How to Kill a Tree
17, 2003 -- Trees
are living organisms. They resemble us in many ways. Beginning
as a seed, their existence depends largely upon how and where
they mature. As they grow into or are made part of a domestic
environment, certain natural threats occur, as they do in
the wild. Bacteria, insects, animals, and natural disasters
can play a role in their survival. These things, to a degree,
plague us as well. Trees like us have immune systems which
help them survive some of the problems that plague them in
their quest for survival. But, there is one thing they have
absolutely no defense against. That is man!
or greed people mangle and or kill more trees each year than
almost any natural disaster we have known in the last century.
Unknowledgeable individuals masquerading as tree trimmers/gardeners
are like untrained doctors. We think given their title, they
are knowledgeable about what they tell us they can do for
us. For the most part, this is not true. If you have a hangnail
you don't remove your arm at the elbow. So why would you remove
a limb when only small, dead branches need to be removed.
Over-pruned trees can and do go into shock. This weakens the
immune system, which inhibits the tree's natural defense against
insects, bacteria, etc. If set upon by natural enemies soon
after severe pruning, your tree may never recover, Sometimes
it takes several years for it to die. Some larger trees, such
as old growth oaks, take from 5 to 20 years to become nothing
but firewood. Essentially, you have a $20,000 tree killed
by greed and ignorance. Over pruning is easy to spot. Usually
there is no green on the lower half of the limbs and trunk
coupled with very thick green ends. When you see this type
of pruning know that this tree will never recover to its natural
healthy, beautiful state.
Santa Ynez Valley
Tree has provided you with an opportunity to make an educated
decision about tree CARE. Take a few minutes and browse our
web site. In a short time you, like us at SYV Tree will know
the destructive power of greed and ignorance.
Call us. We know
what your tree needs!