Trees are the framework of your home’s first impression. In good times, a well placed tree can showcase the beauty of your home. Unfortunately when damaged or sick, a tree can be a liability and a danger to your home. Regardless, a good arborist is vital to the health of your trees.
Proudly serving Fayette County, 770-Tree-Guy is the best and only choice for a licensed arborist. 770-Tree-Guy is a tree service and tree removal company, equipped to handle any tree related need with the height of professionalism and service. Whether your trees are in need of routine pruning or overall health assessment, 770-Tree-Guy always utilizes the proper arboricultural practices.
With offices conveniently located in Fayetteville and Newnan, our team will attend to your needs efficiently and effectively.
Mulch can improve the health of your soil and everything that grows in it. Consider that mulch is the food that your trees need to truly thrive. Since quality mulch encourages quality soil, you will notice a difference in the health of your yard after choosing to mulch. At 770-Tree-Guy, we are so passionate about how mulch can transform your yard that we make our own. Our mulch is made from blends of hardwoods and conifer trees, which have been pH balanced to break down into highly oxygen rich soil. We have a variety of color choices which will improve the appearance of your yard and the health of your soil and plants.
FAQs about Mulch:
Why should I consider mulch over pine straw?—Pine straw has been utilized as a ground covering in landscaping for many years because of its appearance, inexpensive cost, and availability. Although pine straw is better than having no covering as a barrier for your beds, it simply does not provide the same value as mulch. Mulch does far more than impact the aesthetic of your yard. When used properly, mulch can help retain needed moisture, block out competing root growth, safeguard your roots from scorching sun, and combat the impact of hard Georgia red clay.
How is mulch different than wood chips?—Many tree companies will bring a machine to chop up wood chips on site at your home. The wood chip making process is extremely loud and can disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in your neighborhood. Also, wood may not be chopped finely and precisely with this method. Wood chips have not been allowed to sit and decompose to allow the ideal breakdown before applying them to your soil. Because of this, wood chips can deplete nitrogen, while mulch adds it into the soil.
Does using mulch require a lot of work?—Homeowners are often surprised to find out that mulch actually cuts down on their yard maintenance. Once applied, mulch usually does not have to be replaced for about 6 months. During this time, your soil is being fed nutrients from the mulch breaking down so fertilizing is generally not necessary anymore to have good soil. Also, the water retaining quality of mulch minimizes the need to water frequently. Your yard can thrive with little upkeep if you have properly mulched.
How much mulch should be used?—A little mulch goes a long way, so you only need about three inches of mulch, equating to 1 cubic yard of mulch covering 100 square feet at 3 inches. Too much mulch can be problematic because it can retain excessive moisture and encourage rot.
How is 770-Tree-Guy’s mulch different?—Our mulch can be trusted because it is made under the watchful eyes of licensed arborists. We are passionate about creating optimized mulch which not only looks great but feeds your soil. At 770-Tree-Guy, we use a blend of hardwoods and conifers, which have been perfectly pH balanced. Our goal is to provide mulch that transforms the health and appearance of your yard.
If you are interested in our quality mulch, call us and schedule a mulch delivery. We will bring what you need right to your yard. Improve your yard and your soil through the magic of mulch!
Whether the result of a storm or a tree’s condition, many homeowners will experience a tree falling on their property at some point. When a tree falls, it ideally falls away from the home…sometimes, unfortunately, it does not. There is a silver lining, however. If a tree has fallen on your home, deck, workshop, fence, or across your driveway blocking access to your home, your home insurance provider will cover it.
There’s A Tree on My Home! Now What?
Believe it or not, your insurance provider can be pretty particular about the steps taken after an event that has damaged your home or an extension of your home. The information you need is in your policy, but it’s often buried deep, which is a problem in and of itself. If a tree is down on your home or extension of your home, the “next steps” can be overwhelming…but they don’t have to be. Just remember to “S.I.T.”
Safety: Prioritize Safety First— Exit your home as quickly and safely as possible, then notify necessary emergency services (i.e. the fire department if your home is on fire, or the power company if lines are down.)
Insurance Provider: Once your family’s safety has been established and emergency services have been notified (if necessary,) notifying your insurance provider and filing a claim is the next important step. Your insurance provider will likely instruct you to hire a reputable tree service to tackle the tree work, and to notify them once the work is completed. An adjuster will be sent out to assess the damage, but not before the debris is gone. The adjuster cannot accurately assess damages and estimate repair costs otherwise.
Tree: Call 770-Tree-Guy at (770) 873-3489. We have the expertise, experience, and equipment needed to safely remove the tree(s) and debris – and will do so with a focus on preserving your property. “Preservation of Property” is high up on your insurance provider’s list of priorities…second only to your family’s safety.
Tips (And Other Useful Information)
-Multiple Bids – are they mandatory? Your insurance provider may suggest that you get multiple bids, but doing so is rarely mandatory. In fact, it can often be completely impractical. In the aftermath of a hurricane, for example, a community’s tree damage workload far exceeds the workforce available to handle it. Can you imagine trying to line up multiple bids? There is a tree on your home! Time is of the essence.
-The $500.00 Myth – Oftentimes, homeowners are under the impression that their insurer will only contribute $500.00 toward a tree removal project. Typically, policies do commit a set amount of $500.00 for debris removal, but that pertains specifically to the hauling of debris from your property, after the technical tree work has been performed. The actual removal a tree from your home, outbuilding, etc. requires a completely different calculation and is a separate line item in the estimate.
-Payment – When possible, hire contractors who don’t require payment until you have been reimbursed by your insurance provider. In many cases, 770-Tree-Guy will work directly with the insurance carrier to arrange payment, removing that responsibility the homeowner’s plate entirely. It is not uncommon for contractors to request partial or full payment up front, particularly in the all the chaos following a major weather event. Don’t do it!
-Your Vehicle(s) – If a tree or debris has fallen on one or more of your vehicles, but not your home or extended property, that damage is more appropriately covered by your auto insurance provider.
-Insured Contractors – Be sure all contractors you use have both liability insurance, AND worker’s compensation. In addition to performing tree work and helping you walk through early stages of the claim process, 770-Tree-Guy can assist in sourcing other contractors needed for the balance of the project. In most cases, they too will be an advocate for you during the claim process.
-We’ve done the work – from local weather events to hurricane battered coastlines in surrounding states, 770-Tree-Guy has answered Mother Nature’s call by committing the time, workforce, equipment, and resources necessary to get the work done.
-We do it well – very well. In fact, we’ve earned the “Preferred Vendor” badge from multiple insurance providers as a result.
-We know the ins and outs of insurance. Our educated staff is specifically dedicated to helping homeowners navigate the insurance claim process. This assistance is simply part of the service we provide and is completely complementary.
By removing and/or properly pruning surrounding trees, proactive tree care can greatly reduce the risk of future damage to your home. While some dead, diseased, and/or damaged trees are easy to spot, others are often less obvious. If any of your trees concern you or if you’re simply curious about their condition, we’re here to help. Call 770-Tree-Guy to schedule a Tree Risk Assessment. We’ll promptly send out one of our certified arborists for a thorough review.
Vertical or horizontal…scraping the sky or down on your dwelling, 770-Tree-Guy knows trees. Give us a call.
February is known for romantic dinners, chocolate, and bouquets of flowers. Depending on the type of flower and color, a lot of meaning can be conveyed. Someone could easily confuse their love interest by giving a dozen yellow roses, which typically symbolize friendship, instead of a red or pink variety to communicate romantic love. Trees hold unique symbolism and communicate different messages depending on the variety as well. Although flowers may seem like the obvious Valentine gift, a tree could be an equally symbolic gift which lasts for much longer than a bouquet of roses.
Consider how these trees you may have in your own yard may be deeply symbolic:
The Oak Tree—Regarded as the strongest tree as it endures for hundreds of years, the oak tree symbolizes courage, power, strength, health, morale, luck, wisdom, and resistance. Over the years, they have been considered holy places as well as sources of healing by Native American cultures. An oak tree could communicate a love which lasts for all of time, regardless of challenges.
The Cherry Tree—Popular for their beautiful blossoms which last briefly in the spring, cherry trees symbolize romance, luck, happiness, and rebirth. Cherry trees have strong ties to Japanese culture as they are thought to symbolize their rebirth in the eighth century. A gift of a cherry tree could communicate the beauty of love as well as the importance of enjoying the moment together.
The Birch Tree—Birch trees symbolize hope, protection, and love. They are beautiful year-round which could communicate messages about an enduring love that lasts through every season. With their symbolism for protection, birch trees are commonly used in baby cribs.
The Maple Tree—Known for their ability to adapt to different climates and soil varieties, the maple tree symbolizes balance, promise, longevity, abundance, and success. Maple trees being the source of syrup could be a sweet symbol for an abundant and successful romance. Their vibrant red leaves can also communicate love and passion.
The Dogwood Tree—Popular in landscaping, a dogwood tree communicates durability, loyalty, kindness, fertility, stability, and good luck. Dogwood trees are known for being resilient while still appearing delicately beautiful with their white flowers. A gift of a dogwood tree could communicate the beauty of your love in every season of life and through challenges.
If you are thinking of something smaller in size or not found in your backyard, explore these natural gift ideas:
Seeds—This option is probably only ideal if your love has a green thumb. If you are both gardeners, growing something from a seed could be a special memory together.
A Fruit Tree—Instead of giving your love a fruit basket, you are giving them a gift of fruit for the years to come. Many fruit trees can be grown indoors or outdoors, depending on your climate. For example, a lemon tree could be a great choice, so they have a refreshing twist for their glass of tea or for a delicious pie.
A Bonsai Tree—Bonsai trees are small and easy to care for, so they are an ideal tree to represent harmony, goodness, and balance. Not only do they look beautiful, they also help purify the air of your home. Clean air and a gorgeous decorative accent are gifts that can be enjoyed year-round.
Gift a Tree to a National Forest—If your love is passionate about nature, but does not need something to care for, gifting a tree in their honor could be a great gift. There are several groups which will plant a tree in your love’s honor and send a certificate with their name.
Once you have finished shopping for your valentine’s gift, show some love to your trees and call 770-Tree-Guy for some preventative care and maintenance. Proper care each season is the best way to have your trees last for the years to come.