Tree Pruning and proper tree care is our speciality. Anyone with a chainsaw can cut a tree down, but experience to properly prune and maintain trees.
Here are a few examples of different types of tree pruning options:
By far our most popular pruning service is canopy thinning. The strength of the main beams in most tree species of trees are proportional to the pressure that they experience from external forces such as wind, snow, ice, and rain. This reaction process is called “reactionary growth”. In canopy thinning, the goal is to reduce the tree’s “sail effect” by 10%-25% by simply thinning out it’s dead, dying, crossing, and interfering branches. Also, we focus on proportionally pruning the tree’s interior branches/leaves as, due to low light/low photosynthesis, they do not provide the tree with the same ROI in food productions as the exterior branches in full sun.
Vista pruning is the process of pruning windows out of the tree’s canopy in order to obtain a better view.
Similar to vista pruning, canopy lifting many times is performed to clear out branches that have grown around, and are blocking views from elevated decks. Also, we often raise the canopy of trees that have grown down onto the roofs of houses.
From time to time tall trees are planted in low areas. In these instances crown reduction cuts are needed to redirect the tree’s growth away from the object they are growing toward.
Heading, pollarding, or hat racking trees is a hugely frowned on practice in the tree industry. However, there are two exceptions to this rule.
Bradford Pear Trees
Bradford Pear trees are extremely brittle, also, due to highly acute angles, their branch unions are weak and contain “included bark”. Many times clients do not want to lose their “big” tree, but they do want to reduce their risk profile for potential failure. In these cases, we will top Bradfords. This type of pruning is highly aggressive to the tree’s health and can, at times, kill the tree, however, in these select instances, it is the best short-term option to retain a mature “look” of a large size tree while temporarily reducing it’s risk.
Crepe Myrtle Trees
If you lived in Nevada or Arizona, we would agree and call it Crepe murder, or “decrepitate”. However, southern culture is what it is, and almost everybody treats these trees as bushes. So, for this species, at the client’s request, we will perform heading cuts.
Other than the above listed species, we do not top trees. It is well documented on google as to why topping is bad for trees.