Monarch Tree Services

Your trees are a valuable asset to your property and community. Like any investment, you need to make careful decisions to ensure the long-term health of your valuable asset. Services we offer:

Tree Inspection

Regular inspection allows us to address problems before they become too serious. Crown dieback, trunk decay and reduced vigor are some signs of health problems that prompt further analysis. Our arborists thoroughly diagnose your trees and make recommendations for appropriate regimens.

Preventative Care & Technical Pruning

Our pruning practices involve selectively removing branches within the crown and interior of the trees to reduce the risk of failure for the future while also promoting their health, integrity and a prolonged life.

Raising - means to “raise the crown” which basically means clearing some of the lower branches. To avoid leaving wounds or marks, regular raising of the canopy should occur on younger trees. The reason for raising is to accommodate more urban environments. It is generally implemented when tree limbs get in the way of structures or people. The preferable clearance for structures is 10′-15′.

Reduction - Reduction is a practice that focuses on the skillful and discriminate reduction of stems that may need to be cut back for several reasons. One of the practices we do NOT do is topping trees. When you top trees, you remove crucial branches or trunks that cause large wounds in the trees, leaving them open to decay. We want to respect the natural branching of a tree; to keep the beauty of a tree one should avoid topping.

Canopy Thinning - This is often performed on trees that are overgrown. Often, thinning is necessary for tree structural reasons. Also, increased light penetration (to help your grass or other plants grow) is often a reason for such pruning. The best practice is to not remove more than 15%-20% of the foliage on the tree and one should only be cutting branches that are 2 inches thick.

Structural Pruning for Younger Trees - This pruning practice is probably the most overlooked by clients and so-called tree care professionals. Because most site conditions in an urban environment allow for more light to your tree than if if was in the forest, your tree grows much differently than its natural setting. Proper structural growth for your tree from tree establishment is crucial for the health of your tree later in life, particularly in the context of storm damage prevention.

Trunk Injection Technology

MTS offers the latest in Tree Health Care practices. Our most efficient method for delivering tree health care methods is with the use of Truck Injection. Trunk injections involve inserting a small needle into the bark of the tree & injecting a product that will aid in the health of the tree. The process eliminates the need to perform an aerial spray which can cause unwanted & unsightly overspray. It also gets the product into the tree where it will perform for a longer period of time than traditional aerial spray applications. A typical trunk injection will suppress and control infestation for up to 5 months vs. traditional foliar/spray methods which provide no more than 45 days of control before needing re-application.