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Tree trimming and tree pruning in calgary

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Benefits of pruning

Healthy Trees

Regular pruning and trimming can help to improve the health and lifespan of your trees, as well as promote healthy growth and development.


It can also help to prevent damage to your property from falling limbs from storms both in the winter and summer months.


In addition, tree pruning and trimming can help to improve the overall appearance of your property, increasing its curb appeal and value.

How it Works

Types of Tree Pruning

When you contact us for tree pruning and trimming services, we'll start by assessing the health and size of your trees. This allows us to determine the best course of action for each tree, ensuring that it receives the care it needs to thrive.

Each tree is unique, its age, size and location will help determine what sort of pruning process is appropriate to help meet your goals. The main types of pruning we offer are:

  • Structural Pruning: This type of pruning is typically used on younger trees to help them grow into a good form. Broken and dead branches are removed, and strong leaders are established to help ensure proper form and growth for your landscape.
  • Crown Cleaning: Removal of dead, broken, dying, crossed, rubbing or diseased branches from the trees crown. Small growth issues are addressed before they become bigger ones down the road. This is the typical pruning requested.
  • Crown elevation: For issues with clearance on your sidewalk, driveway, street or lawn.
  • Restoration pruning: Fixing of the trees canopy usually caused by storm or mechanical damage. This type of pruning typical happens over several visits to help restore the crown.

Signs That Your Trees Need Pruning or Trimming

Regular pruning or trimming is generally advantageous for most trees. It's essential to eliminate broken, diseased, rubbing, and crossing branches to improve the health of your trees and ensure the safety of your family. Below are six indicators that the trees in your yard require trimming and pruning.

  • Trees have grown and now branches are rubbing up against your house
  • It’s been 3 years since an arborist has trimmed or pruned your trees
  • Your tree looks overgrown with densely packed branches
  • You have low hanging branches that get in your way
  • Branches are obstructing sidewalks, driveways or interfere with structures
  • Your tree is starting to grow a unusual shape

What Our Clients Have To Say

Great experience and service, I highly recommend Stubborn Stump.It’s a great family operation. We have used Stubborn Stumps over the past 2 years for our trees care and a stump removal and he’ always been very professional, meticulous and does a clean job. Thanks Denton!

Jessica Dingman

Great experience having are stump removed 😊 thanks again for the prompt service and happy attitude, during these tuff times, I can now enjoy our yard without the massive stump I've stared at for 6 years!

Megan M.

Stubborn Stumps were great! Very professional, showed up on time and did a fabulous job. Super knowledgeable and really think about the health of the tree along with shaping natural yet artistic to blend with the landscaping. Job well done!

Casey Roe

Stubborn Stumps did a great job removing 2 poplar stumps we had. The customer service and the price were the best. Thanks guys!

Lynn Strocen

A positive experience from start to finish! Hard working, professional, knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra mile. Somewhat of a rarity these days but much appreciated. Highly recommended!

Krista Rutzer

Excellent customer service. I would definitely call them or recommend to anyone that needed this service.   Great Job Guys!!  Very happy with the results!!

Eileen Yeomans

They were able to come and take care of a set bushes and a tree stump for me and did a fantastic job.

Bretton Stonehocker

Quick response, fair quote and best of all the job was done very well

Stephen Neish

Stubborn Stumps was professional, knowledgeable and affordable. We were really impressed and will use Stubborn Stumps again in the future.

Sara O.

Great Guys, We use them for all of our tree work and it always goes smooth. Never have any complaints!

Brett Kaschak

Great service and excellent rates.  I had two stumps gone in 30min.  I highly recommend.

Greg B

Stubborn Stump has completed 2 jobs for me in the past and I will be hiring them a 3rd time this spring. Great value.

Heather Lamb

The crew was very efficient and personable. They were here and gone in no time and with total removal of the stumps. I highly recommend Stubborn Stump to get your job done.

Ron O

frequently asked questions about pruning and trimming

what is the cost to prune and trim trees in Calgary?


Prices range from $300 - $1500, factors are the size and species of the tree on a per job basis.

Should I hire a arborist to prune and trim my trees?


an arborist is a specialized tree professional who has undergone training in tree care and pruning practices. Arborists are knowledgeable about tree species and the proper tree care maintenance practices that can be specific to them.

If my trees are small do they need to be pruned?


Absolutely. When trees are young is the best time to set them up for success in your landscape and address any growth defects before they become bigger, more costly problems in the future.

When can I have my elm trees pruned?


There is a elm tree pruning ban in the province of Alberta that runs between April 1st and September 30th to help prevent the spread of Dutch Elm disease. Any time after that is the only time you are to have your elm trees pruned.

Over 5 years of experience

Why choose Us?

Stubborn Stumps is small family run business that strives to be among the top stump grinding and tree care companies in Calgary, Alberta and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves on great customer service, workmanship and a commitment to fair pricing. Our experienced Professionals have pruned and trimmed trees and shrubs safely around Calgary and Southern Alberta for over 7 years.

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