• Tree Care Services

  • All trees should have a pruning/trimming program as well as a comprehensive tree management plan for long term longevity and health.

    Pruning/trimming programs and schedules are important because trees react to being pruned and thinned in different ways during different seasons. When a cut is made on a tree during “growing season” (spring or summer months), it causes the tree to grow more in reaction to the cut. This creates a larger issue as the tree makes natural preparations for harsh weather conditions in the late summers. The new growth will require more maintenance and pruning later in the growing season, causing the tree to use more energy, requiring more water and nutrients. The proper time to trim most trees in southern Arizona is in the late fall or during the winter months to better prepare them for the high winds or harsh rains in the seasons to follow. A well-planned tree pruning/trimming plan can ultimately require less maintenance and keep tree maintenance and replacement costs down.

    A comprehensive tree care plan covers other essentials when it comes to tree care, including but not limited to, progressive tree replacement plan for trees that should be removed or areas that are empty and would benefit by having a tree planted. It can also include a tree fertilization schedule to address trees that may be lacking in important nutrients or showing signs of decline.

    Upon evaluating communities, we compose a comprehensive tree care management plan and tree map based on site visits, knowledge of individual tree species and appropriate timing of trimming. We also document items of concern that would benefit from the implementation of a long-term tree health plan. For Example:

    • trees that were planted too close to walls, and too close to each other
    • trees suffering from turf to granite conversions without water
    • trees suffering from nutrient deficiencies
    • trees that need to be thinned or renovated

    Some recommendations for communities could include:

    • Removing trees that are planted to close to the wall and to each other
    • Add or increase irrigation to trees suffering from water deficiencies
    • Implement a tree program of regularly scheduled injections to address nutrient deficiencies.

    Desert Classic Landscaping has a 24/7 emergency response team, Certified Arborists, uniformed crews, proper equipment, liability and worker’s compensations insurance. We also practice under the ANSI A300 pruning standards and have required safety measures in place by performing bi- weekly tailgate safety sessions.

    By investing in a tree management plan with Desert Classic, we will work with the Community Manager and HOA Board to create a safe and beautiful landscape for your homeowners to enjoy and be proud of.