Tree Stories

This majestic Magnolia tree had a limb that was reaching for the sun for years and spent a lot of energy trying to get there. The limb had grown so much that it became almost as wide as the main truck. With the unpredictability of the weather in Florida, this limb could ultimately cause the tree to split due to the massive hole the limb would leave if it was ever to break. Canopy Tree Care came in and ensured that the limb was cut at the collar, which is where the limb has a natural line that it prefers to be cut for the best healing process. When cut properly on the collar the tree will heal well, preventing rot, and insect infestations. In the last picture above, which was taken about a month after being cut, you can see the cut beginning to form a healing ring. Magnolia trees have a slow healing process, so we decided to cut the one limb and will have to return to prune anymore limbs. This will allow the tree to focus on healing the area where the one large limb that was removed. Most trees only allow for a third of their canopy to be removed due to the trees need for photosynthesis or sun energy to properly heal. Canopy Tree Care takes that into careful consideration when working with your trees. The Magnolia already appears happier and healthier with the large limb removed!





Now you see it, now you don’t. This Canford tree was located in the neighbors backyard that is owned by a landlord who was impossible to contact by the customer. The customer was not comfortable with how it was reaching over his fence into his backyard, especially with hurricane season approaching. He had called other tree service providers who stated they would not work on the tree because of it being so close to power lines so the customer called Duke Energy. Duke stated they would be in his neighborhood sometime within 2018. Obviously this was no comfort to the customer. He found us and we went to work. The Canford tree was already struggling for survival because of location and was growing right into the power lines. Once in the tree, we could see it had larger issues. The main limb of the tree had at some point experienced rubbing that produced large cavities that were holding water that would have eventually caused the limb to fail. This is why it is important for large limbs to be inspected, especially those who shade your house or hang over anything of value. We carefully removed the tree down to the fence line as requested by the customer, and he was very pleased. He no longer has to listen to the buzz of battered limbs in the electrical lines during storms.

The home owner had a real issue here. The limb from his oak had landed on the neighbors house. We theorized that the limb was leaning on the dead pine that you see in the photos and once the limb of the pine broke, the oak limb was so dependent on the pine limb that it was unable to hold itself up and broke. Luckily there was another support limb on the pine to hold the oak limb in place and reduce the pressure of the oak limb off the house to the point it was resting there. We came in and carefully tied the limb off to be able to cut the limb from the house, piece by piece. The neighbors did come by and let us know that our theory was correct, and their house is now limb free. This is why it is important to have someone inspect limbs that hover over your house.

Here is a before and after of a tree that had not been pruned in a very long time. It’s amazing what a pruning can do to a tree, especially during wind and storms. When a tree is not pruned there is a wall of dead branches and excessive leaves that basically become a wall and could potentially lead your tree to being knocked over. Once all those dead branches are removed and the canopy is lifted, you can be rest assured that the wind from that storm will be able to flow much better with less resistance.

Another before and after involving a tree whose limbs were to the point of touching the ground. This day was pretty rough due to the complete down pour that occurred during clean up and during picture taking. Such an amazing difference!

These Roebelenii’s had certainly seen better days. The customer complained at not being able to see to get out of the driveway, so we were sure to lift the fronds higher than we normally would. Most palms can be very sensitive to the amount of fronds it can handle being removed at a time. We would normally trim them at a 9 and 3 o’clock cut, but on these we decided a 10 and 2 for the situation. Nick is very good at trimming the boot on palms. Below are a couple more that had an amazing transition.

The pineapple palms on this job were a remarkable transition. They were a little hard to work with since the last prune job was not completed correctly. The frond bases were able to rot because of water retention, so the bottom section of the boot is not as clean as the top. Pineapple palms are not palms you want to trim yourself. You will need a professional to come in with a chainsaw to be able to clean the boot correctly. Our pricing on palms generally starts at 25 dollars and can go up for the amount of boot cleaning required and height, but the price can also go down for the amount of palms to be completed.