The unfortunate thing about pruning is that it’s a job that many people handle on their own – and wind up getting it wrong. While pruning can be great for your shrubs and trees, it can also do more harm than good if you don’t have the right knowledge and technique. Instead of taking the time to learn the ins and outs of good pruning on your own, you can simply hand the job over to TLC and trust our team to always act with the best interests of your plants in mind. We are trained arborists, and we understand how to go about this practice the right way.
When not maintained correctly, trees on your property can become a major safety hazard. For example, if large limbs begin to overhang areas where you spend time with family and friends, you could be at risk if a branch breaks and falls. With that said, not all large branches are risky, so our team can assess your trees and determine what changes may need to be made.
One of the great things about using shrubs as part of a landscape design is that they can be used functionally to control the movement of people around your property. In addition to looking great, they can outline a path, establish a patio space, and more. Of course, they aren’t going to shape themselves to your needs and preferences automatically – you’ll need to encourage them to move in the right direction. One of the ways our tree and shrub program can help improve your landscape as a whole is by gradually shaping your shrubs into the right positions as the months and years pass.
If you have heard that you need to have your trees topped, please don’t proceed with that project. Tree topping is a harmful practice that we do not recommend. Topping can severely damage the health of the tree, cause structural failure, disease, and decay—and it can ultimately cost you more to maintain a topped tree than a properly pruned tree.
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“The best friend on earth of man is the tree: when we use the tree respectfully and economically we have one of the greatest resources of the earth.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright