"We're not in the tree business; we're in relationships
- Gene Hendrix
  • Mobilans have trusted Hendrix for their trees since 1987. There's no question about it when you want the best tree service in Mobile: Call 342-TREE and don't worry about it. Our focus is getting the job done right and protecting your property while we do it.
  • Character: We tend to build deep relationships with our customers. We are blessed to have about 3,000 of the most beautiful people there are as our clients.
  • Experience: Hendrix Quality Tree Care Service has been in business in Mobile since 1987. With the addition of Cleve Formwalt's unparalleled 45 years in business in Mobile, we are confident that we have the most experience of any tree service company around.
  • Professionalism: Mobilians are funny about their trees: like their money, they don't want just anybody handling them. When you entrust your property  to Hendrix, you know that you are getting the benefit of the latest science in tree service as well as modern equipment to do the job right.

Hendrix Quality Tree Care Service, Inc.
573 Zeigler Circle
Mobile, AL 36608
251-342-TREE (8733)


Gene's Journal

This section will contain Gene's writings when he feels like doing it.

The main reasons for pruning ornamental and shade trees include safety, health, and aesthetics. In addition, pruning can be used to stimulate fruit production and increase the value of timber. Pruning for safety (Fig. 1A) involves removing branches that could fall and cause injury or property damage, trimming branches that interfere with lines of sight on streets or driveways, and removing branches that grow into utility lines. Safety pruning can be largely avoided by carefully choosing species that will not grow beyond the space available to them, and have strength and form characteristics that are suited to the site.

Pruning for health (Fig. 1B) involves removing diseased or insect-infested wood, thinning the crown to increase airflow and reduce some pest problems, and removing crossing and rubbing branches. Pruning can best be used to encourage trees to develop a strong structure and reduce the likelihood of damage during severe weather. Removing broken or damaged limbs encourages wound closure.

Pruning for aesthetics (Fig. 1C) involves enhancing the natural form and character of trees or stimulating flower production. Pruning for form can be especially important on open-grown trees that do very little self-pruning.



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