Serving Tacoma, Lakewood, and Gig Harbor.

About Our Tree Topping & Trimming Services

In the Pacific Northwest, it is not uncommon for trees to become thick and robust. The favorable temperatures, precipitation, and growing season allow trees both large and small to grow at rates that are not often seen in other parts of the country. That said, there is such a thing as a tree growing to be too robust.

It is not uncommon, here in the Lakewood, Tacoma, and Gig Harbor areas, for trees to grow at a rate where they must be managed. Some trees might grow quickly — shaping themselves in such a way that the weight of the tree is not evenly distributed — making the tree weak and dangerous. Others, however, might grow too thick — not letting enough light pass through to the lower canopy. Regardless, a quick call to our tree services team can help. Contact us today to discuss how tree topping and trimming can benefit your trees.


Our Tree Topping & Trimming Services Include:

  • Tree topping
  • Branch-load management
  • Canopy thinning
  • Deadwood removal
  • General tree shaping

Tree Topping & Trimming



Our team at Apex Tree Experts is happy to work with our clients for all of their trimming and pruning needs in the greater Tacoma, Gig Harbor, and Lakewood areas.

When most people think of tree pruning, they think of aesthetic value — it is little known that pruning and trimming are actually beneficial to a tree’s health. Annual pruning removes dead, diseased, or broken limbs. The pruning of fruit trees encourages growth and fruit development. Trimming of conifers encourages growth as well, but not always the kind you would prefer.

Topping is the cutting back of tree branches to stubs. Quite often, topping and trimming results in fir trees forming a “U” shape at the point of the first cut, giving an abnormal appearance and weakening the structure of trees that can grow well over one hundred feet tall. The legs, or lateral branches, are not large enough to assume the terminal or main trunk role. Other names for topping include “heading,” and “hat-racking.”

Tree trimming and pruning opens up the tree canopy to maximize light penetration. Although a mature tree may be growing in full sun, a very dense canopy may not allow enough light to reach only a foot or two inside the canopy — making the lower branches decline in health. Opening the tree canopy permits adequate air movement through the tree, which promotes rapid drying to minimize disease infection and allows thorough pesticide penetration. Light penetration also allows some of the same benefits and encourages growth on lower shrubs and flowers.

Trees that are crowded and fighting for space usually reduce the overall beauty of a well-thought-out landscape. Find out more information about how our tree trimming and topping services can help you by calling (253) 227-9775.



Tree trimming and topping is an incredibly important service that we offer to the greater-Tacoma area. Not only does this service help to maintain the aesthetic value of your commercial or residential property, but it also helps to promote the overall health of your trees.

Whether you are looking to trim fruit or flower trees to promote increased yields, trimming trees to improve overall health, or trimming trees for aesthetic reasons, Apex Tree Experts is here to help. If you have any questions about our tree trimming services, we encourage you to contact us and ask.

To find out more information about trimming and pruning of trees and hedges, or to get a tree trimming quote, please call (253) 227-9775.