Tree Restoration in Fleming Island, FL
Well pruned trees survive high winds better than poorly or improperly pruned trees. Begin a preventive pruning program for both young and mature trees by calling the experts at Tree Tech Tree Service, Inc.
Structural Pruning Checklist
- Develop and maintain a dominant leader.
- Identify the lowest branch in the permanent crown.
- Prevent branches below the permanent crown from growing too large.
- Space main branches along the dominant trunk.
- Keep all branches less than 1/2 the trunk diameter by shortening or thinning them.
- Suppress growth on branches with included bark.
- These guidelines may not apply for trees pruned for utility line clearances.
Structural Pruning: Young Trees
Tree pruning, trimming, or cutting is an ongoing process throughout the life of your tree. Start structural pruning at planting to correct poor structure by shortening upright stems that compete with the leader.
Trees that are abused by pruning efforts or damaged in storms can recover with tree restoration in Fleming Island, FL. The degree of recovery depends on the following:
- The extent and location of the damage.
- The skill of the certified arborist performing the restoration.
- The characteristics of the tree itself.
Tree Trimming and Pruning
We follow the ANSI A300 industry standards. Our certified arborist will give you recommendations tailored to the specific needs of your trees and property. It is essential to prune and trim to optimize your tree’s health. It makes a substantial difference in how your trees will be affected by the tropical storms and hurricanes we experience on the east coast of Florida.
Pruning and Trimming Techniques
Crown Thinning – Lightly prune the interior limbs of the tree canopy. This technique not only helps your lawn, but it can also prevent storm damage.
Crown Cleaning – Remove dead wood and diseased or dying branches. Limbs that are rubbing or crossing are also removed.
Crown Raising – Remove the lower limbs of a tree canopy.
Crown Reduction – Lightly thin the tree canopy. The reduction will reduce the height and canopy, but will not alter the branch integrity. This will also reduce the chances of storm damage and help to keep the taller trees from uprooting or falling during a storm.
Clearance Pruning – Remove the limbs away from a structure.