Our Tree Care Services
We prune according to ANSI quality and safety standards. We are fully equipped with chippers, chip trucks, bucket trucks, loaders, log trucks and stump grinders in various sizes to fit the job and all necessary rigging and state of the art climbing equipment to do the job safely and efficiently.
We are a backyard specialist! (No bucket access). When a bucket cannot access the area we have multiple certified climbers that can safely and efficiently access the tree. We never use climbing spikes to climb except on removals. Spikes leave open wounds that spread disease and are very detrimental to the tree and can often lead to death.
Stump grinding is usually done a few days after the removal and the grindings raked into the hole. We call one call for a locate of underground lines are in the area before stump grinding.
List of Services
Specific types of pruning may be necessary to maintain a mature tree in a healthy, safe, and attractive condition.
Removal of dead, dying, diseased, crowded, weakly attached, and low-vigor branches from the crown of a tree. The outward appearance of the tree is affected very little.
Mostly for young to middle aged trees. Removing weak or duplicating branches and often training to a central leader to give the tree a solid foundation for future growth.
Selective removal of branches to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown. Thinning opens the foliage of a tree, and helps retain the tree’s natural shape. Over thinning can be very damaging to the tree based on species.
Removes the lower branches from a tree in order to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles, pedestrians, and vistas.
Mostly for young to middle aged trees. Reducing or removing one of two or more competing dominant leads to allow one to have dominance. Reduces union failures when mature. It is a very species-specific technique.
Training and thinning sprouts after storm damage or topping to bring the tree back to proper form. It must be done gradually over several years in order to be effective.
Reduces the size of a tree, often for clearance for a house or utility lines. Recommended not to exceed 25-30% of canopy depending on species. Also reduction can be for reducing weight on longer branches over a structure to reduce risk of failure.
An arborist assessment of a trees current condition and any recommendations to aid long term health.
Cabling and Bracing
Installing supplemental support systems for weak or damaged high value trees to prolong life and safety.
Installing air terminals and ground cables to redirect a lightning strike on high value or vulnerable trees.
Like all living things trees can eventually die or become a major safety hazard, which requires safe removal.
We typically grind 5-7” deep and rake the grindings back over the hole. Grindings can be removed for additional cost. We grind after area is cleared by utility locate that it is safe to do so.
Preservation and care of high value or historic trees Old mature or historic trees can have special needs and vastly different growth pattern/tolerances than younger trees.
Air Spading and soil aeration/ decompaction
An Air Spade uses supersonic air in high volumes to safely remove excess or aerate soil that may have been compacted or grade raised without damaging roots.
Air Spading and Root pruning
Typically we use the Air Spade to expose the roots without damage and make surgical cuts only where needed. Reasons for root pruning are to correct girdling roots or to avoid torn roots when soil excavation must be done close to the root zone.
A tool that can measure the strength and soundness of the tree with little to no damage while still alive and standing. It can identify and record internal decay conditions if they are present and remaining sound wood percentage.
Construction tree protection consulting
Pre construction planning is a huge factor in if the trees will survive after building. Setting aside adequate tree protection zones and ensuring construction crews respect the protection zones are another major factor among others.
We do not “Top” trees. What is topping?
Topping is the indiscriminate cutting of tree branches to stubs or lateral branches that are not large enough or have enough apical dominance to assume the terminal role. Other names for topping include heading, tipping, hat racking, and rounding over.
The most common reason given for topping is to reduce the size of a tree. Homeowners often feel that their trees have become too large for their property. People fear that tall trees may pose a hazard. Topping, however, is not a viable method of height reduction and certainly does not reduce the hazard. In fact, topping will make a tree more hazardous in the long term. The new sprouts stimulated by topping are weakly attached and will generally start to break off in 2-5 years after IF the tree survives. They often don’t Link to why topping hurts trees?