Tree Services & Tree Trimming in Corpus Christi, TX

From palm trees to live oaks, having trees on your property adds value to your home and beauty to your landscape while helping to cut cooling costs. However, trees require specialized care and can cause damage to your home if not properly maintained. When it comes to tree service, Corpus Christi homeowners rely on ABC Home & Commercial Services for trimming, fertilization and post-storm debris removal.

Tree trimming in Corpus Christi

ABC’s highly trained and experienced tree specialists can assist with any issues you encounter with trees on your property.

Trees are best managed with specialized care from experienced professionals with a deep understanding of how local conditions impact their growth and health. ABC’s certified arborists will assess the health of your trees and suggest a plan to address a range of issues, including:

Tree Trimming

There are many reasons why homeowners may need to have tree branches pruned, including:

Unfortunately, tree trimming is no easy task, especially if you have towering oak trees with a dense network of limbs.

ABC’s certified arborists can trim these back tree branches safely and in a way that keeps your trees healthy. In addition, we can remove deadwood or moss balls, and clear any branches or twigs that may have fallen on your roof during a storm. We can even recommend and make repairs on your property if damage from tree limbs after a storm has been extensive.

Tree Removal

Over time, trees on your property may die or become diseased. Or, there are situations in which a homeowner may be faced with a difficult decision to remove an otherwise healthy tree because it is growing too close to utility lines or your home’s foundation, or you need to make room for expanding your home’s footprint because of a remodel. In all of these situations, a professional is best equipped to advise you on whether a tree should be removed and can handle the job in a way that is safe and takes into account any unique circumstances or features of your property.

Why might my tree need to be trimmed or removed?

There are a variety of reasons homeowners should consider removing trees on their property, including:

  • Trees growing too close to your home. Branches can scratch your roof and siding and a large tree’s root system can destroy your home’s foundation.
  • Dead or diseased trees which are at risk of falling or losing limbs. Many of us don’t detect signs of common tree conditions until it’s too late. An arborist can perform a health check of your tree to determine how likely it is to fall or shed large and heavy branches.
  • Trees posing a safety hazard. If a tree grows too close to a power line, homeowners risk power failures, electrical fires and electrocution.
  • Storm damage which weakens a tree. In some cases, damage from a weather-related event can compromise the structural integrity of a tree, putting you and your family at risk if the tree falls.

Disease Remediation

Your trees may be in trouble because of a number of different conditions, and the appropriate plan of action starts with diagnosing the problem. Depending on the nature and severity of the issue, we may recommend foliar sprays, trunk injections or other treatment methods.

Some of the more common tree diseases see in our area include:

  • oak wilt,
  • hypoxylon canker,
  • root rot,
  • bacterial leaf scorch,
  • pest infestations,
  • blight and
  • drought damage.

With the help of our certified arborists, we can get your trees back to optimal health.

Insect and Pest Removal

You may be concerned when you see insects on your trees, and this may or may not be negatively impacting your tree health. Your ABC arborist can conduct an evaluation to determine what type of intervention might be necessary, which can include insecticide sprays or trunk injections.

Tree Fertilization

Fortifying your trees with additional nutrients can help promote healthy root development and protect against disease. Our certified arborists can look for signs that your trees may benefit from fertilization. If that is the case, we can recommend a schedule of visits to keep your trees healthy, all year long.

Tree Air Excavation

When we walk around our trees, the surrounding soil can become compacted. As time goes on, this tightly packed soil can make it difficult for trees to receive proper water and nutrients. With ABC’s tree air excavation service, we will loosen up this compacted soil and make sure that your trees are getting everything they need to grow healthy and strong.

We offer a number of tree air excavation services to keep your trees healthy, including:

  • Corrective on girdling roots — After our signature root collar excavation service, our trained experts will assess the root system that has been exposed. In some cases, some roots need to be pruned because they are girdling (cutting circulation) major anchorage roots.
  • De-compacting soil — Texas is notorious for producing some of the harshest soil conditions unfavorable for healthy trees. Trees need to be able to expand their root systems throughout the soil. Therefore, our air excavation service will de-compact the soil within the critical root zone of your tree. This will allow for your trees root system to expand and grow, improving your tree’s health.
  • Vertical mulching — This service uses the air spade tool to create two-inch diameter holes two inches down into the ground within the critical root zone. Once that is completed, our specialists will use our signature organic compost to back fill the holes they’ve created to help the roots expand throughout the critical root zone.

Palm Tree Care

Palm trees and the Texas Gulf coast are both beautiful and synonymous with each other. However, a Palm tree’s majestic height and unique biology can be difficult for a homeowner to maintain. Proper professional care will help keep these wild beauties in shape and thriving for years to come. ABC offers specialized pruning and fertilization services by our certified arborists to properly address a Palm’s unique maintenance and health.

Annual Pruning
This service helps manage:

  • Old growth die-off
  • Weather related damage
  • Yellowing or browning fronds
  • Insect or disease damage
  • Removal of undesirable fruits & seeds

Fertilization
For Palm trees, this service:

  • Creates a sustainable supply of slow release nitrogen, phosphorus and basic necessary minerals for active development
  • Increases absorption and transfer of water and mineral nutrients from soil to plant
  • Mitigates adverse environmental conditions such as drought, compacted soil, construction damage, and soil salinity

The ABC Process

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We’ll learn what you need over the phone or during an in-person meeting at your home. Usually, we can schedule an appointment in a few business days.

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We’ll provide you with an estimate based on your goals and our recommended set of services. Once we get your approval, we will get you on the schedule.

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Our trained specialists perform all agreed-upon services. When we’re done, we will clean up any debris to keep your yard neat and looking great.

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Follow-Up

Depending on what services we performed on your property, we’ll provide you with an update or recommend additional follow-up or ongoing services.

In addition to receiving extensive in-house training, ABC’s tree care team members hold the following professional accreditations:

Choosing a company with such extensive experience helps ensure your trees will be cared for by individuals with the most up-to-date and accurate information on both native and non-native species. In addition to these accreditations, ABC is a proud member of both the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA).

Homeowners in Corpus Christi trust ABC for a wide range of home services. In addition to having arborists and entomologists on staff, ABC conducts extensive background checks and drug testing for all employees. Our customers feel safe knowing that our prompt, friendly and reliable tree care experts treat your property as their own.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some warning signs that might indicate an issue with my trees?

Unfortunately, long-term damage may have already occurred by the time most homeowners suspect something might be wrong with their trees. If you are concerned about a tree on your property, don’t put off contacting a trusted tree care expert to help advise you on the best next steps.

Warning signs of an unhealthy tree include:

  • Brown, wilted or discolored leaves
  • Spots or holes on growths or leaves
  • Dead branches
  • Slowed growth
  • Sudden or excessive leaf loss
  • Rotting and decay
  • Pest infestations and related damage

What can I do to protect the trees on my property?

Homeowners value their trees, but are often unsure what they can do to protect this important part of their landscape.

Here are some steps you can take to help care for your trees:

  • Avoid planting trees right next to your home’s foundation. Homeowners are often unable to predict how a tree’s root structure will develop over time. Tree roots too close to your living structure can penetrate your foundation or cause instability.
  • Remove dead trees close to your house. Over time, a dead tree will shed smaller twigs and then larger branches. Eventually, the trunk can fall unless it is removed.
  • Protect root systems from damage by preventing soil compaction. Tree roots provide stability and nourishment. Roots can be cut during digging and aeration of your lawn. The pressure from cars and even heavy foot traffic can harm your trees.

Should I mulch the area around my trees?

Mulch can be beneficial to your tree’s health by:

  • Providing a buffer against extreme temperatures
  • Retaining water to keep roots nourished
  • Discouraging weeds, which drain needed moisture and nutrients from your soil
  • Preventing soil compaction
  • Reducing damage to roots that might occur when mowing your lawn

To get the best benefit from mulch:

  • Remove grass in a three to ten-foot radius of your tree, depending on the size of your tree
  • Add a two to four-inch layer of natural mulch, such as wood chips or pieces of bark
  • Carefully spread mulch so that you don’t accidentally cut or damage any roots.

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