We get the questions, "can I fill my hollow tree with cement." We never recommend this for several reasons: first, cement doesn't bond with wood; second, rubbing can occur worsening the problem; and third, cement holds moisture. If the tree is hollow and near a structure, a tree removal is recommended. Here in Grand Rapids, MI, we remove lots of dead and hollowed trees near house. Learn more about cement in trees.
After a large tree removal, many times we grind the stump. Sometimes, if the homeowner asks us, we leave the stump grind shavings for the homeowners, in order so that they might save on cost. There are many uses of stump grind shavings and planting grass over where the stump once was is easy. Learn more about how to plant grass over where a large stump was.
Being a professional tree service in Grand Rapids, MI, we see plenty of trees that require trees removal, tree pruning, and and tree maintenance. We've discussed the problems that can arise from topping trees, but are there certain trees that might be okay to top? Cedar trees are resilient to topping and in some cases, can be topped effectively. If your cedar is topped in the wrong manner, however, it may lead to a need for a tree removal. Learn more about topping cedar trees so that you won't need to perform a tree removal.
All too often, in Grand Rapids, MI, we see many homeowners using improper felling techniques when trying to remove trees themselves. These very minor mistakes can lead to big problems (we've had to remove trees of houses due to homeowners using bad felling technique). It may seem like a very concept to grasp, but proper felling takes years of experience to master. Learn more on some of the proper felling techniques.
Most professional tree services, especially in the Grand Rapids MI area, understand how bad tree topping can be. There are many consequences for topping trees that may lead to a need for tree removal. Before requesting a tree to be topped, learn more about the consequences.
In Grand Rapids, MI there is no shortage of trees. For a tree service like us, during tree removals, we always get asked "would this be good firewood". Truth is, most the time, yes! Almost all hardwoods are great for burning. Also, keeping the wood will usually help save on the bill! Learn more about what woods are ideal for burning.
Being a professional tree service out of Grand Rapids, MI, we run into many questions form homeowners regarding different removal and trimming techniques. One of those questions is topping tree. Normally, tree topping is very bad and will require the tree service to eventually remove the tree. However, fruit trees respond differently to topping. Read more about different trimming techniques for tree services in Grand Rapids, MI.
Due to the ever expanding Grand Rapids area, trees are constantly needing to be removed. When removing a tree, in most cases, you also remove the stump, or stump grind. This is a great way to get ride of an eye sore like a stump. However, what happens after the stump gets ground? Well, in many cases, the stump grind shavings are spread out and grass seed is put in place. However, if all of the stump wasn't ground, it an be sucking in nitrogen from the soil which will make growing grass difficult. Learn more about what to expect when a stump get ground and what you can do to ensure grass grows in the area.
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.