air spading a treeAir Spading
An air spade is a diagnostic and remedial tool. With our pressurized air spade, we can safely excavate the soil surrounding a tree without damaging the bark or the roots. This gives us the opportunity to help a tree that was planted too deep, to remove soil and or mulch off the tree (which is a factor in tree diseases), and to examine the roots for removal of girdling (choking) roots. When soil is compacted around a tree, we can discharge air in the soil to relieve compaction.

stump grindingStump Grinding
Stumps may be unobtrusive in the woods or wood’s edge and better left to decompose. Stumps that are unsafe, unsightly or just in the way of other plantings can be ground out. The stump grindings can be removed, topsoil put in the hole that is left, grass seed scattered, and soon you have no memory of the stump.

stephen removing a treeRemovals
A tree is not a tree. Sometimes, like a weed, a tree is not in the place you want, or in the condition which allows them to remain. Prudent and reasonable judgment, based on facts about health and strength may determine a tree to be hazardous beyond pruning or cabling. This requires removal.

Insect and Disease Management
Suppression of harmful insects and diseases involves cultural, chemical, biological, practical and cost effective methods. Properly employing these methods helps the trees and shrubs we are committed to caring for help themselves.

Our licensed and trained technician will visit your property, scout for insect or disease problems and offer you a diagnosis and treatment plan.

We also have many cost effective and safe methods for treating your yard to suppress disease carrying ticks.

lightening striking treeLightning Protection
We install lightning protection in trees according to the industry’s ANSI A300 standard practices and procedures. Lightning protection systems are used to reduce the risk of damage to trees from lightning strikes. Protected trees shall not be considered a safe haven from lightning strikes.

cabled treeCabling
The purpose of cabling a tree is for one of three reasons. To reduce the chance of failure on a healthy tree with structural weakness, to prolong the existence of a damaged tree, or to reduce the hazard potential of a tree. The decision to install a cable is made after a tree is properly pruned.

Cables are installed according to industry ANSI A300 standards.

Information on bracing and cabling trees
Diagram of how not to cable trees

tree fertilizingFertilizing
Trees in the woods have the benefit of the forest canopy and the forest floor. We commit to caring for trees that we want to be a part of our landscape, sharing root zone with turf, shrubs, driveways, walls and structures.

We amend the soil with our all natural, custom mix of slow release, low nitrogen fertilizer and all natural bio-stimulant. It increases the health and vigor of the trees without forcing growth, enabling the tree to better withstand stress. It adds oxygen in the root zone, mitigates some soil compaction, and improves the soil so the tree is enabled to make better food from the soil.

tree pruning from the groundPruning
Tree pruning can be done from the ground with pole saws or from the air with climbing gear and if necessary, a crane to remove large branches with no damage to nearby trees or buildings.

tree pruning from the airWe can help you decide which branches to grow for safety health and aesthetics as well as which to remove. Pruning will help give more air and light to the branches you want to keep, making the tree hardier and more beautiful.

Conscientious cuts by trained technicians can help reduce storm damage, while increasing tree health and beauty

diagram of the right tree in the right placePlanting and Transplanting
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The right tree in the right place. We consider fall color, wildlife, branch structure, life expectancy, height, growth rate, and water and light requirements when we help you choose a tree for your property.