Uniquely qualified to provide examples of proper tree care based on tree biology.
"Few, if any, greater misfortunes have befallen America.... than the coming of what are known as professional 'Tree Men'.... In all their ignorant and nefarious frauds, nothing equals their (what ought to be) 'criminal' work of cutting away the tops of trees. Nature does not form those beautiful and health-giving tops of shade trees to be cut to pieces to furnish 'Beer Money' for a lot of Tree Fools."
John Davey, 1907
‘Tree Fools’ cutting trees for ‘Beer Money’ is classic. It's sort of sad to think that after so many years and in so many regards, we have come so far to still be so close to the starting line!
Every time you ‘set your face’ to prune a tree, you have the opportunity to do something of lasting value to another living being. Think about it.
Have a plan in mind before you begin cutting. What are you trying to accomplish, and how are you going to get there?
CA Cont. Lic# 663545 ISA Certified Arborist WE 1443A