Tree Pruning

Alfred's Superior Tree provides ANSI standard professional tree pruning, tree trimming, and tree cutting needs in Wichita and Central Kansas.


Alfred's Superior Tree Service offers a wide variety of tree pruning & tree trimming services. Pruning your trees regularly keeps them healthy and beautiful. There are many proven tree trimming methods for a plethora of tree species, and specialized techniques which provide solutions for how you want your trees to grow.


  • Are your trees in need of pruning? We can prune out dead, hazardous and crossing limbs to ensure that your trees will grow strong and healthy for decades to come.

  • Is your lawn starved for sunlight by your trees? Allow our certified professionals to elevated and thin your trees in manner which best serves your tree's and lawn's long term health.

  • Are large tree limbs growing over your house? We can prune the trees back or remove them so that they do not interfere with your house or structure.


One of our estimators will be happy to walk your property and discuss short and long term tree pruning and tree trimming programs that are just right for your special circumstance.


Tree Pruning classifications

Deadwood & Diseased Limb Pruning

One of the most common techniques of tree pruning, is pruning the deadwood out of a trees canopy. Removing the dead and diseased limbs from a tree improves the health of the tree. Diseased limbs are cut so they cannot further affect the trees live branch structure, and removing the deadwood is a good idea for alleviating potential hazards .


Interior Thinning

Thinning out the interior crossing or rubbing limbs is a common and acceptable practice. Thinning can helps reduce the wind resistance within a tree.  By meticulously thinning a tree's interior limbs one can minimize the chances of a wind storm blowing over a tree. It can also increase sunlight for your grass to grow. Tree Trimmers must be careful not to cut too much where a limb has no foliage except on the very ends.  This is commonly referred to as a Lion's Tail effect.



Elevating trees is a process by which the lower branches are pruned back, creating the effect of raising the canopy of a tree.  Elevating is often necessary to provide adequate clearance for roads, walkways, structures or to permit more sunlight to the lawn below.  It is important to frequently step back when elevating a tree to insure that it takes on a uniform and appealing appearance and shape.


Tree Shaping

The practice of training living trees and other woody plants, typically, into artistic shapes and useful structures.


Crown Cleaning

Crown cleaning a trees canopy consists of pruning dead & diseased limbs, excess branches, and crossing or rubbing limbs out of the crown of a tree. Each tree may require more or less work depending on many factors such as proximity of tree to resources, tree location, and tree species. An Arborist can assess a tree to determine the branches that should be trimmed.


Clearing Limbs Away from a Structure

Do you have branches rubbing against your house or business structures? Clearing tree limbs away from your house or structure is a very common task. It is important to properly cut back to the nearest lateral limb just outside the branch collar. Generally, clearing limbs away from a structure is completed by certain footage effective to clear the structure but at the same time not harming the tree and keeping its structural integrity.


Crown Reduce

Crown Reducing is a method of reducing a trees height and width by a certain percentage or footage. Topping is not a recommended pruning method, unless there is a safety factor such as a large dead or dying tree. Crown Reduction is usually performed on a tree that is prevalent to storm damage, leaning toward a structure, or a tree that has outgrown the area it was planted in. Drop Crotch pruning is an acceptable method that results in a crown reduction by cutting the longest ‘terminal’ branch on a limb, and leaving the shorter ones on that same branch.


Natures Cut

A Nature’s cut involves taking the top or canopy out of the tree for safety concerns. Generally a large dead tree that is in close proximity of a structure or in a highly occupied area are candidates for a Natures cut. Most of the time, a 20-25’ spar is left standing for the nature to use. The spar that is left standing should be left at a height that is less than the total distance to a structure or area to maintain safety in case it falls.


We are looking for hard working, experienced, reliable people to join our team. We need people who have been in the tree service before, tree climbing and cutting, pesticide applicants, CDL drivers. This is a full time position and a labor intensive job that is outdoors. We do pre-employment drug and alcohol screening as well as randoms. We follow OSHA  and KDOT standards and require our employees to do the same. If you are interested in filling out an application, please call the office at 316-522-9458. Feel free to send a resume to our email address at:   You can also apply in person between 7:00 am-8:00 am Monday through Friday. (Please call a day ahead)

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