Serving San Francisco Bay Area

Professional Tree Pruning

Proper Pruning of Your Trees

Properly maintained trees add great value to your property which increases every year. Pruning or Trimming can improve your trees in many ways.
These include:

  • Elevating lower limbs.
  • Thinning for light and wind filtration.
  • Eliminating weight at end of limbs to prevent splitting or limb failure
  • Mistletoe removal (Parasite that will kill a tree if left unchecked)
  • Thinning for visibility
  • Shaping of ornamental trees, shrubs, and hedges

Keep Your Trees Healthy

Aztec Tree Service LLC has your back when you have to deal with trees and shrubs whose growth has gone out of control.

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Trees and shrubs will undergo natural growth and branch death, but care & maintenance under the supervision of a professional arborist is key to their long term health and survival. This is where we come in.

Neglected Trees are both a liability and a proverbial time bomb. Dangers include falling limbs which can puncture a roof, cause damage to a vehicle or worse, cause harm and serious injury to a person or pet. There is good news. Growth can be controlled with the careful trimming and care by a certified arborist. Professional trimming can even spur on a sparse or a slow-growing tree, leading it to begin growing at a faster pace.

Trust Our Trained Arborists

Our highly-trained professional tree trimmers have both the skills and equipment to safely manage your trees and shrubs. This is extremely important! When untrained people try to trim their own trees, disaster and serious injury may occur. As cuts are made, we are quickly reminded that Gravity Works! Those cut pieces are headed down and it takes skill, experience and the right rigging to ensure the falling wood does not land near a person, crash through some important piece of property, or knock the person with the chainsaw off a ladder!

Our professional tree trimmers are skilled to properly maintain your tree to avoid cracking limbs that might otherwise fail to balance their own weight. They also cut specifically for symmetry, allowing your tree to experience both a balanced look and balanced growth. Finally, Certified Arborists cleaning up after a hurricane or other major storm greatly help with the recovery. We serve the greater San Francisco Bay area and have many of our clients in and around the San Francisco Bay Area community like Brandon, Riverview Lithia and Thonotosassa. Best of all, our estimates are free.

Immediately Remove Tree Stumps

Professional Stump Grinding Services in San Francisco Bay Area

Aztec Tree Service LLC offers trusted stump grinding services in San Francisco Bay area. With professional stump grinding services, you can eliminate dangerous and unsightly tree stumps from your property. Count on us for immediate tree stumps removal services that will clear your land of unwanted tree stumps seamlessly and effectively. When it comes to professional stump removal, you can turn to us for accurate and effective services provided by experienced professionals.

Get Rid of Nuisance Tree Stumps

It can be hard to mow around tree stumps especially if the tree stump is not cut near grade. This can cause accidents with your mowers and cutters such as causing the blade to bend or warp.

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Some tree stumps will even grow back as a bush or shrub or with multiple tree trunks requiring constant maintenance until it is eventually removed. We make it simple to get rid of nuisance tree stumps so you can have a beautiful landscape free from the dangers of unwanted and hazardous tree stumps.

State of The Art Tree Stump Grinders

Our tree stump grinders are state of the art and are available in a variety of different sizes to effectively meet your stump removal needs. We will use the most modern and efficient stump grinders to ensure that the stump removal is completed with the least disruption to your landscape.

In addition to tree stump grinding, we also provide tree cutting, lot clearing, and tree limb removal services. Give us a call to learn more about our stump grinding and other tree care services by calling us at (650) 630-1322 today.

Exclusive Root Pruning Services

Protect Your Property with Root Pruning

Root pruning is used to prevent roots from growing into and lifting driveways, walkways, and foundations. It is also used on construction sites to protect the trees from damage from crushing, ripping or compaction in non-protected site areas. Imagine you're ready to add a room or deck to your house and your favorite tree is nearby, or maybe you've finally decided to get the swimming pool you've always wanted, but your living privacy screen is pretty close to the project. Any time there are trees in the vicinity of construction, there's a chance they'll be impacted by that project.

Keep Your Tree Roots Healthy

The main area of concern is often their roots. Unlike some imagine, the roots reach far past the dripline, sometimes twice the height of the tree or even further. These roots gather water and nutrients, store energy as starch and produce hormones required by the tree. Perhaps the most important job of roots, as far as this topic is concerned, is to support the tree physically. If the roots are cut too close to the trunk, the entire tree could topple, endangering people and property.

Although tree species has a part to play in the type of root system a tree might have, the environment has a heavy influence on this as well. There are a relatively few tree species that actually put down a "Tap Root". These species include oaks, hickory, walnut & conifers. Stability wise, these trees are more tolerant to cutting, unless you damage the taproot.

Understand Root Systems

More common is the lateral root system where the roots form a mesh reaching out from the trunk in all directions, but only reaching a couple of feet into the soil. Construction damage is a big deal to these trees and they can become unstable and sick if their roots are crushed or if too much is cut.

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An oblique root system has a mix of shallow and deep roots. These deep roots provide additional stability and may allow more cutting without significant damage to the overall health of the tree. Of course, the obvious method to avoid tree damage is to alter the project, moving it away from the root system. That's not always an option. When it cannot be avoided and root pruning is considered too risky for a particular tree, it might have to be removed.

Find the Proper Root Pruning Equipment

When the determination has been made that a tree's root system needs to be cut, it is imperative that the right equipment is used to make clean cuts that do not tear or rip the roots. Backhoes and excavators are built to dig, not cut. Attempting to cut roots with this kind of heavy equipment can cause catastrophic damage to the root system and even damage the trunk. Aztec Tree Service can help, using chainsaws, purpose build root-pruning machines, specialized trenchers, and even good old-fashioned spade shovels to produce clean cuts to minimize root trauma and promote healthy re-growth.

Your Construction Project Partners

At the very beginning of a construction project, a tree inventory should be done, and the major roots of each tree mapped. This map can be overlayed with the construction plans to help identify the most serious concerns and allow for mitigation early on in the process. If you're planning a construction project and have trees nearby, contact Aztec Tree Service to consult and, if needed, safely prune the roots of your trees.

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(650) 630-1322

(650) 630-1322