Tree Shapers

Tree Shapers Portfolio

Monterey Cypress: Vista Pruning
Monterey Cypress: Vista Pruning

Pruning for restoring views. The San Francisco Bay area has some of the most beautiful vistas in the world. Part of the view is the tree itself. We feel that it is vital to preserve the beauty & health of the tree during the process of restoring one’s view beyond the canopy of the tree.

Liquidambars: Crown Density Reduction and Shaping
Liquidambars: Crown Density Reduction and Shaping

Restricting the size of a tree that is close to the house and in a small yard.

Cypress: Crown Shaping and Density Reduction:
Cypress: Crown Shaping and Density Reduction

Pruning on large trees to reduce the size and density.

Pittosporum: Crown Shaping and Thinning:
Pittosporum: Crown Shaping and Thinning

Restricting the size of a tree that is close to the house and in a small yard.

Coast Live Oak: Crown Density Reduction
Coast Live Oak: Crown and Density Reduction

This Oak needed limbs pruned to reduce the end-weight throughout the tree and to also reduce the wind resistance.

Monterey Cypress: Cloud Pruning (Niwaki)
Monterey Cypress: Cloud Pruning (Niwaki)

Controlling the size in an aesthetic fashion.

Topiary Hedge
Topiary Hedge

Monterey Cypress surrounding a courtyard and pool area.

Monterey Cypress Topiary Hedge
Monterey Cypress Topiary Hedge

This is the outside of the same hedge in the previous photo.

Cedar: Crown Shaping and Density Reduction
Cedar: Crown Shaping and Density Reduction

Restricting the size of a tree that is close to the house and in a small yard.

Plum Trees: Crown Shaping and Density Reduction
Plum Trees: Crown Shaping and Density Reduction

A formal appearance in a small yard or garden.

Monterey Cypress: Cloud Pruning
Monterey Cypress: Cloud Pruning

Controlling the size in an aesthetic fashion.

Coast Live Oak: Crown Cleaning or "Grooming"
Coast Live Oak: Crown Cleaning or “Grooming”

Basic pruning by removing dead and crowded limbs to keep a tree healthy,
attractive and allow more light into the yard.

Pruned Ficus Trees on the Street
Ficus Trees on the Street

Pruned to control size for clearance on buildings; sidewalk & street traffic, as
well as reducing the chance of limb failure.

Monterey Cypress: Crown and Density Reduction
Monterey Cypress: Crown and Density Reduction

Pruning to reduce the weight of limbs as well as reducing the wind-sail, which reduces the chance of tree or limb failure.

Beech Tree Next to a Pool
Beech Tree Next to a Pool

Restricting the size of a tree that is close to a swimming pool, and matching the aesthetics of the garden.

Monterey Cypress: Before Crown and Density Reduction
Monterey Cypress: Before Crown and Density Reduction

See next photo for completed work.

Monterey Cypress: After Crown and Density Reduction
Monterey Cypress: After Crown and Density Reduction

Shortening limbs and removing material inside the tree to reduce the end-weight and wind-sail helps to reduce the chance of limb or tree failure.

Monterey Pine: Cloud Pruning
Monterey Pine: Cloud Pruning

Cloud pruning or “Niwaki” for controlling the size in an aesthetic fashion.

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