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Although we love it when trees are healthy and flourishing, we also understand that sometimes there is good reason to remove a tree. Whether it’s to prevent a devastating accident, keep trees from littering limbs, leaves and seeds on houses or cars, or even to improve a view, tree removal can often be a necessary decision. When you do conclude that a tree needs to be removed, the first step is to look for a licensed and insured company. It’s important to ask if there is an ISA certified arborist on staff and whether the company carries worker’s comp insurance for their employees. Having a worker injured on your property can lead to a costly ping on your homeowners insurance if he or she is not covered by workers comp insurance through their job. Once you’ve found the right company to perform the work, it’s time to talk about how the tree(s) will be removed.
The tree removal process is simple, but not easy. Fortunately our range of equipment makes removing trees streamlined and safe. When our estimator comes out to take a look at the job, he’ll go over the plan and what steps will be taken to execute it. He’ll discuss equipment, hazards (septic systems, utility lines, damp patches in the yard, etc.) and what you can expect on the day the work is done. He’ll also provide a price and list what payment options are available to you. We provide free estimates on tree removal so don’t hesitate to give us a call if you’re thinking about removing trees on your property!
It might be tempting to do a quick Google search on tree pruning and head out into your yard with loppers and chainsaw in hand, ready to get ‘er done. Hold on a minute! Although many small trees and shrubs can be safely pruned by a homeowner, it’s easy to quickly get in over your head, leading to unhealthy trees at best and a serious or even fatal injury at worst. Again, this is why we highly recommend finding a company with an ISA certified arborist on staff. These experts have spent a lot of time studying and practicing pruning so that you can kick back and relax while your trees are taken care of.
It is true that pruning is one of the best things you can do maintain your tree’s health and put it in great shape for many years of life to come. If it’s a fruit tree, pruning can increase production. Many times pruning is the right route if you need to pull trees back off your house, power lines, driveway or yard. Pruning before potential ice or wind storms in the winter can strengthen your tree and help it withstand the weather.
Staunton Tree Service has an ISA certified arborist on staff as well as a Certified Tree Safety Professional to ensure that your trees stay healthy and the work is safely accomplished.
Although removing a stump isn’t always necessary, it can be annoying to have to mow around stumps in your lawn as well as an eyesore when a stump is left in a prominent place. Stump grinding will help your project look complete, like the icing on a cake.
On top of aesthetic reasons to grind stumps, there are also practical reasons. Stumps that are left on your property can impede yard maintenance, encourage plant and tree disease in their surroundings and invite pests to burrow in their soft wood.
We have different sized grinders at Staunton Tree Service to suit any need, whether grinding out enormous stumps left from large tree removals or wiggling into a tight spot to take out some bush stubs.
Just like removals, we offer free estimates for stump grinding. Give us a call!
Tree health can be tricky because disease often progresses without evidence until it’s too late to reverse the problem. Having an ISA certified arborist inspect your trees and diagnose any issues can help you sleep better at night and keep your trees growing well into the future.
Consulting with our arborist can also save money in the long run. As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
Harrisonburg has seen its fair share of storms, from the derecho back in 2012 to the heavy ice storm in 2018 and any number of strong thunderstorms in between. Storm damaged trees can be particularly hazardous. Strong winds can cause leaning trees, widow makers, snagged and hanging branches that may drop later without warning, electrical concerns when power lines are involved, and even punctured houses, windows and cars. When this kind of situation happens, the best and smartest thing you can do is call a professional to assess the situation and create a plan of action to safely remove hazards.
One of the number one injuries seen in emergency rooms after a big storm is chainsaw injuries caused by homeowners attempting to clean up downed limbs and branches. Don’t take the risk! Stay warm and safe in your home in Harrisonburg while we thoroughly clean up any storm damage for you.