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Tree Pruning & Trimming Services


Tree trimming and pruning is both a science and an art form that requires a deep understanding of tree biology combined with masterful techniques. While DIY trimming might seem like a good idea, it can often cause more harm than good to your beloved green asset. Proper trimming stimulates growth, retains the natural appearance of the tree, and sustains its health in the long run. Knowing how to recognize plant flaws and minimizing defects without hindering growth or causing irreparable damage is key. It also takes an artist's eye to remove deadwood in a way that aesthetically shapes your tree to enhance landscape beauty while meeting your goals. Trusting certified arborists with years of experience guarantees the best care for your trees and peace of mind for you. Keep your trees healthy, beautiful, and thriving by giving them the skilled care they deserve!

Trimming and pruning are two crucial aspects of gardening that require unique techniques, tools, and seasons. Pruning is commonly done during the dormant season to encourage healthy growth and remove dead branches. Trimming, on the other hand, focuses on maintaining a plant's shape and size. It typically occurs before new growth sprouts in spring or summer. Without the proper equipment and knowledge of these fundamental differences, your plants can suffer from over- or under-trimming/pruning. Be sure to consult with a professional if you're uncertain when it comes to optimizing plant health through trimming and pruning!

1. Trimming is primarily concerned with enhancing the aesthetics of a tree and relieving the stress of overgrowth.

2. Pruning is primarily concerned with keeping fruit plants and flowers healthy by removing diseased branches and promoting healthy growth. Pruning also helps spurs grow, thereby encouraging fruit growth the following season.

Cabling & Bracing

We install cable systems to:

  1. Alleviate the pressure of a weak crotch system to ensure that your trees remain healthy and safe. When a branch's angle is less than 45 degrees, it can weaken over time, and this gradual weakness could cause a significant portion of the tree to fall over or collapse. Therefore, it is especially crucial to have any weak crotch systems identified and addressed before they become more severe. Don't wait until it's too late - act now to protect both your trees' health and safety!

  2. Survival tip for young trees: If you notice visible cracks on a new tree, don't panic. With the help of cables and rods, we can support the tree as its roots establish themselves in the soil. This temporary bracing buys critical time for the young sapling to mature and thrive. Once firmly anchored, our cables will be removed, leaving behind a healthy oak that will stand tall for generations to come.

Tree Inspection

Trust our certified arborists to assess your trees for potential weaknesses that could lead to uprooting and falling during unexpected weather conditions. Our team is experienced in identifying underlying dangers that are invisible to the untrained eye. By proactively improving your trees' stability, we aim to keep you safe and your property undamaged when strong winds arise. 

Corrective Pruning

Transform your landscape into a healthy environment for tree growth by hiring an experienced arborist to thin and prune your trees. Corrective pruning promotes the desired shape, while removing dead or dying branches reduces the risk of insect infestations, decay, and diseases. Thinning trees also allows sunlight to reach internal branches more thoroughly. Need more reasons to consider corrective pruning? It will nurture future growth for your beautiful landscape!


Deadwooding may seem like a routine task, but neglecting it can have serious consequences for your trees and surrounding vegetation. Our expert arborists know the importance of removing dead wood before it causes irreversible damage. Rotting branches not only spread disease, they attract pests and pose a safety hazard during storms. Our team is committed to keeping your landscape healthy and safe. 

Crown Density Reduction

Revitalize your trees with our expert crown density reduction services. With the help of our experienced arborists, we'll assess which branches are suffocating your tree's growth and remove them safely. This technique optimizes sun exposure so that vital nutrients can reach all parts of the tree. By reducing excess weight, we'll also safeguard against hazardous breakage and enhance longevity for a thriving, healthy tree. Trust us to provide tailored solutions for optimal results.

Shrub Trimming

If you're looking to enhance your property's curb appeal, start by trimming those overgrown shrubs! Not only does it make your landscape look well-maintained, but it also greatly improves the health of your plants. Overgrown shrubs can become heavy and weak, leading to a slow decline in their overall health. But no worries - Skill-In Tree Service is here to help! Our trimming techniques have been developed to promote natural growth and encourage vibrant blooms. We understand that each shrub has an ideal season for pruning and trimming, which is why our arborists are knowledgeable in each plant's unique needs and provide expert care accordingly. By maintaining healthy interior branches with proper sunlight access, plants can thrive as they soak up vital nutrients from the soil. Don't let your landscaping fall into disarray - contact us at Skill-In Tree Service for top-notch shrub trimming services today

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Winter is a great time to get ahead of tree trimming and pruning. But why is that? After leaves have fallen and before winter's end, trees go dormant - making it easier for professionals to identify problematic branches, improve the shape of the tree and enhance its structural integrity. Contact Skill-In to arrange a seasonal pruning for your trees based on their health, size, species, location and individual needs – this will ensure they are looking their best ahead of spring's arrival!

  • Winter is the perfect time to prune your trees as they are in a dormant state, which means less stress on the tree. Without active growth, winter pruning allows wounds to heal better and results in more robust spring growth and blooms. So, take advantage of this season to give your trees a proper trim for optimal health and beauty come springtime!

  • Winter is the perfect time to prune your trees. During this period, pests and diseases are less active because of low temperatures, making them less likely to attack fresh pruning cuts. This is why it’s vital to take advantage of this season and ensure your plants have a healthy start come springtime. Pruning during the dormant season also promotes strong growth, improves plant structure, and allows for better overall health of plants. So don't hesitate to get started on winter pruning and enjoy a healthier garden in the coming months!

  • With the leaves gone, arborists have a clearer view of a tree's branches and can easily inspect them for damage or disease. This makes it an ideal time for pruning and maintenance to ensure the health and safety of both the tree and its surroundings. Remember, it's important to hire a certified arborist to do any work on your trees to guarantee proper care and prevent any potential harm.

The First-Choice Qualified Arborist in Canada

We’ve taken proactive steps to ensure that our customers and our teams stay safe:

Happy, Healthy Teams

  • Checking the health of our team members regularly 

  • Team members won’t come to work if they aren’t well

Peace of Mind

  • Team members regularly wash their hands and use hand sanitizer before, during, and after jobs and consultations

  • Limiting our crew sizes as we plan each job

  • Maintaining a safe distance at all times while on the job/consultation.

Minimizing Disruption

  • You can choose between a live video consultation or an on-site consultation

  • If you are happy to move forward we will schedule you for the time that's best for you

  • Tree Removal and Payment can be completed without contact

Flexible Scheduling

  • Our top priority is the health and safety of our customers and teams

  • Consultations and removal appointments are scheduled at a time that best suits you

If you prefer, we can also perform an in-person consultation without direct contact—just give us a call to set one up. If you have questions or need support with cancelling or rescheduling an appointment, please call 1-844-754-5546.

We ask that you do not schedule an in-person service if you or anyone in your home is feeling unwell. We’ll work with you to schedule an appointment in the future when everyone is safe and healthy.

"Excellent pre-service in the coordination and consideration (BC Hydro, neighbours) prior to work. They notified me and followed through on schedule. They also removed and chipped anything that wasn't good for firewood and left the rest for me. Sam was excellent and helpful and provided great customer service. I would recommend Skill-In and use them again and again."

Raymond H

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Skill-In Tree Services = Reliability



Here’s how the process works:

Easy Booking
Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation online or call us.

Free Consultation
We’ll view your home and give you a personalized detailed proposal including the price and expected time needed.

Save The Date
If you like what you hear, we’ll schedule your servicing day.

The Skill-In Difference
Our friendly Skill-In Team will take care of your trees and outdoor space on time and on budget.

Exceptional Results
We’ll do a walkthrough before we leave, cleanup the mess and check-in after to ensure you’re happy. 

For more information, contact us online or give us a call at 1-844-SKILLIN today!

Call us today @ (604) 858-9376

OR 1 (844) SKILLIN

​Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Pacific

Saturday - Closed

Sunday - Closed

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