We are Jackson Hole’s original high canopy experts and specialize in technical trimming and removal operations. Our trained spray and fertilizing technicians ensure your trees remain healthy and vigorous.
We offer a full range of tree care services including:
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Snake River Tree and Shrub is a locally owned and operated company offering high quality tree care at an affordable price to customers throughout Jackson Hole and surrounding areas. Our team of experienced tree professionals can take on any job with an unmatched level of skill and dedication to the highest standards of customer service.
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It can be a tough life for trees and shrubs in Jackson Hole. Below are a few tips to help keep your landscaping as healthy as possible.
Pruning of landscape trees is a common and critical maintenance procedure. Pruning is often desirable or necessary to maintain safety, improve the health and structure as well as the aesthetics of a tree. Pruning goals include reducing potential for tree or branch failure, reducing shade or wind resistance, improving view, providing clearance around pathways or buildings, and encouraging flower production.
Trees require specific elements to thrive and grow. Landscape trees are often grown in modified soils that lack certain essential nutrients for optimal tree health. Many landscape trees are competing with turfgrass for these elements and benefit greatly from deep root injection fertilizing. Fertilizing a tree helps it grow faster, produce denser foliage, and resist disease and pest problems. Any landscape tree will benefit from well-timed fertilization, but it is especially critical for newly planted trees in their first few years after planting.
Trees are large complex life forms that live in a dynamic relationship to their environment. Any effective treatment plan for a sick tree should be based on an informed diagnosis of what is wrong. Many factors affect tree health including soil composition, water availability, climate and environmental conditions, competing plants in the landscape, history of planting site, animal and human caused damage, severe weather, and much more. Any sick tree presents a mystery to be solved with a holistic view of the tree, its history and the entire environment in which it grows.
Insect, fungus, and bacterial pests can attack trees and compromise their health, slow and deform their growth, or in certain cases, lead to mortality. Preventative spraying at proper times can help protect trees against potential damaging infestations.
Shrubs in a landscape setting respond especially well to deep root fertilization. The dense root mass of most ornamental shrubs absorb and utilize nutrients in an efficient way resulting in increased vigor and vitality. The optimal time for pruning and shaping of shrubbery is following the growth season, usually in early August. Annual pruning helps prevent potential damage in winter months when overgrown shrubs can suffer breakage and branch deformation from heavy snow loads.
Trees growing close to homes, buildings or other structures should be viewed with hazard reduction in mind. Our high canopy experts specialize in technical pruning and removal operations as well as installing cabling and bracing support systems. Obvious dead or broken limbs are always candidates for removal, but also proactive high canopy weight reduction or wind resistance reduction can be used as proactive steps to create a structurally safe tree.
A tree that is free of disease and pests and has a strong ability to resist stress is a healthy tree. Tree appearance and structural integrity are also important for the aesthetic quality as well as the preservation and safety of the tree.
Spring and fall are the ideal times to fertilize landscape trees. Newly planted or transplanted trees should be fertilized as soon as possible after planting and possibly again within the same growth season. Any sick or diseased tree would benefit from additional fertilization at any time of year.
Pruning your own trees can be very enjoyable and rewarding. However knowledge of proper pruning technique is critical. Pruning cuts must be made with a knowledge of how the tree will respond as, improper pruning can cause damage that will remain for the life of the tree. Of course, all high canopy pruning should be done by professionals.
Trees new to a landscape are immediately under stress. They require a large adjustment to the new light, wind, soil, and other conditions of their new home. Many trees lose roots or suffer other damage in the transplanting process. Typically, the first three or four years, depending on the size of the tree, are the most critical. A few guidelines will ensure the success of your tree in adjusting to its new home: pruning should be very limited in the first few years. An adequate watering schedule must be in place immediately. Fertilization should be conducted as soon as possible after planting. Fencing or other protection against animal or other mechanical damage should be erected around the tree.
Aphids, a common pest in deciduous trees in Jackson Hole, produce a byproduct called honeydew that commonly drips on surfaces underneath these trees including decks, driveways, and cars. This sticky residue is not a product of the tree itself, but of the aphids infesting the leaves. Preventative spraying of these trees can eliminate the pests as well as the residue they produce.
The ideal timing of pruning depends very much on the type of tree and the desired pruning goal. Most routine pruning and removal of weak, dead, or diseased branches can be done at any time. Pruning can also be strategically timed for purposes such as increasing flower production, reducing tree size, or encouraging a specific growth shape or pattern.
As Jackson Hole’s premier high canopy tree care experts, Snake River Tree and Shrub performed a technical removal of a 150 year old Douglas Fir tree that had died in Teton Village. Our high canopy experts worked with a crane to remove this dead tree in pieces without harming the nearby homes, landscapes, or driveways.
Douglas firs are the some of the largest trees growing in Jackson Hole. In particular, we care for many of these enormous trees that grow very close to homes and other structures in Jackson Hole.
Our tree service in Jackson Hole specializes in technical pruning and tree removal. We are trusted professionals who can ensure that any tree care job can be done safely and efficiently.