Our Tree Removal Compass

We always want to prioritize the customer when it comes to tree removals in Anderson. It takes so much time to grow them and so little time to chop them down. It can be quite an undertaking to bring these things down but when you look at the big picture, and all the time it takes trees to grow it is a little blip in time. We are always studying and internalizing how trees work and let that be our compass. We came across an excellent book called Title: Trees for the yard and garden Author: Jonn Cushnie Here is a quick part of the book.

“TREES GROW ON YOU

The numbers in the parentheses indicate the hardiness zones.

A tree isn’t just for a season: it’s for life. With care and attention, most trees should have a long life – some of them will outlive not only you but your grandchildren as well. They are always growing, even though in later years this is less noticeable. Before buying, take the trouble to check out a mature version of the tree you plan to buy – at a park or public garden. Then you will know what yours is going to look like in the fullness of time. The  planting site must be selected with thought to the future and the ultimate size of the tree. Will it become too large for the space, cast shade, block a view, annoy neighbors, or be a danger to property?

The ultimate spread of branches and roots will have a bearing on your choice of position. The spread on either side of the trunk of a mature chestnut may be as much as 66ft. On a lesser scale, cherry tree roots will work their way to the surface, damaging lawns and making mowing difficult. Where the landscape design calls for more than one tree, plant them sufficiently far apart to prevent them growing into one another, which would spoil their shape. The exception to this rule is when the end result is to be a shelter belt or windbreak, in which case close spacing is to be encouraged, allowing the branches of individual trees to intertwine and filter out the wind.

The tree’s site will affect the level of maintenance. If planting in grass, keep a 2-3ft circle around the base of the tree free from weeds and grass to prevent competition for water and nutrients. This will also reduce the risk of the base of the trunk being damaged by the lawnmower or strimmer. In any case, in later years the head of the tree will cast shade and the soil underneath will be dry, making it difficult to grow anything below it (for exceptions to this rule, see pages 112-13).

The juxtaposition of trees and dwelling is often over emphasized. Most of the smaller garden trees may be planted beside modern properties with no risk from roots or branches, though poplar and willow do have roots that travel far and wide, damaging pipework and old, weak foundations.

Fruiting trees

There is something very satisfying about growing your own crops. Apples, pears, plums, and peaches are worth growing to eat fresh from the tree.

Many fruit trees flower early in the spring, at a time when frost is common and a hard frost will damage or kill the blossom. If the weather is cold and wet there will be few insects to carry out pollination. Then there are hailstones and heavy rain that may damage the flowers or mark the young fruit.  For these reasons, it is worthwhile giving fruiting trees the most favored position in the garden, in a sheltered, sunny site. Avoid a spot that gets the morning sun, as a sudden thaw of frozen flowers will kill them before they set fruit.

 Trees for winter display

Deciduous trees without their foliage look spectacular in winter, with the tracery of branches highlighted in the frost or snow. Viewed against a watery winter sun they appear to be coated in gold. In contrast, evergreen trees add body to the winter landscape. Berries create interest when more showy summer flowering trees are exhausted. The bark of many acers, cherry, and birch species is incredibly beautiful. But their full display isn’t apparent as young trees and care must be taken not to plant shrubs around the trees that will later hide the effect.”

We are not sure if you can see what we can but thing like this really give us a new appreciation for the life of a tree. It is our intent to always be thinking about the environment and how it will look when our kids are older. Some trees do have to be removed which is why we have it as a service however we should always ask twice to make sure.