Your trees are like your family. In order for them to thrive, they need regular care. Our specialty is tree health and maintenance at affordable prices. We want your property to look immaculate. Whether that means taking control of overgrowth, dead limbs, ball moss, or creating more sun exposure for your front lawn, Specialty Tree Care has you covered.
Our residential tree services include:
From both an aesthetic and a practical safety standpoint, tree trimming and pruning is an investment that pays for itself. Tree trimming and pruning services are essential for the maintenance and preservation of tree health, and the cutting of dead branches allows for more sunlight on your lawn and reduced branch weight. Pruning techniques are used to maintain proper structure in young trees, improve tree shape or form, and reduce the likelihood of future damage during storm events. Our arborist can determine the type of pruning necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance, and safety of your trees.
Although tree removal is usually a last resort, there are circumstances when it becomes necessary. Whether the tree is dead, dying, or just no longer fits into your yard, our experts can safely remove the tree with no risk to you or your property. We have the expert skills and the equipment needed to remove trees in any location.
Once you’ve made the decision to remove a tree, you typically want it gone quickly.
There’s no reason to waste time allowing a tree to continue dying or declining and consequently become more of a hazard if you have other options.
Specialty Tree Care Austin will carefully examine the tree you want removed as well as the surrounding area before making use of our state of the art, specialized equipment to perform a safe, quick, and careful extraction.
We even offer 24/7 emergency services for urgent tree or limb removal after a storm or weather disaster.
Some people like to keep tree stumps in their yards after a tree removal, but there are just as many who want to see the stump gone.
Specialty Tree Care Austin has the ability to uproot and grind up stumps with short or deep roots. We remove all size stumps from 1 inch to 2 feet in the ground, and fill in any holes left behind. By the time we’re finished, no one will even know a stump was there.
It’s important to put the time in to ensure the trees and shrubs on your property are healthy and well-maintained. We can provide fertilization and soil modifications, along with preventive maintenance to keep your trees in good health while reducing any insect, disease, or site problems.
With a certified arborist on staff, we’re experts not just in the removal of trees, but in promoting healthy growth. You get the benefit of working with a team that has seen a wide range of issues that relate to tree health, removal, and care.
When a tree becomes diseased, it’s imperative you act quickly – it’s the difference between saving the tree and losing it entirely. Let us consult with you on the best course of action, and work with you to treat your tree before you’re forced to remove it.
Safe clearance consists of pruning trees so as to prevent damage to structures by contact with tree limbs. We recommend clearing your roof from limbs that may be dangerous, to remove the access path for rodents, and to prevent damage to shingles.
It is possible to have a beautiful view without removing all the trees in the area, and we provide guidance in carefully selecting which trees must go and which can remain. We work with you to define the desired vista and develop a plan to open up scenic views and tame overgrown areas while keeping your healthy trees intact. Through a variety of pruning techniques such as canopy thinning, limb removal, and canopy raising we can open up great vistas and avoid the unnecessary removal of entire trees.
A beautiful, well-manicured lawn can add a lot of value to your property, but it needs direct sunlight in order to grow. Large, leafy trees can cast too much shade on your lawn, and can even lead to the growth of moss, which will take advantage of the bare and underdeveloped patches left by insufficient sunlight.
We can help you solve that problem by pruning branches, or removing particularly problematic trees altogether. We’ll work with you to identify problem spots, and find the best solution to fit your needs.
Your best option is to look at removing whatever may be causing the excess shade conditions over the affected lawn area. A good heavy pruning can remove a lot of shade, so this is our first option to begin increasing lawn health in shaded areas.
Another reason for managing the shade cast by trees and shrubs on your property is if you intend to install solar panels (or improve the efficiency of panels you’ve already installed).
Solar panels are a great, environmentally friendly way to save money on your power bill. But if the sun has a hard time reaching your panels because trees are in the way, obviously they’ll generate less power, and you’ll find yourself having to rely more on traditional electrical utilities.
We can find out whether any existing trees will block the sunlight from hitting the panels and recommend any needed tree trimming or removal. Removing shade-casting trees or trimming their branches can be easy, effective solutions. In terms of environmental benefits, you’re actually doing the right thing if you cut down trees to gain sun exposure for your solar panels.
Storms may cause limbs or entire trees to fall, often landing on other trees, structures, or cars. The weight of storm-damaged trees is great, and they can be dangerous to remove or trim. We can assist in performing the job in a safe manner, while reducing further risk of damage to property.
Storms can have a devastating effect on your home and property, especially where your trees are concerned. Dead branches, leaves, and even whole trees can be scattered by strong winds all over your land.
After a storm or weather disaster, we deal with any broken limbs or fallen trees, and remove debris. We can also provide cabling or bracing for added support.
Doing the right things after trees have been damaged can make the difference between giving your trees a good chance of survival and losing them unnecessarily.
Deadwooding is the pruning process of removing dead limbs that might be dangerous, diseased or a target of pest infestation. This is an important part of tree maintenance that helps preserve the health and integrity of your trees.
While deadwooding is mainly used for safety and for the continued health of a tree, there are other benefits too. A lot of dead wood in a tree reduces its aesthetic appearance and this in turn reduces the amount of light that can pass through and makes the tree more susceptible to high winds.
If dead wooding is left unattended, it attracts pests and diseases. The removal of dead wood reduces the weight of a tree and so reduces the risk of limbs breaking off. Dead Wooding is often carried out hand in hand with Crown Thinning.
Crown thinning is the removal of live, healthy branches on trees with dense crowns. This improves light penetration and air movement, and decreases wind resistance, thus reducing pest infestations and decreasing the risk of storm damage.
Thinning can also be used to reduce individual limbs and to slow the growth rate on overly vigorous limbs.
Virtually all-urban trees benefit from periodic crown cleaning, which reduces the risk of branch failures, improves plant health, and enhances tree appearance by removing limbs that are unsightly, unhealthy, and unsound.
Crown reduction is needed on trees or individual limbs that are growing close to buildings, other trees, or utility wires. Reduction may also be necessary to prevent or correct storm damage and to provide a more desirable shape. This type of pruning involves reducing the height or spread of the crown or individual limbs. We specialize in the strategic removal of limbs to let in light and wind, and to decrease friction between branches.
When lower limbs interfere with mowing, traffic, people, or utilities, pruning is needed to provide clearance through raising. Limb levels generally are left at a uniform height around the tree to provide symmetry. We work to raise the level of branches of the tree in order to increase space and crown height.
Tree Cabling and Bracing
In order to save or strengthen a tree, cabling or bracing may be necessary. This is simply the process of installing support cables, rods, or other types of support devices in a tree or hedge. Steel cabling hardware is placed into a weak tree or limb and attached to another opposing limb, leader, or tree. This installation can help reinforce or add supplemental support to a tree to help prevent or even repair storm damage. This is a commonly practiced technique and should only be performed by tree care professionals. We have the knowledge, training, and right equipment to get the job done.
From light pruning to complete tree removal, we have you covered.