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Frequently Asked Questions

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A tree fell on my roof during a major storm. Am I covered? Is the tree’s removal covered?

Under most insurance policies, the loss of the tree, the damage caused as a result of the felled tree, and the cost of removal of the tree are covered under your homeowner's insurance. You should check to see if your particular insurance policy limits losses for trees and shrubbery. If you have large trees or extensive shrubbery around your house, consider the purchase of a rider to extend coverage for these additional exposures.


When is a good time to get my trees pruned?

Light pruning to remove a few small branches of trees can be done at any time of year. More extensive pruning should be done in late winter to early spring. There are three advantages to pruning at this time of the year. First, wound closure is most rapid if it's done just prior to when new shoots emerge. Second, there are few insects and disease spores to infest pruning cuts. Third, deciduous trees have dropped their leaves, so it's easier to see what you're pruning! Trees such as elm, maple, walnut and birch are "bleeders" when pruned in late winter to early spring. This oozing sap is annoying when it drips on cars and sidewalks. There is disagreement as to whether the oozing is harmful to trees. It is thought that oozing might interfere with the closure of pruning cuts. Oozing is reduced if these tree species are pruned in the fall. However, fall is probably the least desirable time of year to prune most trees. Pruning cuts close more slowly in the fall than in any of the other seasons.


Why prune?

Proper pruning helps establish and maintain healthier, stronger, safer, and more aesthetically pleasing trees. It is also one of the wisest, long-term investments you can make in your property. There are many reasons to prune trees:


IMPROVE HEALTH Deadwood is the prime breeding ground for decay, disease, and insect problems. Removing deadwood is an important pruning objective.


IMPROVE STRUCTURE Poorly attached and weak or broken branches are very common, more so in certain species of trees. Proper understanding of branch attachment is essential when deciding which branches to remove.


REDUCE HAZARDS Many large old trees can become hazardous; a trained arborist can evaluate and reduce risks through proper pruning.


IMPROVE APPEARANCE Most of us enjoy a good looking tree. Crown cleaning, along with lightening of excessively long branches, can return a tree to its natural beauty.


How much will it cost to trim the trees on my property?

You would be surprised at how a small amount invested now in trimming trees around your property can beautify both your home and your neighborhood. The best thing to do is e-mail or call us and we would be happy to survey your property and give you a price quote. It is unrealistic to give an estimate over the phone or vial email as we need to see what is actually happening at your site. Every situation is different and in order to efficiently and effectively solve your tree problems, it is important that provide you with a professional diagnosis. We are very reasonably priced and will beat any written estimate by $100.00. Also, we offer an additional 10% senior discount for our 65 and older customers.


How long will it take to have my trees trimmed or removed?

Some trees are protected under special rules from the local government entity. But most trees can be trimmed or removed within a few days of receiving your estimate.


I have a grand tree on my property, can you trim this tree for me?

Yes. Different counties have different requirements for older and grand trees. We will work with your county and a certified arborist to insure that your tree is trimmed based on ANSI A300 pruning standards.


Are you licensed and insured?

Yes. We are licensed by the County of Jefferson and we carry a $1 million liability insurance policy through Burlington Insurance Agency. We can mail you a certificate of insurance stating our insurance information. All of our vehicles and heavy equipment are also fully insured.


What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, checks and cash for payment for services.


Do you provide ongoing tree trimming?

Yes. We can set you up for bi-annual tree trimming for oak and other large shade tree trimming. This way, you don't have to remember to have your tree work scheduled. It's regularized. This saves you valuable time and the hassle of remembering who it was who trimmed your trees last time.




Tree Sizes How can I avoid having my trees trimmed?


The right tree needs to be planted in the right spot.  Keep in mind the dimensions of the tree when it is mature to determine the best placement. Tree roots can also cause problems with your underground utility services, foundation, sidewalks and driveways.


Most trees have root spans similar to the mature width of the tree. Plan distance away from structures accordingly.