The process of tree trimming is focused primarily on aesthetics. We do this task to maintain a tree’s desired shape and appearance. Left alone, trees can become unwieldy, with branches growing in various directions. This uneven growth can leave your trees looking scraggly, unbalanced or misshapen. Overgrowth can also have an impact on the health of the tree and any adjoining plants. Extra branches can prevent them from getting the moisture, nutrients and light they need to thrive. Trimming mostly involves thinning out overgrown branches, which helps create shapely growth.
Tree pruning also helps to enhance a tree’s shape and beauty, but the task is primarily focused on its future health. Pruning helps protect against pests and diseases, and promotes strong growth. It primarily involves removing dead, diseased and loose branches that prevent the trees from flourishing. We also remove any growth that interferes with other parts of the plant, such as branches that cross over one another. Arborists have the training and experience essential for proper tree pruning. It can be difficult or impossible for an untrained person to determine which branches should be removed to achieve healthier trees. Correct pruning can boost flower production and optimize fruit yields. However, if this task is performed incorrectly, the plant’s growth may be stunted. In some cases, excess pruning can encourage pests and disease or even lead to the death of the plant.
Safe removal of a dead or dying tree is best left to a professional tree removal service, especially if the tree is large and close to your home. Homeowners could try to remove a small tree on their own, but this should also be done with care to help save the tree. The tree removal process outlined below may seem easy enough, but without the right equipment and knowledge, it could pose great risk to those involved. No matter who removes the tree, it’s important to be aware of the steps involved.
We use a high-tech, professional stump grinder to mechanically remove the entire tree stump. A stump grinder is a heavy piece of machinery that should only be operated by a trained and experienced professional from a tree removal service. The machine is powered by a petrol engine, and consists of a hydraulically controlled arm and a steel cutting wheel. The cutting wheel is at the end of the arm, and contains extremely sharp steel teeth. The wheel spins at a very high speed, allowing it to cut through and grind the tree stump. Stump grinding is the most efficient and effective form of stump removal. When you opt for stump grinding, you can rest assured that the entire tree stump will be removed, thus eliminating the hazards and safety risks of an exposed stump. Stump grinding also ensures that termites, ants, bees, snakes, and other pests do not have a ready habitat in which to nest. Additionally, opting for stump grinding rather than stump removal demands less of an impact on your landscaping.
When trees have a poor branching habit, split or cracked limb structures, areas of decay, or a poor root system, there is an increased risk for structural failure. In the case of weak limb structures, cables and bracing rods may be installed to offer some support. Properly placed cables between limbs can help redistribute the load of weight, allowing the limbs or trunks to support each other. Bracing rods are often used to support splitting limbs by bolting them together. Though installing rods and/or cables offers additional support, it does NOT offer any guarantee the tree will not fail in the future. Remember that all trees can fail given the right circumstances, regardless of their size.
Land clearing is defined as the responsible removal of bushes, trees, shrubs and other vegetation from wooded bushland areas. There are many reasons people may need to clear land, including making space for residential buildings, commercial developments or agriculture / improving farming operations. Land clearing requires extensive knowledge base and experience to operate the machinery. Clear and strict laws, rules, and regulations have been set in place in to ensure the preservation of wildlife, habitats, and the environment. There are three typical ways in which the clearing of the land is actually carried out that is why it should be carried out by a professional to ensure there are no serious side effects to the condition of the land such as soil erosion, dryland salinity and biodiversity.
Assuming the decision has been made to repair the tree, the next question is: “Am I capable of repairing the damage myself or should I seek professional help?” Unless experienced in the use of such equipment and comfortable working off the ground, it may be best to have the work performed by a competent professional. Once it has been determined that a tree can be salvaged there are certain procedures that one should follow. Assess the damage. Some branches may be broken and hanging in the tree, others may be partially attached, and in some cases, entire forks may be split. Plan which branches must be removed and where the removal cut should be made. Remove all damaged branches at the nearest lateral branch, bud, or main stem and not in the middle of a branch.
Tree hazards include dead or dying trees, dead parts of live trees, or unstable live trees (due to structural defects or other factors) that are within striking distance of people or property (a target). Hazard trees have the potential to cause property damage, personal injury or fatality in the event of a failure. Whether hazards are created by strong winds or ice-storms, or whether construction on the site may or already has negatively affected the tree, tree owners should recognize tree risk and management strategies to help ensure trees are able to provide their full complement of benefits.
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