We can assess the health and structure of the tree, its relationship to its surrounding, and make an expert judgement of how best to prune it.
Different types of branch growth require different types of pruning methods to maximise the trees ability to heal and reduce unwanted regrowth. We will ensure there is no spread of decay or fungal infection when this is the cause for pruning.
Safety is always a priority and we have the expertise and equipment to complete the job without risk of injury or damage. Overall, calling Owen’s Tree Service will guarantee you a comprehensive and professional service.
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Here are some more points to consider about tree aesthetics, practicality, safety, longevity and promoting healthy growth.
The priority when it comes to maintaining trees on your property is safety. There are two key aspects to tree safety:
Attention to its surroundings
Regarding the health of the tree, ‘dead-wooding’ is an essential process. This means removing dead or diseased branches. Removing dead branches will prevent them from eventually falling and potentially causing damage or injury. Removing diseased branches will help to prevent the disease from spreading further in the tree or to nearby trees.
Crown reduction and thinning can also contribute to safety management. This process involves removing carefully selected branches and opening out the canopy of the tree. This reduces the wind load it experiences, lessening the risk of damage to the tree and surrounding property in heavy weather. Crown thinning reduces the stress on the tree generally, promoting a healthy growth and extending its lifespan.
Another critical aspect of responsible tree ownership is being aware of its impact on public and private structures and access, as well as infrastructure like power cables. This may mean substantial removal of tree growth on one or more sides, or possibly crown lifting, the removal of the lower branches up to a specific height to ensure roads and footpaths remain clear and accessible.
Aside from more urgent safety concerns, pruning can also help to make tree maintenance more practical. Selective pruning can keep driveways and pool areas free from excess leaf litter. Careful tree trimming can also give you access to a desirable view that is otherwise obscured, or it can simply increase the light levels on your property. You may also want to get your tree trimmed in order to improve its shape; this will keep it looking its best as well as maintaining its good health.
Palm trees have their own particular needs when it comes to maintenance. Common to suburban gardens, Cocos Palms, Date Palms and Cotton Palms need a regular ‘clean up’ to maintain their aesthetic appearance. Cleaning involves the removal of old husks, seed pods, flowers and dead fronds. Regular removal of the fruit is also important as they attract rats and other vermin.
Broken fronds, and sometimes green fronds, can also be removed to improve the overall appearance of your palm. Particular care must be taken not to over-prune palms, however. If healthy fronds are removed it reduces the trees ability to produce nutrients and can have a detrimental impact on it growth and longevity.
In addition to addressing any problems or storm damage, palm trees need to be ‘cleaned’ annually. This entails removing dead fronds, flower stalks, and fruits.
Flowers and fruits divert nutrients from the tree unnecessarily. They can also result in seedlings cropping up elsewhere in your garden, which can be troublesome to deal with. Falling fruit can constitute a danger to people, and both flowers and fruit can create a mess that can also become a pest problem, as they can attract rats and other vermin.
Dead and broken fronds should also be removed. This will prevent fronds from being blown down or constituting a fire hazard. It will also improve the overall appearance of your palm. Particular care must be taken not to over-prune palms, however. If healthy fronds are removed it reduces the trees ability to produce nutrients and can have a detrimental impact on it growth and longevity.
Our advice and service can save you a lot of headaches and money in the future. Get it done right the first time.
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