Fine Pruning: Trees are very valuable assets to both our environment and our lives. However, trees need maintenance just like a home or a car. ArborClimb specializes in proper pruning as a form of maintenance. Whether it’s a large mature sugar maple, or a small group of rhododendrons, ArborClimb will come out and assess the trees and recommend pruning based on industry standards. These recommendations may include some or all of the following ISA pruning standards.
Cleaning is the removal of dead, dying, diseased, crowded, weakly attached, and low-vigor
branches from the crown of a tree.
Thinning is the selective removal of branches to increase light penetration and air movement
through the crown. Thinning opens the foliage of a tree, reduces weight on heavy limbs, and
helps retain the tree’s natural shape.
Raising removes the lower branches from a tree in order to provide clearance for buildings,
vehicles, pedestrians, and vistas.
Reduction reduces the size of a tree, often for clearance for utility lines. Reducing the height
or spread of a tree is often favored when trees are growing too large for their space. Reduction
can also be used on selective limbs that are hanging over structures or are long and heavy and
prone to breaking.
Aesthetic pruning is used to give shape to trees in a specific way. Often this style of pruning is
used on ornamental trees, to keep the trees symmetrical and to a desired height.
Fruit Tree Pruning is a beneficial and necessary process in maintaining your fruit trees. Trees
that bear fruit need to be pruned in order to maintain the structure of the plant and help assist
with a good fruiting crop. The best time to prune apple trees or any fruit tree is in the winter
when the tree is dormant. This helps to reduce the risk of spreading diseases like apple scab,
cedar apple rust, or fire blight. Whether you have an orchard of two trees or an orchard of 200,
we would love to give you a consultation on your pruning needs.
A properly pruned tree will give you a nice, attractive, and safe feature in your yard and it will be more able to withstand the storms and weather that is common in New England. All pruning is done in accordance with the ANSI A300 pruning standards.
Structural Bracing: Trees have defects. Not every tree with a defect needs to be cut down. Many trees with defects last in our environment for many years because of proper structural bracing. Examples of defects include: a hollow in the main trunk, a seam between two branches or leaders, a crack or split in a limb or on the main trunk of the tree, or a limb that is becoming too heavy for the tree to support. The use of structural bracing in these situations helps to lessen the likelihood of failure to a tree, or tree parts. Structural bracing is used as a supplemental support for weak unions in trees and is used to help prolong the life of the tree. These support systems could be cables that are installed high in the tree to lessen the movement of weak tree limbs, or to provide support to trees with heavy limbs. Another option is a structural rod that is used to strengthen limbs or tree trunks that have cracks; the rods are drilled into the crack or seam to add support.
The tree needs to be inspected by a Certified Arborist to determine if the tree can support such a system. If you have a tree that is very valuable to you, and you suspect it might need structural bracing, please contact us and one of our Certified Arborists will help you determine what system would be best suited for your tree.
Tree Removal: While ArborClimb prides itself on keeping trees healthy and stable in our environment, sometimes a tree has to be removed. When a tree becomes too unsafe, has outgrown its place, or is in the wrong location, then often removal is the only option. ArborClimb has all the tools and equipment to safely remove trees and the expertise to keep your property free from damage. ArborClimb specializes in confined space removals where large equipment often can not access. We have the means to climb the tree and safely lower sections of the tree in a controlled manner. If the trees are very large, we have access to a 30-ton crane that can reach as high as 110’.
Tree Planting: ArborClimb can help assist with any planting project. We can help you with determining what species would best suit your location, pick it out at the nursery for you, and install the plant in your landscape. If you purchase the right plant, plant it properly and in the right location, then you are giving the plant a good start to becoming successful in your environment. Please contact us, as we would love to talk to you about what your options are for plantings on your property.
Lightning Protection Systems: Lightning strikes trees because they reach high into the sky and can complete the electric circuit from sky to ground. The moisture in the trees become a better conductor of electricity than the air around the tree. This provides a great path for the electricity, at the cost of destroying your tree and possibly your structures below. In New England, we can have severe lightning storms that produce high voltage lightning and can cause severe damage to both trees and the structures that surround them. If you have tall, mature trees next to your house or on a high open hill, perhaps lightning protection is something you should consider. ArborClimb installs a copper terminal high in the top of your tree, then runs a long copper cable down the tree to a lightning rod that gets buried into the soil approximately 15’ from the base of the tree. Once installed, this will protect the tree and all the surrounding structures from a lightning strike. If you have a tall tree next to your house that you want to protect, contact us and we can provide a free consultation.
Consultation: ArborClimb provides free consultations to help assess your tree care needs. A consultation is different from an estimate in that we take the time to listen to our customers and educate them on tree care issues. We can make recommendations on your trees and talk about invasive species, proper watering and mulching practices, current insect and diseases issues that might affect your trees, and any issues that we feel might be beneficial in helping you co-exist with the environment around you. We can provide literature on some of the top issues that might be affecting your landscape and try and help you make an educated decision on how to provide quality tree care to your property. Trees are an asset to your property; ArborClimb employs Certified Arborists with degrees in Arboriculture and stays up-to-date on current practices in tree care. We strive to provide a service that far exceeds our customers' expectations. Please contact us for a free consultation.