Tree Pruning & Restoration
Our ISA Certified Arborist on staff says,
"If you're just pruning a tree to be pleasing to the eye, you may be doing something to the tree that shouldn't be done. There is a science to tree pruning. It's not just a shape."
Our crews do not use spikes, hooks or gafts to climb on live trees. PERIOD.
Crown Cleaning - Selective removal of deadwood, diseased, broken or weakly attached branches
This process takes the dead wood out – the stubs and interior growth, dying and diseased wood from the tree's crown. That includes removing any tree limbs that are crisscrossed, rubbing or weakened.
Crown Thinning – Includes crown cleaning as well as selective removal of interior branches to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown
Thinning in the top of a tree crown reduces the wind sail thereby lessening the chance of wind damage. Other pruning may be needed:
- Outer Weight Reduction – To remove limbs that are too heavy
- Elevation or Crown Raising – Removing the lower limbs/branches to provide improved clearance
- Pruning branches back from structures
- Crown Reduction – Reducing the size or height of the crown. Should be done on ornamental or other woody types of plant material