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All You Need to Know About Tree Trimming Denver in Summer

June 27, 2018

Ensuring that your Denver landscape remains up to date and well maintained throughout the summer months can be both a difficult and time consuming task. As the temperatures rise and rainfall amounts increase, grasses, plants and even unwanted weeds will begin to flourish - even in less than ideal conditions. Keeping these unwanted weeds to a minimum requires a large amount of time but there are other plants which may need your attention as well. While a majority of the plant growth administered by a business owner adds to the surroundings of a home or other outlet, some of the plants least thought about in the heat of summer need this special care and attention to detail in order to remain healthy and cared for properly.

Almost every single tree needs a good pruning or trimming during their dormant stage in order to maintain a quality of growth while preparing the plant for future blooms. However, a few of the trees often found on landscapes throughout the area are better left alone during their dormant stage and cared for just after their blooms have been given new life following the spring season. Trees in this category are mostly flowering tree types and should be given special attention as summer approaches in order to maintain and reach their full potential.

The subtle changes within this home environment are key and should be utilized to ensure a quality landscape moving forward - giving special attention to all plants, shrubs and trees when required. While many home or business owner’s understand the need for curb appeal and a first impression, the benefits derived from following a specific plan of action for every living thing in your care can serve to assist with more than just maintaining a home or office that is pleasing to the eye from an outside landscape.

As the calendar continues to flip and time passes, the importance of keeping a quality control on the trees within your property that need a summer pruning is vital to their future success and growth. Ensuring that these plants get the care they need will help to both protect your property value in addition to helping reduce the possible effects of any damage from uncontrolled or ill-maintained trees.

Each of the following summer tree care components require the means to be treated but depending on their current situation may have to wait until professional crews or other individuals can be allowed access in an effort to keep a properly maintained landscape throughout your specific property.


These specific type of trees are one of the few which benefit from a solid pruning after the emergence of their flowing plant. Often used for decorative purposes and to add a sense of depth to a yard, magnolias are the favorite of many individuals but rarely receive the proper care and attention they deserve or require.

With 12 species of magnolia trees to choose from, there are plenty of options for summer pruning available should any of these be currently present on your property or added in the future.

Flowering Cherries

Another tree which requires a significant amount of time and attention during the summer months is the flowering cherry. These fruit trees are often incorporated within a landscape to create a sense of focus. Also, these trees may be maintained with both the summer cutback and a more typical fall pruning (after the growing season). This care schedule should be taken into consideration when incorporating a design concept that revolves around the inclusion of this particular plant.


Finally, lilacs are often not particularly sought after trees but can provide special meaning to those who wish to take on their delicate care schedule. Lilac has a few different forms but when properly maintained can create an abundance of beauty to almost any scene.

All of these plants should be subject to a professional summer pruning immediately following their flowering period. These prunings will maintain the life expectancy of each plant and ensure that your landscape achieves the desired look, growth and health creating the desired curb appeal for your property.

Storm Damage

One other factor may also lead to summer pruning, even for trees not normally associated with requiring a mid-year cut back. As temperatures rise the threat for severe weather increases with thunderstorms which can produce hail, high winds, and damaging lightning. Should a tree on your property sustain damage from any of the above then a cutting to remove damaged limbs or dead areas within a tree may be necessary.

While these trees may appear to be healthy, if you believe one has sustained any sort of damage then letting a professional assess the situation would be a good move. This way, not only can the dead limbs be removed before falling and causing damage to things below, or worse, an entire tree toppling over, but the overall health of the tree remains the key focus. Extracting just the necessary damaged portions of a healthy tree can revitalize the remaining elements and ensure a prosperous future for the foliage in question.

These summer trees that require pruning midyear provide beautiful focal points within a landscape and the flowering varieties are often the centerpieces of conversation. Just as you properly maintain their counterparts in the fall and winter seasons, when most are dormant and the growing season is past, keeping up with summer’s flowering trees is important for the overall well being of your landscape.

Arbor Garden Tree & Landscaping has been serving the Denver metro area for 23 years. We began in 1994 with one truck and now have a full service arborist business. Our locally owned and operated company is proud to serve Denver metro area residents and business owners including the Denver Country Club, Castle Pines Country Club, city and county governments, various homeowners associations and private homeowners. Our knowledgeable and certified arborists would be more happy to provide you with tree trimming, tree removal, tree planting and landscaping services. When you’re ready to get started give us a call at 303-722-8820 or fill out our contact form today.