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Fertilization and Vertical Mulching Services in Harrison and Nearby Areas

Pruning is the most common tree care practice that we provide. It is a process that should be completed without the use of spurs to prevent damage to the trees. Pruning may be needed to:
  • Remove dead, diseased or hazardous limbs.
  • Remove branches that interfere with buildings, utility wires, or pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
  • Remove branches that are rubbing against each other.
  • Improve tree structure to reduce the likelihood of storm damage.
  • Thin the foliage to increase light penetration to lawns, shrubs or flowers
  • Training young trees to a strong structure.
  • Improve the shape of the tree.
  • Lightning Protection.
benefits of pruning
Tree and stump removal: 
Trees that are dead, badly diseased or seriously damaged may need to be completely removed. Sometimes, trees must be removed to accommodate new construction or additions to existing homes. Whatever the reason, our crews are equipped with crane and lift truck to safely remove these trees while protecting your property, and we have stump machines to grind the stumps out below ground level. For trees that are not accessible to heavy equipment, our trained climbers use strong ropes and specialized load handling tools and techniques to safely remove large limbs and trunks.
Fertilization and vertical mulching: 
All too often, tree roots are growing in cramped spaces because of foundations, driveways and sidewalks. Soils around homes are stripped of fertile topsoil during construction and the remaining soil may be badly compacted by compaction. In addition, cultural practices such as raking leaves and gathering grass clippings interrupt the natural nutrient recycling that exists in the forest. This results in a slow downward spiral of tree health and vitality that may result in the trees' demise.

Fertilization may be made with soluble, dry or systemic nutrients, depending on the situation. This increases the trees' vigor and helps them to resist disease and insect attack as well as unfavorable weather conditions. Vertical mulching is a technique that incorporates compost into the top 12 to 15 inches of soil which substantially increase air and water penetration into the root zone. In our opinion, it is one of the best treatments for tree preservation especially around new construction.
Cabling and bracing: 
We install cables and threaded rods or use synthetic ropes to reinforce weak multi-stemmed trees. These installations should be inspected regularly to ensure their integrity and to be adjusted if necessary.
Emergency tree care: 
Our crews are on call 24 hours a day during violent storms. We will use our heavy equipment to clear fallen trees from buildings and driveways or perform temporary pruning and install temporary supports on trees that can be saved. Often, we must just do a "make safe" job and return after the storm to complete the work and clean up the debris. Call Milan Melton at 423-715-0836 or John Thomason at 423-883-7663.
Lightning protection:
Lightning can cause the most spectacular damage to trees. Lightning damage can be prevented with the installation of copper lightning systems. These systems are especially important for high-value feature trees and for trees in highly used public areas such as golf courses and parks.