There are many aspects to trimming your trees and when to trim them:
For those of you who want to prune your own trees, please visit Dr. Ed Gilman’s site for even more valuable information and properpruning cuts.
Construction sites can have many valuable trees that could be protected and preserved if correct measures are taken prior to any activity. Damage to roots, tree trunks and limbs caused by construction can harm trees and result in stress that can lead to disease, die back of crown, structural failure and ultimate death of the tree.
There are numerous techniques simple and inexpensive that provide protection to trees on a construction site. So please call one of AAATree Experts highly trained Arborists in the planning stages of your project.
Root pruning is often needed on construction sites. Generally done before heavy equipment rips and tears roots close to the tree. AAATree Experts can have a certified arborist clean cut, and treat roots ahead of excavation or any underground activity around the root zone area. Homeowners may need roots pruned as well, such as, roots under driveways, sidewalks, or surfaced roots. Caution must be taken any time roots are cut, so call one of AAATree Experts highly trained certified Arborists to advise you of your options.
AAA Tree Experts provides various consulting services, such as:
Fertilization for trees at your home or office can add essential elements back to the root zone of your tree, if the natural environment has been removed from the landscape under the tree canopy.
Tree injections are a method to apply nutrients directly into the sap system of your trees. Usually reserved for high value trees and trees with limited open root zones. (Example: parking lot trees with root systems covered by asphalt or concrete). Injections can give a beneficial boost to trees when other methods have failed. Call AAA Tree Experts to find out if your trees couldbenefit from this procedure.
Vertical mulching is the process of making many holes in the soil of the root zone of a particular tree with the purpose of creating many entryways for air, moisture, and nutrients to reach the roots of a given tree. This process improves soil that is compacted and overall health. All the holes will be filled with fertilizer and peat moss. AAA Tree Experts would like to be aware of under ground water lines and electrical lines.
Cables are installed in trees to provide support for weak or potentially dangerous limbs by connecting two or more limbs together, weak crotches/v- crotches, multi-stem trees with weak crotches. This technique useshardware to make the tree more structurally stable. However the condition ofthe tree should first be assessed. If the root system is not structurally sound or the tree contains excessive decay the tree may need to be removed. Mechanical devices cannot always be relied upon to make hazardous trees safe. Other factors come into question like trimming, and is the wood solid and large enough to install the hardware. Please call AAA Tree Experts for a complete assessment to see if the cabling process is the best thing for your tree.
Lightning can destroy trees and can cause death to people taking refuge under trees during storms. Historic trees, trees of great value, trees close to structures, and trees on golf courses or in parks where people may take refuge are good candidates to having lightning protection systems put in.
Demossing is sometimes requested by customers. Spanish moss,other than being a little unsightly and adding extra weight to the tree limbs, does not generally harm the tree. In some extreme cases it can interfere with photosynthesis, and cause a slow decline in the health of the tree. Please call AAA Tree Experts if you would like to consult with one of our highly trained Arborists.