Category Archives: Pruning

18 Jun

June is Safety Month

By Hillary HeathPruning, Removal, Seasonal, TipsComments are off

Tree work is one of the most dangerous jobs you can have. There are lots of risks involved in tree pruning and removal. The Tree Care Industry Association, or TCIA, releases accident reports each month detailing industry and homeowner injuries. Last year, 60% of reported civilian tree work accidents were fatal. Of the industry accidents reported in

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01 Apr

Thinning Trees

By Jim HeathPruningComments are off

There are many reasons why tree thinning is beneficial to your home and property. The primary reason is to allow more air movement and increased sunlight to your grass and landscaping, but proper thinning also reduces the splitting or breaking of limbs and trunks, inhibits fungal infections and promotes crown health and growth. Whether you

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27 Mar

Types of Pruning and Trimming

By Hillary HeathPruning, Urban TreesComments are off

Tree pruning and trimming is often done for a variety of reasons that range from improving the health of your trees to wanting to make them and the surrounding area safer. It makes sense to home-owners and businesses to prune trees because it not only improves the look and value of your property, but also

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20 Mar

Cost of Pruning v.s. Cost of Removal

By Hillary HeathPruning, RemovalComments are off

Tree removal work can be expensive. Cutting down a tree is the most expensive form of tree service. The cost of pruning your trees is far less than the cost of removal, it can even add value to your property by making your trees more aesthetically pleasing. You can save on energy costs and money when

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17 Mar

6 Reasons to Prune Your Trees

By Hillary HeathPruning, Tips, Urban TreesComments are off

Why should I prune my trees? What are the benefits? 1. Health Removing dead, damaged, and diseased branches to helps prevent insects and decay from settling in and harming your trees. Thinning a dense canopy on a tree to increase air and sunlight helps air to flow through and sunlight to reach plants underneath. By

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13 Mar

Pruning to Remove Mistletoe

By Hillary HeathPruning, TipsComments are off

This week, Heath Tree Service has been pruning Mistletoe from some beautiful Oak trees in Buckhead. If you have been experiencing issues with Mistletoe, call Heath Tree Service today and let the experts take care of it! 404.261.5000. What is mistletoe? Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that can reduce the growth and vigor of your trees and

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09 Sep

Proper Pruning Practices

By Hillary HeathPrevention, PruningComments are off

Pruning trees can be difficult and dangerous work. Improper pruning cuts can lead to irreversible internal decay of trees, improperly anchored new growth, and weakening of branches. Topping is the most harmful pruning practice. The indiscriminate cutting of branches to stubs is known as “topping”, “heading”, “tipping”, “or “rounding over”. This practice is often used

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17 Jun

Pruning and Thinning Trees

By Hillary HeathPrevention, Pruning, Storms, TipsComments are off

There are three reasons to prune: 1. safety, 2. to promote growth, 3. aesthetics. If your trees are overgrown, have some dead or dying branches, are shading plants below it, or they just don’t look the way you want, it may be time to prune. Proper pruning practices indicate that you should remove no more

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