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1250 Tierra Rejada Rd
Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Agoura Tree Service has been serving the San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley and Los Angeles areas for over 27 years. We specialize in tree removal, artistic pruning and proper tree knowledge. We take pride in helping customers understand their trees and maintenance needs properly. Unlike bushes and plants – trees can take a lifetime to replace. Appropriate inspections and pruning will help your trees stay healthy and look beautiful year after year.
We specialize in providing punctual and reliable tree services at a reasonable price. Owner Wayne Campbell personally bids and supervises every job himself – assuring that your needs receive the proper attention.
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Type of Services
The different tree trimming types, timing of tree trimming and frequency depend on the special circumstance of the tree. For your information, we have provided a description of the most common frequencies, timing & types of pruning below.
Bring out the best in your trees and shrubs by showcasing what nature already did. The form is strengthened, accented, and cleared by removing what does not fit. Dead, diseased, rubbing and duplicated limbs will be eliminated and 10% – 20% of the live crown is all we remove. One of the greatest compliments we can receive is, “It doesn’t look pruned, it just looks better!” Better aesthetics mean better tree health. Air circulation can improve problems ranging from insect colonies to fungal growth – all without chemical intervention.
In some cases, a tree can grow too large for its setting or too old to support some of the furthest growth from the root system. In these situations, we may suggest removal and replanting or a pruning remedy. Crown reduction pruning is a way of cutting back tips and leaving certain leaders to create a new lower crown. This time-honored professional practice should not be confused with topping, which we do not perform. Topping is the indiscriminate lowering or shaping of a tree to arbitrary points between nodes or branches. Topping makes a tree more susceptible to disease and other related problems and is rarely recommended by Agoura Tree Services unless there is a specific need.
If a tree has been topped, we can begin the process of restoration with the first pruning. We reduce the amount of leaders struggling for light and separate these evenly as possible. If done properly in a cycle of years, a tree that has been “ruined” can often be reclaimed and thrive for years and years after the event.
Ever notice how deadwood seems to gather at the bottom of pine and fir trees? Growth is mainly a function of available light. Light is food for a tree. When a tall, straight tree gains more growth on top, it is natural that it will lose limbs on the bottom. We anticipate this action by pruning the lowest limbs on many of our native conifers and some large native trees, like big leaf maples. It keeps them healthy and encourages upward growth.
When a tree is planted for fruit, flowers, or to conform to a space that is too small for the norm in nature, it can be pruned formally to keep a desired shape. If the pruning is done regularly and properly, the tree can be a thing of beauty and usefulness. Unfortunately, we find many trees that have started out formally but have not received the proper care and maintenance. If feasible, we always recommend saving the tree. If not, we suggest proper removal and replanting.
STUMP GRINDING AND STUMP REMOVAL
Proper stump removal is a very difficult process and requires the correct tools and knowledge. For that reason, many tree companies do not offer this service. Agoura Tree Service can quickly and easily remove your stump with our state of the art equipment. In many cases, we use a stump grinder to lower the stump below the soil line allowing for future sod to blanket the vacant space. If necessary, we can also dig out the stump completely.
Most deciduous trees in an urban environment will benefit from trimming every 3-5 years. This type of frequency may need to be increased if the trees are close to or over structures. Trimming a tree more heavily to avoid regular pruning often creates an opposite effect, when the tree sends out significant new growth in response to the heavy trimming. There is a delicate balance of taking just the right amount that must be maintained.
Most large fir and pine trees need to be trimmed every 5-7 years. It is important to inspect trees for changes that may affect their health and therefore their trimming schedule during this time. Cedars and other evergreens in most cases should be trimmed every 3-5 years. This frequency may need to be increased if the trees are close to or over structures.
Most ornamental trees can be trimmed at the specific tastes of the owner. Most commonly, these types of trees are trimmed yearly or every other year, but some are trimmed as much as twice a year to achieve the desired look.
Timing of tree trimming is very dependent of the type and condition of the tree. If your tree has not been regularly trimmed, the best time to trim is now. If you have regularly maintained your tree through proper trimming, the best timing would depend on the type of tree.
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