Tree and Shrub Pruning and Trimming
Tree pruning is important in establishing healthy, well formed trees, shrubs and hedges. Our tree specialists prune to remove diseased branches as well as deadwood and stubs that serve as a breeding area for insects and fungi. Crossing branches, water shoots, sucker growth and branches forming weak attachments are removed whenever possible to eliminate potential failure. This also enhances health, structure, and the aesthetic value of the tree.
The lower canopy of the tree may be raised by removing lower branches as needed. If necessary, the trees may also be selectively thinned for better circulation of light and air. Clearances can be provided for buildings, driveways and sidewalks.
Proper tree pruning at early stages of tree development promotes good tree health in addition to being cost effective. Tree trimming should be performed every three to five years. Trees that are transplants, injured by construction or diseased may require more frequent pruning to remove any deadwood that occurs.
It should be noted that improper pruning can cause significant damage or death to your trees. Your trees are far too valuable to risk having them damaged by inexperienced or unqualified individuals.
Submit a quote request for a certified arborist to visit your property to provide you with a price.
Soil Injected Fertilization
Soil Injected Fertilization is performed for a number of reasons, which include:
- To help replenish sterile urban soils that do not get the opportunity for nutrient recycling.
- To help strengthen diseased trees.
- To aid the establishment of young trees.
- To provide nutrients where poor soil conditions exist.
- To provide nutrients for trees growing in adverse conditions (eg. parking lots, roadsides, etc.).
- To provide additional nutrition where trees are in competition for soil resources.
- To assist older trees.
- For general maintenance to ensure good plant health.
Tree fertilizing is performed using a truck mounted system with special equipment to pressure a liquid suspension of slow release fertilizer into the root absorption zone of the tree. This zone extends from the trunk to a few feet past the drip-line (outer extent of the branches). The residual quality of our fertilizer provides nutrient release for a two year period. This product also contains a complete package of secondary and micro nutrients complimented with Mycorrhizae beneficial fungi for health root development and tree growth. Some trees may have special needs that would require products such as chelated iron or soil acidifiers.
Did you know that Fall and Spring are excellent times to have your trees and shrubs fertilized! Call now to arrange for a free inspection and proposal by one of our Certified Arborists.