What if a tree needs to be removed, will my property be protected?
In the circumstances that your tree issues cannot be solved by pruning or preservation practices, your property will be protected. It is important to keep in mind that during a removal, the climbers safety is priority number one, all other considerations are secondary to the safety of the climber and crew.
Outside of safety concerns we use a variety of techniques to preserve turf, driveways, etc. In the event that the unforeseen were to happen and a structure on your property is damaged, we carry a host of insurances to pay for any necessary repairs.
What is a Certified Arborist?
A Certified Arborist is a tree worker who has passed an examination covering many facets of the tree care industry. In most cases a Certified Arborist will be able to tell you why a services is being prescribed to your tree just as much as how the service will be completed.
To maintain accreditation a Certified Arborist must complete continuing education courses, thus staying up to date on plant/tree health care and safety procedures.
What are some of the benefits of keeping or planting trees on my property?
It is a great idea to keep and maintain trees on your property. Well maintained trees provide benefits such as increased property value, improved air quality, and habitat for local wildlife.
How old are my trees?
While it is impossible to know exactly how old your trees are without destroying the tree, a Certified Arborist can estimate the age based on it's specie, specific growth factor and diameter.
What's involved in the tree removal process?
The tree removal process is a subject of incredible breadth. Beginning with the dismantle, a tree can be brought down with as little as a well executed notch and felling cut, or the dismantle may require a climber to ascend the tree and cut off pieces suitable for the landing zone below; but that is just the beginning.
Depending on items in the landing zone to be preserved, even including turf, the dismantle may require either a simple or complex rigging system to prevent the cut pieces of the tree crashing into the "targets" below. If a tree is so large, or so hazardous, or situated in a drop zone to small for efficient rigging, the use of a crane to assist the climber may even be prudent.
Once the tree is dismantled safely, the crew will begin processing the waste material in accordance with the prearranged wishes of the client. While most clients request that all waste be removed from the site, some elect to leave the debris on site as a cost saving measure or to make use of the waste in some way. At this point only a tree stump remains.
Approximately 90% of our clients elect to grind their stump at the initial time of service, while others use them as convenient flower pot stands, erosion control measures, or even as a blank canvas for an outdoor painting project.