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.
During this season, the harsh winter weather can negatively impact your yard. Unfortunately, fallen trees weighted by ice can cause severe damage to your yard and home. In many cases, this outcome can be avoided through preventative maintenance.
Typically, homeowners will prepare their homes to avoid freezing pipes—preparing your yard for winter is similarly vital for the well-being of your trees and house. Between freezing temperatures, unfriendly winds, and cold soil, even down to the roots, trees are undergoing intense inclement weather which can lead to damage.
Through proper fertilization, strategic pruning, and risk assessment, your trees and yard can be ready to face the harsh winter cold.
Feed your trees a hearty holiday meal.
Since trees are supplied with vital nutrients through their roots deep below the ground, ensuring the soil supplies the tree’s needs can greatly impact how your plants weather the winter storms. Testing your soil is necessary to guarantee that` the right composition of nutrients are available to supply your tree. Although trees grow and metabolize their food differently in the winter, the roots are still growing beneath the surface so make sure they are properly fed.
Trimming your trees is not just a decorating thing.
Proper pruning could not only prevent a fallen limb or tree altogether, but also allow the tree to flourish better in the spring season. When pruning, starting on a milder day is ideal. Removing damaged and diseased limbs should be completed first as these branches will most likely be the ones to not survive intense wind, snow, or ice. Beyond that, pruning branches which are weak or overgrown can help maintain the overall strength at the crown of the tree.
Make sure none of your trees are on the naughty list.
In many cases, damage to your home and property can be prevented if the trees on your property are assessed by a professional. Typically, a tree which falls needed either preventive care or was already in need of removal. We have our Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) so our team can be trusted to determine the trees which may need some attention or removal for the protection of your yard.
For the health of your trees and the safety of your yard this winter, prepare your trees through proper plant care. Call 770-Tree-Guy today!
When selecting a tree service, the importance of choosing a service with the proper credentials cannot be overstated. Not only is the safety of your family at stake, but your trees should be cared for by a professional who will preserve the health of your yard overall.
What does it take to make a tree service worthwhile?
Appropriate Insurance Coverage
Since trees are heavy and capable of causing harm, having a tree service prepared to handle any damages both physically and financially is vital. Insurance coverage should also include workers’ compensation because all members of a tree service working on your property need to have appropriate coverage for their safety and yours. When a tree service is in your yard, you should be completely at ease that the safety of all present will be considered, and you will not face any danger or undeserved liability.
The International Society of Arboriculture teaches the art and science of proper tree care. When a tree service has the ISA seal of approval, you can feel confident that the service has the knowledge and experience to properly care for your trees and ensure your safety. At 770-Tree-Guy, our team is led by a certified arborist, which is defined by ISA as an individual who has completed extensive tree education and passed a comprehensive test for certification. Certification is a guarantee that a tree service is educated and accountable.
Throughout the life cycle of your trees, different care is necessary. A tree service should offer a full spectrum of services which accommodate your growing yard’s needs. The services which a certified arborist can provide include pruning, planting, emergency tree care, tree removal, plant health care, tree risk assessment, bracing trees, and consulting.
Throughout this series we have been highlighting the negatives of tree topping on your tree as well as you. Finally, we would like to address how it can impact your wallet and what can be done as an alternative to tree topping.
Topping is not cheap!
There are several costs which go way beyond the initial fee for topping which can remain hidden to a homeowner.
Further Maintenance Costs—Topping a tree is not a one-time fix. Assuming the tree survives, pruning to correct the topping will be necessary within a couple years. If your tree dies, paying for tree removal will be necessary.
Impact on Property Value—Trees if properly cared for can add as much as 10-20% to your overall property value. Unsightly topped trees not only could be a deterrent if trying to sell your home because of the visual eyesore, but they also would be considered a future maintenance cost. Basically, on the financial books and the eyes, topped trees are a serious problem.
Possible Liability Costs—As previously mentioned, topped trees are a fall hazard waiting to happen with their weakly attached branches. Since topping is not viewed as a responsible pruning choice, a fallen branch from a topped tree causing damage could easily be rendered an act of negligence. The risks of having a topped tree are clear, so it is best to avoid the liability.
Topping is bad…so what can be done about an overgrown tree?
Proper pruning—If branches are removed at the proper points, the tree will be able to recover from the cut. For smaller branches, removal at the origin is the recommended pruning technique. If a larger branch must be pruned, for the sake of a power line for example, it should be pruned back to a lateral branch, so that the role of being the core of the tree is not in the hands of an incapable branch.
Tree removal—In some serious cases, the pruning necessary for the tree to not be a danger to your home, property, and itself is not possible and the tree might have to be removed. Although not an ideal solution, removal is still a safer and more responsible choice than topping.
If you have a tree outgrowing your yard, imposing on your power lines, or threatening to fall, contact 770-tree-guy for a consultation with our arborist. We only utilize arboricultural practices which are in the best interest of you and your tree.