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Category Archives: Pruning

The Intermediate Guide: Winterization of Trees 

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When your weekends consist of lounging in front of the fireplace, cozying up with a warm blanket, and watching holiday movies on marathon; don’t forget about the icon of the holiday season- trees. Winterization of trees should start now! It is essential to give trees attention, love, and care as they battle against winter weather. […]


Oak Wilt: The sign that it’s time to see a plant doctor

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Oak trees and humans have a lot in common when it comes to their health. We both drink clean water, eat nutrient rich foods, and take vitamins. Why? This is our attempt to be proactive on our well-being. It gives us the most favorable chances of not catching illnesses spreading in this big world, especially […]


Topping is for Ice Cream Not Trees

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Tree topping is not considered a viable practice for tree care according to current industry standards. This controversial topic in past years sparked debate, but now quality arborists know there are many alternatives to tree topping. At Cutting Edge Tree Professionals, we inform property owners on all things related to proper tree care and maintenance, […]


Common Apple Tree Diseases

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We do a lot of apple tree pruning at Cutting Edge Tree Professionals. Apple trees make up a huge percentage of trees in Pennsylvania. Apple trees are common in personal gardens and homes and full apple orchards. According to an article by Penn State Extension, “Pennsylvania produces 400 to 500 million pounds of apples per […]


Wait Before You Prune: A PSA From Our Professional Team

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A potentially fatal disease called Oak Wilt (Ceratocystis fagacearum) is beginning to spread more rapidly this time of year, and pruning Oaks during the growing season could expose them to infection.  Oak trees are common to our north eastern region and many people may want to act on the opportunity of warm weather now that […]


Tree Trimming v Tree Pruning – What’s The Difference?

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Though pruning and trimming don’t mean the same thing, the two words often get mixed up with each other. We wanted to bring some clarity on the difference, especially as it gets close to spring and summer seasons when many people call for trimming and pruning services. Trimming is mostly for aesthetic purposes. It helps […]


4 Signs Your Trees May Give That It’s Time To Call An Arborist

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Don’t just take our word for when your trees need trimming or treatment, watch for the signs your trees are sending themselves! When you pay attention to your trees, you’ll see and know when it’s time to take action. We’ve collected four signs your trees might be giving off this spring that will indicate it’s […]


Looking Ahead – Springtime Tree Services

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In our last full month of winter, at Cutting Edge Tree Professionals we are already looking ahead to spring tree services. We want to make sure you are covered for what’s coming the upcoming season, and wanted to highlight those spring-clean up activities so that you can stay at the front of the line when […]


Winter Tree Pruning – Why It Works

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Tree pruning and trimming doesn’t need to be limited to when you see your trees alive with leaves in warm seasons. You can also think about tree pruning in the winter. There are a few reasons why tree care in the winter is important. First, it can be easier to inspect trees in the winter […]


Tree Root Damage – What You Can Do

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We still have a couple of more weeks of mowing weather this year and at Cutting Edge Tree professionals we wanted to point out the importance of tree care when the roots protrude from the ground. This is something specially to look out for when we’re trying to do a simple thing—take care of our […]