PRUNING AND THINNING
Pruning is the cutting away of selected woody material for structural or aesthetic purposes as well as for fruit production on bearing trees. A properly pruned tree maintains it's natural ability to adapt and thrive more efficiently in its surrounding environment.
Removing certain limbs that are weak, damaged or dead are necessary safety concerns as well as branches that have made their encroachment too near a structure or ground spaces such as our yards and gardens. Thinning a trees canopy, as well as deadwood removal, also allows for better light penetration, reduces the threat of limb, trunk or root failure (the 'sail' effect), in high winds and also enhances the beauty of the trees structural uniqueness. On the other hand, an unmaintained tree is usually ignored until it is so overwhelmingly apparent its need for attention, or there is a catastrophic occurrence that may have been prevented, more than likely, by a pro-active investment in the services of a qualified professional.
Hosanna Tree and Landscaping Services can provide the knowledge, experience and skills to make your trees a valuable asset to your property rather than a possible liability.
Removing trees that are part of our urban forest canopy will be a necessity for every tree at some time or another. Trees may live for hundreds of years in their natural surroundings but environmental stresses and infringements due to development and many other factors can reduce the lifespan of these nobel sentries, when that time comes, you can depend on the safe and reliable experts at Hosanna Tree and Landscaping Services.
Even large and dangerous trees can be carefully removed with low impact to the ground below using specialized techniques with lowering ropes, riggings and even a crane when necessary. With highly experienced professionals at Hosanna Tree and Landscaping Services removing your trees, you can rest assured that your plants, structures and whatever else that is under them will be safe.
When all the limbs have been safely lowered, precise targeting of trunk wood to a drop zone below is the most common way of removal for smaller areas. Each piece is individually cut, dropped and moved from the landing area making ready for the next piece. Sometimes, space permitting, large sections can be felled and the resounding dull thud will send an impressive shockwave that can be felt through the soles of the feet of safely distanced onlookers.
After the tree is on the ground we provide the cleanup of debris and disposal that is already included in the price. The brush is chipped and sent to a recycling center or dumped free of charge for mulch. Fire wood is cut from the branches (3" diameter and larger) and trunk wood into 16' to 18" average lengths and left on site. This too is included in the price.
We think that you will be impressed by the almost 100% clean up our ground crew do for your convenience! For an additional charge we also provide STUMP GRINDING service to remove the remaining trunk to well below ground level.
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TREE RISK ASSESSMENT
"Are my trees safe"?
Well most of you have waited and waited to finally get around to asking this prudent question and unfortunately for some of you, damage that may have been avoided has evolved into a more serious condition. The longer you wait to have your trees safety assessed, the more the potential danger compounds as well as the cost for services such as restoration or removal. Even though there may not appear to be any apparent danger to the untrained eye, there are many signs to look for that an experienced Certified Arborist may be able to determine by a careful examination.
"But my tree looks healthy and it made it through last winter, should I be concerned"?
Definitely, YES! Your tree might have made it through several big storms in the past but underlying factors may not be noticeable at first glance. A healthy ' looking' tree may have one or several factors that may cause limb or trunk failure at the next slight disturbance. Many times after winter winds and rains, the springtime sap flow and leaf growth bring massive amounts of weight that many trees are unable to support. This is magnified with additional weight from a little rain with even the slightest wind has brought many otherwise healthy 'looking' trees to the ground.
"What might I notice that should be signs for concern"?
Some of the more obvious signs, I will list here as follows:
*Cracks in the trunk or main leader
*Co-dominant (double) tree trunks
*Fruiting bodies such as conks or mushrooms growing from the tree trunk or at base of tree
*Hollow cavities with what looks like fine, accumulated sawdust particles
*Dieback in the top or section of the tree canopy
*A pallor green rather than a vibrant green on evergreen trees
*Ground surface undulating near base of tree during windy conditions
*Cracks in soil radiating from the trunk, especially during windy conditions
*If there has been new construction near or at the base or the tree
*Overly abundant seed or cone production
"How much is the cost for a Tree Risk Assessment"?
The cost is WAITING TOO LONG to have a professional Certified Arborist give an informal evaluation that is FREE OF CHARGE for your peace of mind and be able to help preserve your valuable trees or safely remove them if necessary.
*For a detailed written arborist report, there may be a charge that may vary in accordance to the number of trees that are involved.