The landscape trees on Staten Island have a history of receiving professional tree care dating back to the early 1900’s. The arborists at Westerleigh Tree Service are proud to uphold this long tradition of tree care and can professionally prune all tree species that grow on Staten Island and the areas around Richmond County, NY. Tree pruning not only improves the beauty of your landscape trees, but can improve the safety and health of your trees as well. There are various tree pruning techniques our arborist use, depending on the age, species, and location of the landscape trees in need of pruning.
Arborists use this type of tree pruning to remove excessive interior growth throughout the canopy of a tree. Crown thinning can increase sunlight to grass and understory plants and help reduce storm damage to trees.
On some trees, especially the mature trees found on Staten Island, all that is necessary to increase the health, safety, and beauty of your trees is for our arborists to prune the deadwood from the trees.
Our arborists use crown raising to remove the lower branches of trees when tree branches are too close to roofs or it is necessary to remove lower tree branches for sidewalk, street, or mowing clearances. Crown raising is also used to clear tree branches from signs or to improve sight distances near driveways or cross streets.
Tree crown reduction is used to prune back tree branches that are too close to houses, buildings, signs, or other obstructions. Crown reduction is a pruning technique our arborists use to reduce the outward growth of a tree without topping a tree. When our arborists use this tree pruning technique longer tree branches are cut back to shorter lateral branches without altering the natural shape of the tree.
Living and working on Staten Island offers a lot of scenic views. Our arborists can remove or cut back key tree branches to improve the view from various locations in your home or landscape.
Girdling Root Removal
Due to various circumstances, some trees grow roots that grow around the tree trunk instead of away from the tree trunk. If left unchecked, girdling roots can put a stranglehold on your tree. Girdling roots can be above ground or below ground. In either case, girdling roots should be removed before they cause harm to the tree.
Landscape trees on Staten Island and in the areas surrounding Richmond County, NY must contend with a lot of buildings and hardscapes. Errant roots can interfere with sidewalks, driveways, and building foundations. Root pruning should be carefully considered. The effect root pruning will have on a tree cannot be easily predicted and the overall health, location, and species of tree must be considered before pruning any tree roots. In some cases, tree roots can be pruned to prevent damage to sidewalks, driveways, and building foundations.