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A Day in the Life of a Wauson Arborist

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 08:07 PM  posted by admin

At Wauson Tree Service, our arborists work hard to deliver the tree services that customers expect and depend on. Here’s how we start a typical day.

1. Before our arborists head out, we have pre-job meetings to discuss and anticipate challenges we’ll encounter during the day. Our team reviews roles, possible site hazards, safety, and the equipment needed to get the job done. We’re also aware of our customer’s goals and concerns. Communication is always critical.

2. Being an arborist is far more than getting up in the morning, having a cup of coffee, and looking forward to the next cool tree-climbing adventure. The job can be demanding, so it’s important to stay in shape. Field training, in a sense, is ongoing. There’s always something new to learn or some new challenge that presents itself. Our team has to be mentally and physically ready.

3. Training in the science of aboriculture is indispensable. It allows team members to communicated and understand their job at the deepest levels as new information makes itself available.

Here’s what you should expect from your arborist:
• Liability insurance. This protects you and your property when an arborist is on site performing work.

• Of course, your tree surgeon should have the right education and certifications. They should also be able to produce evidence if requested.

• Several qualifications include chainsaw maintenance and cross-cutting capabilities. It would be impossible to complete some jobs without being able to safely handle a chainsaw.

• An arborist should be able to climb trees without a second thought. While they’re airborne, they may also have to perform an aerial rescue for a human or animal.

• Felling both small and large trees is also on the list. In addition to pruning, trees need to be felled or removed and replanted on occasion.

• Arborists have to also be able to work well with ropes and harnesses. Otherwise, tree climbing would be dangerous, and virtually impossible. This also brings to mind aerial rigging skills.

The climber is responsible for doing all the major tree doctoring. On any given day, you can spot an arborist setting the line in a tree with a large slingshot and ascending with the support of a saddle. Some fancy footlocking work and a hitch knot are familiar techniques. The arborist then pulls out his dangling chainsaw and goes to work removing damaged or undesirable limbs.

He or she is safety conscious, and aware of the limbs falling. Hardhats are an essential safety element, along with keeping the rope clear of anything that could cut or snag it. Every arborist knows they will get a few scratches and bruises along the way. They also expect there to be days of sore muscles.

This is the typical day in the life of a Wauson arborist. Customers can also count on our team to offer tree pruning, stump and tree removal, tree cabling and bracing, and fertilization services at prices customers can afford. We’re also family owned and operated. So there are no middlemen that will cause us to raise prices. All of our crew members have the right experience and certifications. We adhere to strict ISA standards too.

We also have a long list of happy clients. We have been in the business for over half a century. Customer service is king. We love what we do, and we love those who we do it for. Just give us a call at 214-450-8720, or email at walt {at} Wausontreeservice {dot} com.

The Amazing Trees of Texas

Thursday, June 8, 2017 @ 02:06 PM  posted by admin

Texas, as residents know, has a lot of wide open space. It also has a lot of trees that people never even think about or consider. As professional arborists, we make it our business to know each tree and its characteristics. We have to because we never know what we’ll find when we arrive on a private or commercial property. Here’s a short list of trees. The truth is there are hundreds of tree types in the great state of Texas.

1. Sweet Acacia – This is a common shrub with light green foliage that is shaped like a fountain. In spring, it blooms orange-gold flower clusters. Its bark can be used for dying, tanning, and making ink. Its leaves can feather out between one and four inches long, and foliage is a gray-green color. During the 19th century, its flowers were collected to make perfume.

2. Anacua – This tree grows to about 50 feet in height, with a trunk diameter of about two feet. Its crown is dark green. The tree can be found in abundance in Central Texas. Travel further south to the Golf Coast and the Rio Grande and it can be found there as well. The Anacua grows well in sandy deposits and on the banks of streams. This tree also favors alkaline soils. It’s a popular choice for landscaping in Houston, San Antonio, and southward.

3. Mountain Ash – These trees may grow up to 45 feet tall and two feet in diameter. They can be found from Dallas to Central Texas. They grow abundantly on ridges, bluffs, and hillsides. There are male and female flowers of this tree species. Female flowers appear in loose clusters, while male flowers appear as dark clusters near the twig’s end.

4. Southern Bayberry – This tree grows up to 20 feet tall, and can generally be found near seasonally wet areas like swamps and streambanks. It is also used extensively for residential and commercial landscaping. Male and female flowers can be found on separate trees. Some candles are made from Bayberry wax. The tree’s bark reportedly has medicinal properties as well. Sometimes, the leaves are used as seasoning for sauces, meats, and soups.

5. Blue Beech – This tree may grow to a height of 30 feet, and it has somewhat of a muscular appearance. It can be found along streams where the soil is most fertile. It also prefers to grow in the shade of other trees. Both female and male flowers exist on the same tree.

6. Flowering Dogwood – the Dogwood can grow up to a height of 35 feet, and grows best in soils that are well-drained. It also prefers to grow in the shade of other trees. There is Christian lore that Jesus was crucified on a Dogwood tree, which at the time was straight and stout. As the story is told, God decreed that the Dogwood would never again grow large enough to serve as a cross.

7. Bodark – This tree grows up to 40 feet tall with a dense spreading crown. Male and female flowers originate on different trees. Flowering occurs during late spring. The wood produced is hard, durable, and heavy. When you see fenceposts, this wood should come to mind. This was once a popular wood for making Native American bows and war clubs.

There’s a long list of Texan trees, and we could go on and on listing the types of trees that grace Texan soil. The key thing to remember is that it takes a professional arborist to know how each species should be cared for and pruned. At Wauson Tree Service, we have the experience and trained professionals who know tree care like the back of their hand.

We are family owned, so we can offer our customers the best prices around. We’re also insured and licensed. We remove any worry of our employees getting hurt while working on your property. Our services include tree pruning, cabling, fertilization, stump removal, and more. Call us today for a free estimate. We can be reached at 214.450.8720, or you can email us at walt@wausontreeservice.com.

Best Tips for Trimming Texas Trees

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 @ 10:03 PM  posted by admin

To keep trees looking their best, they have to be pruned and well maintained during their lifetime. People are usually concerned, even confused, about the right time to prune them.

  • Crape Myrtles usually receive their most effective pruning between January and early March. They’re still dormant during these months. The goal is to get out in front of the season and prune before trees start sprouting new growth. However, pruning is more than just using the right tools. Technique matters big time. The tree’s branch collar should never be cut into.
  • Oak trees are known for developing deadly fungi caused by burrowing beetles. Oak wilt is most prevalent during spring. Prune and inspect trees during colder months to catch and correct damage issues. Wounded trees, depending on the nature of the wound, can be painted with wound dressing or latex paint. The right maintenance and prevention are critical for maintaining the health of trees.


Hire a Professional

Sometimes, keeping trees healthy is a bit beyond the average person’s pay grade. That’s when it’s time to find a professional arborist who knows tree care like the back of their hand. Both health and aesthetic appearance are important for safety as well as keeping property values at their best.
Tree professionals also know that tools have to be kept clean between jobs. It’s too easy to spread disease. The goal of an arborist is to protect trees, not harm them.

What does an arborist do?

  • They prune trees and can be counted on for the best in personal tree maintenance. They can also be counted on to bring the right tools and equipment to the task. Arborists can help determine if a tree is sick or damaged enough to be removed.
  • In some areas of the state weather can wreak havoc. Fallen trees and limbs present a danger to property, human, and animal life. Some trees fall on utility lines and on property structures. It takes a professional with the right equipment to handle these types of jobs.
  • Tree professionals are also experts at planting trees. They know how to plant the right tree in just the right place. The right soil and location can affect a tree’s overall health. Arborists can also lend a hand in planting and moving trees.

Arborists can also provide the following:

  • Expert testimony in cases involving injuries that are tree-related
  • Conduct timely appraisals for insurance claims and to determine property tree values
  • Provide expert information about tree preservation
  • Provide counseling and evaluation for homeowners about tree planting and removal

Additional arborist services include installing root barriers, offering advice on city code compliance, conducting deep root fertilization, storm damage cleanup, and lot clearing.

Root Barriers
The best time to install one is before planting trees. Their purpose is to keep a tree’s roots out of unwanted places. They come in a variety of types including plastic, metal, or nylon fabric.

City Code Compliance
Code compliance involves detection, prevention, and violation enforcement. This all applies to safety, public health concerns, public works, building standards, municipal concerns, and all manner of business activities.

Deep Root Fertilization
Deep fertilization is accomplished by sticking a pipe 12” at the most into the ground. Then, fertilizer is squirted under pressure to reach underground roots. This process is usually done by an arborist with the skills, knowledge, and equipment to get the job done correctly.

Storm Damage Cleanup
Storm damage can end up being devastating. The damage is not something that can be left lying around. If the damage is severe, it takes the expertise of a professional arborist to clean it up.

Lot Cleaning
When litter and obstructing objects create safety hazards, people can still be held accountable for damages caused. High winds, storms, flash floods, and other acts of nature can leave a lot of destruction in its wake. This is the time to call a professional arborist out that can handle the job.

Call Wauson Tree Service today at 214.450.8720. We’re happy to give you a free quote and provide a service that is second to none.

Why Hire an Arborist?

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 @ 08:01 PM  posted by admin

There are a number of reasons to hire an arborist. These are the folks that specialize in the care of trees. Just think of them as you would your physician. They’re knowledgeable about the care that trees need and they have the equipment to provide that proper care. Like personal health, proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Trees that are well-cared for add beauty and value to any property. On the other hand, poorly maintained trees pose a significant liability to humans, animals, and the property itself. Thus, any tree maintenance should be performed by those with the right knowledge and equipment.

Arborist services include the following:

  • Tree Pruning – Arborists are the experts at determining the type of pruning that can benefit and protect trees. Cutting a tree wrong can allow for disease and irreversible damage.
  • Tree Removal – Arborists tend to look at tree removal as a last resort, but if it’s necessary, they have the knowledge and tools to get the job done effectively and safely. With safety in mind, they check to make sure the area is clear of underground utilities. They can also safely replant trees in a different location.
  • Expert Tree Care – This includes solutions for emergencies where harsh winds or weather have damaged limbs and branches. They also know how to skillfully work with downed trees that are close to utility lines or underground cables. They can handle the lightest or heaviest jobs with relative ease.
  • Expert Tree Planting – Some arborists specialize in planting trees and they can recommend the species best suited for a particular setting or location. Arborists can be found in office settings or tasked with designing the layouts for new planting for both inside and outside environments.

Added Duties

It’s not an uncommon sight to see an arborist hard at work using power tools to prune or strapped into a harness when cutting tree branches. They know what branches to remove and which ones to prune. They can also inspect for insects or tree diseases. They can advise property owners the best times to plant and water. Stump removal and tree bracing are also right down their alley.

Arborist Certification

The certification means that arborists have reached a certain level of knowledge and expertise as defined by a governing body of leading national experts on tree health care. They must pass an examination and keep their education on par with the latest industry developments and knowledge. They must also adhere to an industry code of ethics. The process of becoming an arborist is voluntary of course. Arborists continually build upon their knowledge and expertise. Just keep in mind that certification doesn’t measure the arborist’s ability, but simply attests to their degree of knowledge. As the old saying goes, “The proof is in the pudding.”

The best approach to tree care is to work with those who are qualified to deliver the very best service possible. At Wauson Tree Care, we take our arborist duties quite seriously. For over 50 years we have successfully cared for our neighbors’ trees. We specialize in tree pruning, stump removal, cabling, bracing, and fertilization. And we’re always happy to stop by and give a free estimate. Trees are important. Not only are they essential for an attractive and healthy landscape, but they also benefit the environment by helping to remove harmful carbon dioxide from the air while giving oxygen in return.

Give us a call today at 214.450.8720, or email us at walt@wausontreeservice.com.

A Day in the Life of a Wauson Tree Service Arborist

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 @ 03:12 PM  posted by admin

We understand the value of a surgeon. Just think of an arborist as a surgeon who takes care of trees. Their field is called arboriculture and their job is to maintain a tree’s health. As such, there are a number of different techniques used toward that end. Arborists perform tasks that will ultimately affect the health of trees or shrubs. Such tasks can include pruning, shaping and removing dead or dying limbs and branches. They may also take steps to remove insect infestations or treat disease. Some specialize in treating certain types of trees. Other arborists choose to work with all types of trees in every condition.

At any given moment, an arborist may have his/her chainsaw in hand pruning and cutting limbs to give a tree its best chance at a healthy life—all while making sure property owners are aesthetically pleased. The arborist may decide that older trees need additional support, especially those that have developed multiple leads. Cables may be installed in the hope of holding branches together where there are weak limb joints. Overhanging branches pose a threat to property and life and can be easily removed.

Dense foliage can obstruct views of the property. Deadwood and suckers are removed, and sometimes the work team consists only of one or two crew members. A lot of hauling will be involved—back and forth, back and forth. Large trucks or machinery can impact the soil and are usually avoided. Impacted soil prevents trees from getting needed oxygen. The ancient method of using ropes is the preferred method to climb trees for pruning. Observers will hear the term “heads up” quite often during a pruning job.

December Pruning Tips

We recommend autumn and winter for the best times to plant trees. Of course, that little piece of advice may go against the grain for most people since it’s often more pleasant to plant in the warmer months of spring and summer. Autumn and winter planting gives trees needed time to grow before the onset of summer heat and dry weather.

  • Don’t fertilize with high nitrogen fertilizer during a tree’s first growing season. During the second growing season, it’s recommended to fertilize about four times a year. A slow release fertilizer may work best.
  • Be careful not to plant over hidden underground utilities, or too close to structures.
  • Pruning should be performed, at its earliest, after the first growing season. Of course, broken branches and “faults” should be attended to immediately.
  • Mulching and watering serves to saturate the newly planted tree roots. Continue watering thoroughly for approximately a year and a half with a hose placed in close proximity to newly planted trees.

Taking care of trees is not for everyone. When the going gets tough, you can always count on the professionals at Wauson Tree Service to get the job done. It’s not an easy job, but the one thing you can count on is that our arborists love what they do. They wouldn’t exchange their job for any other in the world. That’s how the arborists at Wauson Tree Service approach the job each day. And they do it with a smile. We’ve been at It for over 50 years and we know trees and shrubs like the back of our hand. We’re insured, family owned and properly licensed. We also make sure that our prices are highly competitive. Since there’s no middleman, we can past savings on to our customers.

Tree pruning, tree and stump removal, bracing and cabling, and fertilization are among our specialties. Call today for a free estimate at 214.450.8720. Email us at walt@wausontreeservice.com.

Installing Root Barriers the Correct Way – October Tips

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 @ 07:10 PM  posted by admin

Tree root barriers work best when installed in the right place at the right time. One has to keep in mind that improperly installed barriers will prevent trees from developing. A faulty barrier will also provide little resistance against aggressive roots. The soil around the barriers must also be properly planted. Root barriers, essentially, serve to direct healthy root systems in the opposite direction of underground utilities and foundations.

Types of Root Barriers

There are a variety of materials that can be used, along with a number of styles. They include solid, and permeable. Each one has its pros and cons.

Barrier Installations

How root barriers are installed will impact the trees ability to produce healthy roots. Some effective methods install root barriers that are the same length as the tree’s diameter. They usually have a depth of two feet. Creating the barrier when the tree is planted for best results.

Preparing the Soil

Soil around trees should be loosed as to increase the root barrier’s effectiveness. Loose soil also gives trees an opportunity to grow a more robust root system. It also helps to direct the strongest root growth. It’s a good idea to add compost, rich organic matter, that can help stimulate your tree’s growth.

Basic types of root barriers include the following:

  • Screens or Root Traps – These consist of fiber welded sheets and various woven fabrics. Holes allow roots to grow through but will strangle roots if they become too large.
  • Root Deflectors – Metal or solid plastic comprises these types. Thicker barriers are a bit easier to install and can handle tougher impacts as trees grow.
  • Chemical Inhibitors – These are made of textiles with chemical coverings designed to inhibit root growth. The downside is these types will gradually lose their effectiveness over time. This is likely due to soil conditions.

    Additional Installation Considerations

    More than likely your tree’s roots will extend beyond the reach of its branches. A root barrier should also be planted in ways that allow it to rise just about to the surface of the ground. Of course, deepening the root barrier will prevent roots growing underneath.

    If this all seems a bit complicated, you can trust have the professionals at Wauson Tree Service to give you free estimate. We’ve been at this a long time, and we’re family owned as well. This means we don’t have any middle-men. We can pass along savings directly to our customers. We’re also licensed and bonded. Our crews are credentialed arborists who can get the job done efficiently and quickly. We can also advise when not to use a root barrier where the tree may be older than the home. Soil gets accustomed to the tree that draws moisture from it. Root barriers can actually work against a homeowner and cause an area to accumulate moisture and swell. This can damage a home’s foundation.

    As you can see, things often get complicated. This is why it takes a professional team to make the decision of where a root barrier should be placed. Give us a call today at 214.450.8720 to learn more about our services. Email at walt@wausontreeservice.com.

Texas Summer Lawn Care Tips That Are Good for Trees as Well

Friday, June 3, 2016 @ 05:06 PM  posted by admin

For a majority of Texas residents, there’s no better way to kick off the summer than with a great family cookout or BBQ. There’s also nothing worse than having that cookout in a lawn that needs serious attention. The Texas heat is on the way. Your mission this year, and every year, is to make sure it doesn’t inflict too much damage on your yard.

    1. Watering. Watering your lawn is one of the most important elements in proper lawn care. The industry standard for lawn watering is roughly an inch of water per week. This applies whether it’s from rain or done manually. Make it a point to rise early. Get out in your lawn before the sun starts bearing down on the turf. Early morning watering gives water time to soak in and also avoids water loss. Most people don’t know that evening watering can actually damage grass because it can’t dry properly. The wetness could actually invite disease to settle into your grass. Keep informed of any watering restrictions as well.

    2. Mowing Your Lawn. Just like a good haircut, your lawn should be kept at a healthy length to keep it free of stress. During summer months, allowing your grass to grow taller is good for deeper root growth. However, removing more than 1/3 of the grass blade at one time can damage your grass. Cut your lawn with sharp blades.

    3. Fertilization. While May is the perfect time to start your lawn care, it’s not too late in June. Aeration and fertilization are important. If fertilizing, you have to be careful and use chemicals early on; at least a month before summer sets in. The alternative to chemical fertilizers is organic fertilizers. Ask a lawn care expert about their recommendations.

    4. Insect and Pest Control. During summer, those pesky pests and insects are happy to pay you a visit. Beetles and other insects lay eggs in grass during early parts of the summer. Their eggs can hatch in the middle of summer and feast on your lawn. If your lawn is dry and stressed, pests are more likely to take up habitat. Caterpillars, fleas, fire ants, grubs, mosquitos, spider mites, snails, and slugs are just a few of the insects looking for a home in your lawn.

Proper watering, mowing, stump removal, attention to root barriers, lot cleaning, and storm damage cleanup are just a few of the things you can do to keep your yard looking beautiful and healthy, not just during the summer, but for any season of year. At Wauson Tree Services, we love educating residents and commercial businesses about the merits of keeping a beautiful lawn.

We’ve learned a thing or two about lawns and trees because we’ve been at it for over 50 years. While totally knowledgeable about your lawn, we’re also experts at tree care. Your trees have much to do with your lawn’s health and beauty as well. We’re happy to give you a free quote. And our pricing is competitive too. We’re insured and licensed. This way you know that when we’re on your property we’ll treat it as if it were our own.

Most importantly, we’re certified arborists though the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). For trees, we offer pruning, stump removal, cabling, bracing, and fertilization services. It’s time for you to let the professionals handle the heavy lifting. It’s your job to enjoy the summer in a beautiful yard with friends and family. Give us a call today at 214.450.8720 to learn more about our services. Email at walt@wausontreeservice.com.

Where Can I Find Dependable Lot Clearing Service in Dallas?

Monday, May 2, 2016 @ 02:05 PM  posted by admin

Keeping your property clean makes sense for a number of reasons. Safety is one of the most important reasons. Not only is your own personal safety of paramount importance, but the safety of animals and other people matters as well. A clean property says a lot about the person or company who owns it. The old saying “cleanliness is next to godliness” still carries weight in the world.

There may also be local laws in effect that require properties to have a certain look. Most importantly, a clean lot or property makes us all feel good. The challenging part can be finding the time to get it done, or a dependable company that can do the heavy lifting.

Enhance Your Property’s Curb Appeal

At Wauson Tree Service, we encourage both current and potential customers to consider our professional lot clearing services. In addition to the fact that a lot becomes far more ‘appealing’ when cleaned and cleared, rodents are also discouraged from taking up residence. We enjoy sharing information with people that all it takes is a free quote from us to start the ball rolling.

All we need is an idea of the extent to which you need your lot cleaned of debris, old tires, broken tree limbs, outdated old appliances and anything that’s non-green. We’ll get to work and do a job that you can be proud of.

Additional Circumstances That Inspire Lot Clearing

There are additional reasons to clear a lot. It could be due to the purchase of a new home or there may be a number of dead trees or stumps that need removing. As such, taking on the task alone is simply too much for most people to handle.
Then there is the fact that many tree service companies do not offer lot clearing services. We have the ability to quickly clear lots for safety reasons, to clear for a new construction project or simply to provide a property with a clean, uniform look.

We offer a full range of tree services as well. We’re family owned/operated, and have been providing services for nearly 50 years. So, we’ve seen and serviced just about every scenario concerning tree removal, cabling and bracing, fertilization, and stump removal. Our arborists are certified through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and we always adhere to the very strictest of standards with any work that we perform.

You can also expect competitive pricing from us, since we don’t subcontract any of our work. Give us a call today at 214.450.8720 to learn more about our services. Email at walt@wausontreeservice.com. Or, fill out our online form to get your free quote.

Spring Cleaning Yard Tips from the Experts

Friday, April 8, 2016 @ 04:04 PM  posted by admin

Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to get back out into the yard to attend to damaged or diseased branches. Old shrubs need tending to as well. Pruning can help improve a tree or shrubs shape, and enhance its safety. However, pruning can be a challenging task for even the bravest of hearts. Many people are afraid they’ll make a mistake that will end up costing the tree it’s life. Pruning stimulates growth. Cutting back a shoot causes buds to grow on the remaining parts of the branch.

Getting Rid of the Bush Whack

Take care to prune shrubs that bloom early in spring shortly after flowering. Of course, some species grow more quickly, so you’ll have to adjust your pruning time to coincide with their growth patterns. Late blooming shrubs, like in summer or fall, render best results when pruned in the spring. You can expect a vigorous crop of new shoots.

Smart Spring Yard Cleanups

March is usually unpredictable with respect to weather patterns. However, the great thing about Texas weather is that it’s agreeable year round. Spring yard cleanup should be something to look forward to each year. Begin the adventure by picking up debris including leaves, rocks, branches, twigs and other items that found their way into your yard during winter months. Running a rake over your yard fluffs the grass. It’s just like running a comb through your hair.

Consider the following:

  • Give your tools a tune-up. Most people don’t consider it, but tools need tune ups just like vehicles. Your lawnmower could always use a tune-up. This way your mower always works at its optimum level.
  • Water your lawn if it looks dry. It’s spring and your lawn is thirsty and ready for a refreshing drink.
  • Wake up a hibernating yard with fertilizers. Find those parts of the yard that need reseeding and get busy.
  • Consider natural herbicides to kill those unsightly weeds. Vinegar provides the perfect solution.
  • Feel free to reseed any part of your lawn with grass varieties that thrive in your area. It’s all about working with, and not against, Mother Nature.

Let the Professional Take Care of Your Trees

An arborist can tell you a lot about your trees, shrubs, and any other woody plants that are on your property. At Wauson Tree Service, we understand the true management of trees. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certifies our Arborists. This means that we’ve passed comprehensive exams and have the experience to offer the highest rated arboricultural techniques in the business.

With over 50 years of service under our belt, we’ve learned a thing or two about taking care of trees and shrubs. Give us a call today to 214.450.8720 to learn more about our services. Email at walt@wausontreeservice.com. Or, fill out our online form to get your free quote.

The Best Practical Tree Pruning Tips

Monday, March 14, 2016 @ 04:03 PM  posted by admin

There are a lot of people who know that tree pruning is essential for keeping trees healthy and beautiful. The only way to accomplish this is to maintain a regular schedule for pruning so as to prevent disease and promote healthy growth. Pruning offers a host of other benefits, like clearing dead branches, clearing out and preventing rot, and protecting against insect infestation. We all appreciate trees, and of course they offer benefits beyond making landscapes beautiful—they provide oxygen. That alone should be enough to get everyone on board the “tree protection” wagon.

At Wauson Tree Service, we’re a tree care business that’s run by professional arborists who care deeply about the upkeep of trees. And we stay on mission in sticking to ISA standards for tree pruning, removal, cabling, bracing, and fertilization. As such, we’re only going to offer up the best advice and services for pruning and trimming trees. Here goes!

  • Pruning is all in the cut. Pruning may seem like a simple task that most anyone can tackle. However, that’s not always the case. When trees are cut, there are only two possible results: the tree remains healthy or it has been exposed to undue stress. It really takes a professional to know where, when, and how much to cut.
  • You have to know how much of the tree can be safely cut. Is the magic number 10%, 15%, or 20%? Actually, no more than 25% of a tree’s crown should be pruned. Over pruning, at best, will cause stress. At worse, it can kill a tree.
  • Is there a best time of year to prune? There are some trees that can be pruned any time of year. There are other trees, like those of the Birch family, that respond best to pruning in the spring. There are about 750 species of trees in North America and perhaps 100,000 around the world. As you can imagine, it takes an expert to even know where to begin.

As arborists, we know that the whole idea behind pruning is to stimulate growth. Think of it as an action that’s intended to help trees to grow healthy and strong. We make cuts that promote a tree’s health. First to go are the branches that compete, those that are misdirected, and those that are weak. Next, we’ll prune to enhance the tree’s natural form and shape. Our philosophy is that trees are shaped mostly from the inside. Some of the best times of year to prune trees are winter or early spring when active growth has not yet occurred.

With over 50 years of experience under our belt, we know a thing or two about tree service. As such, you can expect the very best services at affordable prices. We don’t sub-contract any of our work. This means that we can pass savings on to our customers. Contact us today and ask us about services offered for cabling, stump and tree removal, pruning, and fertilization. Call at 214-450-8720 or email at walt@wausontreeservice.com.