Pruning a tree is removing specific branches or stems to benefit the entire tree. Summer is a great time to remove some of that unwanted growth and improve the structure of you tree. A good rule of thumb: no more than 1/3 of the foliage can be removed at any one time without negatively affecting the health of the tree.
There are many insects that feed on the foliage during the warm summer months. Promoting good plant health care can help a trees withstand insect damage but sometimes we may need to intervene. Pest populations, tree health and value are big determining factors in whether chemical controls are needed.
Warmer temperatures in summer can provide breeding grounds for certain fungi, bacteria, and blight diseases. Treatments will vary depending on time of year, species of tree, and progression on the disease. Our trained arborists can help you put a plan together to prevent or correct these problems when they occur.