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Natural Form Pruning
Is a three-part equation – part art, part science, part common sense. If any part of the equation is missing, the results can be disastrous – causing damage that can last the life of the tree, compromise its structural integrity, and shorten the tree’s life.
Natural Form Pruning is an approach that ideally when the work is completed, the tree shouldn’t look like it was worked on, it should look like it just grew that way. We remove branches that are dead, dying, diseased, insect-infested, broken, poorly attached, interfering with structures, or are too low over sidewalks and streets to meet city codes.
Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure. Proper pruning is essential in developing a tree with a strong structure and desirable form. Trees that are correctly pruned when they are young will require little corrective pruning when they mature.
In a landscaping setting, we sometimes need to modify the trees so people and the trees can co-exist. Safety is of paramount importance, and how this is achieved to complement other landscape plantings, structures, and lawns can be a delicate balance to achieve and maintain good tree health and structure while enhancing the aesthetic and economic values of our landscapes.
There are circumstances when tree removal is considered necessary. Mortensen Tree Service can help you decide whether or not a tree should be removed. We have the skills and equipment to safely and efficiently remove trees.
With proper maintenance, trees can add significant value to a property. A tree that has been neglected or poorly maintained can be a significant liability. They will often have very poor structure, can be hollow, or areas of decay. This will make them considered a high-risk or hazardous tree.
There are some types of trees that are very invasive that just seem to propagate on their own from the roots of other trees or wind cast seeds. We commonly refer to these types of trees as “volunteers.” They often occur in a very inappropriate location.
Trees also die. If a tree is dead or dying, it is also best to remove it. Sometimes trees need to be removed to allow for new construction. Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary.
Trees are often planted in honor of a newborn family member or in memory of a loved one who has passed away. We know there is often a personal connection with people and trees, and it can be a difficult decision to remove a tree in the event of storm damage. Sometimes the damage is so severe it is impossible to correct by pruning.
Tree removal is dangerous work, and especialaly large trees should only be removed by competent professionals. We are happy to evaluate your tree.
I am generally an advocate for the trees and prefer to preserve them or “save them.” But I also want to be a proper custodian of your money and advise you wisely.