While tree removal may be a drastic step, there are circumstances when it is necessary.
Removal is essential when a tree is dead, considered irreparably hazardous, causing an obstruction that cannot be corrected through pruning, crowding or causing harm to surrounding trees, or there is a need to replace for a more desirable specimen.
Our experienced service personnel will help you determine the condition of your tree and recommend the proper action to ensure your safety and the health of the tree.
Prune Trees and Shrubs
Early spring is the right time of the year to begin pruning trees and shrubs. Trees are pruned for safety, health and aesthetic reasons. Pruning for safety may involve removing branches that could cause injury or property damage. Removing wood that could be diseased or infested by insects improves the tree’s health. Aesthetic pruning can also be done to enhance the natural form of the tree.
It is important to prune a tree at the right time. Our experienced service personnel must take into consideration the time of year a tree flowers or is most susceptible to disease and insects. For instance, oak trees should not be pruned between April and mid-July; pruning during this time can make oaks highly susceptible to oak wilt disease.
Knowing how to prune is also important to the health of the tree. Proper cuts will help ensure that the tree will close the wound properly. For those small trees within your safe control, follow these steps:
(A) Cut part-way through the branch from beneath, at a point 1 or 2 feet from the tree trunk or larger branch.
(B) Make a second cut from the top of the branch, at a distance of 2 to 4 inches further out from the first cut. This should allow the branch to fall from its own weight, breaking at the “hinge” and not rip the bark down the trunk.
(C) Complete the job by making a final cut next to the trunk or larger branch, just outside the swollen branch collar.
There is more to taking down a sizable tree than immediately hacking away with a chainsaw. Consideration must be given to the structure of the tree, weight and size of limbs, proximity to adjacent structures and power lines, accessibility for heavy equipment, and most important, the safety of everyone involved in or around the operation.
Our trained personnel can remove a tree to several inches below ground level and not leave an unsightly stump. Once the tree has been taken down, we will cut up, chip or haul off all debris leaving your property clean and safe. Except for the missing tree or trees, you won’t even know we were there.