Dedicated To Optimizing The Relationship Between People and Trees In The Urban Northeast.
Urban Arborists optimizes the relationship between people and trees:
By proper, accurate and necessary pruning, to remove wood that makes trees unsafe or vulnerable to disease.
By proper, conservative pruning to reduce potential conflicts between manmade structures and trees.
By planting new trees, choosing the right trees for the right situation, and doing the skilled planting that promotes long life.
By Preventive Whole Plant Health Care, To Forestall the Onset of Serious Pest and Disease Problems and To Prolong the Useful and Beautiful Life of Trees and Other Woody Plants
By Acute Diagnosis and Care to Return Sick Trees to Health, Wherever Possible
By Honest Analysis, and Where Necessary, the Removal of Hazardous Trees
By Advising On Construction and Other Projects to Protect the Health and Safety of Valuable Trees
Although we are not fond of removing trees unless it is truly necessary, we are unusually good at difficult removals in tight spaces. As an urban company, we are all too familiar with large dying or dead ailanthus trees, locusts or silver maples located in tiny backyards surrounded with windows, with fine gardens, with prize plants, and with fishponds. We pride ourselves on our ability to extricate such very large and dangerous trees while doing no damage to the fine surroundings.
Storm Damage Cleanup
We have now sometimes taken care of blocks or neighborhoods for a decade or more. It is often striking to see the difference between blocks where we manage trees and adjacent blocks. The trees are healthier and more beautiful, not only as individuals but as a group. Our emergency response team has often made the difference between keeping and losing a tree, especially when accidents or storm damage occur.
From March through May and from October through December, we plant at every scale, from a single backyard specimen, to a whole garden of woody plants, to a street allee of half a dozen trees, to plantings of hundreds of trees meant to reduce Urban Heat Island Effect. Urban Arborists has been instrumental in the effort to replace trees lost to the Asian Longhorn Beetle.
Tree Pruning and Trimming
Governor Cuomo has set May 15th as the date for next review of the shelter in place order. We will continue to review our protocols daily and adapt them to allow us to safely do whatever work is permitted. We will be on the lookout for any changes and will notify you immediately as they occur. Many of our nurseries have performed root pruning on plants we had scheduled for planting, so they will be in the best possible condition to be dug, when it again becomes possible to plant.
We care about hands-on tree care and planting. They are our passion. We never stop learning how to make our work better.