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  1. Fallen trees are unstable and hazardous. When a tree falls there are heavy limbs and trunks under tension. Trying to move or cut the branches can cause the tree to shift and cause further damage or injury. Calling a reputable tree service with Accreditation from the Tree Care Industry is your best assurance of removing the tree without causing further damage to your home or injuring yourself.
  2. Pine Tree FailureBe careful of potential power lines knocked down by a tree failure. Often falling trees cause damage to the high voltage lines which cause major power outages and also the line that runs to your home. In addition, cable and phone lines may become energized with high voltage from a downed PG and E line. Stay away from power lines and contact PG and E for assistance.
  3. Be careful of slippery roof surfaces. If a tree falls on your home or structure the first impulse is get on the roof and determine the damage and try to stop water damage. A wet roof during a windstorm with slippery tree debris is the wrong place to be. TreePro responds to storm emergencies with tarps and trained professionals with the proper safety equipment to remove the tree from the roof and tarp the area to prevent water damage.
  4. It’s a good idea to check with both your insurance agent to review your policy limits and coverages before a problem occurs." change to " It’s a good idea to check with both your homeowners and auto insurance agents to review your policy limits and coverages before a problem occurs.
  5. Call a reputable Tree Company to help with a tree emergency. Attempting to remove a fallen tree during a storm Pine Tree Failure 2requires extensive training and experience. Following a storm there are unscrupulous and uninsured companies that may have a good sales pitch but leave you with more problems from additional damage.

TreePro has been the local professional choice for tree care since 1990. We are Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association. We carry $1 million in liability and worker’s compensation for your protection. We also have the highest ratings of any tree company with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, Five Star Rating from Yelp and a Super Service Award from Angie’s List.

Even before a tree is planted a number of factors will determine how safe the tree will be when it matures. The variety of the tree, the growing conditions at the nursery, the method of planting and early pruning all make the difference between a safe tree to enjoy for generations or a hazardous tree doomed to fail.

pruning 1While any tree has the potential to fail; avoid trees that are structurally weak and prone to failure. Some trees are more likely to be brittle and drop branches, especially during storms with high winds. These include willows, eucalyptus, poplars, Monterey pines, Italian stone pines, douglas firs, and Monterey cypress trees.

Trees which often have trunk failure (splitting of the trunk) include several native trees and some ornamental species. Native trees subject to trunk failure include coastal live oaks, black oaks, firs, and to a lesser degree redwood trees. Introduced trees subject to trunk failure include eucalyptus, locusts, ash varieties, Bradford pears, poplars, liquidambers, and some maple varieties. While some of these trees should not be planted in urban areas many can be pruned or repaired to overcome structural defects.

Trees subject to root crown failure where the entire tree falls over include eucalyptus, Leyland cypress, Douglas firs, Monterey pines, bay laurels, and poplar trees. To a lesser degree native oaks may have root crown failure; especially where roots have been damaged by construction, compaction, or summer watering.

Early growing conditions and planting technique also play a large in the future safety of a young tree. Nursery grown trees are often “tipped back” from the top and lower branches are removed. This makes for uninform trees that are easy to transport, but it creates potential problems for the young tree. Cutting the top of the tree causes several branches to grow from a single area and these co-dominant leaders are forced to compete for stability and few will succeed. Often the trunk failure occurs years in the future when the tree is an integral part of the landscape. It’s important to choose a tree which has not been tipped back, but has a single central leader with good spacing of the branches growing along the trunk. The branches should be horizontally attached, extending perpendicular to the trunk, rather than a high “V” shape attachment. Branches that connect to the trunk with a “V” shape are prone to failure.

Lower branches growing on the trunk should not be pruned off because they add diameter to the trunk. A trunk with good caliper willphotos 228 be stronger than a tall thin trunk. Avoid trees with circling or girlding roots. If a tree is left too long in a container the roots begin to encircle the pot. When planted, the roots continue to circle around the base of the tree and fail to extend outward establishing the strong buttress roots that prevent failure. Poor root development is one of the major reasons for tree failure at the root crown.

Bodega Bay Cypress Emergency 1To help a tree develop good root structure it should be planted in a hole twice the diameter of the growing container. In clay or poor soils the hole can be even bigger. The depth of the hole should match the container depth. Plant the base of the tree slightly above ground level. Trees planted too deeply will develop root decay.

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) recommends that trees should not be staked at planting time if possible. Research has shown that un-staked trees develop stronger trunks than trees that are planted with stakes. If the tree is unable to stand without staking it should be staked as low as possible from opposite sides with approved materials that will not girdle the trunk or damage the bark. For more information on planting and staking trees, a pamphlet is available from the UC Cooperative Extension Office in Santa Rosa.

Early pruning of the tree will also affect its safety. Regular pruning establishes good structure. Waiting until a tree is mature and deciding to reduce the canopy by topping or over-pruning is dangerous. Topping a tree creates decay and weakly attached branches when the tree re-grows. Topped trees also develop thick canopies that can cause the tree to blow over. Over-pruning may also cause stress and lead to decline or death. The ISA recommends contacting a Certified Arborist for pruning trees. The definitive guide to pruning including information on correctly training young trees is the “ISA Pruning Guidelines” available from the ISA.

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Most people who haven’t tried their hand at gardening simply do not understand what an enjoyable activity and stress reliever it can be. Taking some time for yourself in order to care for another living being that doesn’t really demand that much attention can be very satisfactory. However, you might be limited to certain low or medium maintenance plants. The truth is that, for example, trees are much harder to take care of. It is not as simple as buying a fertilizer or an insecticide and spraying it on. Trees are plants that grow to live many more years, and it isn’t only their size that makes things complicated.

Each kind of tree needs a different set of nutrients and a different amount of water, and the environment around it will affect how it grows and develops. It is also easy for a tree to get infested with some kind of plague, something you want to try to avoid or catch early on. In this kind of cases, it is important for you to call professionals who can help you determine how bad the situation is and the kind of measures that can be taken.

Aside from the fact that they are beautiful living beings, it is important for you to consider that a tree can also pose a risk easily if it is not well taken care of. Especially when talking about the bigger kind of trees, it is easy to forget that branches will fall and even the whole tree could come down if it dries out or has a severe infestation.

This is why, if you have trees in your garden, around the area of your house, your job, or in spaces you frequent, you want to pay special attention and call a professional immediately if in doubt. The TreePro Professional Tree Care can also help you understand more about tree health, the kind of situations where you would need to take more drastic measures such as removals with cranes, and even give you information on replacement trees. They grow their own native trees and can easily provide you with as many as you need if you want to replace a tree. Their services are guaranteed to leave any customer satisfied, so don’t hesitate to call them and find out everything they can do to help you keep your trees in good health and your areas safe.

There are multiple reasons why you should hire a Santa Rose tree removal service. Not only can they help with the removal of trees, but they are also able to help with the maintenance, growth and overall well being of the surrounding trees in the yard. You need to protect this growth around your home, and if one of them is sick or is dying then they would need to be removed so that they do not interfere with the other growth.

Here is why you should hire professionals for this particular job, and why you’ll thank us later for letting you know…

  1. They know what they are doing, so there is less of a chance of having something happen when it comes to having a tree cut down.
  2. They are knowledgeable in the care and maintenance of the shrubs, trees and other greenery around the yard.
  3. They have been doing this for years and can provide valuable insight on everything that has to do with your landscaping and yard.
  4. They are there when you need them for all types of tree and shrub purposes, even just having them come out to prune and trim branches.
  5. They can safely remove stumps from the yard, and know whether or not there are important roots or other lines in the ground.
  6. Professionals can guarantee their services when you work with them, and chances are they provide you with a contract to work off of, so everyone is protected in the process.

When it comes to removing trees, it is an important job that can cause serious issues if you choose to do it yourself. You do not want to do this though. You want to trust in professionals that can do the job and make sure it is done right. Safety should be your first concern, and when thinking of a DIY tree removal job, you should never consider it unless you understand the precautions and safety measures that need to be taken - and they should not be taken lightly!

Speaking with TreePro Professional Tree Care for these purposes is essential. They can give you an estimate on removing the trees from your yard and make sure it is done safely. They want to protect your home, while removing the problem areas and this can be done with ease. Contact them today to get an estimate for the removal or services you’re in need of.

Santa Rosa tree removal services can provide anyone with the removal of trees throughout their yard. Not only can they ensure that everything is done correctly, but you also have to know that the trees you’re removing can no longer be used. When removing trees from the yard, you’re removing shade, oxygen and a wide range of other beneficial aspects. Before having them removed, you want to make sure that this is the best plan of action for you to take.

Why Remove Dead Trees

Not only are dead trees unsightly, but they can provide a wide range of problems in your yard and throughout the home. When the dead tree is sitting there, it can rot. This rot then leads to insects and other rodents. These rodents, if close enough to your home, can change direction from the tree, to the house.

In addition to this, dead trees become brittle with time. If it is dead for a long time, and it is a large tree, this means that anything that is in the way can become a problem. You want to make sure that you’re taken care of the trees before they take anything out with them.

Dead trees that are dead due to disease or conditions can cause further problems if you’re not careful. The condition or disease that is affecting this one or even two trees can spread to the others that are on the property, causing additional damage to the grounds around them. This causes your landscape to suffer.

Dead trees will not grow, they will not flourish and they will not prosper. So why leave them in the yard for everyone to see? Skip this scary looking thought and go with removal and planting of a new, beautiful, healthy tree in the yard, so you have something beautiful to look at.

Trees that are dead in your yard must be removed. Not only is this healthier for your grounds and trees around it, but it can be healthier for everyone living on the property. Don't let something like this slip you by. Speak with professionals at Santa Rosa tree removal to find out what needs to be done to have them removed safely from your property. They can also advise you of any other conditions, disease or troubles that they find along the way. Keep your property happy and healthy for the upcoming years with the right tree removal services.