Certified Arborist Providing Residential and Commercial Property Tree Care, Pruning, Tree Trimming, Planting, View Restoration For San Francisco, Marin, Oakland, Berkeley, San Rafael, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Burlingame and Atherton since 1995.
I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far! ~John Muir
Trees in Urban Environments
Trees provide many benefits for homes and gardens, as well as contributing to property values. As they grow, trees need to be maintained to manage their health, scale and shape to suit the location and available space.
Regular maintenance includes pruning using methods such as crown reduction and thinning, canopy raising to create clearance for pedestrians and autos, structural pruning, and crown cleaning (removal of deadwood). Tree shaping can also be carried out for aesthetic reasons, to enhance the appearance of the tree or to achieve a certain look, such as pollarding or cloud pruning (bonsai appearance).
Trees should also be regularly inspected for health and safety, to identify and address possible hazards such as weak limb attachments, cracks that may affect structural integrity, and infection.
Dmitri Tioupine Tree Care and Preservation specializes in harmonizing trees with the surrounding space, restoring light to living spaces and gardens, and creating or restoring views for homes that can have one.
Neighbors are often affected by trees, particularly in urban environments. Trees can provide privacy, shade, or just a pleasant view, but sometimes they encroach upon space and light for neighbors. Often the tree care objectives of the owner and the neighbors are at odds. Dmitri is highly skilled at negotiating compromises between parties that result in everyone being satisfied with the end results.
Our emphasis is on preserving trees whenever possible. We also believe that in some cases it will be more dignifying for a tree to be removed.