Trees have long been considered a valuable asset to a property and can add tremendous value to a home or business both esthetically and monetarily. In an urban setting, it is important to take care of these valuable assets by investing in their health on a regular basis. Doing so will allow your investment to thrive and grow, provide shade for you and your house and enjoyment for you and future generations to come. Sadly, too often rather than leaving a legacy of joy and value, a tree that is uncared for that is in proximity to homes is in effect left to its own devices.
Commonly throughout the year, various sizes of dead or damaged limbs caused by natural aging, stress, severe weather or pest attack can drop un-expectedly. Decay can form in cavities that are left behind by a torn limb or other mechanical damage that may spread faster than the tissue can compartmentalize. To avoid this situation, making proper pruning cuts on potentially problematic limbs before they can break will reduce the chance of cavities forming later. It’s worth noting that certain types of decay and pathogens create cavities that attack the heart-wood of the tree and are not visually detectable.
Other problems can occur with trees poorly managed such as a canopy that does not allow adequate airflow and light to reach the leaves (the tree’s food factories). This can occur when the internal structure of the tree becomes full of small twigs sprouting from the major limbs. Over time these limbs become larger and more prolific and have the effect of clogging up the internal structure of the tree. The overall effect makes the crown of the tree heavier and more prone to structural failure. The tree also has to expend energy to maintain these inefficient appendages that it could use for better effect elsewhere. It is worth noting that in some cases the appearance of these epicormic sprouts are a sign that your tree is suffering from stress.
Allowing the airflow to reach deep inside the crown of your tree has an additional benefit of reducing the ‘wind sail’ effect. In a well cleaned out crown during severe weather, wind can pass more easily through the trees limbs rather than acting like a sail and possibly be prone to uprooting or breaking, as would be the case with a crown that is not clean.
It’s advisable to have a trained arborist clean out the internal structure of your tree regularly to improve its health, avoid conditions that can make your tree hazardous and make it a joy to behold.
Correct pruning of a tree is one of the best things you can do for it, and it will thank you for it in many ways.
When considering pruning your tree, decide on what goals you want to achieve. For example, perhaps you want to raise the height of the canopy so that it doesn’t hang down onto passing vehicles or pedestrians. Maybe you have some large limbs you would rather not have over the roof of your home because they are presenting a hazard. Talk with our experienced sales team about how we can meet your goals and remain within your budget.
All our prices for pruning or tree removal include hauling away all debris created by the job, but debris can be left on site upon request.
Need some firewood for those winter months? Provided you advise our sales team in advance of the job. As a courtesy to you, our skilled chainsaw crew will gladly transform a portion of your tree debris into firewood size logs and stack them for you ready for splitting.
Over time that noble landmark of your street, can, if we let it, become an increasing hazard. In order to understand how your tree can become a hazard, it’s important for us to understand that trees growing in the wild (forests to us) do not have to contend with issues that trees located in urban settings do such as having a restricted root zone, grade changes, and severed roots from construction, lawn mower damage, air pollution, herbicides and chemicals. Any one or all of these factors can have a stressful effect on the health and development of your tree. Trees living in the middle of a forest become stressed and diseased too – the difference is that when they do fall or drop limbs etc. they rarely do any harm to human life or property.
So it is important for us to give trees that are living along side of us the care that they need to help them be in the best health possible. We can help your trees become and remain objects of admiration.