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Pruning and thinning are important to help maintain the overall health and preservation of any tree. The primary purpose is to remove dead, damaged, and diseased branches to help prevent insect infestation and decaying organisms from entering the tree. Thinning allows air and sunlight to flow freely through the canopy to help it grow properly. Pruning of trees includes removal of weak wood, crossing branches, and co-dominant leaders that can lead to the tree being damaged in heavy winds. Correct pruning procedures maintain a strong tree structure preventing safety hazards such as low-growing branches that can cause damage to pedestrians and cars.
Once a tree is removed from a property, the stump remains. A stump can be ground out using a stump grinding machine and operator. The most important detail when considering removing a tree stump is its accessibility. If a tree stump is on a hill, it might not be accessible to a stump machine. Accessibility considerations include fences, landscapes, patios, stairs, structures, and slopes. There are many scenarios that can alter stump grinding work.
Palm trees are among the most popular trees in Southern Nevada and play an important role in our urban environment. The growth season of the palm tree begins in March and ends at the beginning of June. As a result, seed growth and dead fronds form around the base of the canopy. For aesthetic and safety purposes, palm trees are pruned once a year, beginning in the middle of June after the tree’s growth is complete. The varieties of palm trees that need pruning in Southern Nevada include Mexican Fan Palms, Date Palms, and Canary Palms.
Trees are a valuable asset to any landscaped area. They’re also living, breathing organisms that react and adapt to the environment around them. An important consideration for owners of all trees living among us is to conduct what’s called a “Tree Health and Risk Assessment.” This assessment is performed by a Certified Arborist, and evaluates the health and risk of a tree to determine its overall health and whether it poses a threat to its surrounding environment. Some critical aspects evaluated during a tree’s assessment include structural failure, insect infestation, growth defects, decay, disease, improper planting, and safety concerns.
Trees are the largest investment and most important “assets” in your landscape. Plants can be easily replaced, irrigation can be repaired, rock can be replenished, and turf can be replaced or converted. However, your trees “appreciate” in value each year that they have the opportunity to grow properly. In a picture-perfect world, trees would be allowed to grow in the optimum climate without anything to hinder it. Unfortunately, most of us live in urban areas where our trees have to deal with daily competition from all sorts of environmental conditions. Some of these could include exposure to sunlight, heat, cold, sufficient irrigation, soil conditions, other trees, drainage, and overall design flaws during the initial installation. As a result of these urban environmental issues, Tree Solutions encourages its clients to complete a tree inventory. When completing an Inventory, our Certified Arborists can determine the overall condition of your trees, identify problematic varieties, ensure sufficient irrigation, insect infestation issues, disease and decay problems, design flaws, and the overall “value” of your Tree Assets. While performing this inventory, our Certified Arborists can also identify and “Tag” each tree to assign it a specific identity. There are several different types of tagging procedures that will be presented to you as an option. Once this is complete, we can revisit this inventory on a consistent basis to ensure that your trees are continuing to grow properly and identify any that need to be treated or removed. This would be a part of your customized Tree Management Program. Contact our office today to schedule your Tree Inventory Assessment with one of our Certified Arborists. Infestation, growth defects, decay, disease, improper planting, and safety concerns.