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Tree Trimming in Austin, TX

Our tree trimming is undertaken by our qualified Arborists in Austin, TX. Trimming will often be undertaken to clear electricity service lines, over roofs, swimming pools, driveways etc. We can also thin trees to increase light and winter sun into the property in Austin, TX. Trimming of deadwood is common to reduce the risk of branch failure in certain tree species.

There are different forms of tree trimming and differing reasons for the trimmingg to be undertaken in Austin, TX:

Deadwood Removal in Austin, TX

Dead branches within a tree in certain species will naturally shed from the tree at any given time. To ensure the safety of your family and neighbors, these can be successfully trimmed from the tree. Crown thinning is the trimming of the tree by approximately 10% removing small diameter secondary branches of 50mm or smaller while still maintaining the structure and shape of the tree. The advantages of crown thinning are to increase sunlight into a property, particularly winter sun and to aid in air circulation.

Lopping is not recommended as the natural shape of the tree is destroyed and the growth pattern is altered. The tree may become dangerous with the re-growth weakly attached to the trunk and therefore susceptible to decay. The life span of the tree is reduced.

Selective Tree Trimming in Austin, TX

This is the removal of specifically identified branches, often to gain clearance over buildings in Austin, TX or remove diseased or decayed branches, prevent animals from gaining access to the roof or power line clearance.

  • Crown lifting is trimming the lowest branches in the canopy to provide clearance for visual security or room for under planting.
  • Remedial (restorative) trimming is the removal of damaged, diseased or lopped branches back to healthy, undamaged timber. This is carried out to promote or induce new shoots to create a new canopy, often undertaken on over mature, declining trees. This is an option to save your loved tree and prolong its life span.
  • Reduction trimming is the pruning of a tree to reduce a tree's height back to lower internal lateral branches. This is often undertaken to maintain a view from a property or simply to contain the size of a tree. Unfortunately, not all trees can be crown reduced due to branch structure.
  • Formative trimming this is undertaken when the tree is young. The goal is to create a well shaped safe tree. Any weak junctions prone to failure are trimmed from the tree including crossing branches.

Reasons for trimming your trees include - maximizing winter sunlight into the property, power line clearance, unsightly seed and frond removal from palms and trees, clearing branches that rest on buildings to reduce physical damage, reducing leaves dropping onto the roof or to prevent animals using your roof as a home or highway, trimming for views, trimming of dangerous branches, air movement, views, enhancing shape and bird control. "You may have tried the rest, it's time to use the Best"

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