“Tree service” is a term that can mean different things to different people. To a homeowner here in Bloomington, IN it might mean simply someone that removes trees or cuts down limbs. To a member of the International Society of Aboriculture (like our owner Anthony) it means a multitude of meanings, from helping to preserve the health of trees, working within a connected ecosystem, and providing a litany of difference services to help maintain and protect a lawn. So what all is involved in “Tree Service”?

Tree Trimming & Pruning

Tree trimming is a very important part of lawn and tree health. Trees are like your lawn, they need to be cut and trimmed to maintain their look and their health. If a tree gets unruly, it can have heavy branches that come down to the ground, killing parts of the branches or getting damaged by animals, storms, and people. Proper tree pruning actually can help extend the life of a tree, and obviously helps to improve your curb appeal. Keep in mind it is important to prune as close to the branch collar as possible.

Stump Grinding & Removal

When a tree is removed, either by a professional or a homeowner, there is generally 4-6 inches of stump remaining. This can periodically become a nice feature of a lawn…but most of the time you just want it gone. Different companies use different methods, but either manually with axes/saws or with a machine the stump is cut out of the ground and the remaining parts are dug up. This allows you to fill in the hole with dirt, cover it up with sod or seed and create a seamless patch of ground and remove the eyesore.

Tree Removal

Obviously there are times that necessitate the complete removal of a tree. It may have died, been struck by lightning, be in the way of new plans or many other scenarios. What is important is that it is done safely and carefully. This can be very dangerous and labor intensive work, which is why it is almost always smart to call an expert. Especially with trees larger and a couple inches around, you have to be careful of where they fall, what kind of tools you use and make sure there is minimal danger to the feller and the surroundings.

Ultimately “tree service” is more than just cutting down trees. There is a lot of work and planning that must go into doing this work properly. That’s why it’s smart to call an expert, such as Anthony’s Lawn Care & Tree Removal right here in Southern Indiana. Give us a call today!