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.
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
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 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.
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.