Frequently Asked Questions
1 – Why should I prune my trees?bronskiy
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 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.
2 – Why is it necessary for a tree company to have insurance?bronskiy
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 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.
3 – Will this tree fall?bronskiy
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.
4 – How old are my trees?bronskiy
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!
5 – What are some of the benefits of keeping or planting trees on my property?bronskiy
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.