Tree Topping is a process by which a Tree’s height is reduced either by removing some of the main trunk, or by removing limbs at the top of the tree. Despite its popularity amongst residential homeowners, its application is best utilized by the wood harvesting industry – and rarely suggested for residential trees.
Tree Topping is not a solution for excessive leaf debris. Despite what one may think, after removing a large portion of t -->READ MORE
Most trees have natural bends and leans in them, and often
times they grow that way and have enough counter balance in their roots to
support the tree. However, if you notice that a tree in your yard has only
started to lean… chances are that the root structure has been compromised.
It’s helpful to consult old photographs, if possible, to see
if the tree has recently developed the lean, or if you’re simply noticing an
existing lean. Any recent change is worthy of assessing for hazards.
In order to assess the health of the root system and the
trunk, you will want a certified arborist, or better yet, a certified tree
expert, to assess the root system’s structural integrity, however there are
some signs to look out for -->READ MORE
Winter Wonderlands are breathtakingly beautiful. What you may also find breathtaking is that gasp one makes when slipping on a thin sheet of ice outside.
Yes, tis’ the season for icy sidewalks – and icy tree branches. This year, when you find yourself slipping and falling flat on your back, be sure to take that opportunity to look up at the trees.
Have Your Branches Begun to Sag and Dip with the Weight of Ice and Snow?
Take note of the trees that are bearing the most weight. You will want to wait until around March to safely perform a more thorough inspection.
You may be wont to shake the limbs to reduce the amount of weight on them. RESIST THAT URGE. Cold branches are much more brittle and likely to break. Salvageable limbs could be lost on the tr -->READ MORE
PROBLEM: "I think my neighbor's tree is going to fall on my house, what can I do?"
Generally, we would hope that our neighbors are thoughtful and considerate people. In most cases, the best remedy for this kind of situation is to point out the potential hazard to your neighbor, and ask them to hire a tree removal expert to trim or remove the tree as necessary.
Unfortunately, there are those times when we find that a neighbor -->READ MORE