Pruning Specifications & Species Selection

The decision of how and when to trim trees has a profound effect of the long-term safety and aesthetics of a landscape. Numerous pruning guidelines and standards exist in the arboricultural industry. The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) maintains an accreditation program for tree service companies. Despite our industry’s best efforts, improper pruning is still rampant in southern California. Having climbed and pruned trees under the direction of an industry leader, Carlberg Associates has written hundreds of pruning specifications and recommendations for a variety of clients. Cy is uniquely qualified to cultivate your knowledge of proper pruning techniques and timing. We educate clients on sound pruning techniques an can assist with the selection of the appropriate, accredited tree trimming firm for one special tree or thousands. Experienced in the preparation of clear and concise guidelines, our recommendations or peer review of your contractor’s bid will clarify what to expect from a pruning session, the long-term ramifications of the work, and the future maintenance requirements that will be necessary to keep your landscape safe and beautiful.


Species Selection

With their background in landscape architecture, horticulture, and planning, the staff at Carlberg Associates has designed streetscapes, parklands, and natural habitat restoration areas throughout southern California. We understand fire-wise landscaping, planning for fire-fuel modification and constraints in the urban/wildland interface. We have hand-selected nursery stock and supervised hundreds of specimen and mitigation tree installations for municipalities, universities, and numerous other public and private property clients.


We do not provide pruning or removal services, cabling or bracing, insect or disease treatment applications, soil or plant laboratory testing.