Tree Trimming

Skwira’s Tree Service and Landscaping has been a trusted Minnesota tree service for over 30 years. We offer a variety of tree services that will leave your property looking beautiful. Please have a look at some of the services that we provide below.

If you need to have your trees trimmed or removed, it’s a good idea to hire a professional tree service. They know what they’re doing and can do it safely and efficiently. Not only will this save you time and hassle, but it can also help preserve the health of your trees.

After trimming and removal has been completed at the job site, you can expect it will be cleaned up after all work has been performed. This includes removing all debris from the site, as well as cleaning up any stains or marks that were made on the ground. The crew will also make sure that the area is neat and tidy before leaving.

Storm Damage Clean Up

We understand that storms can pop-up when you least expect them and cause unfortunate damage to your home, lawn, or outdoor space. Whether you are a homeowner or business owner, we are here when nature strikes. Call us now for help removing dangerous and damaged trees.

Stump Removal

After deciding a tree removal is right for your lawn, cutting down the tree is only half of the job. Leftover stumps are dangerous and an eyesore for any property. It is important to carefully remove the stump as not to cause damage to your yard. Our team can help you safely and professionally remove any stump, leaving behind a beautiful, stump-free yard. 

Lot Clearing

Sometimes the perfect plot of land has a not so perfect landscape. If you are getting ready to expand your home or business, we are here to help you clear any unwanted trees or stumps. Our professional and efficient team can help you get rid of unwanted clutter, reveling a picturesque property.

Shrub and Hedge Pruning

Shrubs and Hedges are a great way to define borders and boundary lines, keep children and pets in (or out), add decoration, and give birds shelter. Just like any other plant or garden, however, they need quality care. We can help prune your hedges and shrubs to make sure they stay healthy and picturesque.

Gutter Cleaning

Gutter cleaning can be a dangerous task to try to attempt alone, especially when having to reach gutters with a ladder or by walking on the roof. It is important to get your gutter professionally cleaned regularly to avoid major household issues such as mold growth, rotting, termite, mosquito or cockroach infestation, or rodent nesting. We can help clean your gutters and ensure they are running properly.


Sometimes larger or more mature trees need some help keeping their structure. If left untouched, they can droop and eventually branches can begin falling off. Our advanced and discrete cabling system can help keep your favorite backyard trees in place and can prevent any dangerous mishaps.

Shaping and Lifting

Tree lifting and shaping have many benefits when done by a certified arborist. We can remove lower limbs which helps clear streets, sidewalks, lights and other structures. Lifting also allows more sunlight to reach the grass below it, creating a beautiful, green lawn. Similar to lifting, we also can help shape your trees by removing unwanted, dead, or crossed limbs while keeping structural and aesthetic issues in mind.

Removal of Dead/Diseased Tress

We understand removing a tree is a large decision. Dead or dying trees, however, should be removed for health, safety, and aesthetic purposes. Our team will effectively and efficiently remove your dead tree before an accident happens.

Why Your Trees Need Trimming

Trees are one of the most important parts of landscaping, but they are also one of the most overlooked. It is important to remember they are living things and are an essential part of your home. Trees require care and attention, just like the rest of your lawn. One easy way to keep your trees healthy and looking good is trimming.

Hiring a professional to trim up your unruly trees can increase the overall appearance of your home in just one afternoon. Here are just some of the reasons to use our professional tree trimming services:

For Beauty

Trimming is like a haircut for your tree. After trimming, your tree will be happier and healthier, especially if you have trees planted for esthetic purposes. Properly trimmed trees can change your entire landscape and increase the overall value of your home.

For Safety

Rotting or dying limbs need to be cut off at first discovery. They can fall without warning and be hazardous to anyone walking underneath. They can also fall onto your roof or electrical lines which can cause detrimental damage. It is much better to be safe rather than sorry!

For Fruit

Any tree that produces fruit can benefit immensely from regular trimming. When left untrimmed, dead or dying branches can attract pests and diseases that affect the fruit. After trimming, the tree is healthier which encourages spurs to grow, making for a bountiful harvest the next year.

For Growth

Your trees are much more likely to be able to withstand severe storms and wind with proper trimming. When a professional trims branches correctly, it can make the tree’s roots stronger and more secure. Regular trimming can also promote new, stronger branches to grow.

For Disease

Trees are living things and just like humans they can contract diseases. Trimming off the infected branches can prevent the disease from spreading, treating the disease in one afternoon. Without trimming, the infection can spread and quickly infect the majority of the tree.

Tree Trimming FAQs

When is the best time to trim trees?

Timing is everything when it comes to trimming trees. If you trim them too early, you could harm the tree. If you wait too late, there might not be time to fix the damage before winter sets in. In general, most trees should be trimmed in late winter or early spring.

How often should trees be trimmed?

Ideally, trees should be trimmed every two to three years. However, the time between trimming will depend on the type of tree, its age, and how healthy it is. If you’re not sure when your trees should be trimmed, consult a professional arborist.

What is the purpose of tree trimming?

Tree trimming is necessary for a variety of reasons. It can help preserve the health of the tree, improve its appearance, and make it safer to be around. Trimming also helps remove dead or damaged branches, which can help prevent accidents and damage to property.

What are the dangers of not trimming trees?

If you don’t trim your trees on a regular basis, they can become overgrown and dangerous. Overgrowth can create a number of problems, including:

  • Damaged or weakened branches that could fall and cause injury or damage property
  • Increased susceptibility to pests and diseases
  • Poor air circulation, which can lead to the development of mold or mildew
  • Difficulty mowing or landscaping around the tree

How do I know if my tree needs trimming?

If you’re not sure if your tree needs to be trimmed, there are a few things you can look for:

  • Dead or damaged branches
  • Branches that are rubbing against each other
  • Branches that are growing into power lines
  • Branches that are blocking sidewalks or roadways

What are some common tree trimming mistakes?

One of the most common tree trimming mistakes is trimming too much. Be sure to only trim the branches that need it, and don’t cut too close to the trunk. Also, be careful not to damage the bark when trimming. If you’re not sure how to properly trim your tree, consult a professional.