Florida Registration #G17000082320
At Tree Services Pro, our Lighthouse Point arborist concentrate on pruning for strength, balance and good structure, and take every variable of your tree's environment into account when we assess a tree services job. Making sure your trees are healthy and strong, is our top priority. Cleaning your trees by removing dead, damaged, and diseased branches will always be the first thing we look at during an assessment of your trees.
If your trees are too large, and at risk of toppling during a storm, we may recommend a "Storm Trimming Plan" to help prevent damage to your trees and property.
At times, some companies or individuals may over-prune trees in the trimming process. Over-pruning means that more than one third of the canopy foliage is removed in one growing season. This is not acceptable when trying to maintain the health of your trees.
As stated above, over-pruning removes too many leaves, but it also may cause damage to the bark of the tree, such as scalding. Many times when trees are over-pruned, large sections of the tree has been removed, as when hat-racking occurs. During this process, if the tree service or individual doing the work may drop large pieces of wood through theo crown of the tree damaging the bark.
During tree trimming, when trees are over-pruned, it also affects the local environment around the tree, such as the air, ground, plants and other trees near by, and some wildlife, also.
Your trees are living and growing organisms, that require special treatment each time a technician enters them to prune. Care must be given to how the equipment used will effect the tree, and how the tree is affected by the pruning cuts that will be made, from the final cut to how the branch trimmed will exit the crown.
For instance, a small branch may be cut and dropped through the crown to the ground with no trauma to the tree, but a large branch should by lowered with a rope, or extracted with a crane, or in small sections, as not to cause damage to the bark of the remaining parts, as it leaves the crown.
Depending on the size and species of a tree, it is recommended that any pruning or tree trimming should not remove more than 25% of the canopy in any given growing season. In some species less is better.
At Tree Services Pro, we realize that there are trees that have not been pruned properly in years, and have become exceedingly to large for the area they inhabit. It may be neccessary at times to reduce these trees by more than 25%, but there should be a long term monitoring, and care plan in place in this case.