Mature Tree Preservation
In a forest, trees grow together in close groups and compete for space to grow. They form single trunks and strong central leaders. In the landscape, they develop broad canopies and don’t have the protection of their partners which buffer high winds.
To preserve mature trees, we will identify pruning needs such as crown cleaning (deadwood removal), crown thinning (crossing or rubbing branch removal), and structural pruning (central leader preservation and lateral branch reduction). Mature trees in the landscape can develop co-dominant leaders with a V crotch that develop included bark (poor attachments where splits can occur).
If deemed necessary for proper support, we will install tree cabling and or bracing systems to protect the tree and weak branch attachments. It is also important to reduce over extended branches for weight reduction. If a tree cannot be preserved and is too hazardous, we also provide tree removal as a service.