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Hiring a Tree Care Company

What is a certified arborist?

A certified arborist is a tree care professional that has had a minimum of three years’ full-time experience in the industry. Certified arborists’ training includes passing an extensive arboriculture examination.

Why should I hire an arborist to care for the trees on my property?

It is important to hire a certified arborist to take care of your trees because they have the knowledge and competence you need for proper tree care. From tree trimming to plant health care, a certified arborist understands what trees need and can make recommendations based on their study of arboriculture.

What should I look for when hiring a tree care company?

When you hire a tree care company, look for their credentials. Are they licensed and insured? Do they have the right equipment and experience? What do their reviews and customers say? In addition to these questions, you might ask the tree care company for a detailed estimate based on your property’s needs.

Your tree care company should also offer protection for workers on the job. At Omni Tree, we carry both workmen’s compensation and liability insurance.

General Tree Questions

What is the value of having trees on my property?

Trees are an investment in your property and can increase the value of your property up to 25%. Mature trees are more valuable than younger trees, so it makes sense to maintain their health as best as possible. Hiring an experienced tree care company ensures your trees receive the proper care they deserve.

What are some common tree hazards?

There is a range of environmental factors that can be hazardous to trees, such as extreme weather conditions and diseases or pest insects. Man-made causes, such as soil compaction or construction close to the tree, can damage trees as well. No matter the cause of your tree’s current condition, our certified arborists can diagnose and recommend improvements to your tree’s health.

Tree Care Services

How often does my tree need to be pruned?

Trees should be pruned at least a few times a year, but the season varies based on the type of tree. For example, conifers and hardwoods have distinctive shapes and different times of the year which are best for pruning.

What seasons should trees be trimmed?

Winter is the most popular time of year for tree trimming since trees are not actively growing. Spring is also an acceptable time of year for trees to be trimmed, though it varies by the type of tree.

Is there a season when tree trimming should NOT take place?

In general, fall is generally not a good season for tree trimming. In some cases, however, it is advisable if the tree poses a safety hazard in the winter months, such as if there is a tree limb that could fall due to extreme winter weather.

My tree has dead branches. Is there a way to save it, or does the whole tree need to be removed?

It is recommended you remove dead branches from the tree as soon as possible. The whole tree may still be healthy and the branches may grow back. You should consult with a certified arborist to discuss your specific tree’s situation and receive a professional’s opinion.

How can I tell my tree is in poor health?

A few signs your tree is in poor health include brittle, dead wood; cracks and cankers along with the bark; decay usually indicated by mold or mushroom growth; and an uneven growth pattern

Why is it important to prune trees?

It is important to do tree pruning in order to keep the tree healthy. Tree pruning removes damaged, diseased, or damaged branches, preventing decay or insects from affecting the tree health.

Do you offer tree topping?

No, we do not offer tree topping because is an obsolete practice that damages trees.

Why is tree topping harmful to trees?

Tree topping leads to unnatural growth patterns and causes immediate injury to the tree. Other names for tree topping include stubbing, heading, or topping-off.

Stump Grinding

Why do tree stumps have to be removed?

When you cut down a tree and the stump remains, the tree stump can disrupt your landscaping plans, be unsightly in your yard, or in the case of a tree that was cut down due to disease, the tree stump could spread the disease to other plants in your yard.

Plant Healthcare

What are some common tree problems I should watch for?

Common tree problems to watch for include tree diseases; insects like mites, borers, and leaf-eating insects; and structural problems to the tree caused by outside factors such as extreme weather or human activity such as construction near the tree.

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