Trimming & Pruning in Action

Mature Tree Care


You might want to consider a Cabling and Bracing option. Please watch our video on Cabling and Bracing.

We would be happy to discuss with you each solution.

Tree Trimming and Pruning for Safety and Aesthetic Reasons

As your tree gets older and larger, it has less energy to close wounds and defend against decay or insect attacks. The ISA-CERTIFIED ARBORISTS, ISA-CERTIFIED TREE WORKERS AND TRAQ TREE ASSESSORS at Campbell Tree Experts Inc. avoid pruning mature trees as much as possible. We trim the trees only when it becomes necessary to remove dead or potentially dangerous limbs.

With a complete understanding of proper pruning and trimming techniques and tree biology, Campbell Tree Experts Inc. is able to maintain the health and structure of your residential and commercial trees in Ottawa while providing aesthetic enhancements.

The Importance of Trimming and Pruning Younger Trees

It’s important to note that trees don’t heal as people do. After a tree is cut, it grows over the wound and thus contains it. The smaller the cut, the less damage you will do. With that in mind, it’s critical to prune young trees where smaller cuts can be made.


If you wait until the tree is fully mature, a larger cut may be needed that your tree may have difficulty closing.

How Much Should I Prune or Trim My Tree?

The experienced professionals at Campbell Tree Experts Inc. have trimmed and pruned trees in the Ottawa area for over 30 years and understand how to do the job correctly. The amount of live tissue you should remove from a tree depends on the following factors:

  • Size

  • Species

  • Age

  • Pruning objectives

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Pruning of Mature Trees

We make a cut after ensuring that it will prove to be beneficial for your tree. It can be for the reason of enhancing growth or removing dead or potentially dangerous limbs. As your tree gets older and larger, it has less energy to close wounds and defend against decay or insect attacks. Therefore, it is essential that you hire an experienced arborist to protect your plant from any negative impacts of pruning.

Even removing a single, large limb can create a wound your tree may have trouble closing. One widely-accepted rule is to never remove more than ¼ of your tree’s leaf-bearing crown. 

Get in touch with our experts to learn more about our tree trimming services in Ottawa.

Essential to Good Structure

Trimming in young trees is essential to establish the primary structure of the scaffold branches. This will provide the necessary framework for your mature trees. When properly handled by professionals, your young tree will develop a sound structure that requires minimal corrective pruning in later years.

We will help your tree develop a strong trunk with sturdy, properly-spaced branches. Our pruning techniques will remove structurally weak branches while still maintaining your tree’s natural form.

Should I Use a Wound Dressing?

Campbell Tree Experts Inc. in Ottawa advises our customers to avoid using wound dressings as research shows these applications do not accelerate wound closure, reduce decay or protect against insects or disease. If you need to use a dressing for cosmetic reasons, we suggest using only a thin coating of non-toxic materials.



Tree Care Tips

One good tip to remember is that trees recover faster from several small pruning wounds than from one large one. A common mistake many homeowners and other service providers make is removing too much foliage and improper cuts.


You want to maintain an even distribution of foliage along large limbs and within the lower portion of the crown. By over thinning, you can negatively impact your tree’s sugar production capacity and thus create tip-heavy limbs that are subject to failure.


Get in touch with us for more information about our tree trimming services in Ottawa! We also offer tree removal and stump grinding services to clear up your property and remove damaged or dangerous trees.


Care for Your Trees

Ensure your trees are in great health by hiring us for tree trimming and pruning.

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