Pruning is needed to remove dead, diseased, injured, broken, rubbing and crowded limbs. Trees are thinned to allow for the wind and air to flow through. Proper thinning reduces wind resistance often responsible for uprooting or creating deformities.

A well-thinned tree reflects a skilled arborist with good judgment and it is a worthwhile investment in a valued tree. A healthy well-formed tree can increase the value of your property.

A well-pruned tree will hardly look like it has been pruned. The tree should take on the characteristics of its species. Tree species can range from small to large.

When to Prune/Cut back Trees:
Tree pruning to remove hazardous limbs, dead and diseased branches, can be accomplished at any time. Light pruning can usually be done at any time. Large cuts are best made in late winter or early spring.  Although timing is important, it is much more crucial to know how to prune a tree.

Drainage/Aeration/Vertical Mulching:
If the soil drains easily, it is usually well aerated. Soil that does not drain well may need aeration. An adequate supply of oxygen and water to the roots is essential for proper growth. Vertical mulching can improve the soil and encourage root growth and water uptake. Holes may be drilled around the root zone and filled with small gravel or other material for the purpose.

The frequency of watering depends of the type of soil and the amount of rainfall.  The first thing you should do before watering is determine your soil type.  Water must be allowed to soak deep into the ground. the most beneficial time to water trees and plants is in the early morning. Water slowly or use drip irrigation until the water has moistened down to the roots. Do not allow water to puddle, or to accumulate and run off.  Be consciencetious of your water usage.  If you would like to discuss an irrigation system, feel free to contact us for a free quote.

Tree Nutrition & Fertilizing:
Trees require certain essential elements to function and grow. Fertilizing a tree can increase growth, reduce susceptibility to certain diseases and pests, and can help deter declining health.

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