|Trimming, Fine-pruning, & Reduction|
We have the skills, experience, and equipment for large scale tree trimming and reduction at your home or business, but we also do the smaller jobs. Trimming and thinning...
a tree consists of removing excess branches and deadwood, which improves appearance and lightens heavy branches for safety, but keeps the shade.
As trees grow larger year after year, many people underestimate the importance of periodic maintenance. Large, over-weighted branches not only cause huge tree safety issues, but when one falls on it's own the break is often at or near the core, severely damaging or even killing the tree.
Fine Pruning takes trimming and thinning to the next level, selectively and strategically removing various (sometimes wayward) branches. It's all about aesthetics and shaping/guiding a tree to grow in the right direction (eg., around a home, instead of through it). Fine Pruning is an art, and excellence comes with years of experience. It can be time-consuming, and some companies shortcut the process (perhaps to low-ball their bid), but you definitely get what you pay for.
Reduction is a general term for reducing the size (most commonly the height) of a tree. The wrong way is simply "topping" or "pollarding" the tree, popular in the past, but now frowned upon by experts. These abrupt cutting practices -- basically lopping off the crown -- result in deformed shapes, and the resulting "finger branches" create dangerous windsail, and included bark that causes long-term defects or death to the tree. The right way to reduce a tree is the strategic removal of branches, cutting multi-pronged branches back to their main laterals. The appearance of the tree becomes centered and balanced, and the safety is improved as heavy deadwood is removed and windsail effect minimized.
Since 1937 we've specialized in tree trimming, thinning, reduction, and fine-pruning. We take the time to understand our customers' needs and explain all the options.