Tree Pruning, Cabling, & Bracing
Tree Trimming improves safety and can increase value
Tree trimming, also called pruning, is the most common tree maintenance procedure. In a forest, trees grow well with only nature’s pruning, however landscape trees require more care to maintain their safety and aesthetics. Tree pruning should be performed with an understanding of how a tree responds to each cut. Improper pruning can damage a tree and possibly shorten the tree’s life.
The main reasons for pruning, cabling and bracing include safety, health, and aesthetics. In addition, pruning can be used to stimulate fruit production and increase a tree’s value.
Benefits of Tree Pruning and Cabling
Trimming Tree for Safety
We prune for safety by removing branches that could fall and cause injury or property damage,
and we trim branches that interfere with lines of sight on streets or driveways, and remove
branches that grow into utility lines.
Trimming for Aesthetics
Gregory Forrest Lester, Inc. will prune your trees for aesthetics and enhance the natural form
and character of your trees, and stimulate flower production. Pruning for form can be especially important on open-grown trees that do very little self-pruning.
Tree removal can be prevented in some instances, especially when our arborist determines that
there’s a safe and reasonable alternative available that allows you to keep your favorite tree.
Proactive tree and feeding services along with routine maintenance is the best approach toensure the longevity of your trees.
Cabling & Bracing to Help Avoid removal
Cabling and bracing add support to structurally vulnerable or injured trees and limbs. These supports prevent injuries to your trees, including crotch and
branch failure, and help protect against storm damage. This practice can extend life and improve the well being of your trees.
Pruning, Cabling and Bracing according to the type of tree
Pruning for health and safety. Large deadwood is
removed. Thinning increases air movement within the canopy and lightens the load on main structural branches. Cabling and bracing may be necessary to reduce the risk of splitting during storms.
Our arborist will trim your young trees to improve branch structure. One central leader should be
established. Newly planted trees may need a guy wire for support.
We will remove large deadwood and prune away from wires and any house or garage structure.