Residential Tree Care

Your Neighborhood's Tree Care Company  

The trees in your landscape no doubt have a beneficial impact on your home.  Property values of landscaped homes are 5-20% higher than those of non-landscaped homes, and in this market that can make a big difference!  Trees also bring natural elements and wildlife habitats into urban surroundings, all of which increase the quality of life for residents of the community.  However, trees also require an investment.  To function well in their landscape, trees require maintenance.  Arborists have the knowledge and equipment needed to prune, spray, fertilize, and otherwise maintain your trees.













~Pruning Young Trees~

Proper pruning is essential in developing a tree with a strong structure and desirable form.  Trees that receive the appropriate pruning measures while they are young will require little corrective pruning when they mature.  Considerations in young tree pruning include:

  • Making proper pruning cuts
  • Proper use of, and selection of, pruning tools
  • Trunk development
  • Permanent branch selection
  • Establishing a strong scaffold structure
  • Selection of permanent scaffold branches

















~Pruning Mature Trees~

Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure.  Although forest trees grow quite well with only nature's pruning, landsape trees require a higher level of care to maintain their safety and aesthetics.  Pruning should be done with an understanding of how the tree responds to each cut.  Improper pruning can cause damage that will last for the life of the tree, or worse, shorten the tree's life.  Considerations in mature tree pruning include:

  • Reasons for pruning
  • When to prune
  • Making proper pruning cuts
  • Using proper pruning techniques and equipment
  • How much should be pruned?
  • Recognizing and reducing tree hazards
  • Removing limbs that interfere with wires, buildings, roofs, streets, and sidewalks
  • Recognizing and removal of dead, weak, diseased, or infected limbs

~Tree Removal & Stump Grinding~

Although tree removal is usually a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary.  An arborist can help decide whether or not a tree should be removed.  We have the skills and equipment to safely and efficiently remove any size tree.  Some trees, like native oaks, are protected in most areas.  We have an excellent rapport with local city arborists and permitting departments and if a permit is needed for your job, we'll take care of it for you.  Removal is recommend when:
  • The tree is dead or dying
  • The tree is considered irreparably hazardous
  • The tree is causing an obstruction that is impossible to correct through pruning
  • The tree is crowding and causing harm to other trees
  • The tree is to be replaced by a more suitable specimen
  • The tree should be removed to allow for new construction

Call or email us today for a free estimate with one of our arborists.