Quick Guide:
Tree Trimming | Tree Removal | Tree Fertilization | Storm Damage | Ball Moss and Mistletoe Removal | Construction Damage | Lot Clearing | Roof Clearance | ISA Certified Arborist

Tree Trimming
No matter if you call it Tree Trimming, Tree Cutting or Tree Surgery, BEST Tree Care LLC. provides professional tree pruning for Austin and surrounding areas. We perform all pruning operations in accordance with the latest ANSI A300 tree care industry standards. For pruning to be beneficial it must be done with an understanding of a tree’s basic physiology, as well as its natural growth patterns. There is much more involved than simply sawing off limbs. Proper pruning is something we take very seriously at BEST Tree Care LLC. Our ISA Certified Arborists are required to stay up to date with the latest research-based techniques that can make a dramatic difference in tree health as well as structural integrity and aesthetic appearance. Our crews are in daily contact with our Arborists and have the knowledge and experience to provide our clients with the highest quality results.

Tree Removal
If it becomes necessary to take down a tree with minimal impact to your property, BEST Tree Care, LLC. has the proper equipment, experienced personnel, and insurance to get the job done safely and securely. If dead or dangerous trees threaten your property, contact us. Tree removal is one of our specialties.

Tree Fertilization
Tree fertilization and bio-stimulant applications are performed using only state-of-the-art equipment and the highest quality materials available, in accordance with industry accepted “Best Management Practices.” Several factors such as site conditions, tree species, history and general health are taken into account before a treatment program is recommended. Our priorities for these programs are healthy trees and satisfied clients.

Storm Damage
Whether its removal of a fallen tree or broken limbs, we are prepared to handle any job size. Repairing of broken limbs is very necessary to keep trees from rotting and hollowing.

Ball Moss and Mistletoe Removal
Ball Moss is not a Parasite, it is an Epiphyte. Ball Moss has caused concern with Texas home owners for many years. It grows on the bark of many Texas shade trees; the Live Oak, Cedar Elm, Post Oak, Hackberry, Tallow and many others.

Ball Moss first occurs as small grey-green tufts. It is composed of many individual plants that develop into a dense “ball” in a short amount of time. These holdfasts often completely encircle a limb. Spread is primarily by airborne spore. Ball Moss thrives in low light, high humidity areas. Ball Moss kills by suffocation and deprivation of sunlight. It takes nothing from the tree. It first kills smaller branches, which often leads to large branches. Ball Moss jeopardizes the aesthetics of a tree, as well as its health.

Construction Damage
Tree stress from construction damage can manifest in as little as a few months or take several years to show up depending on the tree species and health prior to construction. Symptoms to look for are leaf drop, thinning crowns, dwarfed leaves, yellowing leaves or insect and/or disease infestation.

Damage can come from broken limbs or improper cuts made by construction workers, unaware of proper pruning techniques. But the most traumatic damage is done to root zones. Grade changes and soil compaction, which are always products of construction, leave soils that were once rich in nutrients and chemistry, lifeless. As little as four inches of soil placed on top of a root zone can kill some species of trees: especially if the soil is placed directly against the trunk. Soil compaction, caused by heavy machinery and even high traffic walking, squeezes the air and water out of soil. Soil organisms and tree roots are suffocated, and these dismal conditions make it very difficult for the penetration of new root growth and soil organisms.

Lot Clearing
Total Clearing or selective removal of trees and underbrush

Roof Clearance
Trees to close to home can cause structural damage, insect, and rodent problems

ISA Certified Arborist
ISA Certified Arborist – International Society of Arboriculture Certification.