Tree Services

Trees represent an important investment and should be cared for properly.

Aside from their beauty, properly maintained trees, shrubs, and lawns add greatly to the value to the home. To protect his / her investment the new home owner should have the trees inspected and do what he can to keep his trees in good health - beginning with proper feeding and insect control and other special care as required.

The most expensive thing you can do is let your trees and shrubs die from lack of proper care. A total program of preventive maintenance including inspection, diagnosis, feeding, spraying and pruning is more economical than restoration, removal, or replacement.

Tree Removals

Regardless of the reason, whether it be due to disease, storm damage, dangerous conditions, age, or aesthetics, Timber Tree Service can get the job done - and we do it the right way the first time.

Removing a big tree from a confined residential section requires a great deal of skill if you want to avoid damage to surrounding buildings, water pipes, power lines and other plantings.

With decades of experience, we know how to get the tree on the ground in a safe manner, without risk to our crew or collaterial damage to adjacent property or structures.

Our experienced arborists have the equipment and the techniques that enable them to safely remove trees, big and small, over property, power lines or other trees without causing damage. (For your peace of mind we are also fully insured).

Many persons looking to buy or build a home base their decision regarding location on the appearance of the surrounding landscape. Often the large part of the attractiveness are trees. Be sure to use a building plan that relates the house to the trees.

Timber Tree Service Inc. suggests that one of the first steps when buying a new home or planning the construction or external remodeling of a home should be adequate protection for the existing trees. First guard against mechanical injury of trees. With established tress, any raising or lowering of ground grades should be avoided. Scraping away top soil layers may destroy many roots and expose others to the drying effect of wind and sun. Raising the grade shuts off or diminishes the air supply and leaves will become undersized, yellowish in color, foliage will become sparse and dead branches will occur.

Care of Domestic Trees

The following are several types of care that your trees might need:

• Deadwooding - this will remove pathways for disease, eliminates possible hazards and improves looks.

• Cabling & Bracing - Without forest grouping for protection from the wind a tree with more than one trunk has a higher risk of splitting. To see more information on this click here

• Thinning - This improves the health and appearance and reduces the occurrence of certain humidity related diseases.

• Shaping - Some trees may need help in forming a desirable shape.

Tree Pruning / Trimming

There is a right way and a wrong way to prune trees. Consideration for future growth, aesthetic value, training the tree, or general overgrowth, helps to determine when and how a tree is pruned.

We have the skills and equipment to do the job safely and the experience to do the job correctly.

During the pruning operation, trees are also checked for any structural problems. All structural problems will either be corrected, or if beyond repair, the tree will be evaluated for possible removal.

The home or business owner is always consulted prior to any tree removal.

Tree Cabling

Cables and brace rods are supplemental structural supports intended to reduce the risk of failure of weak branches and multiple stems. Cables generally consist of extra high strength steel and are attached to bolts installed in the upper crown of a tree.

They are intended to limit the movement of the supported branches so they are less likely to fail during storms. Braces are threaded rods that are installed through unions of weak branches and multiple stems to provide more rigid support from torsional (twisting) forces that can occur in violent weather.

Arborists employed by Timber Tree Service incorporate standard industry methods and materials to properly correct the integrity of your tree.

Planting Trees & Shrubs

Trees can be obtained from the nursery in many forms—bare root, container-grown, balled and burlapped, or dug by tree spade. Transplanting can be successful with all forms.

Important things to consider are basics such as the planting site, drainage, future growth, fertilization and planting procedure.

The ideal time to plant trees and shrubs varies by species, however, the general rule is plant in the Fall after they have become dormant, or plant in the Spring before new growth starts.

In either case, it's a good idea to contact us well in advance becasue those are our busiest seasons and the calendar fills up quickly.

Transplanting Trees

Often, people will plant a sapling or very young tree too close to a building, but not realize this until years later. For the first few years, the distance from the tree to the building is fine and the aesthetics are pleasing. However, after a few years it becomes more and more evident that the tree has outlived its original intended living space. A decision must be made to either cut the tree down, or move it.

There are many factors to consider when transplanting a tree. The size of the root bundle, the transporting the tree to the new location, depth of hole, backfilling (soil needs, drainage, compaction, air pockets), stabilizing, watering and fertilizing.

Part of the qualifications of becoming an arborist is understanding all of these needs and concerns in order to achieve success when transplanting a tree. Timber Tree Service has moved several trees and our success rate is 100%. When we are through, all you have to do is water the tree according to our instructions and the tree will again flourish.

Stump Grinding

Although there are a number of ways to remove stumps, using a stump grinder is the fastest way to remove a tree stump. A stump grinder is a specialized piece of tree care equipment that is designed specifically to grind tree stumps and grind tree roots.

We grind stumps to roughly 5" to 8" below grade which is sufficient to grow grass. If another tree is going to be planted in the hole, we can easily grind deeper and wider to allow for the new tree's roots to grow.

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Tree Feeding

Trees require nutrients to live and thrive. When one or more of these nutrients are deficient in the soil, the tree will not reach its full landscape potential, will be more susceptible to disease and insect problems, and will have a shorter life than a similar, well-fertilized tree.

Determining the Need for Fertilizing

Trees in urban and suburban environments are often under high stress conditions due to low moisture availability, soil compaction, physical damage and competition from turf and nearby trees and shrubs. It is important to keep newly planted trees watered and pruned and to keep weeds away from their bases to avoid excess stress.

The best indicator of whether fertilization is necessary is a soil test. Ideally, a soil sample should be taken before trees are planted.

The staff at Timber Tree Service takes pride in their work and they don't cut corners. Providing prompt quality service is what got us to where we are today. Let us know what we can do for you.