Annual Pruning Session Begins
Every year we have a portion of the course pruned to:
- Remove dead, diseased, or storm damaged branches
- Repair structural defects
- Thin the canopies to promote new juvenile growth and reduce shading of turf
- Shape the canopies to provide balance and improve aesthetic qualities
Pruned material awaiting gathering, hauling, & chipping tasks
Our tree pruning contractor performs all the aerial (climbing) pruning work and our own staff performs ground activities including, lower branch pruning, gathering and hauling pruned materials, and assisting with chipping.
Every year at this time we also determine trees that meet our criteria for removal. It's a system I call the 5 "D's". The "D's" are; Dead or Decayed, Damaged, Diseased, Disfigured, and Disruptive and there are in fact a few trees that meet one or more of these criteria. We're in the process of finalizing a thorough evaluation and I'll soon report (on this blog) trees we will likely remove.