"I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree."

- Joyce Kilmer

 

Trees are all around us, the leafy giants of our urban landscape. They provide shade from the sun, shelter from the wind, and are the filtration systems for the very air we breathe. We seek shelter beneath them in the rain, behind them for privacy, and in them for games of hide and seek. It is easy to take them for granted, but they need love, too. I started Blue Sky Tree Service to work with trees and the people who love them.

I am a climbing arborist with nearly a decade of experience. I've been certified through the International Society of Arboriculture as a Climber Specialist, and a Certified Arborist. I specialize in natural form pruning, addressing the arboreal canopy from the inside out by ascending the tree using tried and true rope and saddle style. For me, this is the best way to prune properly, as I can literally climb the entire canopy and assess overall fitness as well as aesthetic concerns like structure (scaffolding) and shape (balance). Every tree is unique, and every prune is part art and part science.

Pruning is important for trees at all stages of growth. As juveniles they need proper scaffold establishment, or taking out the branches that will cause problems later, as well as eliminating structurally unsound/unsightly limbs. It's a bit like braces for a teenager. Later, in post-juvenility and early maturity, it is necessary to eliminate sucker growth, further establish and maintain a healthy, appealing canopy, and to lighten the overall density. Major damage to large limbs from snow and wind weight/pressure can be mitigated through thoughtful thinning. In maturity, it is important to monitor for defects and eliminate unsightly and dangerous dead branches.

Removing trees is also a necessary part of arboriculture and management of the urban landscape. It can be a tricky undertaking, especially if you have a tree in a tight space, over a house, over power or communication wires, or surrounded by delicate landscaping. I've removed trees of all sizes in all kinds of settings, some by felling, other through painstaking control of cut pieces using ropes and rigging, some with a combination of the two.

If you have questions about your trees, give me a call. Estimates are always free. I bid and perform all the work myself, every job is as important to me as it is to you, and can be as custom as you'd like. Thank you for taking the time to check out my website, and if you'd like to talk trees, or contact for estimate , please e-mail through this site or give me a call.


 

Blue Sky Tree Service was founded by Matthew J. Davies and specializes in pruning and removals and operates in the Denver metro area and foothill communities.