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Professional Tree Trimming & Pruning Services from Expertly Trained Arborists

If your shrubs are overgrown, your trees are dangling over neighbors’ property, or you’re worried about a diseased tree, Big Brothers Tree Service can help – no matter the size of the job! Providing professional tree trimming and pruning services, we know that overgrowth is unattractive and a potential liability. Dead, asymmetrical, or structurally unsound trees can create significant hazards that threaten your safety and home. Our expert arborists can help by reshaping your bushes, shrubbery, and trees to nurture robust growth.

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Professional Trimming & Pruning Services from Expertly Trained Arborists

Equipped with best-in-class methods and cutting-edge equipment, our arborists offer the most dependable trimming and pruning services in town!

Tree Inspection

We’ve all viewed pictures of uprooted trees that have fallen on cars and homes during high winds and powerful storms. Although most homeowners describe these incidents as freak accidents, they are avoidable in many cases. Aware of this fact, our experienced and certified arborists can inspect your trees for possible weaknesses. Trees are complex and require a trained eye to spot underlying dangers. By assessing hazards lurking beneath the surface, we can proactively improve your trees’ stability to protect your property.

Corrective Pruning

Benefits of having your trees and shrubs thinned and pruned:

  • Supports healthy tree growth and promotes desired shapes
  • Allows sunlight to reach internal branches more thoroughly
  • Prevents insect infestations, decay, and diseases
  • Removes dead or dying branches and stubs

Nurture future growth for your beautiful landscape by hiring an experienced arborist to perform corrective pruning services today!


Deadwooding, or the process of trimming dead wood off a tree, is beneficial for much more than maintaining your landscape. If not treated promptly, rotting branches can spread disease and even infect the trunk of the tree. Rotting branches can also attract pests and invasive insects that are harmful to surrounding vegetation. Finally, dead wood is more likely to break off during storms and high winds. The good news: Our arborists can assist in protecting your home by performing deadwooding services before bad weather arrives.

Crown Density Reduction:

Crown density reduction is a pruning technique primarily used on hardwood trees to remove overgrowth that is blocking out sunlight. After an initial assessment, our arborists will tell you whether crown density reduction is necessary, and we will go over how much reduction is optimal. By removing excess branches, we will eliminate unnecessary weight burdening your trees so they can thrive stress-free.

Shrub Trimming:

Shrub trimming can improve both the curbside appeal of your property and the health of your plants at the same time. If left untamed, an overgrown shrub can gradually weigh itself down and grow sickly. Maintaining shrubs also helps interior branches enjoy sunlight and vital nutrients.

At Big Brothers Tree Service, we can trim your plants to promote a natural shape. Our trimming techniques are designed to encourage plant growth and vibrant, blooming flowers. Each shrub has an ideal season for trimming and pruning. Aware of these nuances, our knowledgeable and experienced arborists will deliver the expert care they need.

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What Is the Difference Between Tree Trimming and Tree Pruning?

Trimming and pruning are often performed at separate times of the year and frequently require different gardening tools. Understanding the proper equipment, methods, and seasons to trim and prune is essential for best results.

  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.

Reasons You May Need to Trim or Prune Your Trees and Shrubs:

Are dead branches burdening your trees? Have pests infested their trunk, bark, or branches? Do you want to encourage productive fruit blooms? Do you want to enhance your landscape’s cosmetic appeal? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our trimming and pruning services are an excellent solution.

The Health of the Tree or Shrub:

If your tree begins to droop or look sickly, it may be suffering from decay or the weight of dead branches. Pruning can make the roots more robust and encourage healthy new growth. Trimming can remove the portions of a tree or shrub plagued by disease, fungi, or pests. By exposing your plants to abundant sunlight and fresh air circulation, both methods can regenerate the health of your trees and shrubs.

Provide Clearance:

Dead branches and overgrowth can pose risks to nearby infrastructure. Trees that are neglected sometimes extend into neighboring property or block roadways and driveways. The branches of enormous trees sometimes even climb over fencing and roofing and become entangled in power lines. When tree branches grow near or above telephone and power lines, the possibility of outages and fires exponentially increases. Fortunately, our professional arborists can aid in providing safe and ample clearance before your overgrown trees wreak havoc or annoy your neighbors.

Improve Aesthetics:

Pruning and trimming will enhance the aesthetic appeal of your landscaping. Removing dead and tangled branches will leave your yard looking tidy. We can also shape your trees and shrubs in a way that encourages spectacular blooms and complements your property nicely. If you live near a lake, mountain range, or enjoy incredible views from your property, we can neatly trim trees to ensure a beautiful panorama.

Proper Development of a Young Tree:

By pruning a young shoot, it is possible to stimulate vigorous growth. Selective pruning is particularly beneficial when a plant has a weak and slow-growing section. Pruning can also facilitate spurs, which produce flowers, fruit, and potent flower buds. Finally, lightly pruning fruit trees during summer seasons provides better air circulation, mitigating disease, decay, and insect infestation.


To foster healthy growth and avoid the potential spread of rot, we highly recommend trimming and removing any diseased, injured, dying, infested, or dead branches from your trees immediately. The faster sickly and compromised segments are removed, the faster your trees and shrubs will be healthily restored.

Improve Structure:

Pruning and trimming can dramatically strengthen the structure of your trees. If requested, we can also prune and trim for special effects and decorative shapes.

Our arborists have the formal training to employ various pruning techniques, including:

  • Pollarding – This technique entails cutting off the crown and branches of a tree to promote top growth.
  • Coppicing – This technique entails cutting a tree or shrub at ground level to stimulate bottom growth.
  • Espalier – This technique entails pruning a fruit tree or ornamental shrub to help it grow flat against a latticed wall.

To achieve structural soundness, it is also critical to avoid pruning malpractices, such as topping trees. Topping will make a tree feeble and susceptible to pests.

Your Tree Crosses into Your Neighbor’s Property:

No one wants to deal with a tree trespassing over their property line. Be vigilant of your landscaping and avoid encroaching on your neighbor’s land by having a professional arborist regularly trim and prune your trees. If a branch breaks off or a tree collapses during high winds, you may be liable for damages.

Find your local Big Brothers Tree Service today for a free estimate!

How Much Does Tree Trimming Cost?

The size and complexity of a tree trimming project largely determine the cost. Whether we are removing hard-to-reach branches, grinding huge stumps, or delicately pruning fruit trees, we guarantee quality work at competitive and fair prices.

Location and Accessibility:

If your tree is extremely large or in a hard-to-reach area, the costs may slightly increase for the added labor and risk involved. Luckily, many of our locations use cranes and bucket trucks to reach tall points. Our stellar crews also employ numerous tried-and-true techniques to complete complex jobs quickly and thoroughly.

Tree Height and Size:

Trimming and/or pruning tall trees usually involves more time, labor, equipment, and hazards than smaller trees. If we need to bring in heavy-duty equipment or take time-consuming safety measures, these extra efforts will naturally incur additional charges. Nevertheless, we go above and beyond to provide price points that won’t break your budget.

Number of Trees:

The more trees that need pruning and trimming, the more labor and time a project will entail. This will affect the price accordingly.

Tree Health:

Certain tree diseases make trimming more complicated and dangerous. When a tree is damaged, unhealthy, or dead, trimming involves heightened risks – especially if climbing is necessary. Accounting for extra safety precautions may affect pricing. Rest assured, we will be upfront about these costs every step of the way.


Pests (such as ants, emerald ash borers, and woodpeckers) are a telltale sign that your tree is likely rotting and unstable. Some pests burrow deep into tree trunks where they steal nutrients, cause invisible damage, and destroy roots. Infested trees are often unstable and unsafe for tree trimmers to climb, which can increase costs.

Client Specifications:

We are always completely transparent about our pricing and do our best to devise a plan that works with our customers’ financial situations and needs.

Equipment Needs:

Every Big Brothers Tree Service arborist has been fully trained to operate all equipment safely. Tree trimming requires an abundance of caution, which is why we take every measure to be as cautious and safe as possible. We also utilize weight-distributing ground mats to protect your lawn.

Safety and Risk:

Our local crews consist of licensed and insured professionals with quality industry experience. Supervised and trained by seasoned arborists, our tree trimming specialists always wear safety goggles, helmets, and other protective equipment when the task demands such measures. We also have liability coverage to protect your property and our employees.

Time and Crew Required:

The number of arborists and the amount of time spent on a tree trimming assignment will impact costs. That said, you can rest assured that we provide upfront estimates and never tack on surprise surcharges or hidden fees.

Trimming the Tree/s Myself VS Hiring Professional Arborists:

Trimming a tree in your backyard may seem like an easy task. However, without proper experience and training, even a small job can prove dangerous or fatal. Branches can fall in unpredictable ways and hurt you instantly. Chainsaws can make sudden erratic movements and yank back toward your body. Amateur trimming techniques can also negatively affect a tree’s health and future growth. By trying to save money, DIY endeavors often end up causing significant damage and more expenses.

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Why Choose the Tree Experts at Big Brothers Tree Service?

Since 2008, we have dedicated ourselves to providing high-quality tree care services at reasonable prices. Each location’s team of professional arborists is thoroughly prepared to ensure your landscape stays healthy, strong, and beautiful.

We’re Certified Arborists:

Each independently owned and operated Big Brothers Tree Service location is staffed with certified professionals who meet or exceed their state’s legal requirements for licensing and insurance. To ensure employee safety and safeguard the well-being of your property, our arborists are adequately trained in TCIA-approved safety programs, which emphasize best arboricultural practices.

We’re Licensed and Insured:

Our locally owned and operated locations are sufficiently licensed to perform tree services at every level of difficulty and can provide proof of licensure upon request.

We also ensure that each location is fully insured and/or compliant with:

  • Liability insurance
  • Workers’ compensation insurance
  • Umbrella policies
  • Vehicle and equipment insurance
  • OSHA Work Safety rules
  • Department of Transportation guidelines for safe vehicle operation
  • Any state-issued statutes and regulations

We Use State-of-the-Art Tree Trimming Equipment:

We rely on heavy-duty rigging equipment to reach the top of tall trees, transport power tools to operators, and safely lower severed tree branches/limbs to the ground. When working high in the canopy, our crews regularly utilize winches, power pullers, ring slings, cable hosts, pulleys, swivels, heavy-duty slings, rigging thimbles, and rope. Our cutting equipment includes pole saws, tree loppers, woodchippers, hand saws, pruners, axes, wedges, hedge trimmers, hatchets, saw scabbards, chainsaws, and hydraulic tools.

We Have Expert-Level Knowledge and Insight:

Applying their experience and expertise, our arborists will always consider the unique needs of each plant species. After deciding the proper approach for the given season, we will offer an informed course of action that you can trust.

We Do FREE Tree Inspections:

Some trees are remarkably durable, capable of withstanding almost anything. Other trees can be surprisingly fragile. Often, spotting differences between a strong and a weak tree can be difficult. Sometimes, pests may be deeply burrowed in the bark and eat away at a tree from the inside. Other times, disease and decay may have quietly spread to the tree trunk, severely weakening its stability. Asymmetrical and imbalanced growth can also cause trees to collapse during stormy weather. Our expert arborists are eager and willing to inspect your trees and provide insightful suggestions.

We Provide Top-Notch Customer Service:

With competitive prices, upfront estimates, eco-friendly practices, electronic payment options, and consistently punctual service, we always prioritize the customer experience. From respecting your busy schedule to treating your property with the TLC it deserves, we put in the extra effort to deliver seamless tree trimming and pruning services.

Tree Trimming & Pruning Frequently Asked Questions:

If we haven’t already answered all your questions, check out our helpful FAQ.

What Are Some Instances Where I Should Just Remove My Tree?

There are many situations where tree removal is warranted, such as:

  1. The tree is dead, infected, or severely damaged.
  2. The tree is threatening nearby structures or utility lines.
  3. The tree is leaning at a dangerous degree.
  4. The tree makes a mess, constantly shedding seeds, needles, sap, and/or branches.
  5. The tree is blocking a valuable view.
  6. The tree is creating an abundance of shade and inhibiting nearby plant growth.
  7. The tree is in the way of planned renovations.

What Season Is Best for Tree Care?

The best time to prune and trim trees and shrubs depends on each unique plant. For many species, pruning and trimming are ideal during winter months when they are dormant and less vulnerable to insects or disease.

How Often Should I Have My Trees and Shrubs Trimmed?

The ideal frequency of trimming and pruning depends on the plant. It is generally considered wise to trim mature trees at least once every 3-5 years and to trim young trees once every 2-3 years. We recommend annually pruning fruit trees to produce higher quality and larger fruit.

Can I Trim My Neighbor’s Tree If It’s On My Property?

If the branches of your neighbor’s tree cross over onto your property, you may be legally allowed to trim the parts of the limbs that have trespassed. Be careful to only cut the sections on your property and avoid entering your neighbor’s yard for a better angle. If the tree is harmed or killed, some states may find you liable for up to three times the tree’s original value.

Local, Professional Tree Trimming & Pruning Services at an Affordable Price! Contact Big Brothers Tree Service Today!

No one wants to deal with the headache of an uprooted or dying tree. That is why Big Brothers Tree Service offers exceptional craftsmanship. Maintaining the health of a tree with routine trimming and pruning can significantly prolong its lifespan and stability. Our tree care specialists do everything in their power to help trees and shrubs thrive. Offering honest prices and unmatched workmanship, we are just a quick call away!

Give us a call at (631) 873-1596 and find your local Big Brothers Tree Service for a free estimate!

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Contact Our Tree Removal Team:

If you have a tree in your yard that shows any of these signs, then don’t wait! Contact one of our certified arborists at Big Brother Tree Service to come in and inspect it. Catching a problem before it gets worse helps protect you, your family, and your property. From simple trimming of dead branches to the whole tree removal process, we can do it all safely with our zero-impact tree removal services. Contact Big Brother Tree Service to schedule your appointment or

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Nassau County:

Albertson, Atlantic Beach, Baldwin, Bayville, Bellmore, Bethpage, Carle Place, Cedarhurst, East Meadow, East Norwich, East Rockaway, Elmont, Farmingdale, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Freeport, Garden City, Glen Cove, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing, Great Neck, Greenvale, Hempstead, Hewlett, Hicksville, Inwood, Island Park, Jericho, Lawrence, Levittown, Locust Valley, Long Beach, Lynbrook, Malverne, Manhasset, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, Merrick, Mill Neck, Mineola, New Hyde Park, Oceanside, Old Bethpage, Old Westbury, Oyster Bay, Plainview, Point Lookout, Port Washington, Rockville Centre, Roosevelt, Roslyn, Roslyn Heights, Sea Cliff, Seaford, Syosset, Uniondale, Valley Stream, Wantagh, West Hempstead, Westbury, Williston Park, Woodbury, Woodmere

Suffolk County:
Amagansett, Amityville, Aquebogue, Babylon, Bay Shore, Bayport, Bellport, Blue Point, Bohemia, Brentwood, Bridgehampton, Brightwaters, Brookhaven, Calverton, Center Moriches, Centereach, Centerport, Central Islip, Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Copiague, Coram, Cutchogue, Deer Park, East Hampton, East Islip, East Marion, East Moriches, East Northport, East Patchogue, East Quogue, East Setauket, Eastport, Farmingville, Fishers Island, Great River, Greenlawn, Greenport, Hampton Bays, Hauppauge, Holbrook, Holtsville, Huntington, Huntington Station, Islandia, Islip, Islip Terrace, Jamesport, Kings Park, Lake Grove, Laurel, Lindenhurst, Manorville, Mastic, Mastic Beach, Mattituck, Medford, Melville, Middle Island, Miller Place, Montauk, Moriches, Mount Sinai, Nesconset, New Suffolk, North Babylon, Northport, Oakdale, Ocean Beach, Orient, Patchogue, Peconic, Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station, Quogue, Remsenburg, Ridge, Riverhead, Rocky Point, Ronkonkoma, Sag Harbor, Sagaponack, Saint James, Sayville, Selden, Shelter Island, Shelter Island Heights, Shirley, Shoreham, Smithtown, Sound Beach, South Jamesport, Southampton, Southold, Speonk, Stony Brook, Upton, Wading River, Wainscott, Water Mill, West Babylon, West Islip, West Sayville, Westhampton, Westhampton Beach, Wyandanch, Yaphank,

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