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Pruning & Maintenance

Pruning: Proper pruning techniques are important for a number of reasons:

* Training Your Trees: The arrangement, attachment and size of certain branches can be controlled to produce vigorous and stronger trees.  Pruning will take advantage of a plants grown habit at a young age!

* Maintenance of Health & Appearance: Pruning can remove dead, diseased, broken, rubbing or crowded limbs.  Any of these types of limbs left in a tree will begin to cause decay and rot in small or large trees which will leave the tree an open host for insects or diseases.  Thinning of a tree is also a very important aspect of pruning.  Thinning increases air and light circulation, which is necessary to the interior of the tree as well as the plant and grass beneath the tree.  Good air circulation extremely reduces wind resistance which could cause splitting or cracking of limbs or whole trees.        

* Cabling & Bracing: It may seem that a fork in a tree will not split until it is too late.  Storms can cause trees to split and do major physical damage to property.  Cabling can prevent this damage from occurring.  A rule of thumb to evaluate your risk of a tree splitting is the shape of the fork.  If the fork in the tree resembles a V rather than a U, the likelihood that a split can happen is much higher. 

The first and most important step in proper maintenance and care of your tree is proper diagnosis.  Let us come out and give a free, no obligation evaluation of your trees and shrubs.  Your trees could have problems that are overlooked.  Let us correct these problems if necessary before it’s too late.  The health and appearance of your trees and shrubs reflects greatly on the value and appearance of your home or business!