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  • Writer's pictureHenry Landeros

5 Signs That Your Tree Needs Pruning

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

At Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal, we repeatedly say that well-groomed trees and shrubs make for quite a stately presence in your yard. This is especially true in Lewisville, where it seems like everyone has a nice yard with big, beautiful trees. The last thing you want is for your property to stick out like a sore thumb, but even if you completely agree with us, it’s not always easy for the everyday homeowner to know what looks good and when it might be time for some long-overdue pruning.

Thankfully, there are a few telltale signs that your tree needs pruning sooner rather than later.

Signs That Your Tree Needs Pruning

  1. You can’t see between the branches — If you look up and can’t easily see the sky between the tree branches, your tree is likely too dense and overcrowded. Not only does this create uneven weight distribution, potential disease infestation, etc., for the tree, but it also limits how much light and air gets through to keep the grass below green and healthy. Your tree could use some pruning.

  2. Dead or diseased limbs — A few dead branches on a 30-foot oak tree don’t mean you have to remove the entire tree. But it would help if you got rid of those limbs ASAP. Pruning dead branches prevents disease from spreading to healthy limbs, avoids the potential for property damage due to fallen branches, and keeps everything looking green and beautiful.

  3. Weak branches — To piggyback off the previous tip, a branch doesn’t have to be broken or diseased to be weak. You can usually spot these because they are bowing or angling toward the ground. If you notice there are quite a few of these weak branches, they should be pruned since they are more prone to break or splinter in the future.

  4. Obvious overgrowth — We all want our trees to grow now and for years to come. But as they grow, they can extend too close to rooflines, utility lines, nearby structures, and more. They may even hang low enough that you and your family have to constantly duck to walk under lower branches. Having these limbs pruned ensures your tree stays healthy.

  5. Crossing branches — This is one of the easiest ways to spot a tree that needs pruning. What you want is a tree with branches that are straight and strong. Crossing branches prevents healthy tree growth, causes your tree to grow in the wrong direction, and can breed more expansive disease and insect infestation. A quick pruning of crossing branches can avoid this.

Clean Edge Tree Service Should Be Your First Call Every Time for Pruning …

When you search “tree service near me” or “tree service Denton” for your residential and commercial tree service needs, Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal in Lewisville, TX, should be your first call every time. It doesn’t matter if it’s a giant oak tree that needs a few branches trimmed back, a stubborn stump you’ve been wanting to get rid of for years, a tree that fell on top of a nearby car, house, or business, or something in between. We do it all — expertly, efficiently, and with the cleanest edge you’ve ever seen. More than just being a tree cutter and mindlessly hacking off a few tree limbs here and there with a chainsaw and hoping for the best, every cut we make has a purpose. We can utilize our CMC 83 Arbor Lift, chipper, or stump grinder to breeze through projects some tree removal companies simply can’t or don’t want to handle.

Our Arbor Lift, in particular, is specifically designed for arborists and allows us to tackle any project. But even if the lift isn’t appropriate for your tree service needs, that’s OK because we are pros at tree climbing.


Just a few benefits of calling us today include:

  • Work directly with the owner on every tree job

  • Responsiveness and fast scheduling

  • We can handle any size tree

  • Full-scope tree service and removal (no job is too big or too small)

  • We leave your property cleaner than we found it

Call Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal Today!

We know you have options when it comes to your tree service and removal needs. Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal in Lewisville, TX, is family-owned and operated and has served Denton County and surrounding areas since 2016. More importantly, we have the equipment, experience, and technical know-how to safely and efficiently handle any tree and residential or commercial scenario — from a downed tree in the middle of a storm to trimming a few branches, stump grinding, and removing trees that tower 83 feet in the air.


There isn’t a tree in Lewisville that we can’t handle. Call Clean Edge Tree Service & Removal today!

We can reach the tallest trees in order to thin out canopies, top trees off, tip reduction, and crown reduction.
Pruning with our CMC Arbor Lift

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