Shopping for price only can get you into trouble. The trees that sit across your property are vital to the look, feel, and value of your property. Mature trees are considered great amenities, as they provide shade, structure, and privacy to your landscape. Trees are also extremely sustainable, as they are a home for wildlife, and help manufacture the clean oxygen we breathe. Often overlooked when it comes to their maintenance, it is extremely important. So, when looking to keep your trees looking great, you need to make sure you are using the highest quality landscaping company, with the best arborists. It is especially important when you shop for pruning services. Your trees need to be pruned every so often, as overhanging, decaying, and dead branches on your tree must be removed, to foster healthy growth. However, you should avoid doing your tree pruning shopping based on price and consider these other factors and qualities of your selected tree provider.Tree service taking out a tree damaged from storm

Pruning Services: Certification and Credentials

Many landscaping companies who may not be capable, or specialize in, offer tree services. These companies are having their team members who normally perform lawn care, bed maintenance, or other services, take on your trees. This is unreliable and unsafe and should be avoided. You should look for a company that specializes in tree pruning, with experienced employees to get the job done. This is especially true in Florida, with the variety and complexity of maintaining palm trees. At Estate, our ISA-certified Arborists are all trained on ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards for pruning services, as well as Florida FNGLA tree service standards. This ensures only the highest quality of work, from trained specialists.

Pruning Services: Safety and Liability

Arbor work is the highest risk of any landscape service. Another thing to prioritize, and hope that your tree service company prioritizes, is safety. The safety of their own crews, your visitors, and you should all be of the utmost importance. You should ensure that the prospective company holds itself to the highest of standards for safety and is insured in case of an accident. The last thing you want to be is held liable and find yourself in any sort of legal trouble. Estate is always making safety a priority, and with trees, it is no different.

Equipment and Vehicles

As aforementioned, many landscaping companies attempt to perform tree services without the proper employees, resources, and especially equipment. Your landscaping company that is performing tree services should possess all the proper equipment and vehicles to safely prune your trees. Estate utilizes the latest and greatest in equipment, ensuring you the best pruning possible.

Other Services

When looking for someone to prune your trees, why not consider a company that provides other landscaping services that you may need down the road? Lawn Management, Pest Control/Fertilization, Irrigation, Landscape Renovations, and emergency services all may be necessary at some point or another, so why not save yourself the hassle, and go with someone who does it all?

For more information on how Estate Landscaping can take care of your landscaping needs, visit us at, give us a call at (239) 498-1187, or send us an email at

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