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.
If it becomes necessary to take down a tree with minimal impact on 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 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 fertilization treatment program is recommended. Our priorities for these programs are healthy trees and satisfied clients.
Ball Moss and Mistletoe Removal
Ball Moss is not a Parasite, it is an Epiphyte. Ball Moss has caused concern with Texas homeowners 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.
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 the 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.