Tree Pruning Services
TreeWise, LLC has a commitment to provide quality, professional tree care services and we practice only proper pruning techniques and safety standards.
- Building and fixture clearance to remove limbs that interfere with wires, buildings, gutters, roofing, chimneys, windows or any limbs or branches that need to be trimmed from obstructing street signs or sidewalks, signs, lighting fixtures and addresses.
- To remove the deadwood or weakened limbs that may pose a hazard or lead to decay
- Eliminate diseased or insect-infested limbs
- Create a better structure to lessen wind resistance and reduce the potential for storm damage
- Training young trees to grow properly
- Safely remove any limbs damaged by adverse weather conditions
- Increase light penetration
- Improve the shape or silhouette of the tree – overall beauty
Different pruning techniques may be deployed on herbaceous plants than those used on perennial woody plants. Hedges, by design, are usually (but not exclusively) maintained by hedge trimming, rather than by pruning. Trees are either evergreen, having foliage that persists and remains green throughout the year or deciduous, shedding their leaves at the end of the growing season and then having a dormant period without foliage.
In nature, meteorological conditions such as wind, ice and snow, and salinity can cause trees and plants to self-prune. This natural shedding is called abscission.
Arborists use various tools and equipment designed for the purpose of tree care, such as hand pruners, loppers, shears, pole saws, chainsaws, stump grinders and wood chippers.
TreeWise, LLC uses only properly maintained, newer equipment for the best results!
What is tree topping?
Topping is the indiscriminate removal of tree branches above a certain height with little consideration for the tree’s structure or health. Tree branches are cut back to stubs or smaller branches which are not strong enough to grow back as a single, dominant branch. Instead, a flush of regrowth surrounds the wound. At times, homeowners think topping is necessary when trees have become too large for the property they are located on and, therefore, present a hazard. However, it is not a viable method for reducing a tree to manageable proportions. It creates more hazard than help!
Topping hurts trees and is not an acceptable pruning technique and is perhaps the most harmful tree pruning practice known. Yet, despite more than 25 years of literature and seminars explaining its harmful effects, topping remains a common practice.