tree pruning

Healthy Trees
tree pruning

Healthy Trees provides a full complement of tree care services:
  • Tree pruning and support systems
  • Shrub and vine pruning
  • Diagnosis and treatment of insects and disease, plant health care
  • Consultations: hazard tree evaluation; health assessment; appraisal; report preparation
  • Tree removal and stump grinding
  • Mulch delivery, firewood and splitting logs
  • Public speaking & demonstrations at service clubs, nurseries, garden clubs

Tree Pruning

We specialize in tree pruning, especially young trees. By tree pruning young trees regularly, we can train and shape a tree to become a stately, productive and safer tree at maturity. Trees that receive the appropriate tree pruning measures while they are young will require little corrective tree pruning when they mature.

We will determine the type of tree pruning necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance, and safety of your trees. The techniques we employ include:
  • eliminating branches that rub each other
  • removing limbs that interfere with wires, building facades, gutters, roofs, chimneys, or windows, or that obstruct streets or sidewalks
  • removing dead or weak limbs that pose a hazard or may lead to decay
  • removing diseased or insect-infested limbs
  • creating better structure to lessen wind resistance and reduce the potential for storm damage
  • training young trees
  • removing limbs damaged by adverse weather conditions
  • removing branches, or thinning, to increase light penetration
  • improving the shape or silhouette of the tree
Tree pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure and is an essential part of any tree maintenance program. When applied, tree pruning works in conjunction with a proper Plant Health Care Program to help reduce insect & disease infestations. Risk of tree failure can be reduced by establishing a Structural Tree Pruning Program that begins at planting and could carry through the first 25 years or more, depending on the species. This program should be designed to create a structurally sound trunk and branch architecture that will sustain the tree for a long period. Call us for a free tree pruning estimate, Healthy Trees.

Support Systems
Cable and brace the tree. Provide physical support for weak branches and stems to increase their strength and stability. Cabling/bracing reduces the risk of tree failure resulting from the following:
  • Structural weaknesses
  • Included Bark or V-Shaped Crotch
  • Storm damage
  • Mechanical injury
  • Rubbing limbs
  • Long, heavy limbs
Properly installed cabling systems are unobtrusive, but "out of sight" does not mean "out of mind". Cabling systems should be professionally examined once a year and again after each major storm. Bracing is normally done as part of an overall cabling system, generally to add strength to a weak "V-shaped" crotch.  High quality material must be used. Anything less, and/or poor workmanship, could even be dangerous.

tree pruning