Above Ground Care 2017-04-22T21:02:38+00:00
Pruning or trimming is a key factor in maintaining and optimizing the health of trees in an urban setting.

Besides keeping your trees healthy and beautiful, our Above Ground Care services can help the structural integrity of your trees, which can be critical for safety and liability issues. Our ISA Certified Arborists are trained to evaluate the condition of your trees and determine the extent of pruning, cabling, and fertilizer/herbicide/pesticide application they may need for optimum tree health and safety. We can also determine when it’s time to remove a tree that is hazardous or dead to ensure the safety of surrounding property.

Arbor Care Tree Specialists included my family in the process from beginning to end. We had two trees removed and one tree pruned. We rate this company a true ’10’. They are professional, conscientious. They love trees and provide the utmost safety to the workers involved. On top of it all – they are simply good, nice people. We thank you Luke, Krickett, Jon and Eli.
Jan Hollis-White
Pruning or trimming is a key factor in maintaining and optimizing the health of trees in an urban setting.

Besides keeping your trees healthy and beautiful, our Above Ground Care services can help the structural integrity of your trees, which can be critical for safety and liability issues. Our ISA Certified Arborists are trained to evaluate the condition of your trees and determine the extent of pruning, cabling, and fertilizer/herbicide/pesticide application they may need for optimum tree health and safety. We can also determine when it’s time to remove a tree that is hazardous or dead to ensure the safety of surrounding property.

Arbor Care Tree Specialists included my family in the process from beginning to end. We had two trees removed and one tree pruned. We rate this company a true ’10’. They are professional, conscientious. They love trees…and provide utmost safety to the workers involved. On top of it all…they are simply good, nice people. We thank you Luke, Krickett, Jon and Eli.
Jan Hollis-White

ABOVE GROUND CARE SERVICES

PRUNING: Pruning is the removal of dead, dying, diseased and conflicting limbs to improve overall tree health and safety. Proper pruning provides building and structure clearance as well as elevation over sidewalks and roadways. All work is performed in accordance with the International Society of Arboriculture A300 pruning standards which means we will:

  • Clean – remove one or more of the following parts: dead, diseased, and/or broken branches

  • Thin – reduce density of live branches

  • Raise – provide vertical clearance

  • Reduce – decrease height and/or spread (consideration must be given to the ability of a species to tolerate reduction pruning)

Types of pruning services provided:

  • Refracture – refracture over-mature, declining trees

  • Vista – pruning for view

  • Crown Restoration – returning tree to original shape after a storm

  • Crown Reduction – tip weight reduction, windsail reduction

  • Pollarding – to stimulate growth in one specific area

  • Pleaching – tying branches together to create formal shapes or ledges

  • Ornamental – pruning and shaping for aesthetic features

REMOVALS: Cut down and remove hazardous or dead trees. This includes storm work. All trees will be removed with the lowest impact to property while maintaining the highest level of safety using the most current techniques. These techniques are:

  • Crane Removal – Use of a crane to remove hazardous trees or to remove trees with minimal impact to the understory and landscape below.

  • Tracked Lift – We use an 83′ HD Arbor Pro – The new CMC 83HD+ Arbor Pro is the only compact tracked mini lift designed from the ground up, specifically for the tree care industry. This allows us to rig down extremely hazardous trees with reduced risk to our tree climbers. It also gives us the ability to be more efficient while piecing the tree down in more manageably sized pieces.

  • Climbing & Rigging – Using advanced research to safely lower and rig down the tree with ropes in a safe and controlled manner.

STUMP GRINDING: Once a tree has been removed, you still have to deal with the stump. Some homeowners choose to leave it in place as a wildlife habitat, but many more choose to remove the stump to plant a replacement tree or improve their view. Stump grinding involves using a machine with a high-speed disk with specially designed teeth to grind the stump and roots into small wood chips. In the end, you are left with a flat piece of ground that will blend nicely into the surrounding area.

CABLING & BRACING: Give structural support to weakened tree parts using an assortment of dynamic and static cable, rods and support braces.

SYSTEMIC INJECTIONS: Inject fertilizer/herbicide/pesticide into the vascular tissue of the tree to help promote immediate response to a tree under stress or prevent damage from boring/piercing or sucking insects. This is an invasive procedure and is only done when all other options are exhausted.

FOLIAR SPRAYS: Apply pesticides to foliage of tree to prevent feeding from pests. Also spray to control fungus and bacterial infections.

TREE GROWTH REGULATORS: Apply a tree growth regulator to control growth of stems and branches as well as promote the development of a healthy root system.

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