M&R Landscape Inc. has been offering tree services throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties for the past 20 years. Our services include cutting, trimming, pruning, topping, stump removal & planting.
Trees will thrive as long as they are planted in the right location. A certified arborist can help determine what trees will work best in your yard and can help come up with a variety of trees to beautify your landscape.
Pruning and ‘topping’ trees
There are many reasons to prune a tree — the most important being safety. Branches that overhang the house or brush against it must be removed. Branches that block visibility near streets and intersections should also be trimmed away.
Dead branches should be targeted, along with any that cross and rub against each other. The right pruning techniques will help the tree develop strong roots so it can weather the storms. Pruning is a great way to enhance the shape and stimulate fruit production.
Tree and stump removal
Trees need to be removed for reasons such as unhealthy and diseased trees and trees are in the way of landscape or structures. Sometimes trees are just old and pose a safety hazard.
Property owners and gardeners can know that a tree needs to be removed when trees have dead wood of either multiple branches or the trunk. Dead branches can fall and be a danger to people or at least destructive to property. When a large branch breaks off the main tree and gets lodged within the other branches or if a significant crack is found, the tree should be removed.
Most tree service companies offer a tree removal service, and the best methods for removing trees are those used by trained arborists.
Hiring a professional tree service
Don’t hire just anyone with a chain saw and a pickup truck. Here are some tips:
- Decide what you need: Figure out what type of work you need done – trimming service only or do you have dead trees that need to be removed? The most important thing to look for is low hanging or dead limbs that can fall under the weight of severe storms. Low-hanging limbs can provide easy access to your attic for squirrels and other pests.
- Don’t procrastinate: If you have old trees or low-hanging limbs, don’t wait until bad weather hits or you’re going to wait a while for service. Taking care of the issue immediately can also save you from further costs.
- Check qualifications: Make sure the company is equipped to do the job you need done.Consider a certified arborist: If you have trees that are aged or diseased, an arborist can help determine what special care you might need to keep the trees and your yard in good shape. M&R staffs such an arborist.
- Walk through the job: Have the contractor tag or walk through the yard with you so you know exactly what trees need work and what is being removed. Map out how the areas where the contractors will be working and how they will access those areas. Make sure you’ve cleared those areas of cars and other items to ensure nothing is damaged by falling limbs.