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Certified arborists to diagnose tree disorders

Certified arborists to evaluate dangerous or damaged trees

Bucket truck


24-hour emergency assistance

Tree Care

Deadwooding - Removing the dead, dying, and diseased branches from the crown of the tree.

Dead, dying and diseased branches will unexpectedly break and fall from a tree at any time. Homeowners choose to have their tree deadwooded to prevent this from happening. These are the most popular reasons homeowners choose to have their tree deadwooded:
  • To prevent potential damages to their homes or vehicles.
  • To prevent their utility lines from being torn down causing a power outage.
  • To prevent injury to a pedestrian that is passing by.
  • To prevent a disease that is localized on a single branch from spreading throughout the tree or onto other trees.
  • To enhance the appearance of their tree and adding curb appeal to their property.

Thinning - Selectively removing branches to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown of a tree.

Thinning a tree allows air to flow through its crown more freely and helps maintain its form and structure. Removing the excess foliage and weight from the tree greatly reduces the chance of it or any of its major branches from breaking and falling during a storm. This allows more sunlight to penetrate surrounding trees and grass and will enhance their growth. After thinning your tree, it will look open, very clean, and well maintained. This will really add curb appeal to your property.

Raising - Removing the lower branches.

There are many reasons homeowners choose to have their trees raised. Whatever your reason is to raise your tree, we can do it for you. These are the most popular:
  • To provide clearance from the roof of their buildings.
  • Providing clearance from their driveway so they are able to park their vehicles.
  • Providing clearance from their sidewalks so pedestrians can pass by.
  • Providing clearance so they can walk or mow under the canopy of their tree.
  • Allow more sunlight to penetrate their smaller trees and grass to enhance their growth.
  • Add curb appeal to their property.

Pruning Back/Cutting Back - Selectively pruning back a portion of a tree that is encroaching on an object.

There are many reasons homeowners choose to have their trees pruned back. These are the most popular: Providing clearance from their utility lines to prevent a power outage or fire. Providing clearance from their home or its gutters to prevent structural damage. Providing clearance from their driveway so vehicles can pass by. Providing clearance from their sidewalks so pedestrians can pass by. Providing clearance from other trees or shrubs and grass so they can retain more sunlight to enhance their growth. Whatever your reason to prune back those encroaching branches, we can do it for you.

Shaping - Selectively pruning branches that are not growing proportionate to the natural shape of the tree or shrub.

Properly shaping a tree or shrub requires an experienced climber with knowledge of trees. Our climbers and bucket truck operators are the most experienced in the industry. Shaping a tree will return it back and maintain its natural shape.

Shaping is usually required for smaller trees or shrubs and a crown reduction is usually required for larger trees.

Crown Reduction - Reducing the height and spread of the tree's crown by pruning back its entire perimeter.

A proper crown reduction requires an experienced climber with knowledge of trees. It requires pruning all branch ends back to a lateral branch and maintaining the tree's nature shape at the same time. Approximately 1/3 of the tree's total height and width should be reduced. After a crown reduction, the shape and form of the tree will look the same, only smaller. By reducing excess weight on the branch ends, it reduces potential damage to those branches, especially during a storm. This procedure enhances the appearance of your tree and adds curb appeal to your property.

Tree "Topping" should never be confused with crown reduction. Topping a tree will destroy it. Branch ends are cut too far back, leaving large open wounds subject to decay, disease and insects. The loss of foliage will starve the tree and weaken its root system and structural strength. The tree will never retain its natural shape again, and its lifespan will be significantly reduced. If a tree company has a "Topping" policy, do not let them near your trees!

Cabling -Installing cables prolongs a tree's lifespan by preventing structural damage in its forks or heavy branches. Cables reinforce weak areas in the tree and help maintain its shape and form. Very few tree companies are qualified to install cables.

Treatments -All treatments that are administered by our Certified Chemical Applicators and Licensed Technicians are regulated by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.


(Spring - Fall) A slow release liquid soil injection that insures essential nutrients will be available to the trees and shrubs for up to two years.


Dormant Oil Spray

(January -March or November - December) A sufficant spray that controls insects which would be more difficult to control later in the year.

Foliar Insect Spray

(April - September) Applied during the growing season at active times in the insects' life cycles.

Fungicide Spray

(March - June) A series of sprays to control leaf and needle cast diseases.

Florel Fruit Eliminator Spray

(April) Used to control the fruits of Sweet Gum trees and other trees that drop undesirable fruits.

Antidessicant Spray

(November) Prevents winter injury on broadleaf evergreens.

Systemic Injections

Insecticides, fungicides and bactericides that are injected directly into the trunk of the tee that work systemically to control a specific problem.
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