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  • Improper Pruning
    Improper Pruning

    Reno NV, like many other areas of the country, still feels the effects of improper pruning on the community. Many of the problems I come across were caused from improper pruning completed years ago ...

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  • Benefits of Stump Grinding
    Benefits of Stump Grinding

    Choosing to remove the stump of a removed tree can benefit the property in multiple ways besides the lack of them being aesthetically pleasing. Stumps left to decay for decades on a landscaped ...

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  • Crown Cleaning Conifers
    Crown Cleaning Conifers

    Pine trees and other conifers naturally shed lower and interior limbs like other trees however it tends to be more dramatic and noticeable in conifers than deciduous trees. This shedding should not ...

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  • Trimming landmark trees
    Trimming landmark trees

    American Arborists takes pride in maintaining the trees located on the campus of University of Nevada at Reno. When trimming mature high value trees like the elm trees located in the main quad there ...

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  •  Responsible tree trimming practices
    Responsible tree trimming practices

    Every now and then a customer questions how a tree or some of its limbs are going to be removed, each time the answer is different but it always boils down to taking big pieces and making little ...

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  • Should I prune my trees in Spring?
    Should I prune my trees in Spring?

    During the first month of spring, I am commonly asked if it is too late to trim one's trees. The answer to that is no. Ideally, it is best to trim trees during the dormant season before the trees ...

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