Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Why Should You Hire Professional Services for Winter Pruning of Trees?

With the extensive researches being carried out for tree pruning, it has become clear that pruning leads to risk management, economic and health enhancing benefits for trees. But, it has been seen too often that tree owners tend to delay tree pruning till the time their tree looks unsightly. Following this, they prune trees only for appearance with the little or no knowledge of correct pruning techniques. It results in a tree which looks fine but possesses several defects  which set the perfect stage for pre-mature death of the tree while making it a potential victim storm damage victim.

Neither do the home owners use the correct pruning techniques nor they prune trees in the right season.

Is there a right season for pruning?

Unless you are pruning your trees  to get rid of the crossing, diseased or dead branches, knowing the right time for tree pruning is the key for proper care of the trees. Trees which are trimmed at the right time and in suitable environment conditions by contrast, actually become more productive and stronger. The best time  or best season for pruning your trees depends completely on the type of tree you are working with. However, the deciduous trees can be cut between the months February and April. On the other hand, the evergreen trees, which are dormant during winter, must be pruned when their dormant period comes to an end. Thus, winter can be the perfect time for pruning evergreen, fruit and deciduous trees. 

Pruning in winter brings out the sheers for ensuring the optimum growth of trees on the arrival of spring. Pruning in the dormant periods of winter encourages healthy explosion of growth in the spring. However, tree pruning must be done in the latter part of winter as at this time worst weather conditions of winter have likely passed. During this season, sap may flow through the trees like in walnut and maple trees but it will not result in harming the tree and will heal itself, when new leaves grow up. 

Pruning may be risk oriented and dangerous at times, especially in winters. Thus you must consider hiring a local arborist or tree professional for the perfect pruning. Not only does an arborist understands the right pruning procedure but you can also take some handy tips for the appropriate maintenance of your trees.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

How Fruit Tree Pruning is Done?

The purpose of a fruit tree is to generate viable seeds for its next generation, disperse the seeds into the environment, to store proper nutrients for itself in order to survive the winter and manage its vigorous re-growth in the coming spring. However, the responsibility of a home-gardener pertaining to fruit trees is to make the tree produce reasonable quantities of high quality fruits and making the healthy growth environment for the tree. To achieve this purpose, tree pruning is one of the several yet quite imperative practices as if a fruit tree is left un-pruned it may damage its wood, start carrying diseases or branches which rub against each other hampering its healthy growth. These conditions can potentially lead to the shortening of tree's life.

If tree pruning is done correctly, it helps in easier harvesting of fruits which grow in much larger quantities and with higher quality. It will also improve structure of the tree making it capable of bearing more fruits. Following are some important points that will make you aware of how one should carry out pruning of fruit trees:
  • Most of the fruit trees like pears, peaches and apples are deciduous in nature and thus, become  dormant during the winter. So, these must be pruned while they are dormant but only when the danger of severe freezes passes away.
  • If your fruit tree is developing problem areas like suckers, crossing branches, deadwood etc., it must be right away in order to correct the problems and for creating stronger tree structure that can support the fruits load.
  • For pruning the fruit trees, first emphasize on removing any crossing, diseased or dead branches or broken twigs. After this, prune the suckers, that is, shoots originating from the root system and water-sprouts, that is, strong upright shoots originating from side branches.
  • While removing a branch, never make a cut flush with the trunk as it may cause extensive trunk decay.
  • Always perform tree pruning with the right pruning tool suitable for the purpose as  by using inappropriate tools you may damage the tree while pruning.
  • Never use the prune paint after pruning your trees as it may damage the tree instead of doing any good for it.
If you find tree pruning a complex activity, you can hire a local arborist to perform the task for your tree in the right way.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Natural Stump Removal without the Stump Grinder

You have had a tree removed and now, after the tree you are only left with the annoyance of a firm and an unsightly stump which is taking up the valuable gardening space as well as is making it difficult to pass through the yard or the lawn. There is no quicker or more effective way of removing an unwanted stump than using the stump grinder. But, it might be expensive to buy or rent a stump grinder and you also find it difficult to use. 

In this scenario, you can depend on manual stump removal which is no-doubt labour-intensive but is way cheaper then suing stump grinders. It is a time consuming process and thus requires patience.  The first step for removing the tree stumps without the stump grinders is to decide that which technique should you use for the removal of the stump. 

You can indulge in manual tree stump removal with the help of a mattock. The broad end of mattock helps you to dig the ground around the stump and its other end works like an axe for chopping your way to the ground through tree roots. Your goal in this process must be to dig and chop your way under the tree's root ball towards the tap root. However, this technique is suitable only for small stumps and it might be difficult to remove a large tree stump as the tap roots of larger trees are imposing enough to require cutting through a full sized axe.

There is another method which can be used for removing tree stumps of any size. It involves hastening the natural stump decomposition process which eventually break down the unsightly stump anyhow. All you need to do is to supply two ingredients to the stump in unnatural quantities so that they speed up the stump's natural rotting process. These two ingredients are water and nitrogen. this is a slow method for removing tree stumps but is an easier one too. Follow the following steps to perform this task:
  • Cut the stump as close to the ground as possible using a saw.
  • Dig some holes, few inches deep in the stump with the help of a drill bit.
  • Fill these holes first with enough water and then excessive amount of nitrogen based fertilizer.
  • Cover this stump with a plastic tarp and water the ground around the stump.
  • Apply organic mulch over the plastic tarp and wait. Repeat the whole process if required. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Some tree pruning practices that you must avoid

Pruning is a method of reducing and shedding some size of the trees by diminishing some portions of the tree with mechanical tools. The pruning of the trees helps in many ways. But there are certain factors that should be avoided ardently to practice tree pruning since if not avoided can lead to some harmful effects. Some of these tree pruning practices that you must avoid are as follows. 

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  • Never prune your tree the same year you have planted it. This is a must avoid practice with a simple reason. The fright of switching of soil will be quite sufficient for your planted tree to endure & survive for its first year. Thus pruning in the first year must be strictly avoided.
  • You should never prune a tree before its spring flowering tree (whether it is evergreen or deciduous) until the tree has completed its early blooms for the year.
  • Avoid pruning of tree more than approximately 25 percent of branches of tree every year. Any pruning more than can leave negative effects on the tree and may hamper its normal growth & health.
  • Avoid using sealing or patching products while pruning. The reason behind this is the fact that tress possess a natural property of sealing themselves when pruned correctly and precisely. The trees can protect themselves against diseases and bugs naturally but if use of any sealing or patching product, these can come in the way of your tree’s natural sealing process and hence may harm the tree affecting its growth. 
  • Avoid making use of pruning paint and it must be completely avoided. Pruning paints never prevent decay of the tree but instead enhance chances of decay due to the cracks that get formulated on the tree's surface allowing rain water & other impurities to accumulate in the cracks, causing decay.
  • Always avoid removing more than one third of your tree since severe pruning, most of the times, lead to extreme re-growth which may requires follow ups quite more often.
  • Avoid making use of rusty tools and this is quite general point to remember since appropriately clean and fast tools make the pruning quite more sharp and precise.
After going through these helpful tips, if you are still apprehensive about tree pruning, you can hire tree prunning experts to get your tree pruned in the perfect fashion.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Key Factors That Require Emergency Tree Removal


Trees are a beautiful part of the environment. They add value to life on earth; provide us with food, shade, shelter and innumerable things. However, sometimes, these magnificent roots can turn out be very dangerous. They are creators and well as destroyers. When a tree is damaged or fallen or in between the two, it can cause a lot of trouble for not only those in the surrounding area but entangle in high voltage wires and cause a lot of damage to people, property, life, other trees or itself as well. In times of crises like these, you need an emergency tree removal service that will help out you, remove the tree in question and bring back safety in your neighborhood. 


A 24/7 emergency service essentially means that in relation to trees, whenever a damaged tree has to be either removed or rendered safe, you can call in a qualified tree professional also known as an arborist to save the day. Be if at any time of the day or the night, to reduce and eliminate any risk of the tree or trees doing any sort of further damage to anyone; people, property or itself, this services becomes very essential. More often than not trees reach a situation like this in times of bad weather. If it is a storm, a hurricane, thunder or anything else, we provide round the clock service and assistance to anyone in need. 

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Our professional tree arborists use high quality equipment that is well kept and maintained so as to do the work effectively and efficiently. All our staff is highly trained and can deal with any sort of tree situation easily while completing the job very quickly and very safely. After the completion of the job, our staff will not only clear out the entire area but make sure the surrounding is a safe place for everyone. We ensure that the tree professional charges an extremely reasonable rate after he gets your property back to safety in a quick time frame.


Nature is extremely unpredictable, but you can always count on our services and expect out arborists to be well on time, adept at handling various damages and having knowledge about the same.  If at anytime you find yourself in need of an emergency tree removal, then don’t fret, we will provide you with reliable services. Specialized vehicle and extremely efficient equipment will meet you right at your doorstep with skilled staff to handle any situation that may arise. 

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