Pruning is essential to the health of your tree. Here are a few main reasons to prune your tree: Reduce risk of failure from dead or weak branches, Provide clearance, Reduce shade and wind resistance, Manage tree health, Manage flower or fruit production, Improve aesthetics, Improve tree structure, and Save a storm-damaged tree.
We DO NOT use spikes to prune your trees!
Have you ever noticed other tree services using tree climbing spikes while pruning a tree? Tree climbing spikes are sharp steel spikes that workers attach to their legs and stab into the tree trunk to give themselves leverage to climb up and down a tree. Puncture holes created by spikes cause a certain amount of tree tissue death and over time with repeated use, can actually kill your tree! The use of spikes can also transfer diseases to your healthy tree and cause increased vulnerability for insect infestation. In addition to various health concerns, the holes that spikes leave are just plain unsightly. True professional tree care services avoid using spikes at all costs. However, it is no secret that many tree services out there still use spikes to prune trees, either because they are uneducated in the matter or are trying to save time by cutting corners at your tree's expense! This is why hiring the right tree service is essential to not only saving you valuable time and money, but also saving your tree's life!