Pruning is the removal of specific limbs/branches to benefit the whole tree. We have 8 trained arborists on staff that are experienced with the proper techniques to prune shade trees, ornamental trees, fruit trees and shrubs. Our tree pruning services include:
Young tree training helps establish early form so that the tree develops into an attractive specimen.
This type of pruning includes the removal of dead, dying, diseased, interfering, objectionable and weak branches as well as selective trimming to lessen wind resistance and to increase sunlight through the canopy, leaving the exterior size and shape of the tree.
Safety pruning is the removal of selective large hazardous/dangerous limbs.
This specific way of pruning is tailored towards fruit production and accessibility.
This type of pruning keeps hedges and shrubs looking their best, while giving them the ability to grow to their fullest capacity.
Cables and rods are sometimes used to give structural support to multi-trunked trees. They give added strength to help support weak or damaged branches from high winds and storms.
Insect and Disease Management
Below is a list of some of the common insects and diseases that we are able to help control.
- Eastern Tent Caterpillars
- Fall Web Worms
- Gypsy Moth
- Apple Scab
- Lace Bugs
- Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
- Spider Mites
- Emerald Ash Bore
- Dutch Elm Disease
- Leaf Spot
- Needle Cast
Our Other Tree Services Include:
After tree or shrub removal the stump is often a hazard or simply not wanted as a part of the landscape. We are able to grind the stump and surface roots below soil grade so that grass or flowers can be planted. Our grinder also allows us to grind the stump up to 18 inches below grade, allowing the home owner to plant a small tree or shrub directly over the old stump.
Direct root fertilizing is the injection of fertilizer into the root zone of the tree or shrub. The injections are made from the base out to the drip line. Fertilizer promotes growth and helps the plant to naturally fight off insects and disease. It also helps the tree to recover if already damaged by insects, disease, winter damage and mechanical damage.
The two most common ways to prune or remove a tree is to climb it or use a bucket truck/aerial lift truck. Certain circumstances clearly call for one method over the other. Sometimes a combination would be the best way to do the job. An aerial lift or bucket truck provides a safe means from which to remove dangerous trees. We can not always put a climber in a rotten tree or a tree compromised after a storm.