Arbtech Tree Care Services offers a number of tree care services:
There are 3 types of pruning: Formative, Structural and Hazardous pruning;
Formative pruning refers to taking more time in the tree, making cuts and removing necessary branches to promote healthy growing patterns and sculpt the tree into a perfect looking and balanced tree.
Structural pruning refers to pruning all deadwood out of the tree and any major defects that could result in tree failure in the future.
Hazardous pruning refers to removing all hazards from the tree ( hangers, deadwood).
Cabling and bracing
Cabling and bracing refers to identifying major issues with the tree, mostly with overweighted branches, or when you have a multi-stemmed tree. The idea of the cables is to tie them all together so the chance failure (one or more stems tearing out ) is dramatically reduced. We usually install these cables 70% of the tree’s height (e.g. if a tree were 100 ft tall, we would install cables 70 ft high in the tree) this practice reduces the overall sail effect of the tree and allows the tree to work together as one to overcome high winds and any substantial weather, and also provide a safe area below.
Bracing refers to drilling a threaded rod through the tree, usually when two or more stems start spreading away from each other. These are installed to help hold the stems together and reduce movement (less movement means less chance of failure).
These applications are only explored if pruning is applied as well. Our overall goal is to help preserve trees, so doing a beneficial form and structural prune to the tree when using cables and braces will help put the tree back on a health growing track.
Tree removals refers to removing the actual tree. This includes everything above ground such as brush, wood and all the remnants.
Stump grinding refers to actually bringing in a piece of machinery that grinds the stump on average 20cm into the ground. What remians is a pile of mulch and a hole where the stump used to be. The client can then decide what to do in the place of the tree such as lay top soil and grass, plant another tree, build a garden etc.
When providing these services, a number of techniques and machinery must be used. For hazardous removal or removing/pruning a tree within close proximity of a building or structure, climbing equipment must be used. This consists of using ropes and pulley systems to advance the tree and remove the necessary limbs. The machinery used to complete various tree care tasks consists of chainsaws, pole saws, wood chippers, and stump grinders.
Every job begins with a meeting to discuss the clients specific concerns. This is followed by a thorough assessment of tree conditions, which may include sample analysis. A number of solutions are presented to the client and carried out in an efficient and professional manner.