Tree and Shrub Pruning for Beauty and Health
A tree trim or prune is necessary to ensure your landscape flourishes. Tree pruning addresses architectural tree care concerns such as safety, structural integrity, shape and appearance. Professional tree pruning services enhance the natural beauty of your trees and shrubs and help you preserve the strength, stature and character they add to your property.
Proper tree trimming is one of the most important practices in professional tree care. Improper pruning can take many years to correct itself, and in some cases never corrects itself at all. When pruning, the goal is tree preservation and that’s why we NEVER use spikes while trimming any tree. Proper cuts are made in accordance with the ANSI standards to ensure that the trees heal properly.
Our employees are trained to understand what their pruning cuts are doing to the tree in terms of how bad cuts can affect stability and life span of trees.
Here are several objectives in tree trimming.
1) Hazard reduction pruning addresses a specific danger caused by visibly defined safety issues in your trees. Examples include dangerous deadwood that could fall and damage property or hurt people; limbs that are poorly attached or have decayed areas; broken limbs or “hangers;” limbs with hollows in them or that rub on another part of a tree.
2) Maintenance tree pruning preserves or improves tree health and structure. Special care is taken to encourage structural integrity, appearance, thinning for wind penetration and the overall health of your trees. This type of pruning usually includes removal of vines and limbs that hang low and touch or rub a structure or shade the lawn. Proper pruning of young trees will ensure proper branch architecture and sound structure and may even avoid the potential for costly problems as the landscape matures.
3) Vista pruning increases your landscape’s value and enhances beauty by creating visual access to water ways, yard highlights, views of the house or property. Vistas pruning makes the most of surrounding views, while maintaining privacy where desired.
We believe in performing property pruning methods to ensure the longevity of your trees. A great mentor of ours is Dr. Ed Gilman, research scientist at the University of Florida. His life long tree research has propelled our industry into a more professional arena allowing us to understand the positives and the negatives that pruning practices may cause. Our tree care industry owes a “TreeMendous” amount of gratitude to Dr. Gilman for his forward progress and passion for educating people about trees.