I am highly qualified in the care of your valuable trees and shrubs with knowledge of the most up-to-date advances and proven age-old techniques. Certified Arborists are widely recognized professionals. I am educated and trained in maintaining your landscape and to help you preserve the aesthetic and ecological value of your trees and shrubs. Trees physiologically respond differently to various pruning techniques. Incorrect pruning can last a lifetime and promote hazardous growth and can even shorten a trees life expectancy.
Neck of the Woods has been providing residents of the Bay area with professional tree care for over 35 years. I'm a tree care specialist dedicated to excellence in the field of arboriculture. Certified Arborists are widely recognized professionals, and I am highly qualified in the care of your valuable trees and shrubs with knowledge of the most up-to-date advances and proven age-old techniques. My knowledge and experience, along with state of the art equipment, allow me to perform a variety of arboriculture services efficiently and safe.
Tree preservation begins with maintaining a natural environment beneath the tree canopy where leaf litter decomposes and provides nutrients. In urban settings it may not be practical due to the trees location, in such cases, the addition of fertilizer can be beneficial providing the actual root zone is accessible. Minimizing soil compaction, soil grade changes, and construction within and beyond the drip line of trees are factors that are crucial to the longevity of a tree. An assessment of a tree's structural integrity and measures taken to minimize the failure potential can prevent the loss of a tree or the loss of a significant portion of a tree which could cause the entire tree needing to be removed.
Trees in decline, diseased or structurally unsound may need to be removed before they're completely dead for the safety of the climber and the surrounding area. A high-risk tree may have potential of failure from a portion of the tree or a risk of the entire tree failure. Risk factors are greater in urban areas where property damage can occur and high-risk trees can also be life threatening. We handle all aspects of tree removal from a tree hazard evaluation and a tree risk assessment to arborist reports and obtaining tree removal permits.
As an ISA Certified Arborist my knowledge and experience can help in identifying signs and symptoms that can be overlooked by the untrained eye. I provide tree hazard evaluations, tree hazard abatement and tree risk assessments for obtaining tree removal permits, and I am also familiar with meeting the criteria of local towns, cities and the County of San Mateo.