Tree Service Service in the Shepherdstown WV
Shepherdstown Tree removal becomes necessary when a tree is diseased, dead, or dying, which not only causes an eyesore but may also pose a safety risk. Tree removal may also be needed when landscaping or new construction plans dictate removal or replacement.
If you're like many commercial and residential property owners looking for Shepherdstown WV Tree Service you may believe that tree removal only needs to occur when trees have been damaged by storms or appear to have died off after years of growth.
Contrary to that popular opinion, even healthy, young trees could cause a potential risk to your family members, home or business structure, or customers. At Patriot Tree Service, our team of certified, professional arborists will work closely with you and inspect your property with your concerns for safety and landscaping aesthetics at the forefront of every tree removal project we undertake.
It’s important to use a licensed Tree Service company with trained and expert staff. Thousands of accidents – some deadly – occur each year in the US when home owners attempt their own large tree pruning or removal. Dangerous tree removals or tight-spot removals, where power lines, businesses, homes, or other structures are nearby, increase the importance of using an experienced tree removal company like Patriot Tree Service.
There are several methods used to take down a tree. Factors determining the removal method include: the tree’s size, it’s location, clearance distance, and safety concerns around the take-down perimeter. We use a combination of methods and devices, from boom trucks to cabling and rigging, to ensure the safest and most efficient, economical removal for each client.
Patriot Tree Service always clean up each job site like it was our own home – often we hear “this is cleaner than when you started!” And it’s up to you what we do with the wood: we can remove it completely or cut up branches into firewood or larger-sized pieces and stack it for you for your own use.
Patriot Tree Services' goal is to perform service within 24 hours of your call. We know folks want it done properly and promptly, so we strive to respond immediately to your call or web contact for a tree service estimate. Often we can even remove the tree immediately when we’re on-site doing the estimate. During busy times, such as after a wind storm, our service times may be up to 48 or 72 hours. For catastrophes or dangerous removals, when timing is critical, we can rearrange schedules and respond immediately.
Tree Trimming Shepherdstown WV
We handle residential and commercial tree pruning and trimming. Fine-pruning trees in your landscape takes skill, and it’s as much of an art. Some companies shortcut the job and compromise the tree’s future, removing critical, nourishing branches.
Tree Trimming Shepherdstown WV is an important and often-overlooked necessity in landscape maintenance. Thinning removes unwanted excess branch growth, deadwood, and debris – removing a favored breeding ground for boring beetles and insects that damage and kill trees.
Tree Pruning Shepherdstown WV back overgrowth lightens the load on over-burdened branches and reduces windsail, greatly improving the tree’s safety risk, while leaving valuable shade. Pruning and thinning tree maintenance prolongs a tree’s lifespan too, since we’re shaping the tree in ways that allow new and future growth to occur in the right places and in proper directions, improving the capacity for greater natural growth.
Periodic tree maintenance via pruning, trimming, and thinning is important for appearance and safety because it helps sculpt or train the tree, forcing it to grow how we want it to. Left to its own, a tree will often grow in strange and unmanageable directions. As the un-managed and overweight tree grows larger and heavier each year, it can actually kill itself by essentially splitting in half (often in a heavy wind), destroying the cambium and its ability to grow. Even if the tree survives, the exposed and ripped-apart areas where the breaks occur are an open invitation for insect infestation (then a slower, painful-to-watch death takes place).
Patriot Tree Service's Certified Arborist can recommend various forms of Shepherdstown WV tree pruning:
Health Prune: to trim, prune and remove dead, diseased, or non-beneficial branches.
Raising: is tree trimming which involves pruning to provide vertical clearance, while reduction refers to any efforts that diminish either height or spread of tree growth.
Thinning: refers to selective tree pruning which decreases density among live tree branches.
Structural Pruning: this form of tree trimming aims at improving branch architecture.
Restoration: selective tree pruning used to repair damaged trees in order to help the trees regain structure.
Vista/View Pruning: this type of pruning utilizes various tree-trimming methods in order to create an exact line of sight.
Anyone can chop branches off a tree, but we regard fine pruning as art form, because we are carefully forming an aesthetically-perfect tree (and thus allowing future growth to occur correctly and naturally). Some inexperienced companies are more haphazard and take a very short time, presumably because they just don’t understand or care about the “art” (or perhaps to low-ball their bid), but you definitely will get what you pay for.
Patriot Tree Service's Certified Arborists and professional crew can assess all aspects of Shepherdstown Tree Trimming and Shepherdstown Pruning services to determine what your property requires, then complete them efficiently and to your complete satisfaction.
Stump Grinding Shepherdstown, WV
Stump Removal Shepherdstown WV is accomplished via a high power stump grinder, which penetrates deep, chipping and pulverizing the stump and root system, resulting in a safe and helpful mulch layer approximately 6-10 inches below the landscape surface.
Stump Grinding Shepherdstown WV costs can be estimated by measuring the stump width (from the base of any visible root system), then multiplying the inches by $7. This will give you a ballpark figure. While some people choose to leave stumps in place, we recommend their removal for several reasons:
They serve no useful purpose, stumps are generally perceived to be an unsightly nuisance to a property and detract from its appearance and value.
They can be a magnet for termites and other destructive insects.
Leaving the stump in place continues to help feed a root system that can get underneath and damage sidewalks, driveways, and foundations, as well as fingerlings/fine-roots which can damage underground pipes. Some homes have clay-based sewer drainage lines that are especially susceptible to damage, as the fine root hairs seek out their moisture.
Emergency Tree Removal Services
Removal of a tree that has fallen on your home, car, power lines, etc. cannot be delayed. If a strong storm system has uprooted a tree on your property or left it in danger of falling, call Patriot Tree Service. Other emergency situations could include:
A fallen tree that is blocking access to your property
A cracked/splitting tree that is in danger of falling
A storm-damaged tree with branches at risk of falling
Emergency Tree Removal Shepherdstown WV needs may not always be due to safety concerns, but are still time-sensitive situations:
A tree, limb, or stump is affecting your construction schedule
Your home is on the market, but a dead/dying tree or ugly stump is delaying your property's open house scheduling
A dead/dying tree or ugly stump is hindering your property's sale or closing
Your insurance company requires that you take care of a tree problem immediately
Your city ordinances require that a fallen tree be removed immediately
If you are dealing with a time-sensitive situation, Patriot Tree Service will respond to your emergency promptly with our dependable service. Our goal is to perform service within 24 hours of your call. During busy times, such as after a wind storm, our service times may be up to 48 or 72 hours. For catastrophes or dangerous removals, when timing is critical, we can rearrange schedules and respond immediately.