Tree Trimming & Pruning
In the Phoenix area, proper tree trimming and pruning services help improve the safety, appearance, and health of your trees. Keeping your trees beautiful and safe adds value to your landscaping and property. Correct and timely tree care can protect your home from damage and costly repairs. We can prune branches away from your home and power lines and also get your trees ready to handle the crazy monsoon weather that comes to the Phoenix area every summer. Caring for trees is the job of a certified arborist, so don’t trust the care of trimming your trees to anyone else. Our ISA certified arborist will evaluate the condition and health of your trees and assist you in finding the best and most cost-effective solutions for your tree trimming and pruning service in the Phoenix area. Don’t wait to call ArborCraft Tree Service for professional arborist tree trimming in Phoenix. Let our certified arborists provide you with a free estimate. Call today or request a free estimate and allow us to help keep your trees healthy and strong.
Below are different types of tree trimming and tree pruning service techniques that are commonly used:
Crown raising is the removal of the lowest branches and/or preparing of lower branches for future removal. Good practice dictates crown raising should not normally include the removal of large branches growing directly from the trunk as this can cause large wounds which can become extensively decayed leading to further long-term problems or more short-term biomechanical instability. Crown raising on older, mature trees should be avoided or restricted to secondary branches or shortening of primary branches rather than the whole removal wherever possible. Crown raising is an effective method of increasing light transmission to areas closer to the tree or to enable access under the crown.
The reduction in height and/or spread of the crown (the foliage bearing portions) of a tree. Crown reduction may be used to reduce mechanical stress on individual branches or the whole tree, make the tree more suited to its immediate environment or to reduce the effects of shading and light loss, etc. The final result should retain the main framework of the crown, and so a significant proportion of the leaf bearing structure, and leave a similar, although smaller outline, and not necessarily achieve symmetry for its own sake. Crown reduction cuts should be as small as possible and in general not exceed 4” in diameter unless there is an overriding need to do so.
Crown thinning is the removal of a portion of smaller/tertiary branches, usually at the outer crown, to produce a uniform density of foliage around an evenly spaced branch structure. It is usually confined to broad-leaved species. Crown thinning does not alter the overall size or shape of the tree. Material should be removed systematically throughout the tree, should not exceed the stated percentage and not more than 30% overall. Common reasons for crown thinning are to allow more light to pass through the tree, reduce wind resistance, reduce weight (but this does not necessarily reduce leverage on the structure) and is rarely a once-only operation particularly on species that are known to produce large amounts of epicormic growth.
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“We have two Palo Verdes in our front yard and we lost a large limb from the high winds last week. The crew took out the damaged limb and thinned out the rest of the tree's canopies. The arborist Clayton came out the give me a quote and wrote down the specific details for the crew and they followed the details to the t. I feel a lot better about my trees now that the monsoon season is almost here. Would recommend.”
“Solid work! If you are in need of a lot of tree service I would highly recommend ArborCraft. The crew got it done quickly and cleanly. I felt really comfortable hiring them the first time knowing Clayton is a certified arborist.”
“Love them! They stayed in great communication when some scheduling issues came up. We had them trim two big palo verdes, two tall palms and completely remove two decent sized ash trees. Getting the quote was quick and easy, and the price was totally fair. The arborist knew as soon as he saw our largest tree that it was sick and dead, requiring removal. They're pros at what they do. We'll be contacting them for all our tree needs.”