Here at Dittmer Tree Service, we see each and every tree as nature’s work of art and as such we care for them as art. We practice the following techniques:
CROWN REDUCTION -Crown reduction whereby we reduce the overall size of a tree’s canopy.
CROWN RAISING - Crown raising in which we remove the lowest branches of a tree’s canopy either to open up views or enhance curb appeal of your home.
CROWN THINNING- Crown thinning is a process of removing up to 20% of a tree’s live canopy to allow wind to freely pass through rather than against it affording some protection from wind damage during storm season.
CROWN CLEANING- Crown cleaning rids trees of branches that are dead, weakly attached, damaged, diseased or that cross over another branch which can damage bark and become an entry point for disease and decay.
DIRECTIONAL PRUNING- Directional pruning encourages a tree’s branches to grow in a specific direction such as away from a structure or another tree.
DEAD WOOD REMOVAL- Dead wood removal rids trees of dangerous pieces of dead wood that will eventually fall causing damage to anything below and also leaving a point of entry for decay and disease to enter the at the site where the branch broke off.
It’s important to know how much to cut and when because removing too much a tree’s canopy at once can do irreparable harm and possibly kill the tree and unlike shrubbery that may fill in after a season or two. Once you’ve removed a tree branch, you can’t put it back on. Proper cuts are also a must. There is a specific place on each branch where it is safe to cut, therefore deviations of even half an inch can result in problematic growth and/or decay and disease.