Apex Tree Experts is happy to work with our clients for their trimming and pruning needs.
Annual pruning removes dead, diseased, or broken limbs. Pruning of fruit trees encourages growth and fruit development. Trimming of conifers encourages growth as well, but not always the kind you would prefer.
Topping is the cutting back of tree branches to stubs. Quite often topping and trimming results in fir trees, like we have in abundance all around the Puget Sound area, that form a "U" at the point of the first topping and legs of the "U" continue growing giving an abnormal appearance and weakening the structure of trees that can grow well over one hundred feet tall. The legs or lateral branches are not large enough to assume the terminal or main trunk role. Other names for topping include "heading," and "hat-racking."
Many home owners often feel that some trees become too large for their property. They fear that tall trees may pose a hazard in wind storms. Topping does not reduce the hazard. In the long run, topping makes trees more hazardous.
Trimming and pruning opens up the tree canopy to maximize light penetration. Although a mature tree may be growing in full sun, a very dense canopy may not allow enough light to reach only a foot or two inside the canopy. Opening the tree canopy permits adequate air movement through the tree, which promotes rapid drying to minimize disease infection and allows thorough pesticide penetration. Light penetration allows some of the same benefits and encourages growth on lower shrubs and flowers.
Trees crowded and fighting for space usually reduce the overall beauty of a well-thought out landscape. Find out more information about how we can help you by calling (253) 227-9775.
Apex Tree Experts can also help with hedges. Take a look and see how Apex Tree Experts takes care on two overgrown hedges:
To find out more information about trimming and pruning of trees and hedges, please call (253) 227-9775.