This systematic pruning assures the trees are maintained in a safe and healthy condition
Our Foresters will look for and remove:
Limbs that hang low over the street or sidewalk Limbs that brush against buildings, street lights, traffic signs and signals Dead or weak limbs Congested interior branches The benefits from this pruning are many:
The trees will be healthier and better able to withstand wind and ice storms The trees will be safer from vehicle damage The trees will be less likely to cause property damage The trees become stronger
Our Forester may do an emergency pruning or other urgent tree work on a case-by-case basis following an inspection. Often times, these issues can be deferred to the planned pruning cycle program. Storm damaged trees receive top priority that will be addressed outside the pruning cycle.
Private tree companies work under contract for the City do the majority of the city's street tree pruning. They are required to follow tree-pruning guidelines developed by the National Arborist Association. These are the accepted standards of the Tree Care Industry.
Check out additional resources: 1950's City workers cleaning up after a tree removal