In all cases, tree and shrub removal should be handled by the reputable professionals of Hometown Tree Care. We follow the standards set by the International Society of Arboriculture to ensure that each job runs safely and efficiently.
Hometown Tree Care has up-to-date equipment, experience, and expertise to remove any tree in any situation. Tree Removal is recommended only when the tree is dead or dying, hazardous, causing obstruction, when new construction is involved, or when a replacement of a more suitable specimen is needed.
TREE TRIMMING & PRUNING
Hometown Tree Care uses pruning methods such as Drop Crotch Pruning, Cosmetic, and Hygienic to improve the natural shape of the trees. Dead, diseased, and broken wood can be removed at any time of year. However, for general pruning, the best time is in late winter or early spring just before growth begins. Because each cut has the potential to change the growth of (or cause damage to) a tree, no branch should be removed without a reason. Removing leaves reduces photosynthesis and may reduce overall growth. Understanding how a particular tree responds to pruning is essential when selecting branches for removal.
Trees are an integral part of our environment. Our preservation and restoration services by trimming in a bucket are designed to prevent damage and destruction to healthy trees and to restore health to a neglected tree or trees in keeping with the best arboriculture practices.
Ask how we can help you preserve the trees on your property today. Speak to our tree experts on how you can keep your beautiful trees for years to come.
TREE SAFETY AND INSPECTIONS
Tree Removal is a major decision and should not be undertaken lightly. Often there are less drastic measures that can be taken. Having a tree safety and risk assessment administered by an arborist is highly recommended. To properly perform, an arborist must have an extensive background in biology, tree mechanics, and tree structure that is equal parts academic and field knowledge. It takes years of experience and study to recognize and correctly diagnose the subtle signs trees exhibit before their failure, whether it be partial or total. Hometown Tree Care will effectively inspect your trees and diagnose any potential problems. Besides inspecting, we try to recognize potential tree hazards and stop problems before they start.
There are times when, due to a tree’s placement or condition, it becomes necessary to decrease its size. The proper methodology for this is known as crown reduction. It is NOT synonymous with tree topping. Topping is one of the most destructive things that can be done to a tree. It increases the chance of insect infestation and disease and it exponentially increases the overall risk of the tree.
PA STORM AUDITS, DAMAGE AND CLEAN UP SERVICES
There is no such thing as trees that are perfectly safe. All trees have the potential to fail, either partially or catastrophically. Fail rates increase dramatically during inclement weather conditions. Trees in close proximity to homes, roads, sidewalks, businesses, play areas, pet runs, parking, or other inhabited regions are labeled hazardous by the industry.
The role of a responsible arborist is to assess the risk posed by a tree in such situations, communicate the results to the client, and develop a proper tree care strategy based on sound scientific principles.
Recent rain and high winds have caused many trees to come down or lose branches. Let our trained, professional tree experts provide quality emergency tree service for your property. We can offer you peace of mind for all of the Storm Damage and Clean Up Services on your entire property.