A trees structure is generally made up of 3 components. The 3 components are the stump and roots, the branches leaves (tree crown), and then the woody structure (tree trunk) that connects the roots and leaves. The lower portion of the tree would consist of the stump and roots. The tree roots typically lie below the surface, its functions are to provide water and minerals to the rest of the tree, store food and nutrients, as well as anchoring and supporting the tree. The tree trunk provides structural support for the leaves and branches. It is normally covered by bark, which is used as a protection from harsh weathering conditions, it is exposed to. The 3rd component which makes up a tree is it leaves and branches, otherwise known as the tree crown. The purpose for tree leaves are to absorb light energy, ingest carbon dioxide, as well as release oxygen (tree toxin) via photosynthesis. Branches in the crown help provide mechanical support and distribute the leaves and act as a conduit for water and nutrients resources.
It is vital to a trees health for a property owner to be familiar with its composition. The better educated you are the better you can care for your tree and recognize any disease/infestations that may occur. Clearview Tree Service has certified arborist as part of our team who have imminent experience and extensive background in horticulture. We currently service the Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and NYC areas. The spring season has opened up and we are offering free estimates. Please contact 888-808-4777 to take advantage and receive your free estimate with our Certified Arborists.