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The arborists & tree specialists at All About Trees provide tree care services to the entire Shreveport area. Our tree service is family owned, licensed, and insured for your protection. We offer free tree consultations and individualized tree maintenance programs to help you properly care for your trees. Call us today to receive tree care with a personal touch.

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TREE PRUNING

The most common, and best, tree maintenance service we perform is tree pruning. Proper tree pruning has many benefits for trees and homeowners. Periodic tree pruning keeps landscape trees beautiful, healthy, and safe.

One of the most common reasons to prune a tree is to trim out dead or broken branches. Other less obvious reasons to prune a tree is to remove excessive interior branches or to establish the tree structure for future growth. Oftentimes, it is better to remove low tree branches while they are small so the pruning wound can heal quicker. There are several reasons to prune trees and our tree climbing Arborists have a reason for making each pruning cut.

Just as proper tree pruning can keep trees healthy, improper tree pruning can harm trees and detract from their beauty. Our tree climbing Arborists prune with the future health of the tree in mind and know the right way to prune your landscape trees.

TREE REMOVAL

Although we prefer to save trees, sometimes tree removal is necessary. We are often called upon to remove dead trees, leaning trees, dying trees, or trees too close to a building or driveway. Our tree specialists have the skills, equipment, and tools necessary to efficiently remove any size tree in your landscape. While we mostly remove large trees sometimes small, ornamental trees may need to be removed due to landscape changes or building additions. We would be happy to recommend a replacement tree species if you decide to replant after a tree removal.

STORM DAMAGED TREE CLEAN-UP

Hurricanes are an all too common weather event in the Shreveport area. The tree damage caused by hurricanes can be devastating and heartbreaking when large trees are damaged. We can clean up fallen tree branches, remove storm damaged trees, or repair storm damaged trees when the tree damage isn’t too severe. Our tree crews are prepared to respond quickly to clean up trees after a storm.

TREE FERTILIZATION

No tree maintenance plan is complete without considering tree nutrition. Tree fertilization insures there are adequate nutrients in the soil to maintain the health of your trees and shrubs. Tree fertilization can also help weak or stressed trees. In special circumstances we may recommend adding micro nutrients, mycorrhizae (beneficial fungi), or other bio-stimulants to our tree fertilization treatment to give your trees an additional boost.
 

PLANT HEALTH CARE & INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

The term Plant Health Care refers to an all-inclusive plant health program to reduce the level of damaging tree or shrub insects or plant diseases. Plant Health Care may involve directly controlling tree insect & disease pests, increasing tree or shrub health with fertilizing, or cultural controls such as changing watering or pruning practices.

In order to execute our Plant Health Programs our tree doctors utilize Integrated Pest Management. This system of tree insect and disease control allows the tree doctor to use the most effective means possible to control the tree insect or disease. Integrated Pest Management allows the tree doctor to use multiple tools to monitor and control insect and disease pests before they reach damaging levels. Controlling insect and disease pests with IPM may involve spraying trees or shrubs, soil drenches to control insect pests, tree trunk injections, deep-root fertilization of trees and shrubs, changing watering habits, or altering tree or shrub pruning techniques.

Implementing a Plant Health Care Program using Integrated Pest Management is the most effective, and environmentally conscious, means to keep your landscape trees and shrubs healthy.

LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEMS FOR TREES

It’s a fact, tall objects attract lightning and for many of us the tallest objects in our yards are our trees. Large, mature heritage trees are the usual candidates for a lightning protection system. Lightning protection for trees is a costly investment due to the amount of materials involved in installing the system, but it is probably less than the cost to remove the tree it is put into. It’s unfortunate, but true, that the magnificent centerpiece of your landscape can be lost in the blink of an eye without the benefit of a lightning protection system.

TREE CABLING & BRACING CAN SAVE A TREE


Multi-trunked trees add interest to our landscapes, but large multi-trunked trees can be structurally weak trees. This structural weakness in large trees can result in seriously damaged trees or fallen trees after a storm, hurricane, or high winds pass through your area. The structural weakness is the result of “included” tree bark that grows between V-shaped trunk unions. If the large tree happens to be growing near a building, driveway, or sidewalk a hazardous situation could develop during storm conditions. The solution Arborists use to save multi-trunked trees is cabling & bracing.

It may not be necessary to remove every tree that is structurally weak. If the large, multi-trunked tree has sound wood it may be possible for an Arborist to cable or brace the tree to support the weak tree trunks. Arborists use various techniques to support weak tree trunks. The techniques vary depending on the number and size of the tree trunks, the tree species, how much included bark is involved, the health of the tree, and if any trunk decay is present in any of the tree trunks.

The most common method of cabling or bracing trees is to use extra high strength cable to attach one or more large tree trunks together. The Arborist accomplishes this by using many of the same attachment gear that is used to hold up power poles. Lags or threaded bolts are screwed into holes that are drilled into the large tree trunks. This method causes less damage to the tree than wrapping the cable around the tree trunk. The arrangement of the tree cabling depends on the number and form of the tree to be supported. Each tree is unique and the Arborist must consider several factors when deciding where to install tree cabling. Once the tree cabling is completed the individual tree trunks support each other, move more in unison, and are less likely to split apart in storms.

Arborists don’t use tree cabling just to support multi-trunked trees. Some trees will develop large branches that would benefit from extra support. In cases such as this, the Arborist can install tree cabling from the central trunk of the tree out to the large tree branch or branches. The Arborist may also recommend reducing the weight of large branches with selective pruning.

The useful life of large trees with split branches or trunks can sometimes be increased with tree cabling & bracing. If the split in the tree isn’t too severe the Arborist can install support rods and tree cables to hold the split tree together. When this type of tree work is done the Arborist should periodically inspect the tree to make sure the split in the tree isn’t getting worse or determine if the tree cabling or bracing supports should be adjusted.

Every tree is not a candidate for tree cabling & bracing and having cabling or bracing installed doesn’t guarantee storm damage won’t occur, but in many cases this procedure will extend the useful life of large landscape trees.

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