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Tree Care FAQs

Like any living thing, trees need the proper care to flourish. Taking good care of your trees will increase their health, beauty, and lifespan. The result is not just an attractive and manicured yard, but a safer environment and a higher return on your investment. But proper tree care involves more than just cutting back low-hanging limbs. Learn more about how to properly maintain and care for your trees here. Need more information? Contact your local tree care professionals at Arbor Source Professional Tree Care.

What should be considered when pruning a tree?

The art and science of tree pruning involves removing limbs and branches for the health and aesthetics of the tree. Pruning, the form of thinning out branches, is done so more sunlight can shine through. If a tree is suffering from disease or infestation, damaged limbs would be pruned to improve the health of the tree, physically remove the disease or infestation, and also to reduce the risk to the surrounding trees. The certified arborists at Arbor Source are the right professionals to determine correct ways to prune your trees.

How do you prune a large tree if there is not enough room for a bucket truck?

The Arbor Source team has experienced climbers who are trained to climb any tree, no matter how tall. We have strict safety standards that protect our workers from injury and your property from damage. We are fully insured against property damage and personal injury.

The topping of trees is a fairly widely-used practice, which should not be used at all. Topping is when most of the crown of a tree is removed. This procedure is sometimes called “heading”, “rounding-over”, or “tipping”. Generally, trees are topped to shorten the tree’s height and reduce potential safety issues. Unfortunately, a tree that is topped grows back limbs that are weaker and result in a less stable, less secure tree. In addition, topping removes the leaves that provide food to the tree. This compromises and weakens the tree so that it can not fight off disease, insects, or resist environmental conditions. This can lead to the death of the tree.

How much tree care is the right amount?

How often your tree needs attention depends on its size, location, species, and numerous other factors. Fertilizer and disease and insect control are done as needed, pruning and trimming should be done about every 3 to 5 years. If you have young trees, consider a preservation plan. By preserving your young trees, they will be healthier and stronger and will actually require less tree care in the future!

Which trees should be removed for a construction project?

The arborists at Arbor Source Professional Tree Care will visit your site and examine your construction plans to see if any trees could be harmed during the construction process. We also provide protection to trees that may be at risk during the construction process.

I have a tree that is close to my house or another structure. What should I do?

At Arbor Source, our team is safety-trained to remove trees in any situation. We have the most up-to-date OSHA safety-equipment to do any job. We are fully insured against property damage and personal injury.

If one of your workers gets hurt on my property, am I liable?

No, never! Arbor Source Professional Tree Care is full insured against both property damage and injury. We have full worker’s compensation coverage for every worker. If there was an accident on your property, our workers are covered. You have NO liability. At Arbor Source, we safety-train all of our workers, so serious injuries are prevented from occurring in the first place.

Can I get a free, no-obligation quote?

Yes. One of our professionals will come to your property, evaluate your individual circumstance, and make recommendations for the appropriate action to address all of your concerns. Then, we will give you a free estimate for the services you would like.