City Fruit's Tree Care Services program is a unique opportunity to receive expert tree care from a steward who has specifically studied and trained in caring for fruit tree health and production. In addition, City Fruit stewards will provide tree owners with the knowledge they need to continue to care for their fruit trees throughout the year. Not only will participants receive personalized tree assessments and care strategies, they will also be supporting the continued growth of City Fruit's Harvest for All program!
Benefits of Tree Pruning
-Encourage fruit growth by stimulating the formation of fruit buds
-Grow higher quality fruit opening up the canopy for light penetration
-Remove dead/diseased branches to maintain a healthy tree
-Control the size of the tree and stimulate new growth in desired locations.
Tree Care Options
Pruning - A certified City Fruit Master Fruit Tree Steward will prune and train your fruit tree in order to improve its health and productivity. Summer pruning is great for shaping/reducing the size of a tree, identifying and removing dead/dying branches, and thinning trees which are overproducing.
* While we will thoroughly clean up after pruning, we are unable to take trimmings off-site.
Tree Care Assessment and Comprehensive Tree Care Action Plan - This service is meant to provide tree owners with a thorough understanding of the health of one's trees as well as the what local factors may be influencing the health of the tree through an on-site consultation. A tree assessment will take a look at every zone of the tree from its roots to the top of the canopy. From there, City Fruit will develop a simple to follow, a customized action plan for a tree owner to follow in order to improve the health of the tree.
Comprehensive Tree Care - Love your fruit trees but don't have time to maintain them? Hire City Fruit to maintain your trees year-round! We will conduct a tree assessment, develop and implement an action plan to improve the health and productivity of your fruit trees!
Pruning - $75/hr, one-hour minimum. Most fruit trees require between one and two hours pruning in the summer season.
* Charging includes the commute time from the office or previous job.
Tree Care Assessment & Action Plan - $75/hr, one-hour minimum. The summer months are best for assessing your fruit trees when both fruit and foliage are available for analysis. A certified MFTS will visit your home, assess your fruit trees, and issue their findings along with an action plan.
Netting - $60/hr, one hour minimum. Once you have a net, City Fruit will cover and seal it. This is done for pest prevention of coddling moth and apple maggot; seen in apples and Asian Pears.
Comprehensive Tree Care - Dependent on the number, type, and size of trees. Contact [email protected] for pricing estimates.