We are proud to offer a variety of tree services here in Chattanooga that help improve the health and longevity of your trees.
We always assess the structure, health, environment, and risk before recommending any services.
prun·ing - the selective removal of certain parts of a plant, such as branches, buds, or roots
Occasional pruning is necessary to improve tree structure and longevity. It is also a technique that can be used to help trees look and fit better in their location. Basic pruning includes clearance pruning or removing dead limbs for safety. Advanced pruning may be necessary to help improve a tree’s structure long-term.
Before pruning any tree, we work to understand your goal for the space and then plan each pruning cut accordingly. Any cuts on trees cause tree stress and are irreversible, so we take pruning very seriously.
Learn more about tree pruning!
Before removing a tree, we like to make sure that it is truly necessary. We always assess the structure, health, environment, and risk before recommending any services.
Tree removal may be necessary if the tree is dead or declining beyond repair and threatening people or property. When removing trees, we take care to do no damage to your surrounding plants and property.
Pest & Disease Management
Have you heard of the Emerald Ash Borer or the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid? Those are two common invasive pests, but there are countless others. New pests and diseases spread to our area every year, so our arborists stay up to date on the latest research and treatment techniques.
Here are just a handful of the most common issues we treat:
Emerald Ash Borer
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid & Elongated Hemlock Scale
Hackberry Woolly Aphid (causes sticky sap)
Dutch Elm Disease
Licensed Pesticide Applicator: Christopher Winters
Tennessee Department of Agriculture Company Charter #5724
*To protect yourself, your trees, and the environment, do not hire an unlicensed pesticide applicator.
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.
Root & Soil Healthcare
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.
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 offer our planting service in the winter months as it's the best time to reduce transplant stress and give your tree time to establish before the hot, dry summer months.
We start with high quality nursery stock from the McMinnville area. Trees we plant are a minimum of 2.5" caliper (~7' tall), and we offer many different varieties of trees.
We dig the hole, aerate the soil, and incorporate composted manure to create nutrient rich soil conditions.
We finish the planting with a mulch circle and soaker hose to help retain soil moisture and protect your new tree from soil compaction.