Unparalleled Crown Reduction for Oklahoma City Metro
At Vision Tree Service, we utilize only the absolute best tree care practices, including correct crown reduction. If you have an overly large tree on your property that you are unsure how to tackle, let us help solve that problem for you! Our crown reduction service focuses on reducing the height of a tree to ensure healthy future growth.
Crown Reduction Helps Ensure a Long and Full Life for Your Trees
Our certified, trained technicians deliver quality results every time utilizing cutting-edge equipment and techniques mixed with a dedication to excellence in all that we do. At Vision Tree Service, we firmly believe that all arborists should follow correct pruning practices for crown reduction to ensure a tree’s proper health and development.
It’s important to know that there are incorrect ways to reduce height; unprofessional tree service companies may try to convince you to go with the easy solution of tree topping, but doing so will ultimately require much more expense throughout the course of the tree’s life. We encourage you to schedule a free crown reduction estimate with us to discuss how our ISA Certified Arborists can correctly and safely reduce tree height.
What is Tree Topping? Harmful and Misguided
You may be wondering: what is tree topping? Tree topping, also known as hat-racking, heading, rounding over, and tipping, is the harmful practice of removing whole tops of trees, leaving only stubs or lateral branches that cannot assume the role of terminal leader.
Tree Topping hurts trees in several ways. By removing a large number of the tree’s leaves, you strip away its food source. Compounding this reduction in available nutrients, any remaining chopped-off limbs are more prone to decay, insect infestation, and disease, which further diminishes the supply of critical nutrients. New limbs forced to grow too quickly due to tree topping are often dangerous, as they are too weak to withstand storms and have lost the sturdy branches that protect them during their early growth.
Avoid the Consequences of Tree Topping with Proper Crown Reduction
When a homeowner has elected to choose tree topping instead of crown reduction, it creates a negative situation for the property’s overall landscape. Tree topping means the individual trees are left with weak, unstable limbs and a tree that is prone to breakage. The homeowner faces a tree that is a potential risk hazard to the property, surrounding landscape, and residents.
When a tree has been topped in this manner, it creates a bare, unnatural appearance, greatly diminishing the beauty and character it brings to a home’s landscape. The goal of any tree service is – at its core – to ensure the health, safety, and appearance of your home’s landscape. Choosing Vision Tree Service to provide effective crown reduction services is the smart choice for your property.
Things to Know About Crown Reduction
At Vision Tree Service, our view of tree topping as an alternative to crown reduction is simple: topping is never an acceptable pruning approach. Indiscriminately removing branches from the crown of the tree with no regard to nearby lateral stems destroys any healthy crown growth, stunting its development and inviting decline and potential death.
Conversely, crown reduction improves the tree’s health and appearance in the present while simultaneously helping to create the development you want for such an integral part of your property’s landscape. When the ISA Certified Arborists at Vision Tree Service conduct expert, experienced crown reduction, you can take confidence in knowing you made the right choice.
- When done correctly, crown reduction is a safe and healthy pruning approach that promotes faster healing and correct regrowth of limbs.
- This method shortens the height of a tree by selectively cutting limbs, trimming to the next lateral growth; cutting to the subsequent lateral growth is critical in helping to maintain the tree’s healthiest, most substantial frame.
- Arborists should remove no more than roughly 25% of the tree’s canopy at one time when reducing a tree’s crown to ease the immediate impact on its system and structure.
- A critical benefit of crown reduction is the lessening of stress on trees from too-heavy branches; this reduces the chance of them breaking off in storms.
Vision Tree Service Meets All of Your Tree Care Needs
The certified, trained technicians provide a wide variety of services, delivering exceptional results by utilizing the tree service industry’s most advanced equipment and techniques. We offer a range of tree care services, from routine tree trimming, brush clearing, tree cabling and bracing, and tree fertilization to intricate tree removal, stump grinding, crown reduction, nutrient services, storm cleanup and wood chipping services in OKC! When you turn to us for our top-notch service, you will meet with one of our ISA Certified Arborists before any project has begun; this helps to guarantee your needs and desires are understood.