Trees are pruned many reasons. Young trees are routinely pruned to provide the sound structure that will enable them to become old trees. After a new tree is established (2 or 3 years) it should be pruned 2 or 3 times over the next ten years to provide the scaffold structure that will see it into old age.
Older trees are pruned to eliminate or lessen likelihood of failure; to remove hazardous or dangerous limbs; to provide a vista; but mostly for aesthetics... a well pruned tree is a thing of beauty and majesty!
Some trees cannot or should not be preserved. For whatever reason, should a tree pose a greater than acceptable risk, it needs to be removed. We offer this service as well.
Most older trees die of entropy... the eventual failure of such a large, complex system. We can prolong that point by managing the root system of the tree.
Our yards are artificial environments. The organic debris that continually replenishes the soils in a forest are routinely (and usually meticulously) removed in our yards. We also run our mowers across this yard 25- 30 times a year, leading to compaction.
Aeration, with organic fertilization (also called "Vertical Mulching") helps overcome this compaction and creates micro-biomes where the roots of the tree and the mycorhizae that are so vitally important can live and even thrive.
Trees both young and old harbor an entire world of various insects and diseases... most innocuous. Sometimes though, an insect, mite, or some other disease organism will build populations or create conditions that warrant control.
This might be because the condition threatens the life of the tree, or maybe just the appearance of the tree. An ugly plant is not an asset.
We offer disease and insect control on a plant by plant basis... a prescription-type basis. Not every plant will need treatments, and not every condition requires it.
We always use the most innocuous, shortest lived control we can, and as bee-keepers, we are especially cognizant of the timing of our controls on plants that are used and frequented by bees.