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For professional tree service for your residential or commercial property, talk to Jamison Tree Service. With over 24 years of experience, we can meet all of your tree service needs. Get the peace-of-mind that comes with our one million dollar liability policy! You can be sure your property won’t be damaged – we are professional climbers that are trained to drop trees so they won’t cause damage when they hit the ground. Here are just a few of our tree services.
When a tree develops problems, it is frequently difficult to decide when to remove the tree. Dying trees that are not in danger of falling on people or structures can be allowed to die in place without human intervention. Old dead trees also serve as places for various species of wood peckers to find food and a place to nest. If money is no object and the owner wants to keep the tree as long as possible, trees can frequently be maintained for many years by cutting out all dead or diseased portions and watering deeply when needed.
Unfortunately continually removing dead wood is expensive and sometimes neighbors are concerned about the possibility that the tree may fall on their property. Trees provide shade and climate moderation, hold soil in place, help keep air and water clean, increase property value, provide beauty. To decide whether to remove a tree, a number of questions need to be asked, the pros and cons weighed.
Many tree pruning and removal jobs are too much and very unsafe for the average do it yourselfer. Hire a professional. A professional holds a “Tree Expert” license, this is a license required by the state of FL.
Another preventative form of tree shrub service is picking the right plant for your property. Decorative tree shrubs can certainly add beauty and value to a lawn, but if they aren’t suited to your particular area, they might end up being more trouble than they are worth. Have your soil’s acidity and composition checked before you pick out your shrub. The speed at which the soil drains, the percentage of clay and sand, and the soil’s pH level should all be taken into account when deciding on the shrubs your property will host. An easy way to ensure a well-growing, low-maintenance plant is to opt for native species. Native tree shrubs will be more likely to flourish and require little or no extra watering or fertilizer to thrive.
Though there are certainly exceptions, shrub pruning is generally done during the early spring or late winter. This is because it is the time of year when plants are already preparing for new growth. Flowering shrubs that are meant to bloom at this time of year, however, are often pruned during early summer, after the flowers have run their course. That said, when a shrub is damaged by physical trauma (either natural or man made), it should be pruned at once, regardless of the season. Diseased shrubs should also be pruned as soon as the ailment becomes apparent. It is a good idea to rinse the clippers you are using between cuts to hinder the spread of disease.
We can lift, shape and crown your trees to your specifications. In case you are not sure what your tree needs, don’t stress, our experts will know the proper way to handle your topping and shaping.
Topping trees is one sure way to destroy the natural shape, and make your tree weak and unhealthy. This technique brings latent buds to life, which starts multiple weak shoots growing below each cut. Better options for shaping a tree include thinning and pollarding.
Topping trees is a common mistake homeowners make when pruning. When you top a tree, you are cutting back branches to random stubs or to small lateral branches. This type of pruning can cause many problems. When stubs are left on branches (instead of cutting them back to the main trunk), decay often develops. The area cut is prone to sunburn, due to lack of leaf coverage. Water sprouts easily develop with these incorrect cuts instead of healthy, new growth. This type of pruning is also very stressful on the tree because it causes a loss of foliage and tissue.
Cutting only parts of branches off (instead of cutting back to the main trunk) activates the latent buds and encourages the growth of multiple weak shoots below the cut. These new shoots are general weak shoots and tend to grow quickly, and will require more pruning to maintain them.
Can you repair a tree that has been topped? Yes, there is hope. Remove some of the water sprouts. Where possible, cut back stubs (that were only partial branch cuts) back to the main trunk (always make your cuts just outside the swollen branch collar-not flush with the trunk). In time, your tree should regain its natural shape.
Major storms and hurricanes are an unfortunate fact of life in Florida and damage from trees during the high winds and lightning of storms may seem inevitable. But, the reality is that it is generally possible to identify beforehand, which trees will present a hazard in the event of a storm and trim these trees to prepare them and minimize any possible damage they may cause.
Assessment by an experienced, certified tree specialist like Nick will ensure that damage to your property is minimized, protecting both your property and your family. It will also save you money in the long-term, as you will avoid costly fees for storm damage clean-up. We have years of extensive experience servicing all of Sarasota counties including Port Charlotte, Venice, North Port FL.
Storm Damage Prevention involves keeping your trees in good health, correctly pruned and trimmed. By assessing the risk each tree poses in terms of its size, health and proximity to your home, car and other buildings, our Certified tree specialists will custom-design a damage prevention plan for your unique situation. Trees that have become weakened through age or from prior damage, can either be removed or if possible supported, to ensure they are unlikely to fall. Pruning and trimming will ensure healthy trees remain that way and do not threaten your property.
You might think that trees with dead limbs means that the tree is no longer salvageable. That is not true in most cases. It is better to have a skilled professional analyze the tree before cutting it down.
We get a lot of concerned customers that see dead limbs in their tree and wonder if the tree is in decline. This is often not the case. Dead limbs occur naturally in most trees over time. Some dead limbs through out the tree is not a huge cause for concern but there are a few indicators that may be a sign of bigger problems.
When should you be worried? When the crown or top of the tree is dying off it usually works its way down the whole tree. This is something no homeowner wants to see. Also, when large sections of the tree are showing decay or die back, this can be a cause for concern. If large cracks are visible where the branch connects to the trunk, this branch or lead is weak and may topple over at some point. If you hear popping or cracking sounds from the tree when the winds are gusting, you should definitely have the tree inspected by a professional right away.
Our annual tree inspection has proven to be a popular addition to our array of services. This involves scheduling an appointment to evaluate the health of your trees. First, we check for any hazardous situations such as broken, hanging limbs; dead trees; trees with hollow spots; trees with an excessive lean toward the house; large, dead limbs over the house or high traffic area; vertical or horizontal cracks on trunks; etc. Then we look for situations where the health of the trees and/or property is in jeopardy: these include the crown growing too thick; presence of disease or insects; limbs touching house; large rubbing branches; proper height of privacy screen; etc. We will also offer some pruning suggestions of an overall turf/tree balance.
Why have an annual tree inspection? The two primary answers are safety and tree health. A lot can happen to your trees in the course of a year. Storm damage can be obvious or hidden. A tree that is showing signs of poor health can often be treated if the problem is caught at an early stage. We remove many dead trees that would have survived with early detection and treatment (healthy prune, deep root fertilization, vertical mulching, etc.) We also are called to jobs where property damage could have been avoided if the trees had been properly cared for.
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