Balancing and Centering
Trees provide shade, food, wood for fuel, lumber for building, and even the very oxygen we breathe – but trees also give our homes, businesses, and landscapes a natural look and beauty that even poets have struggled to describe.It’s hard to imagine our homes or neighborhoods without trees. Think about the trees on your property – now imagine them gone. A very stark contrast, isn’t it. Often, one or more trees on a property form key childhood memories, and spark nostalgia when the home is visited decades later.
Many trees live for centuries, but usually disease strikes well before they are able to achieve maximum lifespan. Periodic maintenance will ensure your trees are around for you and future generations to enjoy.
Centering a tree is a common maintenance practice which involves removal of the inner growth of foliage or deadwood. Because leaves and needles inside the tree’s canopy receive much less light, they don’t produce as much photosynthesis and are unnecessary. Removing this inner growth and debris improves the tree’s efficiency, health, and appearance.
Balancing a tree is a done by first centering the tree, internally, then removing or pruning back branches that are overgrown or growing in undesired directions. This tree maintenance practice enhances the tree’s aesthetics, and by keeping branch weight dispersed evenly on all sides, the risk of breakage or structural failure is also minimized.
We would be happy to evaluate the safety and aesthetics of the trees around your home.