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When possible and with proper pruning and care we prefer to preserve trees, but sometimes tree removal is necessary. We take many things into consideration before we advise the removal of a tree. Below you’ll find several reasons why it may be necessary to remove a tree:

  • Above areas of family entertainment

  • Play areas, hanging over walkways, patio covers parking areas, etc.

  • Dead, diseased, distressed, or self-pruning trees

  • Over-planted areas producing damage to neighboring trees

  • Unsafe situations with regard to location

  • Visible or non-visible roots can be invasive along with potentially undermining structures, home foundations, walls, pools, and walkways

  • Current tree specimen has overgrown chosen site

  • Removal to allow new construction

All debris is removed and hauled away per contract and stump grinding is offered. Stumps are typically ground to 6”- 12” below grade. The remaining hole is backfilled with grindings and will decay on its own. Do not plan on re-planting that particular spot with a new tree; sod or ground cover is an appropriate option. As part of our recycling program, we offer to leave some or all remaining chips with clients to be used as mulch in flower beds or gardens.

Although unfortunate, sometimes tree removal is a wise decision. This is not a job for yourself; sometimes professional guide ropes, and mechanical equipment may be required to remove some of the limbs. It’s wise to choose professionals who have the equipment to work safely and it is very wise to make sure that the company is fully committed, licensed, and insured.

Trees are living under constant stress. Dead, dying, and diseased trees with severe structural defects will fail at some point because the trees are living things and sooner or later will fall or be cut. Wisely pay particular attention to older trees that may have multiple faults and extensive decay. Without proper care, trees can be dangerous for people and property: the roots invading sewer lines, concrete sidewalks and patios, could damage the concrete foundation of your home. The branches may fall and hurt your children, pets, or on the roof of your house. Branches can also grow in power and telephone lines. Some tree species are prone to certain types of errors. For example, some species of ash and maple are often weak branch unions, and aspen is prone to fracture at a young age (50-70 years) due to a number of factors, including rot and canker.

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