Tree trimming is a great way to keep trees healthy. However, using the wrong technique or not following ISA guidelines can lead to a serious problem. Topping a tree is very bad and should never be done unless otherwise required (storm damage). There are multiple reasons why topping a tree can be harmful and will likely require the tree to be removed in future years. Read more about why tree topping should only be done on an as need basis.
Tree trimming can sound like a daunting task; If you take too much you can kill the tree, if you take the wrong branches it can look ugly, etc. However, with the right knowledge and tools, trimming small trees can be a breeze. Always remember to leave the large trim jobs, and the ones that require you to be off the ground, to the professionals. Tree work can be dangerous no matter how small the project can be. The most important things to remember when trimming a tree are: dont take more than 25% at one time, leave branches on a 30 degree angle upward and take branches that "slouch". Read more about tree trimming and what you can do.
Because of all the trees here in Grand Rapids, MI, there are many different reasons why a tree should be removed: aesthetics, danger, dead, etc. Whatever the reason for the tree removal, you need to trust a pro to get the job done safely, effectively, and efficiently. Read some of the more reasons why a tree might need to get removed.
Oak wilt is a nasty disease that has been spreading though West Michigan. Tree Services all over are trying to take proper precaution to prevent the further spread. One of the biggest ways to present the spread is to cease trimming Oak Trees on April 15. Read more on Oak Wilt in Michigan.
Tree removals with cranes can sound pretty intimidating. However, with the right professionals behind the wheel, it is usually much safer. Using a crane reduce the risk of human error by substituting a large portion of the tree removal to the crane. Learn more why a tree removal with a crane might be exactly what you need.
There can be many different reasons to remove a tree, especially in Grand Rapids, MI, where there is no shortage of trees. One of the many reasons is bark inclusion. It forms a weak bind between the spar or other branches of the tree and because of the, can give way to failure. If you tree has bark inclusion, call us for an inspection to see if it should be removed.
A question we often get from homeowners in Grand Rapids, MI: "is my tree okay, or should it come down". There are many ways to spot a dying or dead tree: defects, rot, color, bark, etc. Some trees may just appear unhealthy but may actually be fine. Others might appear fine but are actually on the decline. Read more about how to spot a dying tree in Grand Rapids, MI.
All around Grand Rapids, MI, there are lots of tree removal projects going on. During the tree removal process, many yards of wood chips are generated. We are always being asked questions like: what do you do with the chips, can chips be placed in yards, can the chips be placed in gardens, etc. There are many reasons chips are great for yards, including: better soil, improves garden, looks nice, etc. There are also some reasons not to put chips around your home, such as: termites, fungus, etc. Maybe taking woods chips is right for you, and maybe its not, read more to find out.
We often get questions regarding responsilbity of trees. There are a few different rules and regulations and those can change from city to city, but in Grand Rapids, MI, generally, trees in the right of way are the cities responsibility. The right of way also includes trees between the sidewalk and road. Follow the link to learn more about whose responsible for trees when it comes to residential and townships
Great Lakes Tree Service is known for completing some of the most difficult jobs Grand Rapids, MI has to offer. The two biggest factors that allow us to complete such jobs are: the professional crew and the specialized equipment. Using a crane doesn't just make the job safer, but in some instances, it makes the job actually possible. Learn more about the benefits of using a crane to remove trees