An arborist specializes in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining all species of trees. Arborists are educated and aware of the needs of trees and have the required skills and equipment to provide proper care. Properly maintained trees are aesthetically pleasing, increasing the value of your home. Neglected trees are unattractive and can be hazardous or unsafe. Pruning or removing trees can be dangerous work and you should hire a professional to complete the project safely. Only certified arborists who have experience working safely in trees should be considered.
You can help maintain your trees’ health by removing dead, diseased and broken or unstable branches. This makes the tree safe for your family and property.
Correct pruning procedures create and maintain a strong tree structure, preventing safety hazards such as low growing branches and growth forms subject to storm damage near a sidewalk, driveway or structure. Pruning also can be done for aesthetic reasons, such as…
Light pruning to remove a few small branches from trees can be done at any time of year.
More extensive pruning should be done from late winter to early spring. Pruning wounds close faster when completed prior to new shoots emerging. Also, there are fewer insects and disease spores to infest pruning cuts during this time. Pruning during this time also results in …
Pruning young trees correctly can train them into sound and stable mature trees.
Remove co-dominant leaders. Co-dominant leaders are 2 branches growing near the top of a tree that grow straight up and become equally dominant. Cutting off one allows the other branch to grow & become the dominant branch…
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Coastal Tree Care performs its annual trimming of hundreds of palms at Belmont Park in Mission Beach, California. They access the beach side by driving their bucket truck onto the boardwalk. All photos courtesy of Coastal Tree Care.
Sometimes it takes a village – or at least…
Residential and commercial tree services in San Diego, Ca including pruning, removal, stump grinding, pest and disease control, annual maintenance programs and consultations. Our tree service area includes La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Bay Ho, Bay Park, Solana Beach, Mission Beach, Mission Hills, Hillcrest.
All work performed by Coastal Tree Care, Inc. is done in accordance with ANSI A300 standards and meets or exceeds the safety requirements in accordance with ANSI Z133.
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