Tree services include pruning of various types to suit the needs of our clients as well as the needs of the tree. We also remove and plant trees, install cables and braces and perform stump grinding. Below are descriptions of the different types of services.
Pruning for the purpose of reducing the overall size of the tree’s canopy. This can be done for various reasons such as reducing the end-weight on limbs, reducing the wind-sail or windthrow, and making the tree safer and less prone to damage or failure. Crown reduction can also be done to restore the view or to keep the tree restricted within a limited yard space. A more loose and natural shape may be desired where the crown is reduced, but the shape is maintained as it would grow naturally.
Removal of material throughout the inside of the tree. Density reduction or thinning, reduces wind-sail and end-weight on the limbs, but could also be used for restoring the view so one can look through the tree. We also call it “daylighting” because it brings more light to the inside of the tree as well as the garden below.
Crown restoration restores the shape of a tree that has been improperly pruned in the past as in cases of “topping” (the practice of removing whole tops of trees or large branches and/or trunks from the tops of trees, leaving stubs or lateral branches that are too small to assume the role of a terminal leader). The restoration process can take two or more prunings, depending on the severity of the past treatment.
A very important consideration in arboriculture and one of the first things we assess when we look at a job site. Besides the danger of limbs or trees falling on people and/or structures, the damage to the tree itself can be a major problem.
If the unfortunate happens, sometimes it is possible to salvage a tree. The pictures show a Monterey Pine tree that fell over. This tree had very shallow roots growing in a loose soil over a parking garage or basement. Since it added so much to the aesthetics of the property, the owners wanted to save the tree. We were able to carefully hoist it back into position.
It is sometimes necessary to prune roots that are interfering with infrastructures such as sidewalks, pools or other structures. Making the cuts on the roots in a proper fashion is as important as making proper pruning cuts on the upper limbs of a tree.
This is done only after corrective pruning to reduce weight on weak systems in the tree. As an adjunct, it can help to reduce the risk of tree or branch failure.
Selecting the right tree for the right location, and installing it correctly, requires proper knowledge.
Although we may not like it, removing trees is sometimes necessary under certain circumstances.
Cleaning up stumps and debris left from the removed trees or shrubs that may be unsightly, or in the way of new planting or construction.