Around the House – Tree Maintenance and Care

This weekend around the house, inspect all trees on your property. 

  • Identify weak, rubbing or damaged tree limbs. Use a pruning shear for limbs less than 1 inch in diameter. For larger limbs, use a pruning saw.
  • Start each cut where the branch growth begins from the trunk. Make cuts in the same direction that the limb grows so new bark will close the tree’s wound.
  • Prune tree limbs to a desired first branch height after several years of maturing. This will provide access under the tree for lawn care and pedestrians. The most common height from ground to first limb is 8 -10 feet.
  • Prune damaged forking branches. Make cuts just outside the dead or diseased branch. This will encourage the healthy portion of the branch to heal over the wound.
  • Prune branches between 12 and 18 inches apart after the tree is several years old. This will decrease the need for crown thinning and allow good air flow within the tree.
  • Remove dead tree stumps (level to the ground).
  • Treat all wounds with a tree wound dressing.

Let’s Make Westcreek Beautiful!

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12395 Military Drive West
San Antonio, TX 78253
Phone: 210-679-8761
Info Line: 210-679-7241
Fax: 210-679-0040

After Hours Emergency Contact Number: 210-494-0659. If Life or Fire Emergency, call 911 first then the after hours Emergency Contact Number.

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Monday 9: 00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9: 00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 9: 00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 9: 00 am – 6:00 pm

NOTE: The Office is open on the 2nd Saturday each month from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Mintco, the subcontractor for AT&T will need access to certain backyards. Over the next several weeks, Mintco crews will be working in the Villages of Westcreek. The crews will need to access backyard easements so crew members will be leaving door hangers. Should you receive one, we ask that you please make arrangements or accommodations for the crew members to have access.

Once the work is complete, they will mend any damage caused to your lot during this process.

If you, the homeowner, have any questions you may call Oscar Hernandez with Mintco at 210-634-9055.