Definitions

Arboriculture:The art, science, technology, and business of commercial, public, and utility tree care. ANSI A300

Branch: A shoot or stem growing from a parent branch or stem.

Clean: Selective pruning to remove one or more of the following non-beneficial parts: dead, diseased, and/or broken branches.

Cambium: The dividing layer of cells that forms sapwood (xylem) to the inside and inner bark (phloem) to the outside.

Decay: The degradation of woody tissue caused by microorganisms.

Pruning: Selective removal of plant parts to meet specific goals and objectives.

Arborist: An individual engaged in the profession of arboriculture who, through experience, education, and related training, possesses the competence to provide for or supervise the management of trees and other woody plants.

Pruning Standards

Pruning trees may have many purposes and objectives. The American National Standard for Tree Care Operations ANSI A300 (Part 1)-2008 is the current standard we follow for planning and executing our tree care work specifications. These standards are followed and discussed with our customers before every pruning job to ensure the appropriate objectives are satisfied.

Our goal is to balance those objectives with aesthetics, risk reduction, and the overall health of the tree. The common pruning objectives include:

Symptoms & Solutions

Thank you for your great work—as always. Marta, Menlo Park

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