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With proper care and maintenance, most trees can remain healthy and growing for decades to come. However, it is important to know when trees must be removed for safety or other reasons. TreeSouth personnel know exactly what trees need to remain healthy and how to safely remove them when they need to go.



Excellent tree pruning is equal parts science and art. Our goal when pruning is to create an attractive appearance without making it look like your tree or shrub has been pruned at all. As such, we are not only aware of how much living material we remove from the tree, but also how and where to make the cuts. We apply that principle to pruning on the largest trees down to the smallest shrubs.

We will not perform bad pruning: If we are asked to perform work that is bad for the tree or needlessly un-attractive, we will first try to persuade the person to take a better approach. If they still insist on improper pruning, then we will not take the job. Our pruning is performed in accordance with current national standards and work practices.


  • Developmental pruning of young trees to reduce future problems and maintenance costs

  • Remove deadwood to improve appearances, safety, and tree health

  • Remove damaged and diseased portions of the tree to help expand the life of the tree

  • To shift the lean of the tree away from a target

  • To reduce a trees wind resistance (sail)

  • To open vistas

  • To improve satellite reception

  • To provide clearances from structures

  • To provide clearance for auto and foot traffic

  • To maintain a tree in its proper proportions for the environment it is growing in so that it doesn't overtake an area or nearby structures

  • To enhance a tree’s appearance



Not every tree and shrub needs to be fertilized! In fact, some fertilization programs can be detrimental to the health of your landscape and a waste of your money. Like with everything we do, we only fertilize when we feel there is a need to do so and we use products that are designed to improve the soil environment while adding key nutrients.

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