Tree Trimming, Fairfax VA
In Fairfax City and the surrounding boroughs, there are many mature – in some cases, heritage and heirloom – trees growing in close proximity to overhead utility lines. The trees provide something for the properties in the area that cannot be replaced. They have been standing for decades (and in some cases, centuries) and have grown to a stature that is seen only in places with the historic character of Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria. Because they encroach the aerial utility lines that serve the community, they must be pruned to maintain a safe clearance from the lines. Unfortunately this is not always done in a way that considers the future health of these irreplaceable trees. Utility providers are most concerned with the safety and accessibility of their lines, and so they cut back trees from the lines with this in mind. Aesthetically, this is not usually the best solution for the tree canopy. But worse yet, it can lead to problems in the trees that shorten their lives.
Concerned homeowners and community associations have enlisted the help of the arborists at Pro Arbor, providing tree service in Fairfax VA to proactively deal with the issue of utility line encroachment. Using proper pruning techniques, arborists can clear branches away from utility lines in ways that are minimally detrimental to mature trees. If the right cuts are made, a tree can be trained to grow in a way that makes way for the lines to pass safely through the canopy with a limited amount of water sprout grow-back. This reduces the amount of repeated trimming that must occur, thus improving the overall health of these valuable trees.
Call Pro Arbor and consult with an arborist to find the best way to preserve the historic trees on your property and throughout your neighborhood.