Frequently Asked Questions
Our tree professionals make sure to cut down your tree piece by piece so that it doesn’t fall on your home, landscape, or any valuable of yours nearby. You can trust us to adhere to strict safety industry requirements. As soon as your tree is removed removed, we’ll grind down or dig up the left over stump if you so choose. That depends on your preferences.
Routine trimming protects against potential hazards posed by limbs that are bound to fall. This a good reason why tree branches that grow too large or too close to your home should be pruned. Along with keeping your property safer, pruning makes your tree look better, and if properly pruned, they may live longer.
Performing tree care on your own can be very dangerous job. In fact, it is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. On a regular basis tree care experts encounter hazardous heights, slippery conditions, electric wires as well dangerous equipment. Consider how much more dangerous it is for you! Our Tree Service is dedicated and committed to the highest industry standards to ensure that everyone is protected and safe, and that our job is performed to your complete satisfaction. So, the short answer is leave your tree care to the tree care professionals.
Trees ought to be pruned at least a couple of times a year; however, this depends the tree and season. For instance, hardwoods and conifers have distinct shapes, as well as specific times of the year that are best for tree pruning.
This depends on the municipality you’re located in. Some districts in the Columbia, MO does require a permit for tree removal. It usually depends upon the size as well as location of the tree and also whether the tree poses a hazard or threat. A permit may not always be enough, however. You may also need to verify with your homeowner’s association about a tree removal. One of our arborist’s can assist you in figuring out whether you’ll need a permit and help you in acquiring them if you do.
Oak wilt is a serious fungal disease that can cause rapid degrading and mortality of trees that are in the red oak group (red oaks have pointy-tipped leaves). There are two ways in which this fungus can transfer to other trees: insects vectors (e.g. bloodsucking insects) or travel via the roots underground. It is fairly common for the roots of an oak group to graft to each other, combining into a connected underground network. So at the local level, the majority of new infections occur due to the nearby infected tree which is passed through the connected root system.
Yes it is. It used to be common to top trees. Thanks to more improved scientific research on trees over the years, we now know topping a tree is bad for its health and well being. Tree topping can greatly weaken and compromise the tree, and it also leaves it vulnerable to a other potential problems down the road such as pests, infestations, disease, and decay.
Branches can continually scratch the exterior of the house, including the roofing. Plus, continual buildup of fallen leaves, twigs, branches can contribute to deterioration. In addition, large tree roots can damage the structure under your house causing breaking and splitting and various other problems. Close trees may present several issues to homes. Regardless of how close to your house your trees might be, our knowledgeable arborists can safely and securely remove them.
Strong rainfalls, ice, and wind damages thousands of trees and neighborhoods every year. Identifying and minimizing tree hazards not only helps in the safety and security of your property, as well as your next-door neighbors, but it additionally boosts the tree’s health and wellness and extends its life.
Be mindful with these potential hazards:
- Hollow, corroded, and aged trees
- Fractures or splits in the trunk of large tree limbs
- Close proximity to power lines
- Overly leaning trees
- Branches that hang over the roofing
Some safety measures you can take to avoid damage:
- Get rid of infected, dead, and damaged limbs
- Take into consideration removing trees with sizable cavities caused by decaying
- Consider having leaning trees inspected as this might indicate a root-related issue.
You may need the help of one of our certified arborists to examine the condition of your trees and also identify whether any one of your trees may be at risk of falling. Tree trunks can split, break, and rot leading the tree to collapse. We’ll inspect your property and let you know if any of your trees are close to coming down.