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Keeping Your Trees Healthy

When I first bought a new house, I realized that the front trees were a little overgrown. I was worried about a branch breaking in the wind and smashing into a window or the roof, and so I decided to invest in professional tree service. When the arborist came, he had more concerns than just a few overgrown branches. Apparently, a few of my trees had also developed serious pest infestations, and I was worried about what it might mean for their health. He carefully trimmed each tree to ward off disease, and within a few weeks, they were looking a lot better. This blog explains how a professional tree trimmer could help you, so that you aren't left with dying trees.


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

Cleaning up After a Storm?

Joshua Mercier

When storms bring down trees, traffic signs, power poles, and other large debris, the city doesn't handle all of it. Trees and foliage on your property are your responsibility in all but the most extreme cases, and it's best to call a tree removal service. That said, if you're having trees removed, now is a good time to handle a few other post-storm issues to both push through some chores and get some extra mileage out of tree removal. Here's what tree removal services can do for you, and how you can gain productivity even after disaster.

Land Evening and Flood Control

Not all trees come down the same. Even if there was a crack or split on higher parts of the trunk, the tree could be completely or partially uprooted. Soil becomes loosened, and, although the ground will slightly even out over time, you could have a standing water issue because of even a slight depression in your yard.

When you contact tree removal service professionals, be sure to discuss different soil, stone, composite, or other materials that can fill gaps and holes left behind by uprooted trees. Instead of waiting for two separate services, you can queue up the contractors and at least get an estimate done if the filling needs to happen later.

Flooding is an issue that may not present itself to homeowners until a record storm's rainfall causes a problem. You may know that you live in a flood-prone area (or search for it using FEMA's flood map service), but it's hard to know where the water will come from or how to efficiently reroute the flow. As tree removal specialists do their job, the evidence will still be fresh for landscape and emergency preparedness professionals to figure out how the water moved and what can be done.

Lumber Collection

All of that fallen tree wood has to go somewhere, and, although it's fine to allow tree removal professionals take the lumber as part of their services, it's fair for you to ask for some of it as well. You just need to ask.

There are a few additional questions to ask if you have specific projects in mind. While the work is being done, you have the best opportunity to slide in a few extra services, such as specific wood cuts, sizes, and shapes to keep the leftover wood in a good, workable condition.

The wood will usually be cut small enough for professionals to load for departure, but can be cut and stabilized into larger sizes if you want to make a wood sculpture. If you want multiple pieces of firewood of a certain size, you might as well ask for the right dimensions while everyone has their tools out at the beginning.

Contact a tree removal specialist like Lakes Tree Service LLC for other options while removing fallen trees and other debris after a storm.