The primary service Tree Ninja offers in Edmonton is pruning and trimming trees. We prune everything from small hedges to the city’s most monstrous trees. We are familiar with pruning every type of tree in Edmonton even West Edmonton Mall’s tropical trees! We hold ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) accreditation which means we could go anywhere in the world such as Australia and properly prune their native species. Being able to prune a wide range of tree species is important as many of the trees planted in Edmonton are native to other countries. For example, Russian Olive, Scots Pine, and Siberian Elm are all examples of trees in Edmonton which are from other continents yet are abundant in our city. Having a strong grasp of worldwide tree physiology allows Tree Ninja to meet the needs of a customer’s particular tree. To further ensure the customer’s tree receives the best pruning, we hire Forestry students from the University of Alberta to work with our certified arborists. The fact our employees are writing their thesis on tree morphology and management has led many large property management companies to entrust entire acres of trees to our care. Some of our customers include Westrich Pacific, Skyline Property Management, the University of Alberta, West Edmonton Mall and many others.
When our ISA certified arborists arrive at a customer’s house to prune a tree. They first begin by stepping back and looking at the overall balance of the tree’s canopy. Our arborist will then identify any signs of decay or cracks prior to climbing. Above ground electrical wires will be noted and any other structures the tree may be impeding. A safety sheet with will be filled out noting all of these observations and the most appropriate procedure for the customer’s particular tree. We will prune the customer’s tree either from the ground, using our bucket truck, or a skilled climber. While in the canopy of the tree, we will perform the type of pruning specified in the quote. We always encourage the customer to never have us top their tree. Topping is the removal of the entire crown of a tree. It can lead to the premature death of their tree or the formation of co-dominant stems which becomes hazardous in the future. After we are finished pruning, we begin to thoroughly clean our customer’s property of the debris from the pruning. Twigs and branches are put through our chipper and turned into mulch for gardens around the city. If the customer is home, we will confirm that our pruning is satisfactory prior to leaving. Our reviews suggest that our customers are indeed satisfied 100% of the time.
Trees are inherently beautiful, however, when planted in cities like Edmonton they can grow in abnormal and even dangerous ways. They struggle for sunlight and often do not have adequate room to spread their canopy and roots. Buildings overprotect young trees from wind preventing the essential development of reaction wood and a proper tapper. Once a tree grows higher than a house it can suddenly uproot during a storm. When trees are in the wild, they do not require special treatment. However, in an urban setting, neglecting tree maintenance will not only be unsightly, but even dangerous. Many homeowners fail to realize if they personally prune their trees without training and education they could put their tree in an even worse situation. Trees over the age of 20 are very difficult to replace if they are permanently damaged or compromised. Purchasing an adult tree is very expensive and requires a tree spade; the tree is not even guaranteed to survive the transplant. It is far more affordable and logical to have Tree Ninja’s certified arborists ensure a tree’s longevity and proper maintenance.
Are you ISA Certified Arborists?
Absolutely, Tree Ninja promotes our employees to have as much professional accreditation and training as possible to offer customers the best tree service experience in Edmonton?
Can I prune my neighbour’s tree?
According to city bylaw in Edmonton, a homeowner can remove branches of a neighboring tree which overhang the property line. However, it is highly recommended that the homeowner consult with the neighbor prior to doing so. For liabilities sake, it is also wise to hire a professional tree service such as Tree Ninja to do the work.
Can I prune a city tree?
In Edmonton, many trees along boulevards, parks and even in front yards are city trees. This means that they belong to the city and that altering or removing one of them could result in significant fines. Tree Ninja offers the free service of contacting the city on behalf of a customer to determine tree ownership.
Can you make my tree smaller?
We can reduce the height and rate of growth of a tree by the use of a technique called reduction cuts. As opposed to topping, we prune the tree so that it will be able to heal over the wound of the cut. Decay is not able to enter into the stem of the tree and the flow of nutrients can travel to the remaining branches.
Pruning trees is complicated. There are as many species of trees as there are breeds of dogs. It requires an expert veterinarian to assess the health of a dog and so to an arborist a tree. Trees are living, changing things which are constantly exposed to harsh elements: rain, snow, hail, wind, lighting and frost. No tree can live forever; however, professional care can prevent the premature death of a tree. Tree Ninja offers the most qualified and experienced arborists in the city. We truly care about the customer’s tree and much as he or she does. We take no short cuts and take the time needed to make the tree as healthy as possible.