Tree Trimming - West Michigan
Serving the MI communities of Ada, Allendale, Byron Center, Caledonia, Cascade, Cedar Springs, Comstock Park, Coopersville, Dorr, East Grand Rapids, Fruitport, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Holland, Hudsonville, Jenison, Kent City, Kentwood, Lowell, Marne, Muskegon, Muskegon Heights, Norton Shores, Ravenna, Rockford, Sparta, Spring Lake, Walker, Wayland, Wyoming, and Zeeland.
Trees in city settings are often subjected to human and natural disturbances, both above and below ground and may require care to improve their survival chances. We can provide appropriate solutions, such as pruning trees for health and proper structure, for aesthetic reasons, to allow people to walk under them, or to keep them away from wires, fences and buildings. Methods of tree trimming depend on the species of tree and the purpose of the work. To determine the best practice, we offer a thorough knowledge of local species and what tree trimming methods is appropriate for each tree specie.
Recent research has shown that wound dressings such as tar or paint are unnecessary and may harm trees! Coverings might actually encourage growth of decay causing fungi. Proper tree pruning, by cutting through branches at the right location, can offer more help than wound dressing.
There is a vast difference between the skill levels of professional tree trimmers and those of "weekend workers" who simply trim trees. Some services are considered unacceptable by modern arboricultural standards and may seriously weaken, disfigure, or even kill trees. One example is tree topping "or lopping", where entire tops of trees are removed by cross-cutting the main leaders and leaving large unsightly branches. Trees that survive such harsh treatment are left prone to a host of detrimental effects like pest susceptibility, pathogen intrusion, regrowth, and internal decay. Tree pruning should only be done with a specific purpose in mind! Every cut is a wound. Proper tree pruning can be helpful in many ways, but should always be done with the minimum amount of live branches removed.
Chemicals can also be applied to trees for disease or insect control through spraying or soil application.