TREE REMOVAL AND PRUNING
Shrubs & Trees
Shrubs and trees need pruning for a variety of reasons:
- To remove diseased or storm-damaged branches
- To thin the crown to permit new growth and better air circulation
- To reduce the height
- To remove obstructing lower branches
- To shape for design purposes
Flowers & Perennials
Herbaceous plants produce blooms on the current season's growth so pruning can be done either at the end of the previous season, or as new growth appears early in the season or as needed during the growing season. Usually perennials and annuals will either die back to the roots or completely die at the end of the growing season. Pruning of these is often labeled as follows:
- Deadheading: Removing spent flowers to eliminate seed production and/or encourage additional blooms.
- Pinching: Cutting back the plant to encourage thicker growth.
- Tidying: Removing unsightly foliage and/or shaping.
- Clearing: Removing the top growth after frost (perennials) or removing the dead plant (annuals).
What is Typically Included with Basic Tree Removal Services?
Tree removal costs vary depending on the condition of the tree as well as its exact location. The complexity of the job and the height of the tree are just two factors that determine what the total price will be. Some of the different tree removal services Elite Landscape Design provides:
- Whole Tree Removal
- Stump Removal
- Log Splitting
- Limb Removal. If limbs are interfering with power lines, call your local utility company. They should come out and handle it at no cost. If you need a branch or branches to be removed for other reasons, please call us.
- Size Does Matter: The total height of the tree is one of the most critical cost factors.
- Diameter: The diameter of the tree’s trunk also plays a role in how much you’ll pay for both taking a tree down and if you want to grind the stump. Theoretically, you could pay more for a shorter, thicker tree than you would for a taller, slimmer one.
- Location, Location Location: Where the tree is located is key in determining removal costs. If it is safely away from houses and other obstacles, removal is easier. The closer a tree is to a structure, the more complicated techniques and equipment are needed.