The well-maintained trees and shrubs in Brevard County are a source of pride for home and business owners alike. With our long growing season and potential for severe weather it’s important to inspect and maintain your trees on a regular basis. We offer a variety of tree care services to keep your trees safe, healthy, and looking beautiful. With an ISA Certified Arborist on staff you can be assured of receiving proper tree care information, recommendations and service.
Call today to arrange for a tree inspection by an ISA Certified Arborist. Our tree care services include:
- Tree trimming
- Tree removal
- Stump grinding
- Ornamental tree pruning
- Shrub trimming
- Palm tree trimming
- Tree & shrub fertilization
- Tree spraying for insect pests & disease control
- Tree cabling & bracing
- Lightning protection for trees
- Tree planting
- Land clearing
There are two general reasons to have your trees trimmed: maintenance pruning and safety pruning. Maintenance pruning will make your trees look better and remain healthy by removing diseased branches. Safety pruning is done to remove any hazardous branches, weak branches, or broken tree branches. The interval between tree trimmings varies depending on the tree species, age and the location of the tree in your landscape.
While our primary goal is to save trees, there are situations where tree removal is unavoidable. If a tree is structurally unsafe, has been damaged in a storm, or needs to be removed to accommodate a new addition to your home, we can help. We are experienced in safely removing trees, no matter where on your property they are located. We can just put a tree on the ground for you if that’s what you want, but for most of our tree removal jobs we haul all the brush and wood from the site.
Stump grinding is the last step of most tree removal jobs we perform. Getting rid of a tree stump opens up your landscape, allows you to plant a new tree or plant seed where the stump was, and makes it easier for you to maintain your lawn. After we are finished grinding your stump all you will be left with is a pile of woodchips. You can dispose of these woodchips or use them in other locations in your landscape.
ORNAMENTAL TREE PRUNING
While the mechanics of ornamental tree pruning is the same as pruning large trees, it takes an eye for aesthetics to properly trim and shape ornamental trees. Our arborists are trained in the necessary fine tree pruning techniques to shape up your ornamental landscape trees. We can prune your ornamental trees to keep a nice rounded form, clear the trees from your house, or raise up low tree branches over sidewalks or driveways.
Almost every landscape in Brevard County has shrubs as part of their landscaping. This fact, coupled with our long growing season, makes shrub pruning multiple times per year absolutely necessary to keep your landscape looking its best. A lot of tree pruning techniques apply to shrub pruning, which is why it makes complete sense to have an arborist take care of your shrub trimming. Not all shrubs should be trimmed using the same pruning techniques, or pruned at the same time of the season – especially when it comes to flowering shrubs. Pruning flowering shrubs at the wrong time of the season could reduce the number of flowers the shrub produces. Shrubs are too important to trust their care to just any landscaper with a set of hedge shears.
PALM TREE TRIMMING
The type of pruning palm trees need varies from species to species. In general, it’s not necessary to prune a palm tree above the three o’clock and nine o’clock positions. The potential exception here is that dead palm fronds should be removed wherever they are in the tree. Excessive palm tree pruning could reduce the vigor of your palm tree and make it more susceptible to disease or insect pests.
TREE & SHRUB FERTILIZATION
The extended growing season in Brevard County increases the importance of properly fertilizing your trees and shrubs. In order to remain healthy your landscape plants need nutrients. If the soil is lacking in sufficient nutrients then the tree will begin to be stressed. When a tree is stressed it is more susceptible to infection from diseases or attack from insect pests. Regularly fertilizing your trees and shrubs ensures there are adequate nutrients in the soil when the plants need them.
The mild weather we experience in Brevard County is a boon to the insect pests that attack our landscape trees and shrubs. Insect pests in Brevard County range from aphids to caterpillars to tree borers. Fortunately, many of these insect pests will only attack certain tree or shrub species. Knowing this, we are able to design a tree spraying program based on the particular trees and shrubs in your landscape. Even though you may have a lot of plants in your landscape it’s possible that only a small portion of them are at risk of infestation by damaging insect pests. When we inspect your landscape plants we will let you know which plants should be sprayed and the best time to spray them to get optimum control of insect pests.
Just as with insect pests, certain landscape plants are prone to tree or shrub diseases. Our arborists can identify the susceptible plants in your landscape and recommend the proper disease control treatments. Most disease control treatments are applied in the spring when the new growth is starting to emerge. If disease control treatments are not applied at the right time you will need to wait until next year to get optimum disease control.
TREE CABLING & BRACING
Certain structural characteristics in trees can make them prone to splitting or breaking in high wind conditions. The most common structural weakness we see in Brevard County are trees with V-shaped branch or trunk unions. This type of branch or trunk union is especially weak, but we can offer a solution that may extend the useful life of a landscape tree with this condition. Cables can be installed in trees with weak branch or trunk unions. Although we can’t guarantee a tree with cables will never split, the cables do support weak tree branches and help cabled tree trunks move in unison – which reduces the potential for splitting or breaking.
Some weak branch or trunk unions, or trees with visible splits, can be given even more support with the installation of threaded rods. This extra level of protection, combined with tree cabling, gives weak tree branches or trunk unions the best chance to survive in severe weather and may help you avoid having to remove the tree.
LIGHTNING PROTECTION FOR TREES
Anyone that has lived in Brevard County during the summer knows that we get more than our fair share of lightning. Many mature trees in Brevard County are killed every year from lightning strikes. It is possible to protect your mature, tall, or specimen tree from lightning damage with the installation of a lightning protection system. We accomplish this by attaching a braided copper cable to the top of the tree, running it down the trunk, and out to a grounding rod buried beyond the drip line of the tree. Special brass connectors keep the copper cable from touching the trunk of the tree. Surprisingly, in many cases the cost of installing lightning protection in a tree is less than what it would cost to remove the tree if it was hit by lightning.
Most of our land clearing services are for homeowners that need trees removed to build a new home on a vacant lot. With our extended growing season it’s easy for a building lot to become overgrown from the time you buy it until the time you are ready to build on it. We have the specialized equipment and manpower necessary to quickly and efficiently clear trees, shrubs, and vines from your land. We can also clear trees from a wooded backyard to give you more useable space in your backyard.
We offer tree and shrub care services throughout Brevard County including the communities of:
- Cape Canaveral
- Cocoa Beach
- Indian Harbour Beach
- Melbourne Beach
- Melbourne Village
- Merritt Island
- Palm Bay
- Palm Shores
- Satellite Beach
- South Patrick
- West Melbourne