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Arboriculture and the pruning of trees is often considered an art and a science. The science of tree pruning is the knowledge of the correct arboricultural practices to properly prune a tree. The art is the end result of having a tree that enhances your property and offers a positive contribution to your landscape. Tree pruning is one of the most important tree care services that tree owners can do to maintain the health of their trees. Proper tree pruning cuts need to be employed each time an arborist cuts a tree branch. Tree health can be improved or reduced depending on which tree branches the arborist cuts.
Our tree pruning arborists know that not all trees are pruned with the same considerations in mind. Although the tree branch removal may be done the same way on every tree, a mature Oak tree is not going to be treated the same as an ornamental Dogwood tree. Ornamental trees such as Dogwoods or Crabapples are smaller than mature Oak trees or Maple trees, so there is a higher level of detail involved when pruning ornamental landscape trees.
An arborist is also going to take into consideration the age of the tree. A young tree is going to be pruned differently than a mature tree. The pruning of a young tree involves setting up the tree structure for strong future growth. Crossing branches are removed as well as branches that are spaced too close together. In contrast, pruning of mature trees is directed mostly at removing dead or dying branches. Pruning of mature trees requires the tree pruning arborist not only to be a tree pruning expert, but to also be knowledgeable in the operation of a wide variety of specialized tree care equipment. Some trees can be accessed with the use of a bucket truck - often referred to as a cherry picker. A tree trimmer must also be able to climb large, mature trees in situations where a bucket truck cannot be used. This involves the use of climbing saddles, climbing ropes, and the knowledge of how to tie several tree climbing knots. Using a chainsaw on the ground can intimidate some people. However, working aloft, in a climbing saddle, suspended by a rope, and tree cutting with a chainsaw is too daunting for most people.
Many Michigan tree services employ ISA Certified Arborists. The ISA Certified Arborist may be the foreman on the crew, the representative from the tree service that inspected your trees, a manager employed by the tree company, or the owner of the tree care service. Certification is attained through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). To become an ISA Certified Arborist an tree worker must have experience working for a tree care service or a college degree and pass a comprehensive written examination with a score of 72 % or higher. ISA Certification is granted for three years and must be maintained by attending continuing education seminars on tree care or by retaking the ISA Certified Arborist test. ISA Certified Arborists know how to prune trees and can provide a higher level of care than would be received from an untrained tree cutter. Owen Tree Service is happy to be able to offer you the knowledge and experience of several ISA Certified Arborists to help you keep your trees and shrubs as healthy as possible.
Many communities in Macomb and Oakland County in Michigan have a tree ordinance that forbids the removal of certain trees without a permit. Tree pruning, however, can usually be done without a permit, providing the intent of the pruning will not endanger the health of the tree - such as tree topping.

The benefits of proper tree pruning include:

• Removal of dead, dying, rubbing or hazardous tree branches.
• Reduced potential for storm damage trees and tree disease by increasing the flow of air through the canopy of the tree.
• Preventing entrance points for insects or disease.
• Clearing branches from buildings, roofs, signage, driveways, or roadways.
• Increasing the health of the tree by removing dead or dying tree branches.
• Create visual access to lakes, rivers, etc. by vista pruning.
• Establish, improve, or restore the branch and tree structure.
• Improving the beauty and longevity of the tree in your landscape.
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Owen Tree Service provides tree, lawn, and landscape services to the following cities and towns:
Genesee County, Michigan:
● Burton
● Davison
● Flushing
● Goodrich
● Linden
● Otisville
● Clio
● Fenton
● Gaines
● Grand Blanc
● Montrose
● Otter Lake
● Flint
● Genesee
● Lennon
● Mt Morris
● Swartz Creek
Lapeer County, Michigan:
● Almont
● Brown City
● Columbiaville
● Imlay City
● Metamora
● Peck
● Attica
● Clifford
● Dryden
● Lapeer
● North Branch
● Sandusky
● Hadley
● Mayville
● Otter Lake
● Silverwood
Macomb County, Michigan:
● Armada
● Clinton Twp
● Grosse Pointe
● Macomb
● New Haven
● St Clair Shores
● Centerline
● Detroit
● Grosse Pointe Farms
● Ray
● Sterling Heights
● Chesterfield
● Eastpointe
● Grosse Pointe Shores
● Memphis
● Romeo
● Utica
● Clinton
● Fraser
● Grosse Pointe Woods
● Mt Clemens
● Roseville
● Warren
● Harrison Twp
● New Baltimore
● Shelby Twp
● Washington
Oakland County, Michigan:
● Auburn Hills
● Bloomfield Village
● Ferndale
● Leonard
● Orion
● South Lyon
● Berkley
● Clarkston
● Franklin
● Madison Heights
● Ortonville
● Southfield
● Beverly Hills
● Clawson
● Hazel Park
● Milford
● Oxford
● Troy
● Bingham Farms
● Commerce Twp
● Highland
● Novi
● Pleasant Ridge
● Walled Lake
● Birmingham
● Davisburg
● Holly
● Oak Park
● Pontiac
● Waterford
● Bloomfield
● Detroit
● Huntington Woods
● Oakland
● Rochester
● West Bloomfield
● Bloomfield Hills
● Farmington
● Lake Orion
● Oakland Twp
● Rochester Hills
● White Lake
● Farmington Hills
● Lathrup Village
● Orchard Lake
● Royal Oak
● Wixom
St. Clair County, Michigan:
● Algonac
● Casco
● East China
● Harbor Beach
● Lexington
● Peck
● Allenton
● Clay
● Emmett
● Harsens Island
● Marine City
● Port Huron
● Berlin
● Clyde
● Fair Haven
● Jeddo
● Marysville
● Richmond
● Brockway
● Columbus
● Fort Gratiot
● Kimball
● Memphis
● Sandusky
● Capac
● Cottrellville
● Goodells
● Lakeport
● North Street
● St Clair
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