TREE CUTTING & REMOVAL
Sometimes it is necessary to remove trees. In some cases, the tree may not be a desirable species for a given location. Another reason is trees will often be damaged structurally during a wind or ice storm. Also, trees can fall victim to insect or disease damage, which can pose a hazard to life and property. While a dead, damaged, or diseased tree out in the woods or a swamp will provide a great habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, the same tree in a high traffic location, such as near a house, driveway, or children's play area should be removed immediately. Call now for a free consultation with a Certified Arborist from KMA Tree Service.
Some limbs of a tree can grow too close to your roof. If you see moss and lichens growing on your roof you probably have some limbs growing too close. Lichens secrete acid that breaks down roof shingles drastically reducing the useful life of your roof. Pruning limbs at least 8'-10' away from your roof will allow more sunlight and airflow to reach these areas.
Sometimes smaller ornamental trees grow taller than expected. Reduction pruning is sometimes utilized. By carefully choosing proper spots to make cuts size can be reduced. We never top trees as this practice is extremely detrimental to all species of trees. If the tree doesn't die completely it will become a safety issue as the tree desperately tries to survive by producing waterspouts. These water sprouts grow very quickly and are always very weakly attached. They eventually become too large and will snap off easily.
Structural pruning is important to maintain strong, sturdy growth. Eliminating weak or poorly developed limbs will ensure strength and structural integrity. This type of pruning is optimal on young trees to achieve proper limb structure and a dominant central leader.
Having problems growing grass? We can thin the canopy of your trees to allow more sunlight to your lawn. This, in conjunction with canopy raising, can often solve this problem. Thinning also has the added benefit of reducing the "sail effect" during periods of high wind.
We offer a variety of pruning options, such as complete crown cleaning( deadwood removal, diseased wood, etc). Thinning to allow more sunlight to penetrate the canopy and to reduce sail effect during periods of high wind. Canopy raising for roof clearance and service wires.
WHY SHOULD I PRUNE MY TREES?
Sometimes perfectly healthy and robust trees will have a few dead limbs. This is a natural function of the tree. As a tree grows some of the lower limbs will sometimes die off as new growth shades them out. These lower, shaded limbs are no longer able to photosynthesize efficiently. Having already served their purpose, these limbs can be removed for aesthetic and safety reasons. Removing these dead limbs will speed up the healing and closure of these areas.
WHO SHOULD PRUNE MY TREES?
Trees are a very valuable asset on your property. Several recent nationwide surveys show that mature trees in a well-kept landscape can increase property values by 7 to 19%. That's why you should always hire a certified arborist to care for your trees. Certified arborists should never use spikes on a tree that isn't going to be removed. Knowledge of proper pruning cuts and how different tree species react to pruning is important. Improper pruning can do more harm than good. When any cut is made (or not made) you can be assured that there is a comprehensive thought process behind it. KMA Tree Service is a company you can trust for the care of your trees.