Large Healthy Limb Removal

Occasionally we are called upon by our clients to remove healthy limbs from trees. These limbs can appear to be a hazard to our clients because they may be hanging over a roof or wires. Perhaps they just drop messy apples onto their lawn. What ever the reason, we can appreciate their concerns; however, as Certified Arborists, we have an ethical obligation that will not allow us to perform an act that is detrimental to the health and or appearance of a tree.

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Wood Rots and Decay Fungi

Almost all species of woody plants are subject to trunk and limb decay. Wood decay is one of the most important tree problems in the urban landscape. The progressive deterioration of woody tissue in both living and dead trees can occur in a relatively short time (months) or can grow slowly, taking years.

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Although our hope is not to continue to see “topped” trees in an urban area, we unfortunately still see the desecration of the trees along with receiving calls requesting us to “top” trees. The good news is the practice of topping trees has been drastically reduced from 20 years ago.

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Surface Roots

Tree roots growing at or slightly above the soil surface are called surface roots. For many home owners these roots are a nuisance as they dull mower blades, trip running feet, buckle sidewalks and crack driveways on occasion.

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