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Tree Lacing & Shaping in San Diego, CA

Serving Julian, Ramona & throughout North & East SD County

Tree Lacing & Shaping

Tree ‘lacing’, also called tree ‘shaping’ is a fancy term for helping a tree become healthier by trimming specific branches to ensure the remaining branches are getting the nutrients they need – think of removing the weak to protect the strong. It’s designed to thin the tree, so air and light are able to reach all of it more uniformly, by sacrificing those weaker branches. It helps promote safety, aesthetics, and good health.


If you’re ready to try out tree lacing and see the benefits it can provide to your residential yard or commercial property, reach out to us at Pope Tree Services today. We can help you find the right way to make your trees healthy again. It’s important to ensure that any trees on your property are healthy to help prevent potentially expensive problems later on down the road.


Contact us online or call (619) 929-2667 today, and our in-house arborist will get you a free estimate for your tree lacing and shaping.

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Why Trees Need to be “Laced” or “Shaped”

Lacing a pine tree, palm tree, or eucalyptus tree is a great way to ensure that the tree stays healthy. Lacing allows the remaining branches to get the air and light they need. When a tree has branches and foliage that are too dense and compact, the tree can’t get the light and the air that it needs to be as healthy as possible. Because of that, the tree lacks proper nutrients and starts to struggle to stay healthy. By lacing the tree, all of this is avoided and the tree can attain optimal health and proper growth.

The Tree Lacing Process

Tree lacing works by removing some branches to allow the other branches to have room and nutrients with which they can grow. Instead of simply trimming back random branches, though, or cutting nearly all branches shorter, lacing involves a careful study of the tree itself in order to decide which branches to remove and how much of those branches should be taken off the tree. This precision is highly important, as a way to ensure that the tree is able to be as strong and healthy as possible.

Tree lacing usually takes longer than just trimming a tree, but the actual time it takes depends on the size and complexity of the tree. That’s due to the precision nature of the job, as more care is needed. The cost of lacing is also higher than trimming, and that’s true whether it’s a eucalyptus tree, a pine tree, or a palm tree. It’s not about the kind of tree, but the time required to do the job. Pope Tree Service will always draft a detailed, written estimate to show you before starting any tree lacing work.

Why Pope Tree Services

Why Pope Tree Services? Because of the quality and value you get when you hire us to perform your tree lacing services. We have more than 20 years of experience, hundreds of happy customers, and the proper licensing and insurance to protect us, you, and your property. You can trust what we offer, and our service is second to none. We provide tree lacing throughout our entire service area, which includes the entire North and East of San Diego County. Give us a call today, and get a free quote for your tree lacing needs.

Areas We Serve

We’re a family business committed to making sure the trees of the San Diego region are in prime condition. We operate in Ramona, Julian, Rancho Penasquitos, Del Mar, Scripps Ranch, San Marcos, and throughout North and East County San Diego. When you’re in need of commercial tree removal and trimming services in San Diego, contact us online or call us at (619) 929-2667 for a free quote on any job.

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