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Tree Pruning

Tree WorkThere are several types of pruning available, all are done to ISA standards by a Certified Arborist. Spurs or gaffs are never worn while pruning. This causes damage and injury to the sensitive cambium of trees.

Regardless of what anyone says, do not let someone prune your trees while climbing in spurs! A complete prune is a combination of different pruning types and is the most thorough work done on trees

Building Clearance and Canopy Raise up

Removal of limbs that are growing towards, near or on a structure. With the proper selection of cuts, we can train limbs to grow away from buildings.

Deciding how many limbs to take without harming the tree can be difficult and there are many reasons to take or leave a particular limb. This is a great reason to hire a Certified Arborist you can trust.


Removal of all dead limbs in the entire canopy. Sometimes only the largest whole limbs are removed other times a complete deadwood down to smaller branches is in order.

It is important to remove the dead limbs that are likely to fall and cause injury or damage and to reduce the amount of food for fungi, disease, and insects that feed on dead wood.

Hazard Pruning

During a hazard prune, all large dead limbs are removed, on top of all limbs that have a high potential for failure. This includes but is not limited to diseased and dying limbs, limbs that are cracked or partially broken, and stubs from previously broken limbs.

I am also looking for structural defects in limbs such as crossing and rubbing limbs that degrade in strength as the wind blows. Redundant limbs are often removed and all branch to trunk unions are evaluated for structural defects. All hazard prunes include a full canopy inspection by a Certified Arborist.

Thinning or Weight Stress Reduction

Thinning is often done to a detrimental level by companies that don’t know what is best for the trees or are trying to charge more for putting more brush on the ground. A tree that is thinned too much is not safer and in fact is more likely to see failure in adverse weather. The proper amount of thinning is important as is making the proper choices while thinning.

The benefits of a properly thinned tree include weight stress reduction on a limb or system of limbs, and allowing increased movement of air through the canopy which can help with preventing failures as well as reducing diseases that rely on shade and stagnant air in the canopy.

I work very hard to stay up to date on all the latest research in arboriculture, which involves a lot of reading and attending tree related conferences and seminars. It is in my customers best interest that the person prescribing the work is also performing the work. I am looking to create lifelong customers by not selling you work that is unnecessary or worse, harmful to your trees.

I able to take care of all of your tree care needs; theseĀ are just a few of the services I provide.