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 contraindicated, and pruning should only be done with specialized climbing techniques and under the supervision of a certified arborist.
Cabling and Bracing
When a tree becomes large or grows in unique ways it can begin to become structurally 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; however, 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.
Some trees are more prone to lightning strikes than others. Susceptibility depends on the tree's height, species, and proximity to other things. 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.
Nobody really likes the idea of cutting down a tree, but, when it is necessary, we have all the proper equipment and insurance to do so. Trees can be deceptively heavy and 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.
Zero Impact Removals
Whether we use a bucket truck, climber, or our 29-ton capacity crane to remove your tree, it will be like we never 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.
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 pre-existing stumps. 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.
Pruning Mature Trees
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.
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