Structural hazards and clearance issues should be addressed first to minimize safety risks, increase visibility and remove hazardous limbs that can cause damage. Maintenance pruning on a regular basis ensures the long-term health, beauty and value of a tree. Corrective pruning was performed to remove dead and crowded branches allowing additional light penetration into the tree's crown and to eliminate potential hazards. Trees play a vital role in making urban areas inviting gathering spots and help provide much needed shade. Consumer surveys have found that preference ratings increase with the presence of trees in the commercial streetscape. In contrast to areas without trees, shoppers shop more often and longer in well-landscaped business districts. Trees in communal settings bring people together for conversation, respite and escape. The elimination of hazards like deadwood and falling branches on trees improves safety and reduces the liability of the property manager. Trees are valuable assets adding beauty and curb appeal but without proper maintenance, they can be a big liability. Structural hazards and clearance issues should be addressed first to minimize safety risks and damage. Holiday lighting brings attention to your property and sets the tone for a positive experience for shoppers and visitors. A natural alternative to fencing, trees can create a screen adding privacy and shade. Be certain to consider the space each species needs and allocate room for the trees to mature. Pruning can give a tree the desired size and help to control growth in limited spaces. The trees on this walkway provide shade and beauty to the community. Trees make our cities more attractive and provide ecosystem services such as air quality improvement, energy conservation, noise reduction, storm water interception and carbon dioxide reduction. Long-term survival and stability of mature trees requires expert knowledge to ensure health and vigor are preserved over time. Well-maintained trees increase curb appeal and provide social and psychological benefits. One study found that each large front-yard tree was associated with a 1 percent increase in a property's sales price. Elevating lower tree limbs, also known as crown raising, over walkways provides safe clearance for pedestrians & drivers. Trees provide ecosystem services such as air quality improvement, energy conservation, noise reduction, storm water interception and carbon dioxide reduction. Mature trees require maintenance pruning, hazard removal and elevation to create clearance for walkways, buildings, roads, and signage. Workers with a view of nature report lower rates of sickness and greater satisfaction with their jobs compared to those having no visual connection to nature. Our ValleyCrest trucks can be seen all over Massachusetts. This aerial lift truck helps ensure safety for the crew and allows them to be more efficient getting the job done quickly for our customers. The tree care specialist uses safety cables to connect to the tree at two points to ensure he doesn't fall should one line release. It is our priority to keep your property safe. Using proper signage, placing safety cones around our vehicles and drop zone and lining the perimeter of the work area with safety tape provide visual cues to the public to stay clear and drive carefully. Bucket or aerial lift trucks create highly efficient time management and help ensure safety for the crew. The crew on the ground chops and removes debris. They wear chaps made of a special interwoven cloth designed to jam a chainsaw should it accidentally hit the leg. Properly trimmed trees are reduced in weight by 15-20% evenly throughout, which protects trees from uprooting and damage in the event of strong winds. Tree removal is difficult and dangerous and should be performed only by knowledgeable experts. After the limbs are removed, the trunk is cut down to a manageable size. Debris and equipment is removed from the site to ensure the property looks clean and is safe for pedestrians and cars. Structures should have enough clearance from any part of a tree to avoid damage and the transfer of pests. Specifications for tree clearance are typically four feet for buildings, eight feet for walkways and eighteen feet for traffic right of ways. The climber only cuts when the ground is clear for branches to fall. He systematically applies undercuts and overcuts to remove each limb, a process called 'limbing.' Our crew feeds branches into the chipper from the side to prevent them from being caught by a branch and sucked into the chipper. Side feeding also provides better access to the white safety bars around the perimeter to stop the machine. With the aid of a crane, ValleyCrest removed this large ash tree. To help the job run efficiently the brush is lowered right to the chipper and is cleared away by our experienced crew members. Tree pruning specifications are industry set standards that need to be followed for proper tree care operations to ensure the safety of personnel and the health of the trees. Maintenance pruning on a regular basis ensures the long-term health, beauty and value of a tree. Our tree care crews wear special safety gear to prevent accidents. Climbing helmets are secure with a padded chin strap and safety vests have Velcro fasteners on both the shoulders and front to rip free should it get caught in a chipper or chainsaw. Our professional crews have all the necessary qualifications including licenses, training, and proper insurance for tree care. Long-term survival and stability of a mature tree requires expert knowledge to ensure health and vigor are preserved over time. Pruning can give a tree the desired size and help to control growth in limited spaces. Regular structural pruning can increase the safety of your property for clients, tenants, homeowners, guests and employees. Our arborists follow-up after every job to ensure you are 100% satisfied with our performance.

View Gallery: Beautiful Trees of Boston

View Gallery: Our Team at Work

Welcome to our showcase of tree work in the Metro Boston area where trees are our passion. Check out our crews in action and see for yourself what optimal tree care looks like as well as how well-maintained trees increase curb appeal and reduce safety hazards.