Lion's Tailing

The removal of interior limbs, and in this case ALL interior limbs, has consequences.  When side limbs are removed then the mechanism for energy dispersion and growth is removed from a particular area of a tree.  These limbs will only have "primary" energy which promotes elongation. The energy for "secondary" growth, or "girth" is bypassed. In other words these limbs will grow longer, but not stronger.

 Here we see the trees response to "Lion's Tailing"   "Sucker Sprouts"  this is an obvious sign of stress.  The tree is working hard to undo the terrible mistaken pruning that someone thought was good idea.

Here we see the trees response to "Lion's Tailing"   "Sucker Sprouts"  this is an obvious sign of stress.  The tree is working hard to undo the terrible mistaken pruning that someone thought was good idea.

If a picture is worth a thousand words then this video should be a very enlightening demonstration as to how we operate on site. 

Here at White Oak Tree Service we are very cautious and are better safe than sorry which is why we put so much effort into proper rigging techniques to keep us and your property safe.

Rejuvenation pruning

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With some plants you can get away with some pretty extreme cutting.

These Holly bushes were cut back 50% and this is the before picture.

    Very resilient plants can be maintained even after being neglected for too long.  This is about 3 months later. As you can see they came back very well and can actually use further pruning to be more aesthetically pleasing.

 

Very resilient plants can be maintained even after being neglected for too long.

This is about 3 months later. As you can see they came back very well and can actually use further pruning to be more aesthetically pleasing.

Pine Beetles

Pine beetles (Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann) are a serious problem all across the south. These little pests are one of the largest threats to your pine trees! If you see the tell-tale signs of their infestation, please contact us to help you address it sooner than later.

Here is an in-depth article on the Southern Pine Beetle for your further education.

This is a picture of one of the resin masses on a pine tree referenced in the article above.