Trees are essential to all living creatures on earth. Without trees, life will be hard and even impossible. This is why it is our responsibility to care for our trees and preserve their health to the best of our abilities. You can start by providing your tree with basic routine care to enhance the health and structure of your tree. If you don’t know where to begin, you can always ask your local professional tree service for help.

Here are some of the questions we usually get from our customers to help you learn more about your trees:

Does my tree require removal?

If you are unsure whether your tree is dead, dying, or disease, you should immediately schedule an inspection with your local tree service. In most cases, a tree with the presence of fungal growth, sprouts budding from the roots or foliage loss, and leaf discoloration are in dire need of tree removal.

Do I need to obtain a permit to remove a tree?

It greatly depends on the municipality you are in. Some cities require a permit while some don’t, which is why it pays to ask your municipality about the rules and regulations regarding tree removal. If you hire a reputable tree company, you will not a hard time getting the required permits because they will assist you with it. They can also assure you that the job will be done safely since they own the proper equipment to aid them with the task.

How are stump grinding and stump removal different from one another?

Stump removal eliminates the entire stump, along with the root system. This method leaves a hole from the unearthing of the whole stump. On the other hand, stump grinding entails milling the stump to the ground. Both approaches require skills and expertise, as well as the proper equipment to get it done right. It can be an overwhelming task for someone who doesn’t have experience in performing the task.

What is Emerald Ash Borer, and how can it be treated?

Emerald Ash Borer is common among Ash trees. They are green jewel beetles that live and feed on the tree. If you have Ash trees on your yard, they can be especially vulnerable to this insect-infestation. If you see D-shaped holes in your tree’s bark, shoots budding at the bottom of the tree, dieback, woodpecker activity, and other physical signs of insect infestation, you should get in touch with a certified arborist right away to check on your tree.

Do I need an arborist or a tree care service?

If you see signs of disease or insect-infestation among your trees, you will need help from a certified arborist. They can diagnose the health of your tree and provide an expert recommendation on the future of your tree. Licensed arborists may be more expensive, but you can be assured that they can offer the right solution to your tree problem. On the other hand, you should call a local tree service if you need routine maintenance or tree removal.

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