Trees should be an asset to your property. To enhance this long-term investment, proper care and maintenance is necessary. All Urban Tree Specialists’ tree care solutions are performed by ISA Certified Arborists to ensure these assets don’t become a liability from lack of proper care.
Value-added “Whole Property” evaluations enable us to offer you the best tree solutions for the long-term care of your property. The overall value and safety of your environment is enhanced by addressing all tree needs, rather than just one isolated issue.
We provide structural pruning for proper form, as well as stability and longevity. Selective structural pruning also gives you additional clearance over your yard, house, office, signage, and/or lighting; resulting in better air movement, additional sunlight, and less debris in your gutters. [...]
Ideally, a Certified Arborist is contacted for consultation during the planning stages of a construction project where trees are to be impacted. Valuable trees may be preserved if appropriate measures are taken in advance to protect root zones, trunks, and canopies. [...]
URBAN TREE SPECIALISTS WILL NOT:
Top Trees – TREE TOPPING IS BAD!
Tree topping is the large scale removal or cutting back of the large, mature branches on trees. This mutilating method leaves significant open wounds on trees that are easily subject to disease and decay. It immediately injures the tree, decreases the tree’s natural life span, and detracts from the natural appearance of the tree.
Spur or Spike Living Trees
Spurs / spikes / gaffs are not used in trimming operations, but may be used to safely remove a tree. The technique of using spurs or spikes to climb a tree leaves multiple wounds in a tree’s cambium (layer of growth cells in between the bark and wood), and these become entry points for insects, disease and decay.
Prune Susceptible Species in Spring and Summer
Due to disease and pest susceptibility, we strongly encourage you to avoid having work performed on your Oaks, American Elms, Scots and Austrian Pines during the months from April-August. A UTS Certified Arborist will advise you on the best timing for tree pruning.