Property owners are responsible for proper tree care and specifically preventative tree maintenance. The primary object in maintenance tree care is to maintain a tree's shape and health. One of the most difficult aspects of this involves the decision to just trim a tree or have it removed. Tree removals can often be avoided by consulting with a professional tree service company in Virginia Beach,
As the foremost tree service, Virginia Beach Tree Service is here to assist you in making this often difficult decision. Below is guidance on how to tell if a tree removal is necessary or will merely a tree trimming be sufficient.
Unless a tree is dead, dying, or problematic, trimming will usually be all that is required to address minor issues. A good tree contractor can cut away dead or dying branches, eliminate limbs threatening property structures, and generally re-shape the tree to its natural form. Tree trimming or pruning is best done in late autumn or winter when the tree is largely dormant. Sap flow will be at a minimum so cut wounds will be bleed excessively. Further, the risk of insect infestation will be all but eliminated in the winter months. Lastly, tree trimming is a great tree care maintenance effort that can both improve the look of your trees but significantly enhance their growth and health. Trimming done correctly can help a tree grow stronger as growth can be directed to desirable branches. Also, cutting away dead or dying branches further helps the tree direct healthy growth in other limbs.
A tree that is dead or extremely problematic often needs to be removed. Problems such as encroaching on property structures, causing landscape problems, or otherwise are a hazard are all valid reasons to have a tree removed. Additionally, severe storm damage can cause trees to die or minimally cause the tree to be extremely unsightly. In all of these case having the tree removed is not only necessary but the responsible thing to do for any sensible property owner.
Tree removal costs are driven by several factors: tree size, tree location, and tree species. Larger trees take more labor to remove so, therefore, will be more expensive to remove. Likewise, a tree near any property structures will take more labor to remove as safeguard will need to be taken to ensure there is no property damaged during the process. Lastly, some tree species, such as those will more than one trunk, can be slightly more expensive to remove as there is often some lean to these trunks. Consequently, additional precautions will need to be taken to ensure there is no property damaged during the removal.
We are the tree service Virginia Beach trusts to help them with this decision to trim or remove a tree. If you have a tree that is problematic, for whatever reason, call us to discuss your options. We service Virginia Beach, Virginia and the entire Hampton Roads area. We always offer free estimates and can usually be at your property within 24 hours of your call.
Benefits of Quality Tree Care
We grossly underestimate the importance of tree care. Even if homeowners understand it, they do not practice it as frequently as they should. This negligence could become very costly for the homeowners regarding safety. Trees could start to die, their branches can grow weak, and they can begin to look unappealing. More alarming is that in this decaying (or damaged) condition is that they can be hazardous to property and life.
There are a few simple things that could be done to ensure that the value of your trees remains preserved and stay safe. This could be in the form of fertilizing, trimming, and routinely inspecting them. Trees are living things and therefore need maintenance and care from time to time to remain healthy. This could be appreciated by the example that humans also require a haircut - so naturally trees also require pruning. Pruning is needed for healthy growth. It gives direction to the growth and makes it look appealing and healthy. Apart from that, it is also essential to ensure that pests do not feed on the branches and leaves. If even a part of a tree or a branch becomes dead, pests will start to feed on the rotting piece and weaken the entire structure of the tree. It can also quickly spread to the healthy parts and ruin the overall health. A professional can identify such rotten and dead branches so they can be removed.
Sometimes pruning is not enough. Trees also might need a limb entirely removed. This helps preserve the tree’s safety and distribute the weight equally so that it does not lean. If a tree leans too much, its trunk and branches become weak. The tree becomes a threat to your safety as it becomes liable to fall on nearby power lines and homes. It is vital to get trained arborists to perform this tree trimming job. They are skilled in knowing which branch should be trimmed and how. It is also vital to ensure that the hired tree service in Virginia Beach is insured and licensed otherwise as the property owner you could be financially and legal liable for accidents.
Perform and purchasing routine tree care is prudent for property owners that want carefree tree ownerships as well as trees that provide function and beauty. Tree can be a tremendous asset to both commercial and residential properties; however, they can equally be dangerous liabilities if not properly cared for. To ensure you trees are safe and healthy call the tree service pros at Virginia Beach Tree Service. We offer free estimates, often the same day or fill-out our easy contact form. To learn more about proper tree care please click here.