Tree Pruning & Trimming Services In Asheville, NC
Family Tree Services consider tree pruning and the trimming of select branches to be their main specialty. We take delight in turning your trees into beautiful works of art so other homeowners in your neighborhood or property owners can look on with envy. While many other companies lack an understanding or awareness of the importance of when or how to prune, we are extremely selective in what gets cut. In this case for pruning, less is indeed more. For extreme cases, we may trim far more, especially if there’s a situation where your branches are interfering with power-lines. But all in all, we prune purely for promotion of good tree health and overall appearance.
The most common reasons we prune trees are for the removal dead wood, height reduction or possible weight reduction. You’ll be delighted to know that we frequently attend seminars as well as read new material on updating our best practices for tree pruning or trimming.
Different Types of Tree Pruning
There are three unique types of pruning that we use depending on the project you need performed. Each has it’s own objective and trust us when we say we’ll be very careful in deciding what’s needed for your tree.
This is probably the most common form of tree pruning we perform for residential or commercial customers. It involves the trimming or cutting of smaller branches within the crown. It will create an even or uniform density throughout foliage all the while allowing more light to pass through toward your lawn as well as better air flow. An increase in airflow efficiency will allow your tree to have far better defense during severe storms. Our trimming will also lessen the weight of heavy branches on the tree’s structure thereby increasing safety and reducing liabilities.
Do you have a problem where your tree’s branches are growing way too close to the ground or sidewalk where people commonly walk? If so, Crown Lifting might be the right option for you. In this procedure, our experts will strategically trim some of the lower branches allowing for far more ground clearance so people are constantly worried about walking into hanging branches. We can help you provide additional clearance for branches that have grown above sidewalks, walk-ways, driveways, garages and more.
For branches that are wildly growing out of control or a tree that hasn’t been cared for in years, this is the optimal form of pruning needed. For example, if your tree’s branches are growing into your neighbor’s windows, or if branches are obstructing your own view. We will carefully trim lateral branches to a safe point where wounds will not be a problem and the branches will grow back safely. We trim to a safe point which is usually 1/3 of the diameter of the branch which is removed.
Why Get Tree Pruning or Tree Trimming Done?
There are a wide array of reasons as to why you should consistently prune your trees on a seasonal basis but here, we’ll get into specific reasons. These are some of the most common and they all reflect three major components: Health, Aesthetics and Structure.
Aesthetics: We’re sure that you’ve seen trees either in the forest or someone’s yard that haven’t been cared for in what seems like decades. The branches grow all over the place and the shape is terribly archaic. The shape of your tree should be uniform and neat. Think of our tree pruning when it comes to shape like a haircut for your tree. We will remove dead, diseased an unnecessary branches and shape your tree into a work of art.
Health: Just like humans or animals, a tree is a living thing and can contract disease. Open wounds from improper tree branch cutting by another company can encourage the spread of disease or insect infestation putting your tree(s) at serious risk for failure or collapse. We will look out for any disease for Fungi and treat your trees with the appropriate sprays or injections to keep them perfectly healthy. More importantly though, our pruning pros will isolate and trim away any branches that are afflicted with disease to prevent further spreading.
Structure: Sometimes when a tree is left unpruned or trimmed, weight from larger branches can put immense and unnecessary pressure on it’s crown. Therefore making it a definitive hazard for the people or property around it. With structural integrity, we selectively trim away specific branches allowing for increased, efficient airflow through the foliage and a far more even weight distribution. This will come in very handy during winter months in case of snow. Many trees or their large branches tend to collapse due to the immense weight or pressure from snow or ice buildup.
Fruit Tree Care In Asheville, North Carolina
Virtually any type of tree that is able to produce fruit will naturally benefit from pruning. We have plenty of experiencing properly pruning or trimming fruit trees because it allows for much better fruit production. This type of pruning is important to us and you, because you should see immediate results. Fruits can bring in insect infestations. So can dead wood. Our fruit tree pruning professionals will trim away any dead or diseased branches which will also allow for an increase in the growth of spurs. This means you’ll see a large increase in fruit production the following season and enjoy all the fruit you can!