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WINTER STORM SEASON APPROACHING

WINTER STORM SEASON APPROACHING

Whether we like it or not, another winter storm season is quickly approaching. According to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, ice storms routinely cause millions of dollars annually in property damage. While we can’t keep winter away, some advanced preparation now can minimize or even prevent the damage that could occur to your trees over the winter. Ice storms are one of the more devastating weather events Mother Nature can throw at us in the winter. Having properly pruned…

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3 REASONS TO PRUNE YOUR TREES DURING WINTER

3 REASONS TO PRUNE YOUR TREES DURING WINTER

For many Michigan homeowners, the last thing on their mind in the winter is doing any type of landscape maintenance. However, there are several valid reasons to schedule your tree trimming for the winter; and in some instances it is the preferred time of the year to prune certain trees. 1) If you need oak trees or elm trees pruned then you should definitely consider having this work done during the dormant season. Beetles spread two deadly diseases to oak…

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TREE PRUNING METHODS/TYPES – IN DETAIL

TREE PRUNING METHODS/TYPES – IN DETAIL

There are seven primary types of tree trimming that arborists use to achieve the desired pruning objective: Crown cleaning Crown thinning Crown raising Crown reduction Crown restoration Espalier pruning Vista pruning Crown cleaning is the most basic level of tree pruning and includes the removal of dead, dying, diseased and broken branches. Most arborists have been trained from the first time they picked up a saw to remove these types of branches without hesitation. An example of a crown cleaning…

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TREE PRUNING – METHODS/TYPES

TREE PRUNING – METHODS/TYPES

Tree pruning is probably the most frequently performed treatment in arboriculture and is done almost without question. While some negative impacts always result from the removal of plant parts, in most cases if you are dealing with a reputable arborist the benefits of tree pruning will more than outweigh any negatives impacts on your tree. A few of the most common reasons for tree pruning and benefits that results from tree pruning are: Clearance pruning for buildings, pedestrians, vehicles or…

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TREE PRUNING STANDARDS

TREE PRUNING STANDARDS

Pruning standards are the tree care industry’s effort to encourage all tree pruning arborists to produce results conducive the natural patterns of normal/ typical tree growth habits. Industry standards play a critical role in addressing the difficulty in promoting proper tree management over the, hopefully, long life of the tree, with possibly long intervals between each pruning. Over their lifetime, trees may be trimmed by different arborists with widely varying tree pruning philosophies, or maybe no philosophy at all. However,…

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