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Custom Tree Pruning

The Reality Is That Most Trees Can Be Pruned Whenever the Saw is Sharp.

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Standards-Based Tree Pruning

All landscape trees in Colorado require 100% life support from planting to removal. That life support comes from humans and the only thing they get for free is sunlight and they get too much. DLC Arbor’s custom pruning removes defects and erratic growth by promoting a single, dominant central trunk to the top of the tree with smaller, evenly spaced branches throughout the crown. DLC Arbor meets or exceeds the International Society of Arboriculture Pruning Best Management Practices and American National Standards Institute A300 Pruning Standards. By utilizing these industry guidelines DLC is, ironically, unique among tree services, and allows DLC to deliver excellent results and customer satisfaction.

Landscape Trees Are Valuable and Worth Maintaining

A mature urban landscapes value equals five to ten percent of a homes real estate value. The average Denver home in 2021 was worth $545,000, which makes a landscape with mature trees worth the cost of a new automobile. So tree maintenance makes good economic sense for homeowners with landscape trees. To schedule tree service, fill out the form at the bottom of this page or call 303-378-8000.

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Types of Tree Pruning

Landscape trees need pruning at least five times over their first 25 years to promote proper growth, with some species requiring more trimming to maintain proper form. Best practices state that no more than 30% of the crown should be removed at one time.


Prune tree limbs to eight feet above lawns and sidewalks and 14 feet above streets to allow enough clearance for mowing, pedestrians, and vehicles.


We cut off any dead, broken, diseased, or weak branches two inches in diameter or larger so that they dont break off and cause damage.

Custom Tree

Custom tree pruning reduces the tree to one dominant central leader. We cut out all lower and criss-crossing branches to create a proper structure and to make the tree less prone to storm damage.

Overgrown Tree

Over-Mature trees can be gangly and a hazard. We reduce the length of long branches that extend far outside the formal crown and remove the dead and weak branches while retaining live foliage to maximize photosynthetic area to keep the tree’s vigor as high as possible during the years it is in decline.


We cut out branches below a point of visible infection or damage to help control diseases such as Crabapple Fire Blight.

Recommended Shrub Pruning

DLC Arbor Services recommends the following types of shrub pruning:

Rejuvenation Pruning

Take out at least one-third of the largest and oldest stems to ground level, remove deadwood and stubs, prune long branches to shape, and clean out leaves and debris at the base. All of this will rejuvenate your plant.

Regeneration Pruning

To get new growth, cut all stems to six inches above ground level, remove dead wood, dead stubs, and debris at base to allow space for regrowth. New growth typically appears within 10 days.


Typically done on hedges and evergreens, shearing means to remove last season’s growth to create a formal shape.

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DLC Arbor Services

123 Vallejo St.

Denver, CO 80223