Glossary of Tree Service Terms
An arborist is a tree professional who practices the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other woody plants.
Crane service is the use of cranes to remove large, severely damaged, hazardous, or unstable trees.
Crown cleaning is the removal of dead, dying, diseased, deformed, and damaged branches from trees.
Crown raising is the removal of lower branches from a tree to increase visibility, reduce hazards near sidewalks, and provide clearance.
Crown reduction is the process of shortening long limbs and cutting the tips of branches on a tree that has grown too large for its permitted space.
Crown thinning is the removal of unnecessary branches and live growth in a tree to admit more natural light, reduce weight, and decrease wind resistance.
Deadwood is branches or parts of trees that are dead.
Dieback is when a tree begins to die from the tip of its leaves or roots back to the base because of disease.
Emergency storm work is the removal of damaging trees or large limbs that have fallen due to severe weather.
Hazard reduction pruning is the removal of visibly hazardous branches and limbs in a tree.
Stump grinding is the most efficient and effective method for the removal of tree stumps on a property.
Tree pruning is the selective removal of parts of a tree, such as branches, limbs, or roots.
Tree removal is the actual removal of a tree by digging up or cutting down.
Tree trimming is the maintenance of a tree by cutting back branches to keep them healthy and prevent them from causing damage.
Vista pruning is the selective pruning of branches and limbs to allow a specific view, usually by creating view windows through the tree’s crown.
Young tree pruning is the process of trimming the branches and limbs of a young tree to ensure that it develops a strong structure and desirable form.