Tree Pruning & Trimming

Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure. Tree pruning and trimming can help to form good structure, mitigate hazards, and promote good health. With decades of experience serving Valrico, Riverview, Lithia and surrounding Florida areas, the experts at Gulf Coast Tree Care will prune your trees with a high level of care to maintain their safety and appearance. Our Certified Arborist is highly trained in how the tree responds to any cut and will take pains to introduce only cuts that are necessary for the health and safety of your trees.

Proper Pruning Techniques


Sometimes called safety or hazard pruning, this method is employed to remove, dead, dying, diseased, decaying, interfering, objectionable, obstructing, and weak branches.


Removal of the lower branches of a tree to provide clearance for structures, pedestrians, and vehicles.


This type of pruning provides increased sunlight penetration and lessens wind resistance through the crown.

Spikeless Tree Climbing

When equipment access isn’t possible, a climber must ascend a tree to perform work. By employing spikeless tree climbing, Gulf Coast guarantees no unnecessary wounds will be made to your tree.

We use national standards that govern proper pruning techniques (American National Standards Institute):

  • ANSI A300 (ANSI Standard for pruning)
  • ANSI C.133 (OSHA sponsored/safety standard)

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