Pruning (or Trimming) is both an art and a science. Tree Services Mesa AZ combines both artistic expression and research-based data in making pruning decisions. A design concept explains that form follows function, the same applies to pruning trees. Beautiful, healthy trees are the result of proper tree function. Tree Sevices Mesa can aid in helping with the pruning practices. Our trees are more structurally sound and they also look their best!
From time to time trees need to be removed for several different reasons. Some die or become diseased and others outgrow their planting site, resulting in no longer being able to contain the tree system. Roots begin to damage walkways, walls, building foundations and even plumbing can be threatened. When these things occur, tree removal is often the only solution. When the decision is made to remove a tree, we start by carefully planning the removal. We inspect the jobsite for hazards, determine what sate-of-the-art equipment will be required and if our 70' Bucket Truck is needed to get the job done safely. With proper planning even large difficult removals can be done safely and efficiently.
Another valuable service we offer is stump grinding. This time-saving service allows us to easily remove stumps to a depth of 6 to 8 inches below the surface. This is usually deep enough to break up the rootball. While some trees are small enough to be dug out by hand, stump grinding is the best option for time-saving stump removal.
Calendar for the Best Times to Trim, Remove and Stump Grind Trees in Arizona
January is a great time to trim deciduous trees. Deciduous trees are those that lose their leaves and go through a dormant period in response to cold (and sometimes drought). The best time of year to prune is during this dormancy — when all of the foliage has dropped.
Great Time to remove trees.
First Application of Citrus Fertilizer (Feb/May/Aug/Oct)
February is the last month for heavier crown reduction and thinning of deciduous trees. Pruning now allows for new growth that will have time to harden before hot weather arrives.
Still a Great Time to remove trees.
Prime time for pruning most evergreens and shrubs.
March is good for fertilizing all trees.
Increase duration, not frequency, of watering cycles as temperatures increase. It's better to water deeply and less often. Be careful not to over-water though. Typically more trees die in Arizona of over-watering than under-watering.
Second application of citrus fertilizer Feb/May/Aug/Oct
May is the time to prune trees to prevent breakage during summer monsoons in Arizona during July and August. Helps alleviate end weight on heavy branches.
Trim palms anytime after June 1st. There's still time to prepare for the monsoon winds by pruning larger trees.
Monsoon storms are here now or due very soon.
Trim mesquites and eucalyptus trees now if you haven't trimmed them yet.
Third application of citrus fertilizer Feb/May/Aug/Oct
As temperatures begin to drop sometime in September, you can resume trimming most evergreens.
Great time to prune your mesquites and eucalyptus trees that survived the monsoons.
September and October are also good months to fertilize your trees.
Fourth and final citrus fertilizer application. Feb/May/Aug/Oct
If temperatures remain mild, you can safely prune most trees at this time. Every year is a little different so watch the weather reports for changes from seasonal patterns.
For trees like mesquites, olives, sumacs and eucalyptus, a semi-annual light pruning can be done of trees pruned in May or June. Because most mesquites can't safely go a full year on their summer trimming, it makes sense to prune them again now.
It's also helpful to prune your trees ahead of time if you plan on putting up lights for the holidays.
Deciduous trees should be pruned now through February. These include mulberries, pecans, elms, ash, desert willows, chaste trees, stone fruits and others.
Shrubs like bougainvillea and oleander can be cut way back now.