Why is Tree
As a landscaping element, trees seem to be low maintenance — they typically don’t require extra water, fertilizer, or care, and they can add beauty and value to a home or business. However, trees do need a little care and upkeep to keep them healthy, beautiful and safe. Benefits of Tree Trimming:
- Allows arborists or tree specialists to inspect the overall health of your trees.
- Prevents more damage such as wood rot or moisture retention which may occur if trees are left uninspected.
- Trees that are well-maintained are more resilient & are less likely to be affected by strong storms or excessive high winds.
- Trimming can eliminate debris or dead branches that may collect near tree trunks or in canopies. Trimming prevents debris from falling to the ground, damaging property, or creating a hazardous mess.
- Brush clearing can also promote the health of your trees, reduce the chance of other hazardous incidents, and give your property a clean and spacious look.
Top Reasons For
While there’s many different reasons for trimming exist, most customers cite one of two causes for their decision: tree health and appearance or safety concerns. These could include:
- Promoting overall tree health and wellness
- Enhancing tree appearance and appeal
- Increasing property value
- Protecting home and property
- Avoiding bodily injury
- Circumventing potential property hazards
Our arborist or tree specialist will work with you to determine the type and extent of tree trimming needed to maintain optimum tree health, improve appearance, and ensure the safety of your trees. Techniques include:
- Removing limbs or branches that have been damaged by adverse weather conditions
- Removing limbs or branches that come into contact with wires, building facades, gutters, roofs, chimneys, or windows
- Removing limbs or branches that obstruct access to streets or sidewalks
- Removing dead or weak limbs that may decay and pose a hazard
- Removing limbs that have become diseased or infested by insects
- Thinning or removing unnecessary branches or branches that rub together
- Strengthening trees in order to lower wind resistance and reduce the potential for storm and ice damage
- Enhancing the shape or silhouette of the tree
- Training young trees into
- Maintaining healthy growth and shape in palm trees
Deadwooding occurs when dead branches must be removed before they become a safety hazard. Branches may die for
Crown & Canopy Thinning
Crown Canopy Lifting
This involves the removal of the lower branches of a tree to provide access for pedestrians and vehicles or space for buildings and street furniture. While crown canopy trimming may seem extreme, the branches are normally not lifted to more than
Topping or Heading Back
This involves the cutting of limbs back to a stud, bud, or a lateral branch not large strong enough to support additional limbs.
Directional or Formative Pruning
This type of pruning refers to the removal of appropriate branches to make the tree structurally sound while shaping it. Without such pruning, a tree may be irreversibly damaged during the trimming process.
This is a highly selective form of pruning that is used to provide a window of view in a tree. This allows you a view into your yard without sacrificing the privacy that trees provide.
Pollarding is a standard form of pruning where certain deciduous species are pruned back to their pollard heads every year in the dormant period. This type of trimming is especially important to juvenile trees, which must be trimmed so that they can adapt to the harshness of the practice.
Crown reduction decreases the height and or spread of a tree by selectively cutting back limbs to smaller branches. In fruit trees, this process is used to increase light interception and enhance the quality of the fruit produced.