Our approach to tree care

tree pruning

   We are The Tree Pruning Experts®.  Our systematic approach to pruning involves a multiple step process using a variety of pruning techniques to improve the safety, structure, and natural appearance of trees.  Crown cleaning is a pruning technique that involves the selective removal of dead, diseased, and structurally weak branches.  Crown thinning is the selective removal of branches to reduce crown density and to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown of the tree. Tree limbs that overhang the roof of a house and areas of high foot traffic such as driveways are often removed for safety and clearance.

tree removal

   There are situations when a tree should be completely removed.  Hazardous trees that are either dead, in poor health, or structurally unstable are removed for safety.  Sometimes a tree just happens to be located in an unsuitable area that may cause a nuisance or interfere with development plans for your property.  We remove trees of all sizes and specialize in technical removal of trees located in hard to reach areas that may require disassembling the tree without the use of a crane or heavy equipment.


   A vital part of tree preservation involves storm damage mitigation.  Pruning to improve the structural arrangement of branches helps trees form a more stable, wind-resistant crown.  Tree preservation is also a matter of identifying potential future problems in a tree’s development, such as parallel branches that will eventually develop included bark in the branch junctions or codominant stems.  With proper identification of poor tree development as well as pruning to improve a tree’s form and structure, we can help preserve trees that grow to have good branch structure and in turn will be less likely to suffer damage in a storm.

where we work

Northern Boston Tree Service Inc.® is a fully insured arboriculture firm based in Arlington, Massachusetts that specializes in the care and preservation of trees and shrubs.  We provide year-round service to communities north of Boston.  Our service area includes:

Acton, Andover, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Billerica, Burlington, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Concord, Everett, Lexington, Lincoln, Lynnfield, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Somerville, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Watertown, Westford, Wilmington, Winchester, Woburn, and more.