Serving Lebanon and Surrounding Areas

Pruning is the selective removal of plant parts to meet specific goals and objectives. Some of the objectives of pruning include: Improving structure, appearance, health, life span, influence flower and fruit production, and reduce the risk of branch or tree failure. Pruning strategies should be matched with the tree's stage of life, its current health and vigor, and the proper time of year in respect to its species. These considerations will aid in avoiding pest & pathogenic invasions resulting from improper pruning practices. Lebanon ArborCare practices National Standard for Tree Care Operations (ANSI 300) pruning guidelines.
Pruning - Tree Services in Lebanon, MO
Tree Removal - Tree Services in Lebanon, MO
When tree removal becomes necessary, Lebanon ArborCare provides the necessary skills and equipment to safely do the job.
Stump Grinding:
We use a 105 horsepower Vermeer stump grinder to grind away unwanted stumps. We grind them 6-8" below the surface of the ground, so that the newly planted grass has roots that are able to grow deep enough to survive our hot dry summers.
Stump Grinding - Tree Services in Lebanon, MO
Tree Cabling - Tree Services in Lebanon, MO
Cabling & Bracing:
Cables and brace rods are supplemental structural supports intended to reduce the risk of failure of weak branches and multiple stems. Cables generally consist of extra high strength steel and are attached to bolts installed in the upper crown of a tree. They are intended to limit the movement of the supported branches so they are less likely to fail during storms. Braces are thread rod that are installed through unions of weak branches and multiple stems to provide more rigid support from torsional (twisting) forces that can occur in violent weather.
Remediating Underground Root Problems:
Often times a tree in decline as the result of underground complications. Soil compaction, SGR(Stem Girdling Roots), construction damage, or even improper planting practice can all result in poor root function leading to tree decline. We use an air spade (high volume compressed air) to break up and remove soil from around the root area, in order to mitigate SGR, soil compaction, construction damage, or other issues that have been preventing the tree from properly absorbing or conducting water, oxygen, and nutrients to the rest of the tree. We also sometimes use a liquid soil injector to de-compact and aerate soils in and around the tree's root zone, as well as inject fertilizers when a soil test has shown a deficiency.
Root Problems - Tree Services in Lebanon, MO
Insect Management - Tree Services in Lebanon, MO
Insect & Disease Management:
Treatment without proper diagnosis, can be considered malpractice. On healthy stress free trees, most insect and disease problems are only cosmetic. If through careful examination and diagnosis of each particular situation, we find that the threshold of the tree's ability to defend itself against pest or pathogenic invasion has been surpassed, we then give consideration using pesticides. This is accomplished either through vascular trunk injections or spraying.