We are constantly receiving questions regarding firewood. It seems like there is a never ending demand for it and a never ending supply for it (as long as trees are being cut down). GLTS will typically deliver firewood for free, when in the area. Read more about the different types of wood that are great for fires.
There are many different types of diseases and invasive species affecting Michigan trees and forests. By being informed, homeowners can identify and potentially treat certain diseases before its too late and a full tree removal is required. Learn more about Michigan tree diseases here.
Many times a tree will die and need to be removed due to a wound. This is a pretty interesting read on the steps the homeowner can take to prevent further tree decay and potentially eliminate the possibility of spending money on a full tree removal.
We always receive questions about the stump grinding mulch left over after grinding a stump. More often than not, we are asked to take the grindings with us. However, some people realize the organic benefits that mulch can provide to gardens. This brief article gives a description on how to use stump grind shavings as a mulch and the potential effects of using pine mulch or mulch from diseased trees.
If you have a tree in poor health, it may be due to Girdling Roots. If you catch it in time, you may not need to pay for the cost of a full tree removal and stump grinding. Learn more about Girdling Roots.
Stump grinding is a whole different aspect of any tree removal job. In this Popular Mechanics article they give some good in sight into the cost and steps involved. Click here to learn a little bit more about all the different steps that go into stump grinding.
Trimming/pruning sounds easy, but so much more actually goes into it. Follow the link to learn more about the 1/3 1/4 rule, need for paint, and the general technique.