Tree Pruning

  • Tree pruning is the most basic aspect of tree care. We can determine the type of pruning necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance and safety of your trees.
  • Pruning techniques include removing limbs that:             
    • Interfere with utilities or structures
    • Obstruct streets or sidewalks
    • Need structural clearance – All structures including houses, garages, and fences, should have at least 4 feet of clearance from any part of a tree to avoid frictional damage and the transfer of pests like: termites, roaches, carpenter ants, and squirrels.
    • Are dead, weak, or decayed and pose unacceptable risk              
    • Are diseased or insect-infested
    • Have been damaged by storms
    • Will increase light penetration and reduce wind resistance within the canopy upon removal (thinning)
  • Other pruning techniques are used to maintain proper structure in young trees, improve tree shape or form, and reduce the likelihood of future damage during storm events.

Tree Removal

  • Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary. We can help decide whether a tree should be removed. Removal is recommended when the tree is:
    • Dead or dying
    • Diseased
    • Considered an unacceptable risk
    • Causing an obstruction that is impossible to correct through pruning; i.e. foundation problems
    • Crowding and causing harm to other, more desirable trees
    • To be replaced by a more suitable specimen
    • Located in an area where new construction requires removal
  • Tree removal can be a dangerous and tricky proposition and should only be handled by professionals. All of Elite Tree Service’s employees have a minimum of 10 years of experience removing trees, and we provide them with the safest and most up-to-date equipment available. We also carry a $2 million general liability insurance policy for the protection of our customers.
  • We also contract with stump grinders to complete the project.

Tree Cabling

  • Tree cabling is helpful for two basic reasons. Cabling provides trees with weak or large limbs with extra support to reduce the risk of breakage. Cables also allow a level of protection for both people and objects that may be harmed by tree failure.

Tree Fertilization and Insect/Disease Control

  • We contract with a horticulturalist who has over 40 years of experience in disease and insect control.
  • Tree fertilization is a necessary part of tree care. Like people, trees have basic requirements to ensure lasting health. We use a slow release fertilizer that can be used year round and contains all the micro and macro nutrients necessary for tree health.

Emergency Tree Care

  • Texas storms can be wild and unpredictable.  Storms may cause limbs or entire trees to fall, often landing on other trees, structures, or cars. The weight of storm-damaged trees is great, and they can be dangerous to remove or trim. We can assist in performing the job in a safe manner, while reducing further risk of damage to property.

Lot Clearing

  • Whether you need your lots cleared to begin a new construction project, for safety reasons or to provide a clean look to your property, call Elite Tree Service.
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