Tree pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure. In urban settings, tree pruning is often desirable or necessary to maintain safety, satisfy customer requests, or improve the tree’s structure, aesthetic, and health. Our arborists understand the biology and basic requirements of trees to ensure the pruning optimizes the tree’s health and structure while meeting customer desires.
Pruning can be one of the best things done for a tree or one of the worst. When improperly performed, pruning can harm the tree’s health, stability, value, and appearance. Lumberjack Tree Service will provide an educated proactive approach to your trees, adhering to proper guidelines to ensure a beautiful and healthy final product.
Pruning is a double-edged sword, whether it helps or hurts the tree depends on where, when, how, and why the practice is applied. When properly executed, a variety of benefits are derived including reduced risk of branch and stem breakage, better clearance for vehicles, improved health and appearance, enhanced view, and increased flowering and fruiting.
Our Arborists will consult the use of several different pruning techniques, depending on the customer’s desires and objectives.The most common tree trimming techniques are crown cleaning, thinning, reduction, raising, and restoration. The method the arborists employ depends on the condition and size of the tree and the customer’s request.
Crown Cleaning is the selective removal of dead, diseased, and/or broken branches from a tree’s crown. This is the most common pruning technique for landscape trees. Regular pruning should correct small growth problems before they have a chance to become larger issues.
Crown Thinning often includes crown cleaning as well as selective removal of live branches to reduce crown density. Thinning is often performed to increase light penetration and air circulation, or to reduce branch weight. Proper thinning should maintain the structural integrity and natural shape of the tree. Care must be taken not to over thin a tree.
Crown Raising removes the lower branches of a tree in order to provide clearance for buildings, signs, vehicles, pedestrians, and vistas. Excessive removal of lower limbs should be avoided so that the development of trunk taper is not affected, and structural stability is maintained.
Similar to crown raising, Vista Pruning is the selective removal or reduction of scaffold limbs to allow a specific view from a predetermined point.
Crown Reduction is used when it is necessary to reduce the size of a branch, limb, or entire tree. This is best accomplished by cutting limbs back to their point of origin or back to laterals capable of sustaining the remaining limb and assuming the terminal role. *It is important to bear in mind that crown reduction is not a standard pruning practice for trees that have adequate growing space. Crown reduction can potentially have a detrimental effect on tree health and structure, even when it is performed properly.
After any tree trimming is complete, Lumberjack Tree Service will chip and haul off or neatly stack debris according to the customer’s request.
Lumberjack Tree Service Installs Rigid Support Systems.
Tree cabling, bracing, and guying each involve the installation of hardware in trees by an arborist. This hardware provides a tree with supplemental support by limiting the movement of limbs. When used wisely, tree support systems may extend the life of the tree or make it less prone to mechanical failure.Lumberjack Tree Service will determine whether cabling is warranted, by first inspecting the condition of the tree. After a careful inspection and consideration of important factors, our arborists will determine the appropriate hardware to use, based on the tree’s specific needs.
Even though tree support systems cannot eliminate hazard potential, they can reduce risk of failure to acceptable levels. The situation must be assessed carefully by an arborist when deciding whether to install supplemental support systems, prune potentially hazardous limbs, or remove the entire tree. Keep in mind that anytime hardware is installed into a tree, the wounds created may lead to decay.
Call us at (972) 495-0606 to have one of our arborists inspect and determine when a tree might be helped by the installation of cables, guys, or bracing rods.
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