Boise Valley Tree Trimming in Boise, Idaho
Crown cleaning is the removal of dead, dying, broken, diseased, low vigor, and competing branches and water sprouts.
Live branches, small live twigs,and foliage should not be removed. It is important to focus on dead, diseased and weakened limbs only.
The dead limbs are removed completely. The tree is not topped, which involves the removal of live and dead branches at a certain, pre-determined length. This practice is never promoted by reputable tree trimming services.
Most pruning of mature trees falls into this category. Trees under stress or declining trees may need crown cleaning every 6 months to 5 years. In crown cleaning, do not remove healthy branches in the tree’s interior.
Remove dead branches – It is advisable to remove any dead branch larger than a two-inch diameter to minimize hazards if the branch were to fall. Dead or broken branches higher than 30 feet are of particular concern because of the speed they could hit the ground if they were to fall. Dead branches may also become a source of insect and disease pressure in the tree.
Crown raising is a type of tree trimming where the goal is to remove low hanging growth to provide clearance for buildings, signs, vehicles, pedestrians, and lines of sight. Many trees are over pruned when the crown is raised. Removing too many lower limbs can interfere with trunk taper and compromise the trees structural stability. Live branches should be left along the upper 60% of the trunk. Typically when preforming crown raising, a set height is mandated for clearance over the street or yard, and another is set for clearance away from structures. The drip line is then balanced to maintain a symmetrical shape while still meeting clearance requirements.
If you have trees that may need trimming, call Boise Valley Tree Trimming at (208)914-6923 for a free onsite inspection and estimate.
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