Use Professional Tree Pruning Services for Tall or Mature Trees
Part of the responsibility of owning a home is the care and maintenance of the property. For first-occupancy homes in a new subdivision, these owners will be faced with the task of transforming a relatively barren landscape into a warmer and more appealing vista by building a deck/patio, and planting flower beds/gardens, shrubs, and/or some new trees.
Owners of established/older homes and properties must be concerned with maintaining the health and the aesthetic appeal of mature shrubs and trees that have been in place for many years. This maintenance likely will include pruning for trees that have grown to considerable heights. In these instances, for reasons of personal safety as well as the use of appropriate techniques, such tree pruning may best be left to the skills of an arborist or tree services specialist from DreamWorks Tree Services rather than using a do-it-yourself approach.
Our Spur-Free Tree Pruning Service Protects the Health of Your Trees
Perhaps the easiest and fastest way to scale trees of some height would be to have the workers don spurs, also known as gaffs or climbing spikes. These tools are sharp steel points that attach to the worker’s boots and allow quick climbing up and down the tree trunk.
Unfortunately, the simplest and swiftest approach is not always the best approach as, ironically, spurs may actually be detrimental to the health of the trees that homeowners are trying to beautify and/or protect. Tree services providers who permit their crews to use climbing spurs/gaffs may be subjecting the trees to the following types of harm:
- Puncture damage to the trunk – these injured areas may/will eventually die
- Puncture damage to the living tissue – can cause sap loss and inhibit growth
- Open wounds/holes that offer ease-of-access for diseases/insect infestations
- Permanent vascular damage below the bark due to the repeated use of spurs
- Transference of disease from unsterilized spurs used on other sick/dead trees
In fact, spurs or climbing spikes should be used only in cases where tall or mature trees have died and must be removed, or perhaps when access is restricted due to utility lines.
At DreamWorks Tree Services, any and all tree pruning at heights is done spur-free. The most effective practices applied by our crews in terms of safety and preserving tree health consist of the following options:
- Ropes/safety harnesses
- Aerial lifts/bucket trucks
In essence, our crews do not climb your trees at all; we either climb the ropes more than the tree itself or get raised into position by an independent lifting device. This ensures that DreamWorks Tree Services can provide the required tree pruning services in a safe and appropriate fashion while simultaneously protecting the integrity of your trees.
For all your tree pruning needs, especially work at heights for mature/established trees, call the professionals from DreamWorks Tree Services today at 1-800-407-9917 to request further information about our spur-free tree pruning services.