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Tree Pruning services

  • Remove branches that are dead or dying. Interfering branches or branches with obvious defects such as longitudinal cracks or fungus can also be removed.
  • Cuts should be made close to the trunk or parent stem, but shouldn’t intrude the “collar” of growth that connects the trunk to the limb. The ideal cut leaves no protruding stub, but isn’t flush with the trunk either. Leaving the bulging collar growth will allow the cut to heal over more quickly.
  • Cuts should be made as smoothly as possible, without tearing the bark or allowing it to peel down the trunk.
  • If the end of a limb is to be trimmed, it should be cut back to a leader of suitable size. Otherwise known as the drop-crotch method, this allows the trimmed limb to heal over because there is already a lot of growth present at the point of healing. The remaining leader should be at least a third the diameter of the pruned stem.
  • Climbing spikes (a.k.a. gaffs or spurs) aren’t healthy for trees and should only be used in an emergency, such as when a climber is injured. Of course, they’re fine for trees that are to be removed.
  • Wherever vines have invaded a tree they should be cut at the base of the tree and allowed to die. Vines will eventually take over the canopy of a tree and kill it, and in the meantime they do damage to the bark, causing rot and allowing animals and disease to enter.
  • People should be discouraged from nailing things into trees. As the tree grows, it will grow over almost anything that is attached to it (It’s not unheard of to find whole electrical boxes or even rifles inside of trees). The bark of the tree will become rusty and contorted around the foreign objects, and it can also be unhealthy. For this reason, when a tree is trimmed, it’s a good idea to pull out all the attached hardware unless it’s being used for something important.

In contrast, pruning is taken to mean work done in an effort to change the long-term growth trends of the tree. Once again, this often means making the tree better suited to man’s structures or habits, but it implies that the work takes into account how the tree will grow in the future. To prune effectively, one must understand how trees grow, how much can be safely removed and where, and what the desired form of the tree is. Pruning is most effective when a tree is younger and still has a large capacity for additional size. At such a point in the plant’s life, proper pruning can influence its behavior. (It’s important to note that at forty feet high and a foot through a tulip poplar is still young enough for significant pruning because its final size is so much larger.)

Tree Removal

At Seer 1 Services we are different than your average Tree Service in Tampa. We are not “tree cutters”, we are trained Arborists and we value trees. We look at tree removal as a last resort solution to a problem. Many times we’re able to arrive at a solution to your problems with some of the other services we offer, such as pruning, or plant health care. Unfortunately, there are situations where the only solution is for the tree to come down.


When that’s the case, we carefully choose the appropriate combination of techniques to get your tree on the ground quickly and safely.


This may involve the use of our progressive climbing techniques and technical rigging. Tree removal is a very involved and potentially dangerous process, requiring a combination of skill, sound judgment, and quality equipment to do safely, efficiently, and with as little impact to your property as you desire.

When you’re in the position of having to remove a tree, don’t make the mistake of hiring amateurs, or fall victim to the allure of a price that seems too good to be true. Hire a Professional to do the job right! Seer 1 Services is the best Tree removal & Pruning in Tampa.


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