When you are looking for tree services, quality, reliability and experience are three key factors to explore. Trees Plus has over 9 years of experience in the industry and provides the full range of services from tree pruning and removal to landscapes / hardscapes and stump grinding. Look for professional certifications and licenses and, most importantly, experience and reputation. It is also important to look for a company with an active and aggressive safety program. Trees Plus employees are trained in safety and employ the most up to date safety technology. Our employees are trained and licensed to look for and treat for pests and diseases. It is very important that any tree company you choose to do business with have all the correct insurance in place and should be available to answer your questions about any of these issues.
By its very nature, tree work is dangerous and should only be done by a professional. Liability insurance is important because it protects you, the business owner/homeowner, and your property from potential risk and damage. Workman’s compensation insurance protects tree professionals while they are working on a job. When you are seeking to hire a tree company, be sure to request proof of comprehensive insurance from their insurance carrier before any work is started. If you have any doubts, call the insurance carrier for verification.
Trees need to be pruned for a number of reasons including: safety, aesthetics and tree health. Broken or dead branches can be dangerous if they fall - oftentimes without warning, even on a calm day! If a tree’s branches grow too big for the tree or are too close to your roof or chimney, they need to be pruned and cleared to prevent them from damaging your business or home. From an aesthetic perspective, pruning can help make a tree look better or provide you with a better view of your property or horizon. If you are thinking about pruning a tree, be sure to use a Certified Arborist. Unskilled and uneducated workers can damage your trees and property.
At Trees Plus, we take every precaution necessary to protect your property and minimize any impact to the landscape. For example, our crews lay down protective material over sensitive areas when necessary. Further, our foremen and crews are extremely experienced in all types of removals and pruning including hand work, aerial lift and crane work. Our clients constantly compliment us by mentioning that it is almost impossible to tell we were on their property other than to perform tree work!
A Certified Arborist has a broad base of knowledge about tree and woody plant care, pesticides, planting safety and related technical matters. In order to become a Certified Arborist, one must pass a difficult and lengthy exam administered by the Arborists Association. The International Society of Arboriculture offers a similarly difficult exam in the United States and abroad. At Trees Plus, we employ many Certified Arborists as part of our commitment to industry expertise and standards. Insist on hiring tree and plant health care companies with these certifications when you are seeking expert services.
There are many. The natural beauty that a tree brings to your outdoor home is beyond measure. Seeing seasons turn through the changes in a tree, seeing the leaves emerge during early spring, enjoying the beauty of the blooming season and watching the tree as it prepares for winter reminds us of the natural cycles in life. Planting a tree can be a wonderful experience. As you care for the tree, as years pass and as you watch it grow it becomes a part of your outdoor home and will eventually become an old friend.
Trees, like us, have a life span. Depending on species and environment, trees can live for hundreds of years. There are still many large trees alive today that were living when our country was founded. Knowing the history of your outdoor home will help you determine the age of your trees as some may be part of the original landscape and others added later on. Unfortunately, the best way to tell a tree’s age is to count the growth rings when it is cut down - something we want to avoid!
Hazard assessment is one of the jobs of your arborist. As trees grow and age they become subject to many stress factors that may affect their structural integrity. It is important to have a certified arborist visit your outdoor home and advise you of any possible danger from tree failure.