Arborist & Tree Services in Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz is recognized for its nice climate, natural environment, coastline, redwood trees, alternative lifestyles, and liberal ideals. We provide quality tree services in the Santa Cruz area including: Aptos, Soquel, Watsonville, Capitola, Scotts Valley, Monterey, and more!

As a property owner you will naturally seek to maintain and care for your home or business premises. The only question is, do you actively seek to care for and maintain the health of your garden also? Our tree care, tree trimming, and tree removal services can help with that.

Tree Pruning Services In Santa Cruz County

Quality tree trimming and pruning are essential to keeping your tree healthy and encouraging it’s growth. Be aware that doing this improperly can unfortunately cause harm to your tree.

To properly trim and Prune a tree you must have an understanding of the tree’s biology and the ability to shape the tree into an ascetically pleasing form. If a tree is very large, this could require heavy equipment that we cary here at Tree Service Selection in Santa Cruz.

Our services include crown reduction, end-weight reduction of trees, vista pruning, and aesthetic pruning.

Tree trimming professionals

Understanding the Benefits of Tree Trimming and Pruning

Tree trimming techniques are used to maintain the health, security and ascetic appeal of the local trees in Santa Cruz county. Tree pruning consists of: removing dry or sick branches, trimming thick branches, or strategically lifting or reducing branches to provide openings or lessen spread.

Reasons To Have Trees Pruned Or Trimmed

-Aesthetics: The shape and appearance of a tree on your property may be of importance to you. However too much trimming or pruning can damage the tree, so it’s best to consult a professional for an informed opinion.

-Safety: It is best to prevent and avoid hazards such as broken or dead branches that could fall at any time and damage anything on the property. Also, some trees can grow to interfere with utility lines, which poses a safety hazard as well.

-Tree Health And Maintenance: Sometimes parts of trees can become infected, but it is possible to save the tree by carefully having experts use strategic pruning to remove affected limbs and branches. Also thinning out some trees can provide additional airflow, which may be necessary for the tree’s overall health

Our certified professionals have many years of experience working with all types of trees and all types of services. The main service area is currently in Santa Cruz, California. Many residents know to call us for the best tree trimming services in Santa Cruz county, and we aim to always deliver the highest quality work.

Tree Crown Reduction

Crown reduction is the process of decreasing the size of the overall canopy of the tree. It is done by pruning the branches throughout the crown. We remove the crossing branches and deadwood to reduce the possibility of disease and pathogens infecting the tree.

We can work to the specifications provided by our customers. We can also provide them with information about the crown reduction process so that they can make a smart decision. We can reduce the tree by a specific percentage, or to a specified radius or height.

Tree trimming services

To ensure that mature trees remain healthy after a crown reduction, we will remove a maximum of 30 percent of the foliage. That way the tree can maintain its natural look. Through crown reduction, the tree improves its aesthetic value, prevent further damage, ensure healthy regrowth, and correct unbalanced weight.

End-Weight Reduction of Trees

Mature trees are required to be pruned on a regular basis to remove excessive weight from the branches’ ends. That process is known as end-weight reduction of trees. The process can lower the risk of branch breakage. Pruning can help prevent hazards happening during high wind conditions or storms. We are equipped with the right tools and experience to ensure trees on your property are pruned the right way. That way you can prevent storm damage from happening.

When you forego end-weight reduction of trees, it compromises their health. A tree must not be topped because it destroys its natural structure. It also starves the tree because of the loss of food generating leaves, as well as makes it more vulnerable for diseases.

Vista Pruning

Vista pruning is the process of improving the value of your property, as well as enhancing the beauty by creating visual access to the landscape surrounding it. We provide vista pruning services if you find your view blocked by the tree. We can help open up the view without damaging the tree. Our specialists have been trained to handle the job in a careful manner that can open up your view above the trees in your property.

Aesthetic Pruning

Aesthetic pruning is the pruning of the tree to improve its character in a natural manner. It is the combination of knowing the essence of the tree, horticulture, artistic skill of the pruner, and the needs of the clients. It can be done for small trees and shrubs that are below 15 feet tall. We can create the foliage that suits your needs while considering the natural beauty of the tree or shrub.

If you need crown reduction, end-weight reduction of trees, vista pruning, and aesthetic pruning, contact us. We will be more than happy to answer your questions about our tree trimming services.

Why Tree Services Are Necessary?

As referenced by HGTV Magazine in 2013, well-maintained trees on a property can add between 7% and 19% to overall property market values. The only problem, of course, is that this is only true if tree maintenance services are regularly employed.

Thankfully, if you are based in Santa Cruz county, our tree services can help you do all of the above, and much more.

We specialize in:

  • Decreasing safety risks presented by damaged and/or diseased tree limbs.
  • The mitigation (and treatment) of leaf born diseases
  • Professional pruning targeted at increasing the curbside appeal of your property
  • Enhancements to safety and the visual appeal of trees and gardens via our tree services
  • Ensuring the health and longevity of trees and shrubs via expert fertilization and trimming.
  • And more!

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Maximize the Benefits Of Your Trees With Tree Trimming and Other Techniques

Have some of the trees in your garden recently succumb to pests or disease? If so, rather than simply remove sick or dying trees, our arborist services are targeted at helping restore health and vitality to trees wherever it is possible to do so. In fact, at Tree Service Selection, we can even help property owners transplant trees to new locations during home restorations and new property developments.

Safety First Tree Services

The first rule of tree trimming and maintenance, is to never attempt activities such as pruning at an elevation unless you know exactly what you are doing. Tree trimming can be extremely hazardous if you do not have the right tools and knowhow. This is why we highly recommend you hire a professional by calling us at: 831-498-1083

What Types Of Trees Do We Service?

We service all sorts of trees including: Oak, fruit, red wood, white spruce, pecan, and more.

Tree Removal and Cutting Services

Is a tree on your property putting your home or commercial premises at risk? If so, we can help. Our tree services can attend to everything from emergency tree removal, to comprehensive tree maintenance and brush clean up.

Trees are beautiful and great for the environment, but they can become hazards if they are dried out or too close to a building. Regular tree trimming, and other upkeep techniques can help, but some trees are just too hazardous to safely keep in your yard.

Signs That A Tree Needs To Be Removed

There are many common signs that a tree needs to be cut down, which include decay, dead wood, cracked branches, and splitting bark. You, or a professional you hire, should check your trees regularly to make sure that they are safe and healthy.

Partial Tree Cutting

Each project is different and will require the tree service professional to analyze what needs to be done. When it is possible to save a tree by only using tree trimming, we are all for it.

Fallen Trees After Storms

After a devastating storm tree branches and plant material may be damaging your home. We are experienced in removing these fallen tree limbs.

Removing a tree in front of a house

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