When we went on an estimate to look at this Mesquite tree in Scottsdale, we noticed there were a lot of dead branches and limbs, plus a gnarly mess of entangled branches that were damaging each other and creating situations where the tree could be easily injured if it got the right gust of wind hitting it.
We found out that the homeowner had their landscaping company trim the branches off of the house and away from the sidewalk and driveway. So there were lots of branches that had their ends cut off which caused the rest of the branch to dwindle in health. All of the lower part of the tree was getting trimmed every year but the middle and top of the tree were becoming dangerously overgrown.
We told the the homeowner that we can do a similar job like the landscapers did, but the tree would be better off if we could climb up there and sort everything out and start from more of a clean slate. He agreed and said, "That is why I called you guys!"
All of the lower limbs of the tree had to be removed because the upper canopy had been 'choking out' all of the lower branches that we growing up from the lower limbs of the tree. We could not simply cut the lower branches as Mesquite trees are quick to let an injured branch die off and will just start growing a new one on a different part of the limb. Please watch our video as we explain a little bit more and talks about a great way to repurpose Mesquite tree branches...
Now that the tree has been untangled, we can come by next year to really shape the tree and encourage the growth of the lower canopy so we can get that twisting, rustic, authentic desert tree look back to this beautiful Mesquite. The customer couldn't be happier, especially since the heavy lifting work is over.