Tree trimming isn’t just for Christmas...
Pruning is like giving your trees or shrubs a haircut. Except you’re trimming branches, not hair. Obviously. Pruning helps maintain a tree’s overall health and keeps it looking nice and manicured, too!
Rümi’s professionally trained I.S.A. certified arborists offer:
- Tree pruning
- Shrub pruning/shaping
- Hedge shaping
We prune all types of tree and shrubs:
- Fruit trees
- Elm & oak trees
- Conifer (Spruce & pine)
- All deciduous trees
This service is currently available in Calgary, Edmonton and their surrounding areas.
Since every project is unique, our pricing is all estimate based. Don’t worry about receiving a surprise bill though. We’ll go over the cost of the entire project with you before the work begins.
What to expect
- Give our home happiness advisors a call to book this service or request a quote through the website. You can also request through the Rümi app available in both the Google Play and Apple App stores.
- During your appointment the pruning experts will inspect the trees, shrubs and hedges to determine the required pruning to keep them healthy.
- Our experts will complete the pruning and make sure no damage occurs to your yard.
- Rümi does not consider a job done until your trees and shrubs are happy and healthy!
Think of us as a trusted concierge for your home. We partner with local service experts who share our values and meet our rigorous safety, skill and happiness standards. We've done the legwork, groundwork and straight-up work-work so you don't have to.
Our guiding mission is to create homeowner happiness, one smile at a time.
Why should I prune my shrubs and trees?
Diseased, damaged or dying branches can suddenly break off and pose a safety hazard. Better to trim them off when you’re in control of the situation, not when a gusty wind or heavy snowfall does some unexpected pruning for you.
Certain pests and diseases also like to make their home in tree branches. Safely removing affected areas will help ensure that the issue is addressed without spreading a bigger problem to nearby trees in the process.
And let’s not forget vanity. You know that neighbour whose scraggly trees and shrubs give off a certain haunted house vibe? If that “neighbour” is actually you, a good tree and shrub pruning can bring your yard back from the dead.
Finally, maintaining your trees and shrubs may be required according to city bylaws, especially if they overhang or block sidewalks and roads—so you may as well enjoy the aesthetic benefits of tree pruning as you follow through on your civic duty.
When do you know it’s time to prune?
Unlike getting a haircut, anytime is not the right time to prune a tree. Most deciduous trees like to be trimmed back in late winter or early spring before they begin to bud. Pruning at this time of year helps reduce bleeding and the risk of spreading insects or fungus from one plant to the next.
Do you have an elm tree? Elm trees can only be pruned from October 1 to March 31. This rule exists to curb the spread of Dutch Elm disease.
Can I prune my trees and shrubs myself?
Leave tree pruning to the experts. While there are tons of things that Rümi encourages you to do yourself around the home, this ain’t one of them. You don’t want to ruin the look of your trees, or worse yet, compromise their health. The wrong cut can interfere with next season’s growth or even spread the disease to other trees in your neighbourhood.