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Trimming

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At Eshleman Tree Care LLC, our clients are our number one priority and we go the extra mile to make sure they’re completely satisfied. With this service, we provide an adequate balance between aesthetic & the overall health of your tree's. We recommend a full trim every 1-3 years to help insure a healthy future for your tree's. If you have any questions contact us for a free estimate.

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Pruning

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Structural Pruning

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Structural pruning helps minimize structural defects decreasing the chance of failure in maturity. This type of pruning, when done early, also decreases maintenance requirements in the future. Structural pruning principles are most commonly used in young trees but in some cases can be used on mature trees with structural problems.

If young trees are pruned to promote good structure, they will likely remain serviceable for longer than trees that do not receive proper pruning.

Crown Cleaning/Thinning

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Crown Cleaning is the selective removal of dead, broken, or weakly attached branches from a tree crown. this is the most common pruning technique for landscape trees. If done on a regular basis this type of pruning will correct small growth problems before they are a BIG problems.

Crown Thinning includes crown cleaning as well as selective removal of limbs to increase air movement & sunlight penetration through the crown.

Increased light stimulates and maintains interior foliage, and increased air flow can improve health. 

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Crown Raising/Vista Pruning

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Crown Raising removes the lower branches of a tree in order to provide clearance for building, vehicles, signs, pedestrians, and lines of sight.

Vista Pruning is similar to crown raising expect it focuses more on a specific view opposed to raising the crown all the way around.

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Crown Reduction/Restoration

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Crown Reduction is used to reduce the size of a tree. this is achieved by cutting limbs back to their point of origin or back to laterals capable of sustaining the remaining limb.

Crown Restoration If a tree has been topped and has sprouted vigorously or has sustained storm damage this technique can be used to improve the appearance & health of the tree. 

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Why You Shouldn't Top Your Tree

Starvation Topping removes so much of the crown that it upsets a mature tree's well-developed crown-to-root ratio temporarily cutting off the tree's food making ability.

Shock The crown of a tree acts as an umbrella shielding the tree from direct sunlight. Suddenly removing this protection exposes the remaining bark tissue which could result in scalding.

Insects & Disease Large stubs of a topped tree have a difficult time forming callus. the terminal location of these cuts, as well as their large diameter, prevent the tree's chemically based natural defense system from doing it's job. The stubs are highly vulnerable to insect invasion and the spores of decay fungi.

Weak Limbs at best, the wood of a new limb that sprouts after a larger limb is truncated is more weakly attached than a limb that developed normally.

Rapid New Growth the goal of topping is usually to control the height and spread of a tree. Topping a tree actually has the opposite effect. The sprouts are far more numerous than normal new growth, and they elongate so rapidly that the tree returns to its original height in a very short time with a far denser crown.

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