Unfortunately, it sometimes becomes necessary to remove trees from our properties. Shade trees cannot be felled like trees in the forest but must be taken down section by section if damage to gardens, shrubs, buildings, and nearby trees is to be avoided. Tree removal is a very dangerous process and should be done by a trained and fully insured professional. Many trees need to be climbed due to their location and may require the use of rigging systems or cranes to safely lower the tree down.
Knowledge of tree structure, ability to judge the relative strength of sound and unsound wood, agility, and skill in rigging are so important in the tree removal process that it is best to hire a professional tree service company to assure property assets are not damaged by the tree removal process and that it’s safely brought down.
Property owners are forced to make critical decisions to remove a tree for the following reasons:
Trees that are dead should be removed as soon as possible. The longer you wait to take a dead tree down the more unstable the wood becomes. If a tree is left for too long it will not be able to be climbed and will require specialty equipment. This will increase the tree removal cost substantially. Some signs that your tree is dead are:
❖ There is an absence of leaves when there should be leaves.
❖ Large pieces of bark are separating from the trunk.
❖ The tree is dropping large limbs
Dying or Diseased Trees
Declining and dying trees should be removed before they die completely. This will make the tree removal process safer and easier therefore cheaper. Some signs that you have a dying tree include:
Bare branches throughout the tree.
Leaves turning brown
Structurally Unstable Trees
There are a multitude of things that can cause a tree to be deemed structurally unstable. Some of the following would warrant the immediate removal of a tree and you should keep an eye out for them:
❏ Lateral or vertical cracks in the trunk of the tree
❏ Large cavities in the trunk from old pruning wounds
❏ Decaying roots
❏ Included Bark Syndrome
Overcrowded or Planted Wrongly
Trees grow best when they do not have to compete with one another. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you should cut down 16 Maple trees so your 1 Oak tree can develop. This is where our arborists come into play. We will gladly come out and explain in detail which trees should be removed or pruned so others can develop.
We are often the first step in a new landscaping process. Tree removal is usually incorporated into new landscape designs. We worked closely with landscape architects to ensure we meet all of the landscaping goals. Whether you are a landscape architect designer or a homeowner, if you are embarking on a new project we would be glad to help.
When it comes to tree removals, our employees are very knowledgeable and skilled allowing us to remove any size tree safely in any property. Kerry’s Tree Service, Inc. is fully insured for your protection. Our satisfied customers prove that we are one of the best tree service companies to go with.
In 1972, Kerry Ray started his journey in tree trimming by pruning the trees at his rental house in Reseda, California. He then volunteered to help his LAPD motor officer partner, Randy, trim his parents Ash tree. So, they went out and bought a Homelite chainsaw, climbing gear and a black/orange trucker's rope...