Ask The Expert

Equipment
Q. What equipment do you use?
A. We use High-end chainsaws for felling limbs and removal. We use "cherry-pickers" to reach taller trees and hard to reach limbs and Mulchers for limb disposal.
Q. What kind of chainsaws do you use?
A. We use a variety of saws in varying lengths and of tasks.
Q. Can borrow one of your chainsaws?
A. No. We are held liable and responsible for our equipment. However, we would be more than happy to give you a recommendation for a good saw based on your needs.
Tree Services
Q. There is a dead tree in my yard that I want removed but animals have made it their home. What will you guys do?
A. This is a very common occurrence, most animals will leave the tree as we begin cutting limbs. If any of our staff come across active nests, we will stop and call rehabilitators to have them safely remove the nest and remaining inhabitants and transplant them to a new suitable home.
Q. I have a dead white oak tree in my back yard that I want to have cut down but I would like to keep the wood to burn. Is that possible?
A. Absolutely! That would mean we can deduct the disposal cost from your bill. We will cut it into manageable pieces but you will need to cut and split it into the desired length and size.
Q. If I cut some of the branches myself, am I able to get a discount?
A. We will quote you based on the project needs itself and we wont know that until we come and inspect the potential project. We also don't recommend you doing this for the safety of yourself and of others. Many mishaps occur from amateurs attempt at doing this very thing and with the countless number of internet videos serve as proof, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!
Q. Do you do work for commercial properties?
A. Yes we Do! Feel free to schedule an estimate with us!
Q. Why do I need a Certified Arborist?
A. Certified Arborists are tree care specialists dedicated to excellence in the field of arboriculture. They are highly qualified in the care of your valuable trees and shrubs with knowledge of the most up-to-date advances, and proven age-old techniques. Certified Arborists are widely recognized professionals. They are educated and trained in: Diagnosis and treatment of your tree and shrub related problems. Proper pruning and management techniques for your valuable trees and shrubs. Understanding tree biology. Identifying and selecting the appropriate trees and shrubs for your landscape. Installation and establishment of trees and shrubs to enhance your landscape. Understanding the delicate soil and water relationships which affect tree and shrub health. Nutrition requirements and fertilization techniques to keep your trees and shrubs in peak form. Recognizing certain tree hazards and construction damage. To maintain and beautify the world around us, residential property, commercial property, or the town you live in, Certified Arborists are there to help you. To qualify as a Certified Arborist, an experience tree care professional must pass an extensive examination developed by an international panel of experts in the industry and academia. The International Society of Arboriculture maintains this voluntary certification program. The educational program does not stop with testing. A Certified Arborist must keep abreast of new technology, by attending seminars and reviewing the latest publications to obtain necessary continuing education credits. In today's fragile environment, a Certified Arborist can maintain your landscape and help you preserve the aesthetic and ecological value of your trees and shrubs. Please remember, Certification can attest to the knowledge background of an arborist, but it does not guarantee or assure quality performance. It is a means to assist you in selecting an arborist who has proven level of knowledge based competency. Not all arboricultural firms have Certified Arborists on their staff. When choosing a tree care firm, check the classified pages for those companies that employ arborists who are certified. Do not hesitate to ask any prospective arborist to see their International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certification Identification Card. For additional information, contact your local Cooperative Extension Office, State Urban Forestry Department, ISA Chapter, or the ISA Certification Office at (217) 355-9411.
Q. What is topping?
A. Topping is the indiscriminate cutting back of tree branches to stubs or lateral branches that are not large enough to assume the terminal role. Other names for topping include "heading," "tipping," "hat-racking," and "round over." The most common reason given for topping is to reduce the size of a tree. Often homeowners feel that their trees have become too large for their property. People fear that tall trees may pose a hazard. Topping, however, is not a viable method of height reduction, and certainly does not reduce the hazard. In fact, topping will make a tree more hazardous in the long term.
Q. What Is a Certified Arborist?
A. An Arborist by definition is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for and maintaining individual trees. ISA Arborist Certification is a non-governmental, voluntary process by which individuals can document their base of knowledge. It operates without mandate of law and is an internal, self-regulating device administered by the International Society of Arboriculture. Certification provides a measurable assessment of an individual's knowledge and competence required to provide proper tree care. Certification is not a measure of standards of practice. Certification can attest to the tree knowledge of an individual, but cannot guarantee or assure quality performance. Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through at least three years experience and have passed a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation's leading experts on tree care. Certified Arborists must also continue their education to maintain their certification. Therefore, they should be up-to-date on the latest techniques in arboriculture.