PRUNING &
MAINTENANCE

Because drastic cuts or changes in shapes of trees cannot be reversed, our approach is to work conservatively and thoughtfully toward the pruning goal until it is reached.

Pruning trees should be a decision-making process from start to finish.  Knowing what to prune, when to prune, where to prune, how to prune, and how much to prune are all important for the future health and maintenance needs of the tree. Each limb must be inspected and each cut should be chosen carefully.

What is Fine Pruning?

Fine Pruning involves 3 basic principles.

  1. Decision-making. This is a crucial aspect of pruning trees from start to finish. First, each job we do is headed up by a Certified Arborist, who carefully studies each individual tree and its surroundings. We examine the tree for health and/or structural issues, and collaborate with you on your pruning goals. Then, we develop a pruning plan for the tree. As we begin the work, and especially with larger trees, we carefully consider each and every cut we make.
     

  2. The cut. It is most important for the healing and recovery of the tree that pruning cuts be made properly. This is determined by both the technique and the tools used for the job. We use a variety of hand saws, pole saws, pole pruners, pruning shears, and chain saws. It is important that the tools are sharp and the resulting cut is clean, smooth and even across. In each neighborhood we visit, we see examples of both fine pruning and damaging, unsightly and often irreversible mistakes. The company you hire should have a reputation for quality and conscientious work.
     

  3. Care of surroundings. It would be pointless to prune or remove a tree and in the process damage adjacent trees or property, yet it is surprisingly common. We take great care in our pruning and removal operations to avoid damaging other trees, structures and landscape.

Tree  Maintenance

Trees are just like us and every other living being – they stay healthier and look better with periodic maintenance.

 

Periodic maintenance helps your trees…

  1. Always look their best,

  2. Defend against pests and diseases, and

  3. Stay upright and structurally intact.

  4. Maintenance is the key to keeping your trees looking their best and costing you less!  For most trees, some light pruning, done correctly, every 3-5 years is enough to keep them strong, healthy and beautiful.

  5. It is important to note that a sick or problematic tree need NOT always be cut down!  We rehab neglected and dilapidated trees all the time, restoring their health, beauty and structural integrity.

  6. Considering that a large, mature tree can cost thousands of dollars to remove and a lifetime to replace,  periodic maintenance is the best approach.

Contact Us

Service@NovaArborist.com

202-549-5519

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