Ever wonder what it takes to run a tree service? Here are some of the main areas of expertise that a tree service company learns:
Thinning, or pruning, trees is a big part of our job. Knowing WHAT to trim, to promote the health of your trees, is something it takes years to learn. Understanding the growth patterns of different species of tree, knowing how to determine infection and disease, and predicting expansion patterns — these are all subjects that we learn, as a landscaping service, with every yard we help.
Having an arborist plant for you can help a lot. No matter whether you want to transplant a huge deciduous tree or start off with a baby sapling, we can help you gauge the sun patterns and water access. This makes sure that the new trees are fed well enough to grow, as well as making sure that the new planting does not negatively impact the health of your existing plants and trees. We also have the equipment that makes the planting jobs go quickly and smoothly. A tree care company can do in a few hours what might take you a month to take care of on your own.
Cutting down the tree is the easy part. Removing the stump, and the entire root system? THAT is the challenge. When you hire a tree service, they know how to clear away all remnants of the dead tree. This way, your grass and other greenery can thrive, without the tangle of dead roots preventing new growth and blocking access to nutrients. The tree specialists invested in a stump grinder so that you don’t have to buy one yourself.
Knowing which trees should come out, and when, helps your yard be healthy and vibrant. If and when you decide to remove a tree, we can use the heavy machinery to make sure no damage happens to other trees, fences, or your building structures. If you have a tall, old-growth tree that has reached the end of its life, we must take every precaution to make sure the removal is clean and safe. Let the fully insured, fully equipped arborists do the dangerous tree removal work.
Removing trees during emergencies
If a big thunderstorm knocks a tree over, or shears off a big branch, then you need to act fast. You may have severed power lines, which could knock out electricity for your entire neighborhood. Thankfully, most tree services are available 24/7 in case of weather emergencies. The side benefit, too, is that companies that work on trees often have the equipment to dig you out in the event of a massive blizzard.
Assessing tree health
Tree services employ “tree surgeons.” This name is not an exaggeration — these arborists are experts at diagnosing tree health, and can advise you on the smartest steps to ensure long lives for your trees. The tree service can assess the health of every shrub, every bush, and every tree, and can help you take strategic steps to make your landscaping grow in exactly the way you would like most. The tree doctors know how to make quick and thorough diagnoses of all the flora and fauna in your yard.
If, for any reason, you need to level or clear some land — say, to build a porch, or construct an extension onto your house, or build a garden — a tree services company can help. Leveling land, and removing rotting root systems, has its own set of challenges. Having the tools and expertise to create a healthy, flat, plane of soil, we can make sure your new clearing serves exactly the purpose you have chosen for it. Leveling land is challenging work to attempt yourself. Professional landscapers can handle this task with ease.
Some hedges are easy for you to trim on your own. But if you have any kind of unusual growth, or weeds and invasive species getting in the way of your shrubs and bushes, then you should call in an expert. A tree service company can remove dead branches, and help get your growth back into proper shape. Your trees may be interfering with the way your hedges and shrubs are developing, so part of the trim may involve pruning the branches of those trees. Arboriculture experts will be able to tell how exactly what moves can help your situation.