Tree Surgery and Structural Analysis Services in Asheville or Hendersonville, NC
In most cases, a strong, healthy and vibrant tree will only need occasional pruning and trimming. Routine maintenance procedures help to sustain not only the health of the tree, but its overall ability to keep its stature. There are other cases that arise where simple measures may not be adequate to keep your tree in a state of good health. The fundamentals of the tree may be so flawed that trimming may not be enough to keep it from becoming a hazard. When a crisis strikes with your tree, fear not. Quality Tree Services has dedicated experts with the right tools to provide excellent service. Our mission is to employ all necessary and strategic methodologies to cultivate great relationships between trees and the good citizens of Asheville, North Carolina.
Our Surgeons Have the Prescription Your Tree Needs
Quality Tree Services provides superior service backed by researched science. Therefore, please rest assured that we also employ trained professionals. We will not send a bunch of guys to your home with chainsaws ready to saw away at your beloved tree. When you call us, Quality Tree Services deploys tree surgeons (sometimes known as an arborist) who are skilled in providing general as well as specified techniques for tree care. Tree surgery contains an extensive assortment of practices. Let’s discuss a few of them.
The top of the tree that contains the branches and leaves is called the crown. The art of tree surgery covers a few techniques involving the crown. One specialty of a tree surgeon is called crown reduction. This procedure is performed if the tree’s canopy grows too large. If this happens, the size of the crown must be reduced to maintain safety. Crown reduction is accomplished by pruning all the branches until they are all even throughout the crown. As with all crown care, if any deadwood or rubbing branches are spotted, they are either detached or trimmed. Doing so will reduce the risk of the tree being infected by disease.
Depending on your cosmetic preferences, you may want to opt for the crown thinning procedure. This method involves removing specific branches from the inner crown. The main advantage of crown thinning is that it allows lighter and air to flow through the canopy of the tree. Another benefit is that this procedure does not alter the natural profile of the tree. It can also be especially valuable by preventing dead areas on a lawn or yard due to lack of sunlight.
Perhaps you have frequent gatherings under your tree. Or, vehicles may need to be parked under it. If there are multiple branches that are too low, crown lifting would be a viable option for you. This is completed by removing certain branches from the lower section of the tree’s crown. This creates the illusion that the crown is higher, thereby creating more space underneath the tree.
Trees are big, strong beings that command attention. However, parts of the tree’s structure can digress and weaken. This usually happens when multiple branches of the same size grow at the same level on the tree trunk. Over time, they become heavier and become a hazard to people and property. When this problem rears its ugly head, remember that Quality Tree Services has the answer. We specialize in a tree surgery formula known as cabling & bracing. The act of bracing utilizes either threaded rods or bolts. These tools can be used to secure a weak crotch, bond a split trunk and hold together (or separate) rubbing branches. The goal of cabling is to decrease the stress on large branches. A flexible steel cable is attached between the branches which can aid in support and/or decrease their movement. It’s clear to see that cabling & bracing are crucial aids that can ultimately save the lives of trees and people.
Tree Structure Is Life
As stated, we are dedicated to tree health and safety in Asheville, North Carolina. Our arborists are trained to use tree structure analysis to determine any dangers that may be looming. Most people can spot obvious tree damage (such as a broken limb) with the naked eye. However, it takes the skill of a trained tree surgeon to perform a thorough an effective tree structure analysis.
Structurally analyzing a tree is completed in four zones. The first zone is a basic, wide angle analysis. Zone two includes analyzing the ground and tree base. The third zone examination involves the tree trunk. Lastly, the crown of the tree is inspected in zone four.
At the start of the inspection, the examiner positions themselves in an area where they can view the tree in its entirety. Zone 1 does not focus on specific parts of the tree. A large part of inspecting this zone includes observing the tree’s direction. If the tree is leaning, the length of time that the tree has been leaning should be determined next. Trees which lean toward the east have a higher chance of falling as winds travel from the west.
In zone 2, the ground underneath the tree is inspected. The roots are closely monitored because they provide anchoring for the tree. Trees that appear to be perfectly healthy can still pose future problems if there are issues with the roots.
Zone 3 inspection focuses on the tree trunk. This is one of the most important parts of tree structure analysis because the trunk holds up the tree and supports the branches. Sections of the trunk that have missing bark are frequently indicative of a dead area of the tree. This is usually caused by a fungal attack. One of the most extreme tree conditions in zone 3 is a tree that has more than one trunk. It’s important to regularly inspect the area where the trunks meet. Any existing cracks in the trunk are cause for alarm. In this instance, drastic measures must be taken to preserve life and property.
Finally, zone 4 involves inspection of the crown of the tree. The objective is to look for dead branches. Quality Tree Services can safely remove these branches so that they do not cause injury to people or damage to property.
We Take Our Job Seriously
By now, you realize that tree care involves very detailed and intricate procedures. The Quality Tree Services family truly cares about you and your trees. We are honored to be able to serve you while also improving the world.