Tree Pruning New Jersey
Common reasons for pruning include dead, dying, diseased or hazardous branches. A professional Arborist can provide you with recommendations on how to prune your trees depending on species, location, age, growth rate and the condition of your trees. Most pruning can be done throughout the year with minimal adverse effect on the health of the tree if it is performed by an Arborist. A properly pruned tree will stay healthier, improve the appearance of your trees and reduce failure in storms.
Pruning service can include:
Removal of the lower limbs of a tree in order to provide clearance for driveways, walkways, and buildings.
The removal of dead, dying, intersecting, weakly attached branches and water sprouts from a tree's canopy. Crown clean-out is the most popular of our maintenance procedures.
There are times when, due to a tree’s placement or condition, it becomes necessary to decrease its size. The proper methodology for this is known as crown reduction.
It is NOT synonymous with tree topping. Topping is one of the most destructive things that can be done to a tree. It increases the chance of insect infestation and disease and it exponentially increases the overall risk of the tree. Tree topping is also antitheses to proper size control. Most trees will replace their lost height in a third of the time it took to reach it in the first place. Some trees can grow up to ten feet a year after having been topped.
Crown Reduction on the other hand trains a tree to maintain a certain stature. Cuts are made to viable laterals and the tree continues to grow normally. One of our arborists can help you to determine if this is an appropriate technique for your tree.