Leaf Removal and Cleanups
Maintain a healthy and vibrant landscape during this colorful season.
Extend the life of your trees with professional and proper pruning techniques.
Discover the reasons for pruning your trees and learn about the proper techniques and timing for effective tree care. Pruning plays a crucial role in maintaining the safety and aesthetics of landscape trees. However, it is essential to understand how each cut affects the tree's growth to avoid long-term damage or premature tree death.
Pruning is necessary to ensure the health and longevity of your trees. Common reasons for pruning include:
Routine pruning to remove weak, diseased, or dead limbs can be done at any time of the year without significant effects on the tree. However, for optimal growth and wound closure, it is best to prune before the spring growth flush. Some trees, such as maples and birches, may bleed if pruned early in spring, but it does not harm the tree. Pruning susceptible trees during active transmission periods of diseases like oak wilt should be avoided. Heavy pruning immediately after spring growth flush should also be avoided to prevent stress on the tree.
Different pruning techniques are necessary to maintain the health, safety, and attractiveness of mature trees:
- Cleaning: Removal of dead, diseased, crowded, and weakly attached branches from the tree's crown.
- Thinning: Selective removal of branches to increase light penetration and air movement, reducing weight on heavy limbs and maintaining the tree's natural shape.
- Raising: Removal of lower branches to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles, pedestrians, and views.
- Reduction: Size reduction of the tree, often for utility line clearance, by pruning back leaders and branch terminals to lateral branches that can assume terminal roles. This helps maintain the tree's form and structural integrity.
Avoid the mistake of over-thinning by removing too much inner foliage and small branches. It is crucial to maintain an even distribution of foliage along large limbs and the lower portion of the crown. Over-thinning reduces the tree's capacity for sugar production and can lead to tip-heavy limbs prone to failure. The amount of live tissue to be pruned depends on the tree's size, species, age, and pruning objectives. Younger trees tolerate the removal of a higher percentage of living tissue better than mature trees. Remember that several small pruning wounds heal faster than one large wound, so it is best to distribute pruning cuts evenly.
For professional and effective tree pruning, trust our experienced team. We prioritize the health and longevity of your trees. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive tree care services and schedule a consultation.
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Yes and we are glad you asked. We are fully licensed and insured to provide tree services in Pennsylvania. Our memberships and affiliations include the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Tree Care Industry Association, and BBB.
It is highly recommended to choose an experienced tree removal company who can provide you with their credentials.
Our coverage also includes Workers' Compensation, which protects the homeowner and employee.
One of the most common questions we get asked is the cost of having tree work done. The cost of tree work depends on a number of factors, such as:
Ultimately, our arborists cannot quote any tree service without seeing the job in question. However, we are happy to schedule an estimate at no cost to you.
We do provide local emergency tree services. We have been known to rescue a few cats stuck in trees and have helped many neighbors with trees that have fallen due to severe weather.
Please don't hesitate to call. If we are able to help during an emergency, we certainly will!
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You can but it is not required. Please keep in mind that if it is raining or snowing, we will have to reschedule due to safety reasons.