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As we counted the rings after the sawdust and smoke cleared following a rather complicated yet fun tree removal, we discovered an interesting tale of a tree that had a short life for its size. The annual rings left behind showed that the tree grew and thrived quite well until it was about 15 years old. It was at that time the irrigation was shut off. The rings up until this point average about an inch apart then suddenly start merging closer and closer together until the rate of growth was almost unnoticeable. This along with poor pruning and grade changes ultimately resulted in its death. Take care of what you have. Id love to be put out of the tree removal business some day but sadly thats not likely. Arborvision Tree Service Removes Trees. Alot
 
Follow up story to the cat rescue. My daughter and I had a blast in the studio.
climbing, cat rescue, arborist, phoenix tree service, thats us......lol @ keywords
 

Arborvision  tree service performs another cat rescue atop a 60 foot Palm Tree.
No trees or cats were harmed in the process and we were home by noon to watch ourselves on Fox 10 news. Thanks Linda Williams!
 
Sadly, we had to remove this large ficus tree last week. We were called in by Sun Country Landscapers to remove the ficus tree . The tree was causing too much damage to the pool and building foundation. The owners decidied it was time to take action. We hated to see it go. 
 
Pruning and Tree removal are not the only things you can accomplish from tree climbing. This is a story Fox 10 did on Arborvison Tree Climber and Owner Jesse Huffman about his attempt at world peace above the canopy.
 
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Mycorrhizae
   Trees and soils are ecologically dependent on one another, Healthy soils contain millions of living organisms which trees depend on to help in the uptake of minerals and nutrients, These magical creatures are known as mycorrhizae. Their symbiotic relationship with roots is essential for the health of the tree. Along with mycorrhizae, a healthy soil contains larger creatures such as earthworms and other insects that consume, excrete, and move throughout the soil.  This helps aerate and loosen the soil which in turn helps water percolate and move throughout the root zone. These soils are built by the constant deposition of leaves and other organic
matter from the tree. This becomes what is known as the "organic layer." In our
urban environment the constant removal of freshly deposited leaves prevents the
organic layer from developing. Soils become compacted, nutrient levels drop, air
and water become unavailable. It is not a good environment for trees.

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By reincorporating our wood chips from pruning and removal jobs we help 
restore soils to a more favorable condition. By adding a 2-3 inch layer of 
mulch throughout a tree's root zone, many things can be accomplished. In
addition to reintroducing life to the soil, a layer of mulch can also help
retain moisture and temperature levels, reduce competition from weeds , and
provide a manicured appearance to the landscape.  In addition to top dressing with mulch,

 
Most cats come down on their own after a climb up into a tree. Some find
themselves stuck for days. After about day 3 they become weak and obviously VERY
thirsty. Birds of prey can become a threat. Its time to do something. Most
people assume that the local fire department can come to the rescue but this is
not the case, To solve this problem, arborist Dan Krauss developed a networking
system of Arborists listed on his website, The Dan Krauss Cat Rescue directory.
This gives people a place to find a qualified tree climber that is trained  to take on the task.