Your Tree Pruning Services are Best Left to the Experts
✓ Poor pruning techniques will kill otherwise healthy and thriving trees
Many people view pruning as a chore that they should be able to accomplish on their own as standard yard maintenance. But with most things in life, there’s a right way and a wrong way to get the job done. Improper pruning techniques such as “topping” are not condoned by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), nor should they be practiced by a Certified Arborist.
Topping kills the tree over time by leaving large open wounds that never close and subject the tree to disease and decay. Topped trees can regain their original height in as little as two years. The resulting fast-growing shoots are extremely weak making them more susceptible to storm damage and structural failure.
Tree pruning is the removal of dead, decaying and/or undesirable limbs from a tree in order to improve visual appeal, promote healthy growth and remove hazards. The (10) ISA Certified Arborists here at Hansen’s are experts at just that.
We offer four tried and true methods that are proven to add strength and beauty to your trees while reducing the potential for breakage or hazards:
- Raise lower limbs
- Crown reduction