Tree Trimming & Pruning

Structural Tree Pruning Services

Shrub, Bush & Mangrove Trimming Services

Tree Crown Reduction Services

Tree Clearance Services

Palm Tree Trimming Services



Tree West – Your Certified Tree Trimming Specialists

Tree trimming is an important service that helps sustain a tree’s health and retain its natural appearance. Tree West assesses your tree’s pruning needs from the removal of unhealthy limbs to disease reduction or overgrowth. The Tree West team is made up of ISA Certified Arborists who prune hardwood, palm trees, shrubs, Mangrove trees in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva, Estero, Bonita, Naples, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, and Punta Gorda, according to ANSI safety standards and regulations. Contact Tree West at 239-910-3256 for a free tree trimming estimate.

Full Pruning

The form of the tree is strengthened, accented, and cleared by removing what does not fit.

Dead, diseased, rubbing, and duplicated limbs are eliminated. Additionally, we remove at most 15-25 percent of the tree crown. The greatest compliment we receive is when the owner says, “It doesn’t look pruned, it just looks better!”

Opening things up and removing the excess and dead limbs allow more air to circulate through the remaining limbs and branches, leading to better overall tree health.

Heavy Thinning

When a tree has grown too large for its setting or too old to support some of the furthest growth from the root system, sometimes it can be salvaged with heavy thinning. Crown reduction pruning is a way of cutting back tips and leaving certain leaders to create a new, lower crown.

Rather than topping the tree, reduction pruning helps maintain the form and structural integrity of the tree while also correcting defects that will lengthen the life and improve the health of the tree.

Crown Restoration

If a tree has been topped, we can begin the process of restoration with the first pruning. Pruning of all primary limbs and leaders in the outer canopy to reduce the size and height of a tree. We reduce the amount of leaders struggling for light, and separate these as evenly as possible. This is done to maintain the integrity and structure of the tree while reducing the overall size.

If done properly, after a pruning cycle lasting several years, a tree that has been “ruined” can often be reclaimed, and go on for years and years after the event.

Palm Tree Pruning

As a palm tree ages, the fronds die out and can fall off causing damage to vehicles parked underneath or injury to homeowners and pedestrians. We only remove fronds that are dead to allow uptake of nutrients from the fronds to occur prior to their removal. Inflorescence can be removed at any time, but it is usually cleaner to remove before seeds ripen. Coconuts can also pose a significant danger to residents of Southwest Florida and are removed at the same time. We have the equipment and skills to climb even the tallest palms and remove dying fronds and seed pods before they become an issue.


Why Use Tree West for Your Tree Trimming?

• We provide structural tree pruning services

• We provide hedge, shrub & Mangrove trimming services

• We provide tree crown reduction services

• We provide tree and palm tree clearance services

• We are licensed and insured

• We are ISA Certified Arborists

• We use the newest tree pruning techniques

• Our team has years of tree trimming experience

• We use the latest tree pruning equipment

• We provide free estimates & timely job completion


Related Services

Tree & Palm Removal

Tree West provides complete tree removal services to eliminate diseased, dying, and unsuitably located trees. Our certified Arborists can remove all types of trees from your property.

Stump Grinding

Tree West can grind virtually any stump! Having successfully completed projects containing only one stump to grinding out over 300, our grinders can access nearly any stubbornly placed stump.

Tree Health

Our ISA Certified Arborists are knowledgable and concerned about your tree’s health. We use the latest techniques and technology to assess your tree and offer the optimal plan to improve its life.


Tree West offers landscaping and lawn service solutions for both residential and commercial properties. Regular service by our well-trained team guarantees quality results for your lawn or garden.

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These are many of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our customers. Please don’t hesitate to contact Tree West should you have any other questions that have not been addressed here.

How do I know when a tree should be pruned?

Most, if not all, mature trees in our urban environment require regular pruning to maintain their health. If there are no obvious signs of overgrowth, most deciduous trees in an urban environment will benefit from trimming every 3-5 years. This frequency may need to be increased if the trees are close to or over structures. Trimming a tree more heavily to avoid regular pruning often creates an opposite effect, when the tree sends out significant new growth in response to the heavy trimming. There is a delicate balance of taking just the right amount that must be maintained. A Tree West Arborist can estimate the last time a tree was pruned and recommend a pruning schedule. Below are some other signs that may indicate it’s time to have your tree or shrub professionally pruned.

  • Your tree appears too close to power lines
  • Branches are close or are touching your home
  • You see dead, unsightly or loose hanging branches
  • Your trees have not been trimmed or pruned in the last three years
  • You would like your tree shaped for aa more aesthetic curb appeal
My tree has been topped or improperly maintained, can you fix it?

Unfortunately, no, we can not undo what has already been done. Your tree will never be as beautiful as it would have been, but we can, over a period of years, reverse some of the damage and return your tree to health and viability.


Do I need a permit to trim my tree?

Typically, no you do not need a permit to trim a tree that resides on your property. Be careful attempting to trim a tree that originates on a neighboring property. However, there are often rules to observe in some municipalities. For example, the city of Sanibel requires a vegetation permit for extensive trimming or the removal of the protected native trees and shrubs.

I hate my neighbor’s tree what can I do?

Not much. Your best bet is to work with your neighbor to come to a compromise. You could offer to pay half of the costs or get the opinion of an Arborist in regard what should be done with the tree. What you should not do is go ahead and prune or remove the tree even if it is on your property. Legal or not (we are not lawyers) this could lead to an expensive legal battle. We can often help neighbors come to a compromise, but as a policy we do not do work where neighbors are in disagreement.

My neighbor’s tree is threatening my property what can I do?

If your neighbor’s tree is truly a threat we still recommend you try and work it out with them. There are in this case, a few things you can do to force their hand. One is bringing the tree to the attention of the city by submitting an Arborist report on the tree. In certain cases they can order it removed. You can also report the tree to their homeowners’ insurance company or HOA and that may force them to have it taken care of. But we cannot stress enough, how much better things work out in the end, when you can come to an agreement with your neighbor.