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When I moved into my house, I noticed that there were a few trees that were significantly overgrown. I knew that I had to do something to make things right, so I started looking for tree trimmers in the area with the kind of experience I needed. I worked with them to figure out what needed to be done, and after they offered a fair quote, I had them begin work. The difference they were able to make was amazing, and I was really impressed with their contribution. This blog is here to help people to make their trees like new with the help of a professional arborist.

Making Your Trees Like New

Trim Branches On An Evergreen Tree And Decorate The Tree For Halloween

April Reyes

If you would like to decorate a large evergreen tree that is growing in your front yard with festive Halloween ornaments and lights, trim the tree's branches and adorn them with various materials by completing the steps below. The tree will help raise your spirits leading up to Halloween and can be enjoyed on the night that trick-or-treaters visit your home.


  • step ladder
  • gloves
  • pruning shears
  • rake
  • fabric squares
  • foam circles
  • elastic bands
  • fabric marker
  • hole puncher
  • string
  • scissors
  • strings of lights
  • power source

Use Shears To Trim The Tree's Branches

Put a pair of gloves over your hands. Place a step ladder on a level portion of the ground that is next to the evergreen tree. Walk around the tree to get an idea of how much you will need to trim from each branch. Keep in mind that you will want to remove about the same amount from branches so that the tree has a uniform appearance once you are finished trimming it. Use a pair of pruning shears to trim overgrown branches.

Cut each branch at a slight angle to prevent permanently damaging any of the branches. If branches are too thick to cut through with one snip, use the shears to create a cut partially through the bottom or top part of the branch. Move the shears to the opposite side of the branch and use the shears to cut through the branch until the end of the branch is removed. Climb down the ladder periodically and stand a few feet away from the tree to determine if the branches that you have trimmed have a symmetrical appearance.  Use a rake to collect fallen branches.

Hang Homemade Ornaments And Install Lights

Lay orange and white fabric squares across a table. Place a foam ball in the center of each square. Grasp the corners of one of the squares until the fabric conceals the foam ball. Use an elastic band to secure the fabric. Cover the other foam balls with fabric by following the same set of instructions. Use a fabric marker to draw eyes, a nose, and a mouth on each ornament. As a result, the fabric covered balls will resemble pumpkins and ghosts.

Use a hole puncher to create a hole through the fabric that is at the top of each ornament. Insert a piece of string through each of the holes. Form knots with the ends of each piece of string Slide the ornaments onto some of the evergreen tree's branches. Drape strings of lights around some of the branches. Plug in the power cords to the strings of lights. 

Contact a company like D. C. Tree Service for more information and assistance.