As a homeowner there are lots of reasons you might find yourself in need of tree service. You might have a dying willow, a large stump, or unruly foliage, which has begun to take over your yard. Whatever the reason, you’ve determined the endeavor is best left to the professionals. Once you have decided to contact an expert you may wish to ensure you are requesting the correct service. Along with this, after you’ve made contact, overseas terms may be thrown outside, and you may want to be educated about what the arborist is talking about.
Tree service encompasses various tasks.
Down only v. standard removal: Down only, is the removal of the tree with no clean up.
Stump grinding v. stump digging: Digging is the real digging around the stump followed by its removal. In comparison, grinding, involves cutting portions of the stump off and then placing them into a grinder. Grinding is the preferred method by tree service professionals since it produces a lower effect on the site.
Cleaning v. thinning: Both of these techniques involve the removal of branches and other foliage. Cleaning removes dead growth that’s inhibiting new growth. Thinning allows for more light and air movement inside the canopy.
Elevation v. reduction: The two actions change the height of this tree. Elevation removes lower branches to allow for more clearance in the underbrush. Reduction, however, reduces the canopy by forming its height and spread.
Other important items to know:
Emergency removal: several tree service companies offer a 24 hour line to contact them in case of an emergency. Emergencies may have a tree that has fallen and caused damage in a storm. In some instances the business will offer a temporary patch until it’s possible to put in a permanent fix.
Cabling: This procedure will assist in preventing damage. If you think harm is about to happen as a result of unsteady foliage, cables will be put to stabilize and protect against injury from occurring. Cabling provides time to determine the best course of action.
Evaluation: An evaluation can be given for all services. An evaluation may also be done to establish a maintenance plan for care.
Being aware of the proper vernacular is crucial in any field. Should an emergency arise understanding the proper language when speaking to a certified arborist can help save time, money, and stress.