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FAQ

Q:  Can I save my Ash tree?
 
A:  Yes.  Early preventative treatment is the only way to save the tree from Emerald Ash Borer.  We highly recommend to all our customers that they treat against the infestation as early as possible to ensure the health and longevity of their trees.

Q:  Is there a charge for an estimate?
 
A:  No.  Estimates for trimming and removal are free.  Disease diagnosis and landscape design and proposals are fee-based.
 
Q:  Why do I need to hire an arborist?
 
A:  An arborist is knowledgeable about the needs of trees and is trained and equipped to provide proper care.  Arborists can determine the type of pruning necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance and safety of trees.  An arborist is qualified to diagnose and recognize disease, nutrient imbalances and other hazards.  Pruning, removal, emergency tree care and planting can be best handled by those trained in the field with the tools and expertise necessary to get the job done properly and safely.  Pruning trees of any size can be dangerous, especially large trees.   

Q:  Do you plant trees?
 
A:  Yes.  We personally choose the nursery stock for the highest quality specimens available in the marketplace.  We ensure the high quality tree has enough sound roots to support healthy growth, a trunk that has been correctly pruned and free of mechanical imperfections, and strong, firmly attached branches.  

Q:  Do you top trees?
 
A:  No.  Topping is probably one of the most harmful pruning practices, yet it remains a common practice among many tree trimmers.  Topping is the indiscriminate cutting of limbs and branches.  This does not take into consideration the necessity of determining which branches are qualified to assume the terminal role.

Most homeowners want the size of the tree reduced, as they feel it has grown too large for the property or that could pose a hazard if left to its own devices.  In truth, a tree that has been topped is more hazardous over time.  

Topping trees often removes the majority of leaf-bearing crown, removing the food source and  starving the tree of required nutrients.  It usually prompts the survival mechanism in the tree, which causes it to produce latent buds and grow multiple shoots.  The stress weakens the tree with a lack of stored energy reserves, eventually causing death. Crown reduction is the proper alternative to topping.  Ask for a consultation and estimate.

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