Clients often arrive with a prescription in mind, where they'd be better served by starting with an objective. For example, a client might express wanting a specific limb removed when the ultimate goal - of perhaps getting more light to part of a yard -  can be better achieved by reducing multiple limbs rather than removing one or even doing work on an adjacent tree. The intersection of trees and people and the environment is a complex!

I've found that the best tree care starts with a generous first visit. In initial visits I