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Trees are important parts of the landscape and need proper care in order to thrive. They provide benefits like shade, temperature control, and soil protection. But caring for your trees takes a little more than just trimming low-hanging branches. Learn more about tree care basics here. For more information, contact the professionals at Sustainable Tree Care Services.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tree Care

The frequency of tree care depends on the size, location, species, and many other factors. In general trees should have dead or broken branches cleared every 3-5 years. Fertilizer and disease control can be administered as needed. Proper tree care performed early in the lifespan of a tree will prevent future problems and limit the amount of care needed later in life.

Pruning involves removing unwanted or unneeded branches from trees. Branches that are dead, damaged, or diseased may be removed for the health of the tree. Trees may also be thinned out to provide more light to the ground below. Pruning for aesthetic purposes involves removing unsightly or nuisance branches, or reshaping a tree that has grown asymmetrically. All these purposes are combined in a proper pruning service. Certified arborists are the best people to use to determine the best way to prune trees.

Sustainable Tree Care has a variety of equipment to safely remove any tree. Our workers are trained to safely remove any tree no matter how tight the quarters! We are fully insured against property damage or personal injury so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Topping, a.k.a. “heading”, “tipping”, and “rounding-over”, involves systematically removing the majority of the crown of a tree. Many people top trees to reduce the size, or because they believe the trees to be hazardous. In reality, topping is one of the worst practices in tree care. Topping a tree causes outgrowth that is weak and insubstantial. This may make the tree extremely hazardous because the new growth is not strong enough to withstand weather. Also, topping removes much needed leaves from which the tree gets its food. Topping has been known to kill trees entirely.

Yes, we will come to your property, evaluate your specific situation, and give you an estimate based on the size of the job and the services you need.

We have experienced climbers, trained in tree care and climbing safety that can scale any tree no matter how difficult. We have high standards of safety to protect both our workers and your property. We are fully insured against personal injury so you will never be held liable for injuries on your property.

Absolutely not! Sustainable Tree Care is fully insured. We have full worker’s compensation coverage for all of our workers so that, in the event of an accident, our workers are taken care of and you have no worries! Additionally, we practice strict safety procedures to prevent serious injuries from happening to begin with.

Certified arborists can come to your site and examine construction plans to determine which, if any, trees might be harmed in the process of a construction project. Sustainable Tree Care can provide protection for trees during construction projects to limit damage as well.

Unfortunately, sometimes the best of intentions cannot save a tree. Trees may become damaged, infested with insects, or diseased beyond repair. In this situation, you want to remove the tree with the greatest of care. Sustainable Tree Care is equipped to take out trees of any size in any location. Here are some frequently asked questions about removing trees.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tree Removal

It is sometimes difficult for the untrained eye to determine when a tree must be removed. If a tree is leaning close to a structure, is extremely damaged from storms, insects, or disease, it may be time to remove it. Your best bet is to call a professional tree company to inventory the health and location of the tree. Be careful who you call though. Some companies will recommend removing the tree just to gain the business! Professional arborists are the best choice for evaluating your particular situation. Sustainable Tree Care will never recommend removing a tree that can be saved unless you know you want it gone.

We can’t speak to other’s techniques, but Sustainable Tree Care will use International Society of Arboriculture approved techniques to completely remove unwanted trees. Sustainable Tree Care will assess the situation and use the best techniques for removing that tree. We may use felling, trimming from the top down, or heavy equipment to prevent property damage from falling debris. Whatever the situation, you can count on us to be safe, fast, and effective. We can cut and leave the wood for firewood, or remove it completely. We will grind stumps flush with the ground and remove any debris.

Sustainable Tree Care has a variety of equipment to safely remove any tree. Our workers are trained to safely remove any tree no matter how tight the quarters! We are fully insured against property damage or personal injury so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Usually yes. The specific regulations vary from county to county, however, most people will need a permit to remove trees from their property. We can help you determine if you need a permit, how to get it, and alternative plans if your request is not approved.

Absolutely! We can help you choose, plan for, and properly plant a new tree. Our certified arborists will help you choose the perfect tree, the perfect location, getting your tree established, and maintaining it for years to come.