Maintain Your Healthy Trees with Tree Pruning

Maintain Your Healthy Trees with Tree Pruning

Hire our certified arborist to prune your trees in the North Shore Illinois Area.


Each cut made has the potential to change the growth of the tree, which is why no branch should be removed without a reason. Common reasons for pruning are to remove dead branches, to improve form, and to reduce risk. Trees may also be pruned to increase light and air penetration to the inside of the tree's crown or to the landscape below. In most cases, mature trees are pruned as corrective or preventive measures.

Pruning and trimming is a science as well as an art form. The science involves a deep understanding of tree biology, recognizing plant flaws and skillfully eliminating or minimizing defects without hindering the tree's growth or causing irreparable damages. The art form is masterfully trimming and pruning by removing proper deadwood that aesthetically shapes your tree to enhance the beauty of your landscape.

Call 847-445-4862 today and ask about our pruning services. We'll be glad to discuss your options and give you a free estimate!

Some of the most common diseases that attack trees

Fire Blight Disease

Fire Blight Disease

Oak Wilt

Oak Wilt

Dutch Elm Disease

Dutch Elm Disease

Pruning Techniques

Specific types of pruning may be necessary to maintain a mature tree in a healthy, safe, and attractive condition.

  • Cleaning is the removal of dead, dying, diseased, and weakly attached branches from the crown of a tree.
  • Thinning is selective branch removal to improve structure and to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown. Proper thinning opens the foliage of a tree, reduces weight on heavy limbs, and helps retain the tree’s natural shape.
  • Raising removes the lower branches from a tree to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles, pedestrians, and vistas.
  • Reduction reduces the size of a tree. Reducing a tree’s height or spread is best accomplished by pruning back the leaders and branch terminals to secondary branches that are large enough to assume terminal roles.


If your trees are in need of pruning, you can trust Rivas Tree Service LLC to help them get back in shape. Our arborists have been trained and properly educated on the different types of pruning techniques to keep your trees healthy.

Call Rivas Tree Service today for a Free consultation!