Trees can live for decades or even up to thousands of years. Yes, many trees can outlive humans for sure. However, there are some that have to go, too. Just like many other living things, a tree would eventually die. If there’s one in your property that seems to be lifeless, it’s time to call for dead tree removal services as soon as possible.
How to Know If a Tree Is Dead
You don’t have to be a seasoned tree expert to spot problems in your tree. You just have to take time to look at it to see any problems. Some trees may seem dead but may only be sick or dying. If you want to save a dying tree, arborists would definitely be able to help you. But just like humans, treatment may be done but there’s really no 100% guarantee that the tree would live.
To know whether a tree is dead, you first have to look at it, as mentioned. Check if there are cracks, soft spots, open wounds, decaying or rotting areas. Check whether fungus is already growing on the tree. Check the tree’s bark for large cracks as well.
To be extra sure, grab a twig or small branch from the tree. You can’t use the ones that have already fallen down because these are most likely already dead and dried up. If you get a twig from the tree, try breaking it and see if you can do so easily. Check whether it still has green wood inside of the twig. If it’s brown and if the twig broke easily, then the tree is most likely dead or dying.
Another way to check is through a scratch test. Using a twig, scratch off some of the tree’s skin. If you see green on the inside, then the tree is alive. However, this is not a guaranteed test because some trees have multiple trunks.
When in doubt, call a tree expert instead.
Why Do You Need to Remove a Dead Tree?
Dead trees can be infested by insects and other wildlife. These are dangerous as well especially if it’s a fairly large tree. Dead trees become weak and may fall down easily in case of extreme weather conditions or even just strong winds. If this happens, your property can be damaged and people may get hurt.
Aside from the dangers of keeping a dead tree, lifeless ones would no longer look beautiful. You would rather use that space for a brand new tree or another pretty spot for your garden.
Aardvark Tree Service offers assistance in removal of dead trees and all tree-related services. We work in areas around Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and Port Orange. You can be rest assured that we have a team of highly experienced experts with all the right tools and knowledge to get the job done properly for you. For appointments and to get a free estimate, call us at 386-233-5069
You’re probably thinking whether you can do tree trimming on your own. Calling a contractor, after all, may cost you a bit extra. Perhaps getting rid of those extra branches by yourself would be easy, right? Wrong.
We’ve seen tree trimming DIY’s gone wrong. Accidents as well as trees getting in bad shape after an improper trimming procedure could have easily been avoided if an expert was called. But these property owners can’t really be blamed. After all, we all want to save money in all ways possible. However, when it comes to risky tasks such as tree maintenance, it is best to leave it to the pros.
What is Tree Trimming and Why is It Important?
What is tree trimming anyway? Why do you need this kind of service? Trees grow thousands of years with very little to no maintenance without any problems. So why must you have your tree trimmed?
Tree trimming is the process where in an overgrown tree, especially in a property where people live or work, is literally trimmed down. It’s basically the same principle as to why humans need hair cuts — without proper care your hair would get tangled, rough, or even have split ends, not to mention how you would be more beautiful if you get your hair fixed.
It is essential to trim down weak branches or those that are growing way too large. Of course, trimming can make a tree look beautiful. But more importantly, tree trimming is necessary to assist the growth of the tree and keep it strong. Those weak branches may fall down especially when there are strong winds and storms. Furthermore, you probably won’t want branches growing too close to your home.
Why Do You Need to Hire a Tree Contractor?
You can easily buy tools like chainsaws to help you trim down a large tree, but the process isn’t as simple as just cutting down any branch. First of all, you have to identify the right branches to cut down. Trimming some sensitive tree parts may disrupt the growth of the tree or even cause tree infections and diseases. In some cases, improper tree trimming may also bring death to a tree.
Even more important for you to realize is that tree trimming is a very dangerous task that requires not only the proper tools, but also the right knowledge. A lot of experience would help too. All these things and more are second nature to tree contractors.
When you hire a contractor, you won’t have to put your safety at risk. Mistakes in DIY tree trimming may also cost you even more in the long run, especially if you have to call a contractor anyway to fix those mistakes.
In New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange and surrounding areas, the best tree contractor to call is Aardvark Tree Service. We have a team of experts who have years of experience in tree trimming and other tree services. We would be happy to help you out with assistance you need on anything trees. Just call us at 386-233-5069 for a free quote and to set an appointment.
The stump is the bottom part of a tree’s trunk attached to its roots. It is usually left behind after a tree has fallen down or has been cut down. Tree removal or cutting doesn’t usually include getting rid of the stump. More so if a tree falls down due to bad weather or old age, a stump may remain standing. While some property owners don’t pay attention to this, it is highly important for you to get tree stump removal services.
Some tree stumps serve a good purpose. There are property owners who choose to leave them behind because they can clean it up and use it as a seating area in the garden. Others decorate it with new plants. But there are many more who find the need to get these stumps removed. Here are some reasons you need to get tree stump removal services.
1. Tree stumps may cause accidents.
Especially if the grass has grown longer and the tree stump remains low on the ground, it may cause you to trip or fall down when you walk right above it. Even if you say that you’ve memorized your yard and can walk around it with your eyes closed, you may have your kids playing around or guests visiting who can trip over these stumps.
2. These can also be infested by pests.
Insects and other pests love rotting wood. You may not notice it at first but termites and ants can build their homes in these stumps. These bugs can then infest your other plants and trees. If that stump is closely located to the structure of your home, termites may even find their way to your home’s structure.
3. You can plant a new tree to replace that stump.
If you have no use for the stump, why not get rid of it? You can use that space instead for a brand new tree, grass or even a new set of plants that would make your landscape beautiful. If that stump serves no purpose, then you should consider using that space for something else.
4. It is easier to clean and maintain your garden without a stump blocking the way.
When mowing your lawn or cleaning your garden, you would surely have an easier time if you don’t have to avoid a stump that’s blocking your way. Your garden would even look more beautiful if you just have that wide clean lawn without a stump that has no purpose that looks out of place.
Aardvark Tree Service offers expert assistance in tree stump removal across Port Orange, FL and beyond at a very reasonable price. For a free quote and other inquiries, give us a call at 386-233-5069.
Jon is a 20-year tree professional, and has a passion for serving Volusia County with the finest tree service in the market.