Tree Removal

An arborist is a person professionally trained and experienced in providing recommendations when deciding whether or not a tree or trees should be removed. Tree removal is generally practiced as a last resort, but considered necessary or recommended when the tree(s) are:

  • Dead or dying,
  • Structurally hazardous,
  •  Impossible to correct with pruning methods,
  • Prior to new construction,
  • Provoking sewage blockage and foundation damage due to root growth,
  • Selected thinning of tree stands to promote adjacent tree growth,
  • Encroaching on utility lines or roadways,
  • Pest or disease infestations.

Tree removal service is provided for;

  • Municipal,
  • Commercial,
  • Utility,
  • Residential clients.

Service provided for small and large-scale projects, including urban and hazardous situations, land clearing or leveling, trees in proximity to overhead-energized utility lines, logging operations, lot clearings and roadside clearing or widening.

 

Utility/Hydro Line Clearing

ArborWorks Tree Service offers tree-trimming services to provide adequate clearance or hydro and communication lines. Utilities and local distribution companies are responsible to maintain adequate hydro line clearance around trees and branches encroaching primary high voltage lines that run down our streets and highways.

Generally it is the responsibility of the homeowner or business to maintain the required tree and branch clearance for any primary or secondary hydro feeds that connect the house or business to the primary feeds.

ArborWorks professionally trained and certified utility arborists and utility lines clearing employees provide the knowledge, equipment and service to assist you in identifying, obtaining and maintaining the required lines clearance you should have for your particular utility maintenance requirements.

All of our practices are performed in accordance with the Electrical and Utilities Safety Association, Electrical Safety Rules and regulations.

 

Right of Way / Land Clearing

ArborWorks Tree Service will provide quality tree removal for land clearing projects including right-of-way establishment and maintenance, new home construction, commercial building construction, line clearing, and road or driveway construction.

Logging operations for stand thinning, harvesting and other projects are offered as well.

 

Under Brush Management

ArborWorks Tree Service offers two methods of Vegetative Management:

Mechanical Mulching is the mechanical removal of undesirable vegetation under utility lines, along roadways, and anywhere regeneration of cut wood material is undesirable. Mechanical mulching is designed to pulverize the wood and brush into a mulched material that may decompose on the forest floor or be removed from the site easily by excavation during grubbing. The mulching technique efficiently removes not only the exposed parts of the plant, but includes the removal of the stump portion effectively reducing or eliminating the plants potential to regenerate. Following a mulching operation an integrated management plan may include seeding the area with desirable, low growing grasses and forbes to reduce further woody plant regeneration.

Mechanical mulching can be used in commercial, municipal or residential projects.

 

Limb Pruning

We have trained, professional tree climbers and bucket truck operators experienced in the cutting and removal of selected limbs to improve shape, structure and to reduce hazards within the crown of the tree. Proper pruning is recommended and is a necessity for a variety of reasons.

Some of the most common pruning practices include the removal of:

  • Dead wood, weaker and structurally poor limbs that pose a hazard or may lead to wood decay
  • Crisscrossing limbs that rub causing structural defects and failure
  • Limbs to provide clearance for utility wires, buildings, shingles, gutters, roofs, chimneys, windows and elevation for driveways, streets or sidewalks
  • Diseased or insect-infested limbs
  • Selected limbs to improve structure and reduce wind resistance and the potential for failure.
  • Selected limbs to improve structure and reduce wind resistance and the potential for failure.
  • Selected branches to increase light penetration onto lawns gardens or to promote interior crown health and growth.
  • Selected limbs to improve views of lakes, hillsides, lawns or other required lines of site

ArborWorks Tree Service ensures pruning methods are up to date, modern practices of arboriculture and in the best interest of your trees health and vigor, while obtaining the desired results. With proper pruning there is a reduced risk of decay, storm damage, insect infestation, disease and a substantial reduction in hazard liability.

 

Storm Damage

Our trained staff of professionals who provide efficient response to the removal of trees or limbs that have been broken, uprooted or otherwise effected by inclement weather, spontaneous trunk failure or other events or situations where immediate and/or imminent removal of a tree(s) is necessary.

Storm damaged or failed trees occur at many different times under a variety of conditions. Trees generally grow and develop in ways that are favorable to its immediate surroundings and advantageous of its environment. Different tree species may genetically have different wood densities, growth rates and life expectancies, but every tree will be influenced by its immediate environment.

Mature or semi-mature trees that have been secluded by surrounding trees may be taller and thinner than trees that grow in an open area, making them more vulnerable to being pushed over by wind or ice if the surrounding trees are removed for construction or development. Root systems are generally shallow and grown into specific locations in search of water, nutrients and oxygen. Therefore it is crucial to consult an arborist before construction begins to avoid the possibilities of storm damaged or dead trees following your construction project.

 

Stump Grinding / Removal

Stump grinding is the mechanical method of specialized equipment that allows stumps to be removed from the landscape, driveway or side of roadway while leaving minimal to no lawn damage.

ArborWorks Tree Service maintains several specialized stump grinders to ensure access to the stump and the removal of it will be as efficient as possible. Our equipment does not require heavy vehicles or trucks to be driven on your park, lawn or landscaped area.

Following the removal of the tree stump we will provide soil and seed or sod to replace the ground area, leaving a visibly pleasing, usable area.

 

Brush Chipping

We maintain a small fleet of large industrial equipment to ensure professional, proficient disposal of limb wood and debris, along with smaller portable machines to service residential and island clients.

Brush chippers are the most effective way to process, transport and dispose of unwanted wood material. Our chippers have the capacity to process 18 inch diameter logs.

 

Cabling & Bracing Support Systems

We design and install cabling and bracing support systems used to support cracked or partially failed limbs or trunks.

Cabling and bracing involve the installation of high strength galvanized steel cables, properly bolted in positions of the crown of the tree to provide the significant structural support to effectively prevent the failure of the limb or trunk section.

Cabling systems are designed and effective in providing the structural support in preventing a cracked limb or trunk section from split apart or separating further or completely failing. Cabling systems are a permanent fixture left with the tree, designed to be nearly invisible to the untrained eye.

 

Fertilization

ArborWorks Tree Service provides deep root liquid fertilizer that promotes health and vigor of landscape trees and shrubs.

Deep root fertilization is the best practice for ensuring that the nutrient requirements of your tree(s) are met. In the landscape turf roots are extremely competitive with tree roots. Most broadcast or staked fertilizers are designed to improve grass development or limited leaching opportunities, either is not an effective method of tree fertilization.

Liquid injected fertilizer applied by ArborWorks Tree Service is formulated to specifically target the requirement of your trees. The fertilizer is applied under pressure into the ground extending from below the shallow turf layer up to 12inches deep, ensuring the feeding roots of the tree are exposed to adequate nutrients.

The fertilizer application is applied equally under the entire canopy of your tree. We inject approximately 2 liters of product fertilizer per square meter, which means that every 3 feet square we inject 2 liters of product under pressure horizontally and vertically, effectively aerating and dispersing macro and micro nutrients in every inch of root area of your tree. At that point the fertilizer has a bonding agent that ensures the fertilizer will stick the soil particles, providing an opportunity for the tree to feed all year.

Deep root fertilizer injections are performed on an annual basis for best results. Call to consult with an arborist on improving the health, vigor and life expectancy of your trees and shrubs.