Tree Care

The most common misconception is that trees take care of themselves.  The truth is that most trees in Arizona yards are growing in somewhat unnatural environments. They need our expertise to flourish. Call us now at 602.808.7781 to learn what your trees really need to thrive, or contact us by email here.

Services we provide to improve your trees health:

Proper PruningTree Removal
Stump Grinding
Staking & Cabling
Storm Damage
Treatment of Sick Trees
Deep Root Fertilization
Palm Services
Preventative Maintenance


Proper pruning is necessary for a healthy tree. Removing dead or dying branches discourages the spread of decay or insect infestations. It also removes safety hazards while improving the tree’s appearance.

Proper pruning can also help prevent storm damage. By contrast, topping and lion’s tailing, while sometimes touted as ways to “make trees safe”, causes severe and permanent damage to trees.

Urban Forest Tree Care, Inc. performs proper trimming and pruning in accordance with the ANSI A300 guidelines and standards set forth by the International Society of Arboriculture.

Tree Removals

Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances that warrant it necessary. An arborist can help decide whether or not a tree should be removed. Arborists have the skills and equipment to safely and efficiently remove trees.

In all cases, tree removal is best handled by the reputable professionals of Urban Forest Tree Care, Inc. We have the equipment, experience and expertise to remove any tree safely in any situation. We are fully insured for your protection.

Stump Grinding

After the safe removal of your tree(s), we can provide you with our stump grinding service. Our machines reduce stumps to a maximum depth of 12″ (30 cm) below grade. Large, surrounding roots close to the surface can also be ground down. We clean and haul away debris to your satisfaction.

Staking and Cabling

Cables are installed in trees to limit movement of limbs judged to have a weak connection or to support heavy limbs. Additional support may be needed due to splits, decay or a weak root system.

Staking is done to maintain the erection and support of the tree.
It is done only after corrective pruning to reduce weight on weak systems in the tree. As an adjunct, it can help to reduce the risk of tree or branch failure. Correct installation is crucial in order to have the least possible damage to the tree.

One needs to realize that any kind of cutting or drilling on a tree creates a wound inducing a protective reaction. The fewer and smaller the wounds, the less damage to the tree.

Storm Damage

Many shade and ornamental trees are damaged throughout the year by windstorms, ice and snow accumulations, lightning or other mechanical sources (automobiles, vandalism, etc.). Damage usually consists of a few broken branches.

However, more severe damage such as splitting or pulling apart of branch forks, removal of large areas of bark, twisting and splitting of the trunk, or even uprooting may occur.

These injuries usually result in a change in appearance of the tree and increase its susceptibility to a subsequent insect or disease attack, or can cause damage to surrounding buildings and vehicles. Thus, it is important that the damage be properly treated and repairs made to maintain the health of the tree and safety to the surrounds.

Occasionally, trees may be uprooted as a result of severe storms. If the tree is large, it cannot be saved and therefore must be removed.

For some smaller trees (25 feet or less in height), it may be possible to straighten the tree and brace it using guy wires or cables. Some type of power lift or equipment is usually necessary to pull the tree upright.

Our Consulting Arborists will recommend the type of action that should take place in this situation.

Treatment of Sick Trees

Our staff of Certified Arborists will diagnose and recommend the most up-to-date and environmentally conscious method of treatment that is best for your landscape.

Deep Root Fertilization

Just because you fertilize your yard does not mean that you fertilized your trees. When trees require extra nutrition, they should be fertilized in specific ways to assure they receive the maximum benefit from the treatment. We provide a system to feed your tree using a liquid blend of nutrients forced into the soil at the root zone. This process also provides oxygen to the soil resulting in optimum plant growth.

Palm Services

Palm trees require a unique approach. They have a different anatomy from other trees. Based on this knowledge, the approach to pruning is not the same. Climbing techniques and equipment used also differ from other trees.

Palm trees require a large variety of nutrients to survive and because they thrive in sandy, well-drained soils, these nutrients tend to leach away quickly. As a result, most common problems with palms are caused by a lack of nutrients or improper fertilization. There are palm-specific fertilizers available that release their nutrients very slowly to provide consistent, targeted feeding.

Preventative Maintenance

Preventive maintenance keeps trees in good health, which will help the tree better defend itself against insects, disease and site problems. Our staff of Certified Arborists can properly evaluate your trees and make recommendations on how to preserve the investment your have made and keep your landscape beautiful.

This is a program specifically designed to maintain your trees and shrubs in the best possible health. Healthy plants are better able to withstand and survive serious attacks of insects and disease. Healthy trees and shrubs adjust better to changes in climate and are less likely to be damaged by windstorms.