2013 feels like a good year, I am excited.
If you are looking for the following with your trees, I would be happy to assist as these topics are developing more and more as my areas of passion with regards to arboriculture:
structuring One of my favorite practices when pruning a tree is to keep its’ established, or help to bring back its’ natural form. I believe in allowing trees to grow naturally as much as possible. Any pruning disrupts this flow, however if done appropriately, can have minimal impact with desired results.
renovation Many trees have been pruned hard or improperly in the past. I enjoy trying to bring a tree back to form, eliminating poor growth/structure, cleaning out reactive growth (brought on by pruning and over-pruning historically), and with fruit trees… reducing height & overgrown shoots to bring canopy back down to reachable fruit-picking height.
aesthetics Sometimes all it takes to make a tree look better than it does, are a few pruning cuts and/or branch removals. Taking a minimal approach while reducing unnatural and undesired reactive growth helps minimize future maintenance pruning.
All of this being said, sometimes a tree needs alot of pruning! Which I am happy to assist in. Not all trees grow in spaces suitable for natural, expansive growth. Also, if a tree has been pruned in certain ways historically, it may be best to continue this style of maintenance.
These next few months are a great time to prune before things start to grow on the ground below. Garden damage is most minimal this time of year.
Thanks for reading, maybe see you soon.