Although some people pay little to no attention to them, trees are the pillars of our community. They reduce air, water, and even noise pollution. But if you want to enjoy all of the benefits trees can provide, you need to give them some attention.
You probably heard about tree services which help you remove old stumps, cut off old branches, and keep your trees looking perfectly trimmed. While some of you think the trees in their yard look just fine, that may not be entirely true.
Today, we’re going to look at some of the reasons why you need a tree service and what you need to know before hiring one.
What Will a Tree Service do For You?
Even though you might not be aware of it, tree services do a lot more than removing small branches from your trees. Here are just a few things a good tree service can and will do for you.
1. Take Care of Trees on the Property
Take a look at your yard. How many trees do you have? How many different species of trees do you have anyway? There are more than 60,000 different tree species on Earth and different kinds of trees require a different type of care. That means you need someone with experience with numerous tree species if you want your yard to be properly maintained.
2. Maintain Your Yard and Garden
Whether you live in a large or modest home, you probably have a garden. In addition to tree maintenance, a good company will also maintain your garden. In turn, this will have an obvious positive effect on your property value. Research has shown that aesthetic touches like flower arguments, trimmed hedges, and rock plants all command a considerable market premium.
3. Add Aesthetic Value to Your Property
You should cut down a tree, even if it’s an eyesore for the entire neighborhood. There’s a good chance your tree is perfectly healthy. And if it’s healthy, there’s a possibility you can’t even cut it down. Some states even have laws against it. A well-maintained tree will also increase the value of your property. Studies suggest that good landscaping can increase value property by 14%.
What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Tree Service
We’ve shown you what a tree service could do for you. How they can keep your property looking aesthetically pleasing, increasing its price in the process. Now, we’re going to discuss a few things you need to know before you hire a tree company.
1. Why is Having Overgrown Trees Potentially Dangerous
Having overgrown trees in your yard can be dangerous in multiple ways. For starters, if the branches are hanging over your neighbor’s yard, the tree may be considered a nuisance. That means, your neighbor will be able to file a nuisance claim against you and if the court finds you guilty, you may end up paying a fine and paying for the tree to be removed.
Moreover, an overgrown tree may be a potential hazard for your property. Unpruned trees, for instance, can be a big threat during storms. Strong winds during a storm may knock the tree down and damage your or your neighbor’s home. An incident like this may end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars, simply because you decided to ignore the overgrown tree in your yard.
2. When’s the Right Time to Trim Your Trees
When it comes to trimming and removing trees, there’s no right or wrong time. For instance, the winter might be a great time to remove diseased or dead trees from your property. The tree removal company will not have to worry about damaging your lawn, plants, or flowers since they will all be frozen.
It’s important to act quickly if your tree is diseased or filled with dead branches. In this situation, the rest of the three can get sick and you’ll need to chop down entirely in just a few months. You need to keep your trees trimmed all year round and make sure that every one of them is 100% healthy.
3. Should You Get Rid of Tree Stumps in Your Yard
Removing a tree stump is a harder decision than you might think. Some feel that tree stumps are nothing more than a blot on the landscape but for others, while others feel that they add character to their yard. Character aside, there are some reasons to get rid of stumps in your yard:
- Tree stumps can be a tripping threat for toddlers and the elderly
- If someone trips and hurts themselves, you’ll have to pay the medical bills
- Stomps are known to attract termites, which can create a vermin problem
- They are hard to maneuver around, which makes landscaping a lot harder
- Tree stumps take up space in your you can use to plant a new, healthy tree
Although stomp removal will cost you extra, it will be worth it once you replace it with a young new tree and make maintenance easier for your tree company.
4. How to Know Whether the Company is Good or Not
There are dozens of tree companies in your area. Some are more expensive than others and look more professional than their competitors. Does that automatically mean they are better than the competition? Not exactly. Here are a few things to do to ensure you’re hiring the best tree service:
- Make sure the company has proper licenses and credentials
- Check if they have adequate insurance coverage
- Ask the manager for referrals from former customers
- Look at their prices and ask them for an estimate
- See if the equipment they are using is adequate for the job
Hire a Tree Service On Time
Removing dead twigs, trimming potentially hazardous branches, and removing stumps can be time-consuming. While you can do some of these things all on your own, it’s better to leave the job to the professionals who know what they’re doing at all times. Just make sure to contact a tree service as soon as possible if you have any problematic trees. The sooner you fix up your yard, the better.
We hope you found our article interesting and insightful. Do you have any experience with tree services? Make sure to share your thoughts with us by leaving a comment below.