Trees are living organisms. Like all living organisms, they decline in health and eventually die. However, sometimes trees need to be removed for a myriad of reasons including, but not limited to the following:
- Tree death or irreversible/irreparable decline
- Fear of tree falling or breaking
- Storm-related issues
- Structural instability
- Root issues: invasive roots or roots damaging foundations, etc.
- Severe Insect or disease infestation
- Construction-related issues
- Unsuitability for the space
Many times, particularly after storms, homeowners become frightened from witnessing or hearing horror stories about the devastation caused by a tree falling on someoneís home or property. These fears are often exacerbated by self-serving tree companies that play into these fears and try to convince the frightened homeowner to cut down their trees rather than prune them. Tree companies can make more money cutting down trees than pruning them. Trees can add thousands of dollars in value to your property and pruning them not only makes them safer, it enhances their value to your property. Our staff of experienced arborists can objectively explain the pros and cons for removing versus saving a particular tree. When considering the removal of a tree, we consider the following:
a. Can your concerns be answered through remedial pruning or cabling/bracing procedures? See additional details in the pruning section of this website.
b. Are there extenuating root issues that could cause the tree to be unstable or decline in health? Visit our section on ìrootsî in this website.
c. How severe are the visible structural defects in the trunk or limbs? Evidence of decay may not mean the tree needs to be removed.
d. What is the potential threat to structures or people (risk assessment)?
e. Will the removal of one tree adversely affect the stability of adjacent trees?
f. Can overall health be improved through fertilizing or insect disease control measures?
When all else fails and a tree need to be removed, it should be done by an experienced professional. Our staff of skilled arborists has dealt with every possible tree removal scenario. Using state-of-the-art equipment and procedures, we can safely and efficiently cut any tree regardless of the degree of difficulty. Our crane can carefully lift heavy, dangerous tree sections, thereby protecting structures underneath and preventing further collateral damage.
Tree stumps can be unattractive and consume valuable space in your landscape. They can cause damage to lawn equipment and be dangerous tripping obstacles. We have a complete assortment of machines, equipment, and techniques that allows us to remove any stump regardless of its size or location.