Pruning includes cleaning, thinning, raising, and training. Cleaning consists of the removal of deadwood throughout the canopy. Thinning entails the removal of crossing or rubbing branches. Thinning also opens up the canopy for better light penetration and takes weight off heavier branches. Raising can include lifting or removal of lower limbs. Raising may also be required for the clearance of buildings and fences. Training is done to juvenile trees to ensure a good growth and branching pattern at maturity. By training a tree early in its life, we can fix most problems before they start. Some trees may only need one aspect of pruning while others may require all four. Leave it up to one of our Certified Arborists to decide what your trees need. We will never top out or lions tail a tree. These practices are common in this area but science has taught us they are not only wrong, but leave a tree stressed and in a state of decline. Pruning is truly an art and a science. You can depend on us to have the knowledge and experience to properly prune your trees.
Cabling and Bracing
Panhandle trees grown in an open area usually develop an atypical, open crown with multiple dominant branches. This commonly leads to branch failure, especially in mature trees. Large branch failure can lead to property damage, personal injury, and possible tree decline. Cabling and bracing greatly reduces possible failure and can significantly increase the longevity of mature trees. Cabling and bracing is most effective when done as a preventative measure, before the hazard presents itself. Let one of our experts assess the need for this service.