Great Scott Tree Care adheres to a set of standards commonly used in the arboriculture industry that are set forth by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI). These standards are updated and published frequently as a part of the ANSI A300 guidelines. Below are the most common set of services set forth within these guidelines.  To preserve trees for today and future generations, it is highly recommended that these standards are adhered to by qualified ISA certified professionals.

Crown Clean

Selective pruning to remove non-beneficial parts: dead, diseased, and/or broken branches.

Crown Raise

Selective pruning to provide vertical clearance. Clearance distance should be pre-specified. Live crown ration should not be reduced to less than 50 percent.

Crown Thin

Selective pruning to reduce density of live branches. Thinning should result in an even distribution of branches on individual branches throughout the crown.

Crown Reduce

Prune to reduce size or maintain desired shape. Selectively reduce or remove branches, leaders or other parts to achieve or maintain a desired form, shape or size, or to encourage regenerative growth from lower parts of the crown specify parts to be reduced or removed and/or types, sizes number and locations of cuts.

Restoration Pruning

Selective pruning to redevelop structure, form, and appearance of severely pruned, vandalized or damaged trees.

Palm Pruning

Live, healthy fronds above horizontal shall not be removed. Fronds removed should be severed close to the petiole base without damaging living trunk tissue. Palm peeling (shaving) should consist of the removal of only the dead frond bases at the point they contact the trunk without damaging living trunk tissue. Removing all live fronds below a 45°angle shall be considered an unacceptable practice.

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