Tree Service Costs 2021
Written by Craig B

Tree Service Costs 2021 (Estimates & Average Cost)

WHY DO TREES NEED PRUNING?

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Tree services in 2021 will cost you around $50 to $1500 with an average cost of $775 depending on the type of tree service you need. See below for the list of tree services and costs associated with them.

Keeping your trees, bushes, and landscape isn’t just about having a more visually attractive yard but it can also help increase your property value and help prevent damages to your home. Trees near the house that have not been trimmed and maintained can cause sever damage to the roof if branches break loose and fall. Even having small branches and excess leaves on the roof can cause gutters to back up and lead to leaks in your roof. Having professional tree service is the best way to get the job done, have a more beautiful yard and keep your home safe. Knowing what it will cost helps protect consumers from getting gouged. This is our tree service cost guide for 2016. It includes the estimates for each type of service and the average costs.

TREE TRIMMING COST

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Tree trimming involves the shaping of a plant to achieve a certain design and structure. The art of Topiary is the art of clipping trees to create ornamental designs. Trimming is a part of this process. This is a popular option for people wanting to shape their trees into geometric shapes to set their property apart. It can also be applied to hedges and other plants. A good example most people know for trimming is the shaping of the Japanese Bonsai tree.

Tree trimming costs in 2016 were around $80 to $1,000 with an average tree trimming cost of $540.

  • Trimming a tree that is 30ft tall or less will cost you around $80 to $475 with an average cost of $277.50
  • Trimming a tree that is 30ft to 60ft will cost you around $145 to $900 with an average cost of $522.50
  • Trimming a tree that is 60ft or taller will cost you around $200 to $1,000 with an average cost of $600.00

TREE PRUNING COST

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Tree pruning is similar to trimming, yet it is much more selective. When experts prune a tree the buds, twigs, roots, and branches all play a part in enhancing and creating the intended shape of the tree. Pruning generally results in more open structures between branches, in contrast to trimming which can create tight groupings of branches, twigs, and leaf cover. Pruning trees also involved identifying dead or diseased branches from your tree or plants. This keeps the whole tree healthier.

Tree Pruning Costs in 2016 were around $180 to $650 with an average cost of $415.

TREE REMOVAL COST

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Many projects that involve heavy machinery on a property or remodeling projects that expand the footprint of the house require tree removal. Trees also get diseased and die in our yards, either from drying out, over watering or having an excess of pests. When trees are dead in on our properties they pose serious risk to properties near them. The wind can kick up and land that once beautiful and giant Oak tree right onto your roof, your car, or the neighbor’s property. It is best to get rid of trees that pose risks or are preventing the expansion of commercial or residential properties.

Tree Removal Costs In 2016 were around $160 to $1,600 with an average tree removal cost of $880.

Removing a tree that is 25 ft tall or less will cost you around $145 to $510 with an average cost of $327.50.
Removing a tree that is 25ft to 75ft will cost you around $210 to $1,050 with an average cost of $630.
Tree removals on trees that are 75t or taller will cost you around $1,000 to $1,500 with an average cost of $1,250.

TREE TRUNK REMOVAL COST

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Once the limbs, branches, and twigs are removed from the trunk of the tree you have a large, heavy monolith standing in your yard. Safe removal of the trunk is the most critical part of the tree removal process. Safe removal is done in sections with lifts or cranes. Simply letting sections of large trunk fall to the ground is unsafe for workers, and unsafe for the property. Trunk sections are either loaded into the chipper or larger sections are hauled off by trucks or trailers.

Tree trunk removal or tree stump removal costs in 2016 were around $50 to $350 with an average tree trunk removal cost of $200.

TREE LIMB CHIPPING COST

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Most homeowners don’t want to just stack up the limbs, branches, and trunk of a tree that is cut down on their property. It takes up space and wood piles tend to attract termites. Professional tree removal generally includes the limb chipping and removal of all the cut tree material. Even when you have trees pruned or trimmed chipping is a normal part of the process to help remove the materials from your property and leave it beautiful and clean.

Tree chipping costs in 2016 we around $75 to $150 with an average tree chipping cost of $112.50.

TREE LIMB REMOVAL COST

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Trees can be wide growing shade giving beloved elements of any landscape. However we have power lines, phone lines, houses, and other things that it would be better if the limbs of trees do not make contract with or hang over. Most power and phone companies offer free limb removal if your tree is interfering with the lines. If that isn’t the case, or you want professional limb removal around these areas you can hire a tree trimming company. They will remove limbs that are reaching out for things that you don’t want damaged. They will also have your wishes in mind in the way that limbs are removed near power lines and won’t take the easy, chop everything away, approach.

Tree limb removal costs in 2016 were $500 to $1,000 with an average tree limb removal cost of $750.

TREE STUMP GRINDING COST

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Professional tree removal usually involves the removal the trees in sections until the ground is reached. This is done to control the removal of large and heavy sections that could fall and pose a risk to property or people in the area. This leaves a stump that many homeowners want removed. A specialized machine called a tree stump grinder is used to completely erase the tree’s stump from your yard. Even if you have had a stump in your yard from the last homeowners or cut the tree down yourself having professional stump grinding takes saves you a lot of frustration and work. Stumps are incredibly tough and stubborn.

Tree stump grinding costs in 2016 were around $75-$1,000 with an average tree stump grinding cost of $537.50.

TREE SERVICE LABOR COST

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Professional tree service labor requires training for safe use of the chainsaws, trimming equipment, lifts, cranes and all the equipment used to work on trees. It also involves detailed training on how to prune and trim trees properly to achieve the desired shapes and encourage growth without stunting the tree. Quality tree service is done by these highly trained professionals and their helpers. Safe tree removal takes a team of people working on and off the ground.

Tree service labor costs in 2016 were around $125 to $250 an hour with an average hourly labor cost of $187.50 an hour.

DIY TREE TRIMMING COST

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Some homeowners are weekend warriors and love the feeling of accomplishment when they care for the property they own. A lot of jobs are within the breadth of the homeowner but do require time and specialized tools. If you want to trimming your tree yourself you will need to get the right tools to make the job easier and safe. Simply walking out your down with an axe like Paul Bunyan isn’t a winning plan. Getting a lopper, pruner, and pole runner is just some of the tools you will need to do the job of a professional tree trimmer.

DIY tree trimming costs in 2016 were around $40 to $230 with an average DIY tree trimming cost of $135.

  • How much does it cost to buy a standard pruner or lopper in 2016? $150 to $180 with an average cost of $165
  • How much does it cost to buy a pole runner in 2016? $45 to $60 with an average cost of $52.50

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How Much Does Pine Tree Removal Cost 2021
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How Much Does Pine Tree Removal Cost 2021?

HOW MUCH DOES PINE TREE REMOVAL COST?

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The average cost to remove a pine tree in Phoenix is $850. Pine tree removal costs range from $200 to $1,500. For small pine trees, removal costs about $200. For giant pine trees, you can pay $1,500 dollars or more. As pine trees easily grow upwards of 60 feet and in some cases up to 80 feet, they are among the densest and largest growing trees out there. Larger pine trees above 80-90 feet will cost an average of $1,500 because of the potential danger of the work involved in the removal process. Many pine trees require extra labor for a safe removal to be performed because of removing branches with cones and needles. The professionals have to sport a great deal of safety gear to make sure they avoid getting pine caught in their eyes and scratches to their skin.

EXTRA SERVICES

  • The cost of chipping averages $113 with costs ranging from $65 to $150.
  • The cost of log splitting (pine usually makes good firewood) is often charged additionally and averages around $75.
  • The cost of removal can add an average of $50 for haulage charges.
  • The cost of stump removal averages $2.50 per inch of the stump with prices ranging from $2 to $3 per inch of diameter. Some companies have a minimum charge of $100 per stump. Others charge by the stump. For example, $150 for the first stump and a lower rate, perhaps $50 for additional stumps.
  • The cost for land clearance if you have a large area with many stumps to be removed may be charged on an hourly basis with an average of $150 per hour depending on the diameter of the tree stumps to be removed.

TYPES OF PINE TREES

Many pine trees are native to Arizona. Here are some that may be on your property.

PONDEROSA PINE – Very popular in the altitude and climates of northern Arizona, they can grow to over 125 feet in height. It is much desired for timber.

COLORADO PINION – Well known for producing a delicious nut, they can be found between altitudes of 4,000 to 7,000 feet. It’s nut bearing cousin, the Mexcian Pinion is found at similar elevations in the southern part of Arizona.

BRISTLECONE PINE – The Grand-Daddy of them all. Amazingly they can live to over 4000 years old in part because they only survive at elevations of 9,500 to 12,000 feet.

LIMBER PINE – Noted for its drooping limbs, they are found high in the mountains at elevations above 8,000 feet.

SOUTHWESTERN WHITE PINE – Bordering southern Arizona and northern Mexico, they distinguish themselves from a lack of stomata on the back of the leaves. But you have to hike to find them, as they reside at altitudes of 6,5000 to 10,000 feet.

CHIHUAHUAN PINE – Native to the south of the White River and in the Santa Catalina and Santa Rita Mountains, this tree is found on the dry sloped between 5,000 and 7,500 feet.

APACHE PINE – Noted for its extremely long needles, it looks somewhat similar to many of the pines found in the southeastern United States. Native to the southern part of Arizona at the lower elevations of the mountain ranges.

ISSUES WITH SOME PINE TREES

Pine trees can leave the soil in an acidic state after removal. Add lime to change the pH level of the soil while it rests over the rest of the year.

PINE TREE REMOVAL IN PHOENIX

If you own a property in the Phoenix Valley our team of trained, licensed, and insured tree cutting professionals will cut down and remove your tree safely and affordable. Every one of our skilled technicians understands our safe tree removal and cutting protocols and work together to get the job done quickly and safely. Keeping your property in the best condition possible while removing the tree is also our top priority. We remove the tree, clean up the mess, and leave your property in great condition.

How Much Does Eucalyptus Tree Removal Cost 2021
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How Much Does Eucalyptus Tree Removal Cost 2021?

HOW MUCH DOES EUCALYPTUS TREE REMOVAL COST?

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The average cost of eucalyptus tree removal is $1,950. Eucalyptus tree removal costs ranged from $1,300 to $1,800 for the US for 2021.

Additional items that can add to the total cost of your eucalyptus tree removal, including the following.

HAUL AWAY TRUNK – You could pay up to $250 more to have the trunk sections hauled away as well.

MILEAGE – There is usually a charge for travel and mileage when eucalyptus tree removal services have to come from outside of the immediate area.

STUMP REMOVAL – You can expect to pay an additional $74 to $215 If you’d like the stump to be ground away.

TYPES OF EUCALYPTUS TREES

Native to Australia, there are three main kinds of Eucalyptus Trees- all of the mare long living, feature bark that exfoliates and their leaves have that familiar eucalyptus aroma.

MALLET EUCALYPTUS TREES – Easy to spot because of their notable space between branches that angle upwards, away from the central trunk of the tree, therefore letting light to filter between the branches. Two popular examples are the red-spotted gum tree and the sugar gum tree. Both of them can reach heights of 50-60 feet, and they thrive in warmer USDA plant hardiness areas in zones 9 and 10.

MARLOCK EUCALYPTUS TREES – Offering dense foliage nearly reaching the ground, this kind of eucalyptus offers oval leaves and line colored flowers. Known as one of the more hardier kinds of eucalyptus tree it will grow quite contentedly in USDA zones 7 and 8.

MALLEE EUCALYPTUS TREES – These eucalyptus trees can almost look shrub-like in their appearance and are usually under ten feet in height. It can also be recognized by its bushy experience and many stems.

ISSUES WITH SOME EUCALYPTUS TREES

Blue Gum Eucalyptus trees are capable of becoming invasive if they escape cultivation. These trees can shade out native plants when they grow in the wild. Another issue is the pungent oils from the leaves of eucalyptus trees are flammable and can become fire hazards when they are located in forests or planted together.

EUCALYPTUS TREE REMOVAL IN PHOENIX

If you own a property in the Phoenix Valley our team of trained, licensed, and insured tree cutting professionals will cut down and remove your tree safely and affordable. Every one of our skilled technicians understands our safe tree removal and cutting protocols and work together to get the job done quickly and safely. Keeping your property in the best condition possible while removing the tree is also our top priority. We remove the tree, clean up the mess, and leave your property in great condition.

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Tree Service Costs 2016 (Estimates & Average Cost)

WHY DO TREES NEED PRUNING?

GET A FREE ESTIMATE TODAY!

Tree services in 2016 will cost you around $50 to $1500 with an average cost of $775 depending on the type of tree service you need. See below for the list of tree services and costs associated with them.

Keeping your trees, bushes, and landscape isn’t just about having a more visually attractive yard but it can also help increase your property value and help prevent damages to your home. Trees near the house that have not been trimmed and maintained can cause sever damage to the roof if branches break loose and fall. Even having small branches and excess leaves on the roof can cause gutters to back up and lead to leaks in your roof. Having professional tree service is the best way to get the job done, have a more beautiful yard and keep your home safe. Knowing what it will cost helps protect consumers from getting gouged. This is our tree service cost guide for 2016. It includes the estimates for each type of service and the average costs.

TREE TRIMMING COST

Tree-Trimming-Cost-2016-Estimates-Average-Costs

Tree trimming involves the shaping of a plant to achieve a certain design and structure. The art of Topiary is the art of clipping trees to create ornamental designs. Trimming is a part of this process. This is a popular option for people wanting to shape their trees into geometric shapes to set their property apart. It can also be applied to hedges and other plants. A good example most people know for trimming is the shaping of the Japanese Bonsai tree.

Tree trimming costs in 2016 were around $80 to $1,000 with an average tree trimming cost of $540.

  • Trimming a tree that is 30ft tall or less will cost you around $80 to $475 with an average cost of $277.50
  • Trimming a tree that is 30ft to 60ft will cost you around $145 to $900 with an average cost of $522.50
  • Trimming a tree that is 60ft or taller will cost you around $200 to $1,000 with an average cost of $600.00

TREE PRUNING COST

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Tree pruning is similar to trimming, yet it is much more selective. When experts prune a tree the buds, twigs, roots, and branches all play a part in enhancing and creating the intended shape of the tree. Pruning generally results in more open structures between branches, in contrast to trimming which can create tight groupings of branches, twigs, and leaf cover. Pruning trees also involved identifying dead or diseased branches from your tree or plants. This keeps the whole tree healthier.

Tree Pruning Costs in 2016 were around $180 to $650 with an average cost of $415.

TREE REMOVAL COST

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Many projects that involve heavy machinery on a property or remodeling projects that expand the footprint of the house require tree removal. Trees also get diseased and die in our yards, either from drying out, over watering or having an excess of pests. When trees are dead in on our properties they pose serious risk to properties near them. The wind can kick up and land that once beautiful and giant Oak tree right onto your roof, your car, or the neighbor’s property. It is best to get rid of trees that pose risks or are preventing the expansion of commercial or residential properties.

Tree Removal Costs In 2016 were around $160 to $1,600 with an average tree removal cost of $880.

Removing a tree that is 25 ft tall or less will cost you around $145 to $510 with an average cost of $327.50.
Removing a tree that is 25ft to 75ft will cost you around $210 to $1,050 with an average cost of $630.
Tree removals on trees that are 75t or taller will cost you around $1,000 to $1,500 with an average cost of $1,250.

TREE TRUNK REMOVAL COST

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Once the limbs, branches, and twigs are removed from the trunk of the tree you have a large, heavy monolith standing in your yard. Safe removal of the trunk is the most critical part of the tree removal process. Safe removal is done in sections with lifts or cranes. Simply letting sections of large trunk fall to the ground is unsafe for workers, and unsafe for the property. Trunk sections are either loaded into the chipper or larger sections are hauled off by trucks or trailers.

Tree trunk removal or tree stump removal costs in 2016 were around $50 to $350 with an average tree trunk removal cost of $200.

TREE LIMB CHIPPING COST

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Most homeowners don’t want to just stack up the limbs, branches, and trunk of a tree that is cut down on their property. It takes up space and wood piles tend to attract termites. Professional tree removal generally includes the limb chipping and removal of all the cut tree material. Even when you have trees pruned or trimmed chipping is a normal part of the process to help remove the materials from your property and leave it beautiful and clean.

Tree chipping costs in 2016 we around $75 to $150 with an average tree chipping cost of $112.50.

TREE LIMB REMOVAL COST

Tree-Limb-Removal-Cost-2016-Estimates-Average-Costs

Trees can be wide growing shade giving beloved elements of any landscape. However we have power lines, phone lines, houses, and other things that it would be better if the limbs of trees do not make contract with or hang over. Most power and phone companies offer free limb removal if your tree is interfering with the lines. If that isn’t the case, or you want professional limb removal around these areas you can hire a tree trimming company. They will remove limbs that are reaching out for things that you don’t want damaged. They will also have your wishes in mind in the way that limbs are removed near power lines and won’t take the easy, chop everything away, approach.

Tree limb removal costs in 2016 were $500 to $1,000 with an average tree limb removal cost of $750.

TREE STUMP GRINDING COST

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Professional tree removal usually involves the removal the trees in sections until the ground is reached. This is done to control the removal of large and heavy sections that could fall and pose a risk to property or people in the area. This leaves a stump that many homeowners want removed. A specialized machine called a tree stump grinder is used to completely erase the tree’s stump from your yard. Even if you have had a stump in your yard from the last homeowners or cut the tree down yourself having professional stump grinding takes saves you a lot of frustration and work. Stumps are incredibly tough and stubborn.

Tree stump grinding costs in 2016 were around $75-$1,000 with an average tree stump grinding cost of $537.50.

TREE SERVICE LABOR COST

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Professional tree service labor requires training for safe use of the chainsaws, trimming equipment, lifts, cranes and all the equipment used to work on trees. It also involves detailed training on how to prune and trim trees properly to achieve the desired shapes and encourage growth without stunting the tree. Quality tree service is done by these highly trained professionals and their helpers. Safe tree removal takes a team of people working on and off the ground.

Tree service labor costs in 2016 were around $125 to $250 an hour with an average hourly labor cost of $187.50 an hour.

DIY TREE TRIMMING COST

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Some homeowners are weekend warriors and love the feeling of accomplishment when they care for the property they own. A lot of jobs are within the breadth of the homeowner but do require time and specialized tools. If you want to trimming your tree yourself you will need to get the right tools to make the job easier and safe. Simply walking out your down with an axe like Paul Bunyan isn’t a winning plan. Getting a lopper, pruner, and pole runner is just some of the tools you will need to do the job of a professional tree trimmer.

DIY tree trimming costs in 2016 were around $40 to $230 with an average DIY tree trimming cost of $135.

  • How much does it cost to buy a standard pruner or lopper in 2016? $150 to $180 with an average cost of $165
  • How much does it cost to buy a pole runner in 2016? $45 to $60 with an average cost of $52.50

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What’s Wrong With My Tree?

WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY TREE?

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“What is wrong with my tree?” is one of the most highly asked questions by homeowners. Of course there is no one way we can answer this question for each and every individual. But, we can give you a strategy for observing your trees overall health to help you determine if it has a problem, and what you may be able to do to fix it. The life of a tree in poor health can often be if problems are caught soon enough. If you think the health of your tree is in question, we advise following a course of observation that examines the traits and attributes that indicate whether the tree is getting all of the necessities it needs, and whether it is being threatened by other, external forces.

THE TREE’S ENVIRONMENT

Your first step is to review the tree in questions overall health. What species of tree is it? How old is the tree? Is the area where you live compatible with the tree’s needs? What are the elements of the hardscape? Are sidewalks, curbs, decks, pools, or sprinkler systems close enough that they affect the trees health?

Because a little less than three quarters of urban tree deaths could be attributed to root damage, it’s very important to note if any disruption has been done. Even if the disruption was done over five or six years in the past, it may be a significant factor in the health of the tree’s root system. Some trees start dying almost immediately if they suffer root damage. While other trees, can take up to five or more years before showing the effects of root damage. Sometimes people often fail to associate the decline in a tree’s health with changes in its root system. The health of a trees root system cannot be emphasized enough.

VISUAL INDICATIONS TREE HEALTH

Once you find out the tree’s history and any changes in the hardscape noted, the tree can be inspected for clues to evaluate its overall health. Because so many threats start at the root crown, it is recommended look there first. Does the tree enter the ground at the same depth at which it was first planted? Is the root crown flare above ground and in fair condition? This area needs to be able to breathe, and if it is buried, it is vulnerable to intrusion by various insects, fungi, and microorganisms that flourish in moist, dark conditions.

As the inspection moves up the tree, the leaves are another way to evaluate the tree’s health. Leaves that are nice and healthy are bright, fresh, and hydrated. Leaves that curl indicate an insufficient supply of water, while leaves that are yellow indicate a lack of key nutrients. This is another factor that can be caused by root damage, or due to poor pruning.

When you follow this method of observation, you can assess the overall health of your trees, and identify the factors that are interrupting their health. Even if you can’t identify the causes of decline yourself, a certified arborist may be able to assist you in finding the source of the tree’s While no one person can answer “What’s wrong with my tree?” we can help you find answer the question yourself. The more knowledgeable about your trees, the healthier you can help them be.

PHOENIX AREA ARBORISTS

If you have a tree that is suffering it can be a risk to your person, property, and your family. While saving every tree possible is the overall goal of a certified arborist, any tree that is dangerously damaged should be cut down. Don’t wait for wind, weather, or time to bring the tree down on your home, your vehicle, or someone enjoying being outdoors. Give us a call today to get your tree cared for right at 480-962-0701.

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7 Warning Signs Your Tree May Be About to Fall In Phoenix

7 WARNING SIGNS YOUR TREE MAY BE ABOUT TO FALL IN PHOENIX

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Tress are a big part of creating beautiful landscapes, yet having hazardous trees around your yard can mean some or all branches could break due to strong winds during a monsoon. In extreme cases the entire tree could fall onto your home, or even a neighbor’s. Storm damaged tree removal is the answer if the tree is already damaged, but these signs will help you catch risks before they impact your home, your car, or your life. When trees fall and cause damages, it can cause thousands in repairs. It can also be a potentially serious safety risk for your family. Usually, home damages caused by trees are covered by home insurance (according to Insurance Information Institute), but avoiding the potential damages is the best route. No one likes filing claims, waiting on estimates, then waiting on repairs.

BELOW ARE SEVEN SIGNS THAT YOUR TREE MAY BE AT RISK FOR CAUSING DAMAGES

Expert Arborists explain that there are usually warning signs that there is something wrong with your tree.

1 – TRUNK HAS A HOLE

The trunk can form cavities when trees self-prune by dropping branches. This may lead to decay within the tree. Although, this does not always signal danger. If the cavity has plenty of solid wood surrounding it, it’s less likely to fall, according to the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Services.

2 – DEEP CRACKS OR MISSING BARK

In parts where the three has missing bark, indents or gashes, this is referred to as ‘cankers’. Canker’s are able to increase the risk of trees breaking at the location of a canker, even when it looks good. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) also say deep bark cracks are negative signs as well.

3 – FALLING OR DEAD BRANCHES

If your tree begins to drop partial or full branches, it can be a sign that something is not right. This is a sign that trees are attempting to make themselves smaller, to have less to feed. Dead branches are also a large risk as they can crash down on clam days, not just windy days, according to USDA Forest Services.

4 – LEANING TRUNK

The InterNACHI states if you notice your tree is leaning more than 15 degrees because of root damage or wind, it generally needs to be removed. However, a tree which naturally grew this way does not have as much risk.

5 – LEAVES FALL FROM INSIDE OUT

This is another sign that something is wrong, as tree’s should not lose leaves from inside out. Experts say this is a sign of root zone issues. “Root zone is the area that trees obtain water and nutrients, and it holds the tree up.” If the root system is not healthy, it increases the risk of falling trees.

6 – ROOTS ARE ROTTEN

It can be hard to detect root rot, but things to look for include mushrooms growing around your tree’s base. Another sign that trees are rotting on the inside are fungi growth on the trunk.

7 – TIGHT BRANCH GROWTH

If branches are growing closely in a V-shape, this is also a bad sign. Experts explain “Strong union grows in a U-shape. There are many species of trees that often break at weak forks, including maple, elm, yellow poplar, oak, and willow trees. “When winds get strong, these trees are at risk of falling apart,” she said. It is easiest to spot this sign during winter when leaves are no longer on the trees.

WHAT TO DO WITH TROUBLESOME TREES

If you are unsure if the tree around your home pose any danger, you should consult a qualified tree expert. Professionals help you avoid preventable property damage from your trees. Professionals are able to advise you in the next step, from removing a dangerous tree or developing a plan to help improve your tree’s health. Based on your particular solution, the plan may include bracing or cabling being conducted by a qualified Arborist.

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5 Advantages Of Hiring A Tree Removal Company

5 ADVANTAGES OF HIRING A TREE REMOVAL COMPANY

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Trees sometimes need removal. Sometimes it is because they are dead, or dying. Other times there has been damage from a storm or homeowners simply would like to have the tree removed for safety or to use the space for something new. Whatever the reasons the advantages of hiring a tree removal company are clear. We have examined a few of them below.

SAFETY & PROTECTING PROPERTY

While many of us image cutting a tree down is as easy as swinging an axe or plowing through the trunk with a chainsaw, it does require more fineness and training to do it properly. Youtube is chalked full of videos of a couple good old boys hooking up their pickup truck and confidently getting to work, only to find that the tree falls right into the roof of the house. This isn’t just damaging and expensive to fix, but with people in the home it can be potentially life threatening.

It isn’t just home or bystanders that are in danger. Chainsaws mixed with ladders and a dash of inexperience can be a recipe for disaster. Professional tree removal companies have the right tools, the right safety equipment, and the right training to handle the job safely to avoid harm.

QUICKER TREE REMOVAL

Large trees require the use of ropes and specialized cutting tools to bring it down. The largest trees may even require either a crane to help safely take it down or for the tree to be removed in manageable sections. This is only compounded if the tree is close to the house, or worse close to power lines. Without the proper training and tools it can take a lot of time to take the tree apart a piece at a time while trying to prevent damage to the house or power lines. Professionals do it quicker with the right tools, such as cranes that can lift sections away from power lines. Pros also know where to cut and how to make the process safe.

GREATER PEACE OF MIND

There are a few ways that hiring a tree removal company gives you greater peace of mind. Firstly it means that you won’t be trying to climb into the tree with cutting tools or a chainsaw. This keeps you safely on the ground and eliminates any danger to you. Professionals also provide peace of mind knowing that they are trained to do the job safely and not damage your property. Tree removal companies carry insurance to guard you against any property that is damaged during the process.

CONTROLLING THE CHAOS

Tree removal is an orderly process, yet there are a lot of leaves, sticks, twigs and debris that end up on the ground around where the tree was removed and on the way to the chipper or trucks that are hauling away the waste. Professional tree removal involves removing all of the debris from your yard.

REMOVING THE STUMP

One of the most stubborn parts of a tree is the stump. They are the widest point and they are securely connected to the root system. Tree removal companies typically include services to use specialized machinery to remove the stump and erase all evidence there was a tree in that spot. This frees up your ability to make use of that area as you please.

TREE REMOVAL PHOENIX

If you need a tree removed anywhere in the Phoenix area Phoenix Trim-A-Tree is your source for professional, timely, safe tree removal. Save yourself the time trying to find the tools and remove the tree yourself and trust the professionals to safely remove the tree from your residential or commercial property.

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Professional Solutions to the Climatic and Disease Impacts on Australian Gardens

PROFESSIONAL SOLUTIONS TO THE CLIMATIC AND DISEASE IMPACTS ON AUSTRALIAN GARDENS

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Gardens and parks are the only remaining greeneries for the people who live in urban areas thus their protection from climatic impacts are essential. Trees and plants are also living beings that require timely check-up and maintenance for controlled growth. Just like doctors for humans, an arborist is the considered as the surgeons of trees. They are qualified professionals who know how to tackle serious issues with threes like diseases or climatic impacts. In Australia, the climate remains warm thus monsoon become the ideal time for quick growth. The impacts of changing seasons can be seen as overgrowth, decaying leaves and branches. Read the below article to gain detailed information.

COMMON ISSUES WHEN YOU NEED AN ARBORIST

1 – BROKEN TREE REMOVAL

Threes grew aside a commercial or residential building gives shade but also a big threat if broke down due to wind or cyclone. If the tree has broken down from the middle or its heavy branches are falling down, it is a big threat to property as well people too. Complete removal of the tree is the best solution to this problem but it requires professional help. Doing it by yourself can be a dangerous decision and worsen the situation. Arborists know how to handle it safely without damaging the nearby property.

2 – DEEP ROOT FERTILIZATION

You may consider it as a power booster for plant’s sustainable growth. After a specific period of time, fertilization is required deeply inside roots. These fertilizers improve tree’s immunity as well as encourage healthy growth of roots. A high-quality dose of nutrient is injected 12 to 14 inches deep inside soil with special equipment. These kinds of high-pressure tubes are only available at an arborist’s agency. They understand the level of nutrients required by specific species of plants.

3 – REPLANTATION OF TREE

Heavy machinery and skilled professionals are required for the purpose of replantation. Trees are heavyweight and need intense care while rooting out from the ground. Only the agencies of arborists have such kind of tools that can safely root out and transplant the tree at other location. If you don’t want to lose your tree but it has grown enough to become a threat for nearby area, replantation by tree removal service providers is the only alternative. Call an arborist agency where previously such kinds of jobs were done successfully.

4 – STUMP REMOVAL

Stump is the toughest part of every tree that can be seen as a block in plain garden. It occupies a large space that prevents essential modifications in lawn. After cutting down the tree, its remaining part lies inside the ground that you cannot remove. The arborists of Daryl’s Tree Care & Surgery agency know the right methods to eliminate without struggling with a strong web of roots. They use giant, grinders, chemicals and even burn the stump to eliminate it permanently. Visit website to know the techniques and equipment that are required for this purpose.

COMMON REASONS WHEN YOU NEED A LAWN MOWER

1 – TRIMMING AND PRUNING

Timely trimming and pruning are essential for better growth of a plant. Both of them are done for different purposes. Pruning process involves removal of dead branches that may infect rest of the tree. On the other hand, trimming means cutting small shrubs and hedges. The overgrown branches are carefully removed in this process so that plant remains balanced and appear well organized. If you have an orchard, pruning is very important for a profitable harvest of fruits. To organize the uniformity of a garden, trimming services are required.

2 – GUTTER CLEANING

Gutter clogging is a common issue that persists where trees leave fall down. The leaves of tree continuously fall down that store in gutters of roof or ground. In monsoons, this clogging may result in overflow and also cause damage to the roof. Reaching everywhere by yourself is not possible due to lack of skills and adequate equipment. The professionals of gutter cleaning in Hastings know special techniques generated by previous experience. After cleaning, visit website of Jims Mowing service agency that also suggests the right use of removed rubbish.

3 – LAWN MOWING

Along with a special lawn mowing machine, experience of using it at different locations is also essential. Some people buy an expensive lawn mower but ruin the whole garden due to the lack of professional knowledge. They understand technical aspects such as deciding cutting height, mowing pattern, mowing frequency and clipping removal. A wrongly done job of mowing can become the reason of weed invasion and low immunity in plants.

COMMON REASONS WHEN YOU NEED A LAWN MOWER

1 – TRIMMING AND PRUNING

Timely trimming and pruning are essential for better growth of a plant. Both of them are done for different purposes. Pruning process involves removal of dead branches that may infect rest of the tree. On the other hand, trimming means cutting small shrubs and hedges. The overgrown branches are carefully removed in this process so that plant remains balanced and appear well organized. If you have an orchard, pruning is very important for a profitable harvest of fruits. To organize the uniformity of a garden, trimming services are required.

2 – GUTTER CLEANING

Gutter clogging is a common issue that persists where trees leave fall down. The leaves of tree continuously fall down that store in gutters of roof or ground. In monsoons, this clogging may result in overflow and also cause damage to the roof. Reaching everywhere by yourself is not possible due to lack of skills and adequate equipment. The professionals of gutter cleaning in Hastings know special techniques generated by previous experience. After cleaning, visit website of Jims Mowing service agency that also suggests the right use of removed rubbish.

3 – LAWN MOWING

Along with a special lawn mowing machine, experience of using it at different locations is also essential. Some people buy an expensive lawn mower but ruin the whole garden due to the lack of professional knowledge. They understand technical aspects such as deciding cutting height, mowing pattern, mowing frequency and clipping removal. A wrongly done job of mowing can become the reason of weed invasion and low immunity in plants.

DISEASE IMPACTED TREE SERVICES

Professional services are essential if you want a healthy growing garden. Only they can understand the diseases and reasons of slow growth. Whether it is a commercial orchard or your personal garden, every plant needs a different type of care and nutrient value. Before hiring, make sure that they agree to give a written commitment of service warranty.

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How To Cut Down A Small Tree

HOW TO CUT DOWN A SMALL TREE

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To cut down a small tree you’ll need the right knowledge, safety equipment, planning, and a chainsaw. Planning where the tree will fall after you cut it with the chainsaw is the most important thing apart from safety.

STEPS TO CUT DOWN A SMALL TREE

Safety is always priority #1 and if you’re not absolutely certain you can cut down the tree without injury or damaging housing, call for professional tree removal! Follow these steps to cut down a small tree or call the tree removal professionals at Phoenix Trim-A-Tree.

1. GATHER TOOLS & SAFETY EQUIPMENT

To cut down a small tree you’ll need a chainsaw, eye protection, and ear protection. Consider also wearing clothing that isn’t loose fitting. This is the point where you want to make sure your chainsaw is in good condition and you know how to use it.

2. EXAMINE THE TREE’S SURROUNDINGS

Be aware of what’s within the tree’s potential path when it falls. If there are houses, sheds, power lines, or livestock you should call for professional tree removal. The internet is awash with videos of people who tried to fell their own tree and it land on their home, car, or other property. People should be at least 2 times the distance of the height of the tree while you’re cutting it down.

3. CHOOSE THE DIRECTION THE TREE WILL FALL

If the tree leans in a direction that’s safe to fall you should plan to work with the tree. Whichever direction you choose to fell the tree make sure you’ve got clear lines for escape should it not go as planned. You should plan to escape away from the tree opposite to where it’s falling. Plan to do this at a 45° angle. This takes you out of the danger zone of the trunk of the tree settling straight backwards.

4. CUT A DIAGONAL LINE TO START

The next step is to cut a 70° cut on the side you’re planning for the tree to fall. To do this put the tree on your left side and brace your left shoulder against the tree. Some chainsaws will have a sight that tells you the angle you’re cutting at, use this as a guide if you have it. Make the cut so it is about ¼ of the tree’s overall width.

5. MAKE A RELIEF CUT

The next step is to make a horizontal cut at the deepest point of the cut you made at the last step. This will cut a triangle section of tree out of the tree and help encourage the tree to fall in the planned direction. Inspect the cut and direction the open area of the tree is facing. If it doesn’t look right you should call for professional help to remove your tree. Making more cuts at this point risks it falling in the wrong direction.

6. FELL THE TREE

If you’re 100% sure the cut is facing the right direction you can move on to felling the tree. To do this you will move to the opposite side of the wedge you’ve cut. This cut should start slightly higher than the last horizontal cut. Do not saw all the way through, rather saw just enough to drive a wedge into your cut. You’ll want to have the wedge in but still have enough room to operate the chainsaw without it touching the wedge. Leave about 10% of the center of the tree which will help the tree stay on the stump instead of kicking off and changing direction. At this point you can wait for it to fall or gently push the tree and be read to use your 45° angle escape routes.

REMOVING THE CUT DOWN TREE

Now that the tree is down laying on your landscape you’ve got to get it removed or chopped up into firewood. To start this you’ll need to remove the branches from the tree. Next you’ll need to chop the trunk up into manageable sections.

REMOVE BRANCHES FROM TREE

This process can still be dangerous as branches and limbs can be under tension from falling. Carefully begin at the lowest part of the trunk and remove the branches by cutting them safely with your chainsaw. You can do this by either cutting up or down with your chain saw about half way through the branch. Next cut the other side about 1 inch closer to the trunk than your first cut. These offset cuts help prevent the saw from binding or kicking back. Avoid cutting branches that you can see are supporting the weight of the felled tree. These can spring out and injure you quite badly. Instead cut off the branches that are free of tension and roll the tree later to expose the remaining branches.

CUTTING THE TREE TRUNK

The next step is to process the trunk of the tree. It should be free of branches, limbs, or twigs at this point. Use the offset cutting process at points where you believe the tree will settle and squeeze the saw blade. If it binds it can kick the chainsaw back violently and injure you. By cutting half way through on one side and then finishing the cut on the opposite side at a 1 inch offset you have more control and it’s safer. As you cut the trunk into smaller and smaller pieced be careful cutting directly on the ground. Cut half way through and then roll the log and finish the cut on the other side. Cut the sections of the tree trunk into sections that are lite enough to handle and even to chop later with a wood splitter or axe for firewood.

PHOENIX VALLEY TREE REMOVAL

If you don’t have the tools, time, or want to risk your safety or your home call for professional tree removal. Our team plants, cares for, and removes trees; so we know the ins and outs of how trees grow and how to remove trees safely. Phoenix Trim-A-Tree is licensed and insured for your peace of mind as we preform tree removal or any of our other services. Call today to get that old, dying, or dead tree removed from your property in the Phoenix Valley of Arizona.

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The How and When of Pruning your Fruit Trees

THE HOW AND WHEN OF PRUNING YOUR FRUIT TREES

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The best time to prune fruit trees in Arizona is when it’s cold and the trees are dormant. In Arizona this is typically from February through about April. Any time there will be extensive pruning it should be done earlier than later to avoid leaving large sections of your tree’s bark exposed to direct sunlight. Phoenix Trim-A-Tree offers tree pruning all over the Phoenix valley and can help you make beautiful, healthy, and fruit producing trees. Pruning fruit trees needs to happen when the leaves are off and the tree is dormant. It will be easier to see what you are doing and removing the dormant buds or growing points will invigorate the left over buds. Summer pruning that is normally done by food manufacturers will remove the leaves which slows down fruit ripening and will expose the fruit to sunburn. Summer pruning can be used to slow down vigorously growing trees or those trees that have gotten too large. It is best done in the early summer.

HOW TO PRUNE FRUIT TREES

Fruit trees require a different approach for what stage of life they are in, what goal you have for your tree, and what if anything is wrong with your fruit trees. See below for specific information for trees both young and old, and trees with dead or dying limbs.

NEW FRUIT TREE PRUNING

Right after planting a new tree, you should cut it off to a short stick that is around 25 to 30 inches tall and cut off side shoots that have less than 1 or 2 buds. This will encourage low branching and will equalize the root and top system. Paint your tree with a white latex paint to protect it against sunburn and borer attacks. Low vigor, your young tress need to be pruned heavily and encouraged to rapidly grow for the first 3 years without a lot of fruit. Leave most of the small branches untouched for late fruiting. Young trees may be pruned less or not at all and are encouraged to fruit earlier with branch bending.

ADULT FRUIT TREE PRUNING

Topping the vertical branch encourages the growth needed to develop the tree and will create a bushing effect. Topping the horizontal branch is to renew the fruiting wood and to thin the excess fruit. Thinning vertical branches will open the tree to more light while thinning the horizontal branches will remove the fruit. Horizontal branches that are left uncut will have earlier fruit and heavier crops. Upright branches will normally remain vigorous and vegetative. Horizontal branches will have more fruit. Having a good combination for the two is needed for fruiting. Branches that have been bent 45 to 60 degrees will achieve this balance.

Removing the broken or diseased branches. You should remove the water sprouts, competing branches, and suckers that are growing straight up into the tree. The downward bending branches that are bent more than 90 degrees will eventually lose their vigor and will only produce small fruit, you should cut the part that is hanging down. New growth will happen where you make the cut. The influence of the cut will only affect the bud within 1 to 8 inches of the cut surface and not 4 feet down the tree. The more buds that are cut off the more vigorous the new shoots will be. Sun exposed wood will remain fruitful and will produce the largest fruit. Shaded branches will stop fruiting eventually and will never produce again without topping and renewing the whole tree. Prune most the top of the tree so that lower branches will be exposed to sunlight. You will need to make clean cuts within a fourth of an inch of the bud so that it doesn’t leave stubs.

WHEN TO PRUNE CITRUS TREES IN ARIZONA

The best time to have your citrus tress pruned in Arizona is February through April. This is when the trees are most dormant and before they have bloomed. Although flowers may exist in a very small unseen state removing some through pruning should not impact your yield in all but a minor way. It’s important to take care of extensive pruning as early as possible to give your tree time to come out with new leaves. Shade on the trunk, limbs, and branches is a necessary element of your tree in the heat of Arizona.

TYPES OF FRUIT TREES

Grape, kiwi, peach, and nectarine will bear on the last years shoot growth and they grow a lot so you need to remove at least 50% of the prior year’s growth. For apricots, plumcots, plums, pears, apples, persimmons, feijoa, cherry, almond, pecan, chestnut, walnut, olive, and figs which will bear on less vigorous shoots or spurs, you should remove about 20% of the prior year’s growth. For any citrus fruits, just keep the skirts pruned up off of the ground.

PHOENIX AREA TREE PRUNING SERVICE

If you would like some help maintaining your trees in the Valley of the Sun our technicians are highly trained to take care of your trees the right way, and keep your property safe. When larger limbs and branches need to be removed it can be tricky and dangerous without the right training and safety equipment. Let us take care of your fruit trees the right way to get the best growth, fruit production, and take the guess work out of the job. For service simply call 480-962-0701.

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