Services

We are proud to offer a variety of tree services here in Chattanooga that help improve the health and longevity of your trees. 

Pruning

prun·ing - the selective removal of certain parts of a plant, such as branches, buds, or roots

Occasional pruning is necessary to improve tree health and longevity. It is also a technique that can be used to help trees look and fit better in their location. Basic pruning includes removing damaged, dead, or structurally weak limbs. Advanced pruning may be necessary to help improve a tree’s structure and long-term health. 

Before pruning any plant, we work to understand your goal for the space and then prune as little as possible to achieve that goal. 

Learn more about tree pruning!
 

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Removals

Before removing a tree, we like to make sure that it is truly necessary. Tree removal may be necessary if: 

  • The tree is dead

  • The tree is damaged beyond repair

  • Roots are encroaching on your home (this can cause damage to your foundation, sidewalks, septic system and more)

 

When removing trees, we take care to do no damage to your surrounding plants and property. 
 

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Cabling & Bracing

cabl·ing & brac·ing - methods for adding support to trees when their physical structures cannot support healthy, sustainable growth

Some trees will naturally grow in an unstable, unsustainable way. These trees can be pruned when they are young to help prevent future issues, but mature trees are more set in their ways. Cabling can provide support for mature trees that have developed a bad branching structure or sustained stress damage from high winds, ice, or heavy foliage. Bracing is used to add structural support to large trees with two or more splitting, co-dominate leaders.
 

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Root & Soil Health

Did you know that up to 35% of your tree is actually underground? Taking care of your tree’s roots and the soil surrounding your tree is an important part of long-term tree health, and we offer a number of services that help improve root and soil health. 

 

Aeration involves loosening the soil throughout the root zone & incorporating composted manure. We have two methods of accomplishing this, Radial Trenching or Vertical Mulching.

Mulch Circles maintain soil moisture, add nutritious organic matter, mitigate competition with grass, and prevent mowing injuries to exposed roots. 

Root Collar Excavation may be necessary when mulch or soil is hilled too high around the trunk of your tree. This can cause trunk rot and girdling roots.

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Benjamin Moore plants a Magnolia tree using an AirSpade.
Tree Planting

When you invest in a tree to add beauty and value to your landscape, we will do everything we can to ensure that your tree thrives. Our tree planting process is quite involved, but it sets your tree up for success!

  • We start with high quality nursery stock from the McMinnville area. Trees we plant are a minimum of 5' tall, and we offer many different varieties of trees.

  • We dig the hole, aerate the soil, and incorporate composted manure and fertilizer using a high pressure air excavation tool (AirSpade). This creates very favorable soil conditions.

  • Using the AirSpade, we bare-root the tree before planting to break up the root ball and encourage root growth out into adjacent soils.

  • We finish the planting with a mulch circle to help retain soil moisture and protect your new tree from soil compaction.

Transplanting

Sometimes, you may have a tree that you don't want to lose, but it needs to move. Using our high pressure air excavation tool (AirSpade), we can successfully transplant small trees and shrubs to new locations where they can thrive. We excavate around the roots to move the whole tree, including the roots!

Benjamin Moore holds up a tree transplant in St. Elmo, Chattanooga, TN.