Proper pruning is essential to the health and structure of your trees. We adhere to the ANSI 300 standard of pruning only taking out the dead, dying and dysfunctional branches that inhibit the health and structure of the tree.
We do not top or lion tail trees. Topping a tree is like giving a delayed death sentence to a tree. It opens up the tree to rot and disease and seriously affects the structure of the tree eventually killing it or turning it into a hazard for people and property making it necessary to remove it.
Lion tailing a tree is the act of stripping off all the lower branches, dead or alive, leaving only the top branches. Doing so greatly affects the balance of the tree making it more susceptible to failure. Proper pruning helps maintain health and structure of trees increasing the longevity and beauty of your trees.