Stump Grinding & Stump Removal

You just had your tree removed, now what? Or you are planning to get it removed, but do not know what to do with the stump? No worries! You have options! Here we go over leaving the stump, stump removals, and stump grinding. You Can Always Leave The Stump This is...

What is Oak Wilt?

What is Oak Wilt? Although Oak Wilt has been around since the 1970s here in Grand Rapids, MI, not many people know what it is. So, what is Oak Wilt? Well, Oak Wilt is a disease of oak trees, mainly Red Oaks, caused by the fungus Bretziella fagacearum. This fungus...
When Tree Removal is Needed

When Tree Removal is Needed

“When Do I Remove a Tree?” We get asked this very often here in Grand Rapids. This is a complex question. A lot comes into play when deciding tree removal is needed. It is important to have a tree expert or an arborist look at your trees. They have a trained eye for...
The Longevity Of Willow Trees

The Longevity Of Willow Trees

Have you ever wondered about the longevity of willow trees? Why do they tend to fall apart only several years after planting them? How often do you need to provide the beautiful willow tree with tree service and care? A little background on willows. Salix. species...
How Do You Know When A Tree Is Sick?

How Do You Know When A Tree Is Sick?

How do you know when a tree is sick? Well, its actually a science that you can go to school for years to learn. Even more, you still won’t understand everything because just like humans, plants evolve and new pathogens emerge. Pathogens are bacteria, viruses, and...
Preparing For Spring in Grand Rapids!

Preparing For Spring in Grand Rapids!

Spring is hopefully on its way soon here in Grand Rapids, Michigan. And as exciting as it is, we need to be prepared for what that means. Here are just a few things you should do to begin preparing for spring in Grand Rapids! Before winter is over, you should have...

Filling a Tree with Cement

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...

Post Tree Removal Stump

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...

Tree Topping Could Lead to Removal

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...

Proper Felling Techniques for Tree Removals

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...