If you are like a number of people in Selby then you will have either one or a number of trees in your garden. Trees just like the plants in your garden need looking after or they can not only become unsightly but they can also become dangerous.
When you see professional tree surgeon performing tree pruning and trimming services they make it seem easy, but there is lot more to maintaining your tree than just cutting and trimming a few branches here and there. While you can do some tasks with your pruners and a saw, most of the jobs are best left to qualified and experienced tree surgeons.
The terms trimming and pruning are often interchangeably used to denote cutting trees, but for clarification, trimming is for grooming the tree, whereas pruning has to do with the tree’s health, as well as the safety of people and structures near the tree. Correct pruning and trimming has to do with what portions to cut, how much, and when to do it.
Our Selby tree surgeons team can play an important role in every area of your garden. They can not only advise you on the best practices to maintain the health and beauty of your trees but they can also diagnose and treat any illness your tree might sustain and also advise you on the best pest control methods for your situation. We also deal with the tree roots, soil maintenance and provide a 24 hour emergency tree removal service for if you think your tree has been badly damaged in a storm. Before going down the tree felling and tree removal route one of our tree surgeons will first check the tree for any splits, cracked limbs and any other storm damage. If it is possible we will repair the tree and remove any broken or cracked limbs to make the tree safe again. If he tree has fallen or is irreparable then we will safely remove the tree for you.
So whether you are looking at trimming a few branches from your tree, want your tree checked for diseases or storm damage, an entire tree removed, a stump ground down or removed or just some advise on how to best maintain your trees then call one of our Selby tree surgery team today on 0113 3206787
Most Important Tree Trimming Services For The Home
Do you know if one of those stunning trees in your yard is ready to fall when the next storm blows through? Unfortunately, this is a very real threat as falling trees or limbs can injure you, your children or your home. While tree removal is a last resort, it's still a good idea to regularly inspect the trees on your yard for hazards and know how to recognize a tree that needs to be removed. Once you understand these signs, you'll know when it's time to call a tree company.
Annual Tree Inspections are Important
At least once per year, inspect all of your trees for signs of disease, decay or structural problems. You'll also need to check the trees after each severe storm, as large trees can easily fall if their anchor roots are damaged or the ground becomes too soaked. If you catch the problem in time, a tree service company can remove it before serious damage occurs.
How to Inspect Your Trees
So, how should you inspect your trees for problems? Start by looking at the overall condition of the tree. Trees that are sick usually have off-color leaves or red pine needles. If the tree has green on the crown, it may still be hazardous or sick as the branches or trunk can be structurally weak due to disease or rot. Use binoculars to look at the high branches and try to spot any broken limbs or weak branch unions, which means the limbs are ready to fall at any time.
6 High-Risk Issues to Look For
Now, let's move on to identifying some of the biggest problems you need to look for. All of these problems represent a major safety hazard and may indicate it's time for a tree remova specialist to pay a visit.
Cracked bark. If your tree has bark that's starting to crack, this is a sign that the tree is sick or dying. Call a tree service company if you notice 2+ cracks in the same spot or very deep cracking.
Weak branch unions. Check how well the branches appear to be attached to the tree, as weak unions have no integrity and the branches may come falling down. This is a common issue with elm and maple.
Tree cankers. These sunken spots in the bark or areas where the bark is completely missing may either be a wound or a sign of disease.
Strange shape. Does your tree have a weird shape that seems poorly formed? These trees may require removal because they lack structural integrity.
Decay. Serious decay is a problem and you can usually spot it if there are mushrooms growing on your tree or right at the base. Dead branches. Dead wood is unpredictable and very brittle. Strong winds or a storm can easily send these branches crashing down onto your family or your home. Tree trimming is necessary to remove these hazards.
Common Tree Issues There are a number of tree diseases that are common throughout most tree species. Here's a look at some of them, along with symptoms you should look for. Most of these diseases require removal. Tree removal sometimes requires a permit so make sure you have this in order before you have the tree felled.
Oak Leaf Blister. This disease affects oak trees, causing the leaves to look blistered on the upper surface with depressions on the underside. The leaves will eventually start to curl and leaves may drop prematurely. This disease typically starts in the spring and spores are then spread in the rain or wind. This disease is treated with a fungicide.
Tubakia Leaf Spot. This disease causes brown spots to appear on the foliage, along with cankers on the twigs. Red oaks are particularly prone to catching this fungal infection and the best way to address it is to increase air flow on the tree.
Bacterial Leaf Scorch. This disease leaves red or yellow borders and makes leaves appear scorched. It's spread by insects and close contact to other trees and infected trees usually require removal.
Armillaria Root Rot. Finally, this fungi infects the roots of the tree and may be hard to detect unless you see mushrooms growing on the tree's base. It causes the crown to die, stunts the tree's growth and eventually kills the tree, requiring removal.
Remember, inspecting your trees annually is an important task for you to do. If your tree loses its leaves right before it gets them and right after it loses them are great times to inspect. Even if they don't lose their leaves those two times are usually in the beginning of Spring and the end of Fall.
Tree and Stump Removal Cost - Making Your Estimates
You can be in business for yourself, if you start your own stump grinding business. You can do stump grinding part time, or full time. A stump grinding machine is basically a big grinding machine that you put over a tree stump and grind it down to a pulp. It is like a big meat grinder, you hold the machine over the tree stump, and it grinds the stump into a pulp or saw dust type material.
Lots of home owners cut down trees in their yards, and it's very difficult to dig up a tree stump, as the roots usually go way down, and all over under the ground. Most stump grinding companies, charge by the diameter. But you can charge any way you like, you can charge by the stump, so that if they have more than one stump to grind, you can give them a discount.
Call around and inquire about prices for grinding down a tree stump in your town. If you call the competition, that way you will have a pretty good idea what they are charging for your area, and then what you should charge. You can put your tree stump grinder either in the back of a pick up truck, or you can use a trailer and put it in the back also.
Make sure you have signs on your vehicle, that way people in the neighborhood can get your telephone number, so they can call you to do their tree stump grinding work. Try to network with some landscaping companies that do landscaping, but don't offer tree stump removal. Offer them a commission for any jobs they send to you. You can also make up a flier to mail out to many lawn maintenance and landscapers, and let them know you grind stumps, and you will give them a cut, for any jobs they give to you. If just a few of them send you jobs on a regular basis, will get you a lot of jobs.
You really want to go the route of networking you stump grinding business with other landscapers, to build up your business. Later you can hire others to take the stump grinder out and grind stumps for you, while you add more stump grinders or other landscape jobs, to grow your business even more.
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