Our Tree Care Services Include:
Many problems manifesting later in a tree’s life can be traced back to the time of planting. Choose a tree that is appropriate for the planting site.
Birch trees in the shade of an Oak in the middle of the heavily irrigated lawn). Take into consideration the future size of the tree and the spread of its roots.
Location, soil conditions, and climate should be considered in choosing a tree. Common causes of poor plant establishments are planting too deep, and under-or over-watering.
decisions to prune should be based upon the needs of the tree with regard to its particular location and physical structure of the tree.
PRUNING SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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CABLING & BRACING:
Tree cabling and bracing involve the installation of hardware in trees.
Cables are installed to provide extra support. anytime hardware is installed in trees, there will be wounding and risk of decay.
Arborists consult on a wide spectrum of issues relating to trees and their locations. They can provide information and advice on the selection and planting of appropriate species for specific locations and purposes.
Arborists provide evaluation and recommendations for hazardous trees and can provide recommendations for minimization of damage to trees during construction or remodeling on the client’s property.
Our Philosophy to Tree Care:
#1 PROPER TREE SELECTION & PLANTING METHODS
We respond to many requests for tree evaluations when clients notice problems with their trees. Once we arrive, often the present problem could have been averted by proper tree selection and planting methods.
Proper tree selection means taking the climate, soil conditions, future tree size, and the root spread into account for the location.
For example, a 12-inch Sequoia seedling would not be an appropriate choice for a townhouse’s small backyard, since it will soon outgrow the space available.
Nor would one select a delicate Japanese Maple for a site on a desert ranch. Proper planting, methods include preparation of the planting site and employing correct planting practices. Trees incorrectly planted may develop root problems.
#2 WATCH FOR STRUCTURAL WEAKNESS OR ABNORMAL GROWTH
Other problems that trees develop happen over time and should be addressed as early as possible in the tree’s development. An example of this type of condition would be included bark.
This often happens in the case of multi-trunked trees, but can also be observed at lateral branch attachments.
Sites of included bark are structural weaknesses that should be corrected during the early development of the tree, but can also be addressed later in the tree’s life if necessary.
#3 TREE SHAPING & THINNING
Many of the trees we evaluate are in fine condition. Needing only crown cleaning which includes the removal of deadwood and branches. Other trees would benefit from crown thinning as well.
In certain cases, due to poor tree management practices like topping. After severe weather conditions, the crown has been damaged. It may require a few seasons of crown restoration. To return the tree to a more natural appearance.
Sometimes it’s necessary to remove or replace a tree. Such as if the trunk has decayed to the point of structural failure. These are issues that your arborist can advise you on.
Why should we prune?
Decisions to prune a tree should be based upon the needs of the tree. With regard to its particular location and the physical structure of the tree. PRUNING SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Common reasons for pruning include:
- remove dead branches
- remove crossing limbs that may create future structural problems
- eliminate hazards
- restore the natural shape
STRUCTURAL PRUNING :
Removal of duplicating branches and branches that have narrow angles of attachment included bark. Structural pruning methods are used when pruning young trees or a tree that has not been pruned for many years. A strong union is more structurally sound.
CROWN REDUCTION :
If the height of the tree must be reduced. All cuts should be made to strong laterals or to the parent limbs. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR TREES TO BE TOPPED
Restoring of the crown of a tree that has been damaged by previous improper pruning to a more naturally occurring shape. Crown restoration for damaged trees is accomplished over several growth cycles of the tree.
Pruning for restoring a view through the canopy of a tree from windows of a house or from patios or decks.
Pruning to enhance the visual appearance of the tree.
Removal of unwanted branches to reduce weight, and allow light and air penetration through the canopy.
Removal of lower limbs of trees in order to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles, and pedestrians. Primarily applies to trees in urban and landscape settings.
A technique to create a particular appearance of the tree by removing yearly growth back to the nodes annually. This must be started when the tree is young. This should NOT be mistaken for topping.
Note: not all tree species can tolerate pollarding.