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Milford, PA

A Cut Above The Rest

We Are Spike Free (and Proud of It!)

When pruning a tree we don't use tree spikes...EVER! Tree spikes (or gaffs) are worn on a climbers feet and allow him or her to "step" up the tree leaving hundreds of peg marks behind. These spikes should only be used during a tree removal as they are unhealthy for the tree and could ultimately cause it's demise. Internationally accepted tree pruning guidelines all agree that the use of tree spikes is a big No No, and pruning should only be done with specialized climbing techniques and under the supervision of a certified arborist.

Tree Pruning

The safety, health and beauty of your trees are all reasons to have them pruned regularly.  Pruning is the practice of removing dead or unhealthy limbs and to correct branches that interfere with utility wires, structures, other trees, etc. Tree Pruning at a Certified Arborist level would also include removing branches that cross with each other, crown reduction, thinning for air flow, and disease protection.  Your arborist can also improve the general shape and overall look of a tree with proper pruning techniques.  If you would like to improve your view, ask us about vista pruning.

Cabling and Bracing

When a tree becomes large or grows in unique ways it can begin to become structurelly unstable especially where the tree forks. Properly installed cables can be placed into the main leads of your tree to help the entire tree move and flex as a whole. Cabling tree canopies is also a good way to prevent large portions of your most prized tree from breaking away during windy or icy conditions.  We use thin cables with an extraordinary high tensile strength. They are very strong and virtually invisible. Your chances of a mishap will be greatly reduced by cabling, though this option is an extra, precautionary method of preventing damage and is NOT a guaranteed fix.

Bracing is generally used as a corrective method to redirect a young trees growth. This is done with cables fixed into the ground or back to itself. These braces would require annual inspection and would eventually be removed.

We also offer the Cobra Tree Cabling System

This is the most advanced cabling technique in Arboriculture today.

Lightning Protection

Some trees are prone to lightning strikes and some are less prone. This would depend on the trees height, species, and proximity to other things in its radius. A certified arborist can answer these questions for you during an in person consultation. Lightning protection for a tree involves installing lightning rods and copper wires. This has to be done in a way that doesn't harm the tree. Every tree is a one of a kind living thing. This process is NOT as simple as installing them on a structure. This should only be done by an experienced and licensed arborist.

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Tree Removals

Nobody really likes the idea of cutting down a tree, although when it is necessary, we have all the proper equipment and insurance to do so. Trees can be deceptively heavy and for that reason, very dangerous and damaging to human life, homes, cars, and other trees. For this reason, it is important NOT to simply hire the cheapest estimate. We have our equipment inspected regularly and keep very comprehensive insurance coverage. Sadly other companies do not.

Zero Impact Removals

Weather we use a bucket truck, climber, or our 29 ton capacity crane to remove your tree, it will be like we went even there. We have made a large investment into specially designed "mats" that we use to drive heavy equipment over, so we can cross lawns and walkways without creating any damage. The job is not done till we have cleaned up all the debris and even blew the saw dust off your roof.

Stump Grinding

A tree is not totally gone until the stump is removed. Stumps are unsightly and potential trip hazards. We offer stump grinding that can be included with your tree estimate and are happy to grind stumps on trees we did not even cut down. We take the time to use protective barriers to ensure small rocks and dirt won’t damage any of your property or create an unsightly mess.