Healthy trees add value to your home; an unhealthy or unwanted tree detracts from it.
You can rest assured that Dave's Tree Care is capable of removing unwanted trees with little impact on the surrounding area, and our cleanup will leave your yard in better condition than it was found. Trees are a wonderful part of nature. However, people try to put them in some of the most unnatural environments. Poor urban soils, pollution, drought, insects and disease are some of the problems that plague trees. With proper diagnosis and treatment plans, Dave's Tree Care arborists can ensure that your trees are healthy for the next generation to enjoy.
Normally, single-stemmed, immature trees should have co-dominant stems removed. If co-dominant stems are allowed to mature, the tree should be professionally inspected for hazards, as tree support systems may be necessary to prevent breakage. Mature Pin Oaks should have dead wood removed regularly, usually every 3-5 years. Dead wood is unsightly, hazardous, and harbors overwintering insects and should not be ignored. A well-trained eye and skilled hand can prolong this cycle by thoroughly cleaning the crown of dead and dying branches. Chlorotic (yellow-leaf) trees and surrounding soil should be tested and amended as necessary to promote health.
Pruning Mature Trees
Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure. Although forest trees grow quite well with only nature's pruning, landscape trees require a higher level of care to maintain their safety and aesthetics. Pruning should be done with an understanding of how the tree responds to each cut. Improper pruning can cause damage that will last for the life of the tree, or worse, shorten the tree's life.
Reasons for Pruning
Because each cut has the potential to change the growth of the tree, no branch should be removed without a reason. Common reasons for pruning are to remove dead branches, to remove crowded or rubbing limbs and to eliminate hazards. Trees may also be pruned to increase light and air penetration to the inside of the tree’s crown or to the landscape below. In most cases, mature trees are pruned as a corrective or preventive measure.
Routine thinning does not necessarily improve the health of a tree. Trees produce a dense crown of leaves to manufacture the sugar used as energy for growth and development. Removal of foliage through pruning can reduce growth and stored energy reserves. Heavy pruning can be a significant health stressor for the tree.