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Tree Maintenance

We provide full service on tree trimming and removal

We give the best tree maintenance services in the town. We take care of your trees and make sure that they are healthy. 

Why choose us!​

Upfront Pricing

We might not be the cheapest in town but we are definitely the best, and that does not mean that we are over-priced.

Anytime Service

We are available all through the week, and you can avail our services anytime you want.

Qualified Experts

Our team consists of trained experts who know exactly what to do with your tree. We know when your tree is sick and we know when your tree needs a trim.

Tree Relocation Service

We also provide tree relocation services and move your tree anywhere you like. 

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"Our garden looks great after the services that were provided by Barrett tree services. "
Jenny
"It was great to work with the team. They arrived on time and helped us turn our garden into a spectacular one. "
chan
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Keys to Good Tree Pruning

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Introduction

As most of us are familiar, pruning is one of the most common tree maintenance procedures. Although forest trees are known to grow quite well with nature’s own pruning, landscape trees require a more personalized and higher level of care to maintain their aesthetics and structural integrity. However, it is essential to keep in mind that pruning needs to be done with at least a surface understanding of biology as improper pruning can lead to long-lasting damage of the tree and shortening of its lifespan.

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Reasons to prune trees

Remember, each and every cut has the potential to change the course of the tree’s growth so ensure no branch is cut or removed without a valid reason. Some of the most common reasons for pruning are; to eliminate dead branches, to better the form, and also to reduce risk. In some cases, trees are also pruned to increase the exposure to light and air penetration to the inside of the tree’s crown. Mature trees are pruned as preventive or corrective measures.  In pruning larger, more mature trees, always call a professional tree service as the job will require specialized knowledge, equipment, and techniques.

Pruning Techniques

There different ways and means to prune a tree depending on what the requirement or desired end result is. In most cases, it is to maintain a mature tree in a safe, healthy, and attractive condition.

  • Cleaning, true to its name, is the removal of dead, diseased, low-vigor and weakly attached branches from the crown of a tree.
  • Thinning, on the other hand, is a selective branch removal process done to improve the structure and increase air circulation and light penetration through the crown. Properly done thinning helps open up the foliage of a tree, reduce the weight on heavy limbs, and also assist in retaining the tree’s natural shape and form.
  • Next, raising helps remove the lower branches of a tree to provide clearance for pedestrians, buildings, vehicles, and vistas and other requirements.
  • Lastly, reduction involves reducing the size of a tree often something that’s done for utility line clearance. Reducing a tree’s height or its spread is best done by means of pruning back the branch terminals and leaders to the secondary branches that are huge enough to assume the terminal roles that are at least one-third the diameter of the cut stem. Therefore, in comparison to topping, reduction helps maintain the structural integrity and form of the tree.

 

Pruning Young Trees

In the case of young trees, pruning is a lot more specific and is different from other mature trees.

  • It is essential to develop a good structure of primary branches while the tree is still young. These limbs are known as scaffold branches and are a mature tree’s framework.
  • If properly trained, young trees will develop a firm and robust structure that will require very less corrective pruning as they mature. In most young tree cases one must maintain a single dominant leader growing upward.
  • Never make the mistake of pruning back the tip of this leader or allowing secondary branches to outgrow the main leader.

Top Landscaping Tools Used For Tree Trimming

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There are plenty of tools that can be used for landscaping. But the problem is since there are a lot of tools, it is tough to find the ones that suit you and the plants best. In this article, we will go through some tools that are the best in its class when it comes to tree trimming.

1. Electric Chainsaw

A chainsaw is a must-have when it comes to tree trimming equipment, but there is still a load of options when it comes to the type of chainsaw. Hence, we recommend an electric chainsaw instead of a gas-powered saw since you would not have to calculate the gas-to-oil ration. All you need to do with an electric chainsaw is to plug it in, and you’ll be able to work with it with relative ease.

Chain saw

 

2. Wood Chipper

After you have trimmed and pruned, you’re left with many branches that need to be put or thrown away. You can always give it to the local crew for they might find some use out of the leftover wood. You’d still have to cut the branches into small bundles. As a solution to this problem, it is essential to purchase a wood chipper. This is especially useful if you have to buy wood-chip mulch since you can make your wood chip mulch using the shipper.

3. Hedge Shears

If you’re a gardener, it is essential to own hedge shears since a sharp-edged shear can help you cut through extremely thick hedges. Make sure to purchase ones that are convenient when it comes to working the bolts. The grip should also be taken note of while getting one since you’ll need all the hold that the tool can offer.

4. Pole Pruner

When pruning trees, you’d often find yourself reaching for branches that are far out of your reach. Hence, a pole pruner is an absolute necessity since it can extend up to heights somewhere between 9 to 14 feet. There are pole pruners that come with a bypass blade as well as pruning saw and getting these would be more useful than a regular pole pruner since branches that are 2 inches thick can be cut using the bypass blade whereas the pruning saw can but limbs that are large.

5. Loppers

Loppers are essential since it is required to cut branches that are two inches thick. There are two types of loppers, namely anvil, and bypass loppers. The former is used to prune live branches whereas the latter is used to cut dead branches.

Tree trimming types

Trimming

Reading the title, you will be like – Types of Trimming? Well yes, while you thought that trimming means chopping down the branches coming your way, it isn’t! There are types of tree trimming which keep in mind the needs of the trees. And tree trimming is not done to obstruct the growth of the trees; it’s just done to promote healthy growth in them. So let’s see what the types of tree trimming are:

Tree Chipping

 

  1. Crown lifting:
    In this procedure, the crown of the tree is lifted off entirely. Crown lifting is mostly done to keep away low branches from obstructing paths. Getting rid of these branches at the lower part requires crown lifting, which is efficiently done by the professional tree service providers. You have to be careful which branches you are trimming so that you don’t end up trimming the major lower branches, which may result in the tree slow decaying.
  2. Deadwooding:
    This basically prevention is better than cure. When your tree is infested with some kind of pests, or developed some disease in certain areas, it is better to get rid of these branches before the entire tree gets affected. Deadwooding clears off all the sick parts of the tree to help the remaining tree thrive, without being infested.
  3. Crown reduction:
    A systematic method used to reduce the height of the tree. Also, in case your tree has spread haphazardly, you can opt for crown reduction to bring it back into shape. Crown reduction also helps to reduce the burden of more massive branches lay on the base of the tree, by aptly finding out and chopping them off in the right manner.
  4. Tree topping:
    This is the most unprofessional and least preferred manner of chopping down the branches of a tree as it only involves chopping every branch that comes in the way. And this goes against the objectives of tree trimming, which is basically to promote the healthy growth of a tree.

Tree trimming is a tree service that is indeed beneficial. It not only helps you get the wavering branches out of the way but also keeps the health and growth of your tree intact. Moreover, the trees blossom after they are trimmed. Trimming ensures the branches of your tree don’t get entangled into overhead cables too. Plus, they also remain in great shape – all these benefits of tree trimming services should make you consider tree trimming at least once a year!

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4135 Maud Street Newark, DE 19714

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Phone Number

302-572-9868