•Deadwood Removal is a type of trimming that removes dead branches from a tree’s canopy. Branches can die off for a number of reasons including light deficiency, pest and disease damage, and root structure damage. A dead branch will at some point decay back to the parent stem and fall off. This is normally a fairly slow process but can be quickened by high winds or extreme temperature. The main reason deadwood is removed is safety. Situations that demand removal of deadwood is trees in your yard – overhanging buildings, driveways, patios/decks, pools etc.
•Crown and Canopy Thinning increases light and reduces wind resistance by selective removal of branches throughout the canopy of the tree. This is a common practice which improves the tree’s strength against adverse weather conditions as the wind can pass through the tree resulting in less “load” being placed on the tree.
•Crown Canopy Lifting involves the removal of the lower branches to a given height. The height is achieved by the removal of whole branches or removing the parts of branches which extend below the desired height. Crown lifting is done for clearance for things such as pedestrians, vehicles, pools, fences, sheds, buildings etc.
•Directional or Formative Pruning is the removal of appropriate branches to make the tree structurally sound while shaping it. This can be done to shape trees away from structures or for aesthetics.
•Vista Pruning (Sky Lighting) is selectively pruning a window of view in a tree to see through or let light through. Frequently used method in trees shading hedges and gardens or to get that perfect view from the deck at the cottage.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
First and foremost, we want to help you maintain the health of the trees on your property so that you can see those trees grow and thrive for many years to come. We have the equipment and experience to handle Ottawa tree trimming of any size and scope. For larger trees in particular, it is highly recommended that you leave this aspect of tree pruning to the pros. That way you won’t have to worry about injury to yourself and/or damage to your property. We can also prune smaller trees and hedges with expertise so that they stay healthy and will flourish over time.
While these two phrases are sometimes used interchangeably, they are not the same thing. Pruning is done more in the interest of protecting the tree, hedge, bush or shrub; while trimming generally is limited to shrubs and hedges for aesthetic purposes. Tree pruning can save a tree if infection is present; pruning a tree is also a proactive method of proper tree care.
Early spring is right about the ideal time to prune trees in Ottawa. That’s because the winter has ended (hopefully!) and all the snow and ice is off the branches; but the leaves have yet to come out. This way we can clearly see the tree and all its branches, then can make a more accurate assessment of the overall tree health as well as which branches and sections will require tree pruning.
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