Harris and Sons Tree Specialists tree trimming will help ensure your Arizona trees will live long, healthy and safe in:

San Tan
Gold Canyon

Sun Lakes
Sun City

Cave Creek
El Mirage
Paradise Valley
Fountain Hills
Apache Junction
Queen Creek



Tree Trimming

Harris and Sons Tree Specialists offer exceptional tree trimming services that will improve the health of any tree by removing any dead or diseased branches and thinning out heavy foliage. Not only will this improve the health of your trees, but it will also help prevent any storm damage during monsoon season.

Trimming large trees is a dangerous work, which is why we recommend tree trimming be done by one of our arborists. They are professionally trained to use proper pruning techniques, from thinning to reductions, on trees of any shape and size.

Proper tree care is an investment in the life and beauty of your trees. Well-cared-for trimmed trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Trimming can also help eliminate unnecessary tree removal to reduce significant danger and substantial liability. If you’re thinking about hiring a professional tree trimming company, please call our professionals at (602-863-9336).


Why is tree trimming necessary?

There are many reasons why homeowners need to trim their trees. Sometimes it’s to resolve a tree dispute, but more often it’s for these reasons:

✓ Training young trees to grow in a certain direction
✓ Thinning the crown to increase airflow
✓ Improving the shape or silhouette of the tree to lower wind resistance and reduce the potential for storm damage
✓ Clearing a house to eliminate roof damage or rodent access

How will I know when to trim my tree?

One of our arborists can help decide whether or not a tree should be trimmed. They have the proper equipment and knowledge to safely trim tree branches in any of these scenarios:

✓ Tree branches are rubbing against each other
✓ Tree branches are interfering with wires, building facades, gutters, roofs, chimneys, windows, or that obstruct streets or sidewalks
✓ Tree branches are exhibiting symptoms of disease and insect infections
✓ Tree branches are damaged, dead, weak or decaying

When is the best time to trim and/or prune my tree?

In the desert climates in Central and Southern Arizona, you may have to prune trees at many different times of the year, depending on what the variety of your tree maybe.

December through February is the best time to prune many deciduous trees like elm, ash, and desert willow. You can also prune apples, peaches, nectarines, apricots, pomegranates, and nuts as a way of controlling the height of the fruit-bearing branches.

You want to wait to prune citrus, ficus and other frost-sensitive trees until after mid-February so that their foliage can protect them for a while longer.

March is the prime time to prune evergreen trees and shrubs. It’s also your last good chance to prune citrus and ficus and other sun-sensitive trees.

May and June are good months to trim mesquite, eucalyptus, and other desert trees to protect them in the upcoming monsoon season.

September is an excellent month to trim evergreens – both hardwoods and conifers. It’s also a good time to prune desert trees.

You can do the following any time of year:

✓ Trim back small tree branches (the size you can cut with handheld lopping shears).
✓ Lightly shape hedges and conifers.
✓ Remove dead or diseased branches. If you live in an area prone to hurricanes or ice storms, it’s essential to remove weak limbs in the fall – it’s better to prune at the wrong time than to have your tree injured by a storm!