How often should I have my trees pruned?
You should have your trees evaluated annually, they may only require pruning once every 2 to 5 years.
When is the best time to prune a tree?
Generally speaking, trees may be pruned year round, however, trees respond best to pruning when they are least stressed. Drought, over-fertilization, and lightning damage are but a few of the factors that cause stress. An Arborist will also consider tree location, age, species, and vigor when recommending when to prune.
What is the difference between Tree Care Companies and Tree Servicing companies?
Tree Care Companies are required to have an arborist on staff, companies providing Tree Services are not. Certified Arborists have years of training in the full spectrum of tree-care, including compliance with National Safety Requirements.
Should I fertilize my trees?
The majority of trees in a residential setting will require fertilization. It is best to have them evaluated by an Arborist prior to applying fertilizer.
Is "Topping" bad for a tree?
For most species, YES! Topping a tree rarely achieves the original goal.
Consider the following facts:
Topping starves a tree by removing its’ food making ability;
Leaves provide a sun-screen which when removed, can scald and dessicate the bark. This increased sun exposure can also result in the loss of understory plantings;
Large and numerous wounds reduce a tree’s resistance to damaging insects and disease;
Topped trees are robbed of their natural form and beauty, often reducing property value and becoming the community eyesore;
Within a few short years the previous size and weight regrow, but are growing on less stable wood due to decay around the topping sites;
Lastly, MONEY. Topping has hidden costs making it more expensive than proper pruning or removal... Many topped trees die, adding removal and replacement costs;
These considerations are why most owners opt to top for safety reasons only.
What does "Fully Insured" mean and should I request "Proof of Insurance"?
Fully insured means that a company is covered with both Liability and Workman’s Compensation Insurance. Yes, you should request "Proof of Insurance" prior to signing a contract; otherwise you may be assuming full responsibility for an uninsured company.
We bought a home on a wooded lot, why are my trees dying?
Grading and scraping of top soil, removal of top soil, and compaction of soil are the main reasons for dieback and loss of trees on wooded lots. Hire an Arborist to evaluate the health of any trees on a property before buying; you can save yourself much anguish and thousands of dollars!
Why do estimate prices vary greatly between companies?
1.) Insurance: NOT all tree care companies carry insurance.
2.) Equipment and personnel: These two factors have direct impact on efficiency of operation.
3.) Experience: Erratic estimates (extremely high or low) are normally the sign of inexperience.
Work performed in a professional and timely manner. Skilled climbers with good attention to detail.
Reliable and fair price. Have always been pleased with the results.
Will use Bill McCarthy again next year to drop another large sick tree. I believe he is an honest, knowledgeable and hard worker.
He is the "Go to Guy" for tree issues.
An excellent experience from start to finish. Bill arrived at the agreed upon time to provide an estimate as was courteous and very knowledgeable.
The site was spotless and you would have never known that they were there except that limb had been removed.
I highly recommend this company and appreciate that they went above and beyond.
Thanks Bill and crew.
The service is excellent. They are very professional and timely.
They are a great business and the prices are good.
They gave us a 10% discount for being an Angie's List member.
Everything went fine. They were on time for the estimate and on the day the work started.
They contacted Miss Utility to make sure there were no underground utility lines near the work.
A neighbor even commented on how easily they removed the maple.
By noon they were done with all trash removed. They even brought in the trash can for me.
Bill was right on time for the estimate and gave a very fair price as the other 3 estimates were well over twice the price with less work being done.
Bill is part of the crew and works next to his people trimming and directing. They showed up on time and worked hard and fast.
The work was impeccable and when they left you would never know they were there, with the exception of perfectly trimmed trees. I would absolutely recommend them to everyone.
I know and will use them in the future for any other tree needs I may have.
Bill has done tree work for me on three occasions.
The first two times he was the low estimate, so I don’t bother with estimates anymore, I just hire him.
He is on time, cleans up, and will occasionally throw in a little extra work. You can trust his recommendations.
His sons work for him and they all make a great team.
The crew arrived on time and went right to work. They had to cut down the tree in sections as there was not enough room in my backyard to drop it.
They worked like a well oiled machine and had most of the tree down by lunch. All debris was removed and they were professional and accommodating throughout, they went the extra mile to please this customer.
Bill and company were a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend.
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