Truth be told, many of us have trees on our property simply because they’ve been there for as long as we can even remember. It’s not really like we went out of our way to plant a tree. But because trees offer a number of features that humans would definitely benefit from, some who do not initially have trees on their property would intentionally plant trees to reap its benefits years or even decades after.
As they say, we may not see the instant effects trees have on us now, but planting trees would make the future a better place for the coming generations.
You see trees offer numerous benefits, and these are all enjoyed by the property owner and people who live within that property. Some of the many advantages of having a tree in your property are the following:
But aside from the benefits we already know about, you must know as well that trees can increase the value of your home. And it can’t be just any tree - what you need to have are healthy trees.
So how exactly can healthy trees increase the value of your home or the property itself? If you’re putting your property up for sale, then potential buyers would look around for current features of your home including its landscape. You don’t necessarily need to have a luxuriously landscaped garden outright, because that part comes easy. After all, you can just hire a gardener or a landscaper to fix your garden and they can get it done within a couple of days.
However, when it comes to trees, beauty and health doesn’t really happen overnight. While you can easily get a nice full grown tree transplanted directly to your property, it may cost quite a bit. If you will spend a lot to get that done just to get greater value for your real estate, then it wouldn’t make any sense as you spent that amount to for tree transplanting anyway.
But if you properly care for and maintain the trees you already have on your property with services such as regular tree trimming, tree pruning and even tree fertilization, then you can be rest assured that these trees would look beautiful and remain healthy for many years to come.
Furthermore, healthy trees are considered less risky and much safer compared to weak trees. In case of a storm or hurricane, there’s better chance for a healthy tree to remain strong. Weak trees may end up damaging the property. Of course, if there are hazards in your property, its value decreases.
These buyers would appreciate seeing a healthy tree flourishing in your property. If they see a dead, weak or sick one, then they know that they might be spending for tree maintenance once they have already moved in. Picture this - your property and a property right beside yours are both for sale; yours have trees that are beautiful and healthy, and the other one comes with trees that are weak or dead. Which of the two properties do you think a potential buyer would choose? Of course, they would choose yours and may even be willing to pay extra!
While you have the chance, give enough time to care for your garden and trees in your property. If you need professional assistance, New Smyrna Tree Service is the company to call. We have a team of tree experts who are happy to be at your service so trees would be kept healthy in your New Smyrna Beach, FL property. For a free estimate, call us today at 386-267-8027.
A stump is the bottom part of the tree that is left behind after a tree is cut or removed. Some property owners don’t mind having these stumps on their yard especially if they don’t use that area at all. However, there are many more looking for the right ways in removing tree stumps from the garden.
A good tip to remember is that if you are getting tree cutting or removal services from a tree contractor, better ask their assistance in stump removal on the same day as well. Some hesitate to do so because removing stumps may incur extra costs. But you must realize though that if a tree contractor is already getting work done in your property, then adding more jobs while they’re around wouldn’t be as pricey as it would be should you be asking them to come back just for stump removal.
DIY Stump Removal
Some opt to DIY stump removal especially if they’re dealing with a fairly small stump. The process seems very simple — you have to dig around the stump or loosen the earth that surrounds it. Best if you would cut the roots afterwards, but if they’re too large for pruning scissors then you may have to use an axe. Once you’ve detached the stump itself from roots buried way underground, then you may start pulling the stump to have it removed.
Seems simple, right? You must know though that this takes a whole lot of time and effort. You also need the right tools and equipment. Again, DIY stump removal is doable even by non-experts if you’re dealing with a small stump. But if there’s a larger stump left behind, it is best to call a contractor.
Why You Need to Remove Tree Stumps
Tree stumps are not exactly attractive. Especially if they’re no longer freshly cut, has started decaying or has died completely, they simply don’t look good at all. Yes, you can try decorating around it so that you may use it to accentuate an area in your garden, but if you leave them as is, they’re not really pretty. It is also extra hard to clean around your garden area when these stumps are in the way.
Furthermore, these stumps may be infested by insects and other pests. They may also get some infections that can be passed on to your other plants. In addition, they can cause accidents such as you or one of your family members tripping down on a stump.
If you need help with tree stump removal and other tree-related services for your New Smyrna Beach property, New Smyrna Tree Service is the best company to call. We are more than happy to give you timely and professional assistance while keeping our prices reasonably low. For a free estimate or to set an appointment with one of our team’s experts, call us at 386-267-8027.
Trees offer a number of benefits to this world. No matter where you are, trees will always be useful. Aside from being beautiful features in a property, these trees can help filter out pollution, offer shade and so much more. However, there may be times when you need to cut one down. If so, here are some tree removal tips you must keep in mind.
1. Check local rules and regulations about tree cutting.
Most often than not, even if you are the property owner, you still don’t have the first and final say on whether you should cut a tree down. Depending on the area where you live, permits may be required before a tree removal. Better do you research first and call authorities to be sure than sorry.
2. Clear the surrounding area first.
Of course, you have to clear the surrounding area. You wouldn’t want your tree falling down on your family members, pets, beautiful plants and flowerbeds, your car and of course, your house. Make sure that all areas that surround the tree are free from obstructions or items that can be damaged when cutting it down.
3. Consider tree maintenance or trimming rather than removal.
Before deciding whether you should remove a tree completely, check your other options first. If a tree is ill and needs treatment, try calling an arborist for assistance. Arborists and other tree service experts can also help you with tree trimming. If a tree has grown so much and is taking a lot of space in your property, perhaps it can just be trimmed down. In the event that you will have a home expansion or building a structure over the spot where the tree is, you may also consider moving the tree or transplanting it.
4. Know about the height of the tree and make sure it won’t reach your property or the neighbor’s property when cut down.
Another important consideration is finding out the actual height of the tree and measuring the property that surrounds it. Of course, you can clear people and items that can be carried out of the area, but there are other things you just can’t remove that easily like your actual house and your neighbor’s house. If a tree is way too tall, it can be cut down in sections rather than in just one full go.
5. Call professional tree removal services.
Most importantly, you must not remove the tree on your own, unless you’re a tree expert too. This process is very risky and requires the proper tools, knowledge and experience. If you’re worried it would cost you a lot to call a tree contractor, know that there are companies like New Smyrna Tree Service offering reasonable packages so that the tree removal process would be hassle-free and safe for you.
New Smyrna Tree Service offers tree removal assistance as well as other tree-related services across New Smyrna Beach and other surrounding cities. Call us at 386-267-8027 for a free quote.
Trimming flowerbeds, grass and other smaller plants is truly a fun and enjoyable thing to do especially if you love gardening. This is probably the primary reason why some property owners opt to get tree trimming done on their own. However, working on trees especially large ones is a totally different case. It is more difficult, requires experience and knowledge, as well as the right tools and equipment.
Why Tree Trimming is Necessary
So why do you need to trim trees in your property anyway? Generally speaking, tree trimming is necessary to keep your trees in great shape. Overgrown trees can be hazardous. Weak branches may fall off. Trimming makes trees healthier too and can assist growth. In addition, trees look more beautiful when regularly maintained.
The Proper Tree Trimming Knowledge
Given the fact that tree trimming is beneficial, it is must be done every year or few years, depending on how fast the tree grows. There are specific seasons needed depending on the type of tree too. Some trees are best trimmed during the spring while others are ideally trimmed during the summer.
You see if trees are trimmed improperly, for instance during the wrong season, it can make way for pests to infest the tree. Trees may also stop growing or bearing flowers and fruits. Worse, a tree may decay or die due to improper or over trimming.
These are only some of the risks of DIY tree trimming on the tree itself. There are also some risks to the person who will attempt to DIY.
The Risks of Tree Trimming
Tree trimming involves climbing up the tree to reach branches that need to be cut. Aside from the proper tools and equipment, the person doing this must know what he’s getting himself into. A step on the wrong branch could result to accidents.
Furthermore, because tree trimming involves removal of branches, it may also pose danger to the surrounding properties. While you can easily move your car or all humans away from the tree, falling branches may damage nearby structures such as your home or your landscaped garden. All these must be kept in mind as an extra precautionary measure.
It is understandable that one would like to save money so they opt to DIY. However, if done incorrectly, tree trimming on your own may cost you even more. You don’t have to spend a whole lot on tree services if you call the right people.
New Smyrna Tree Service offers tree trimming and other tree related services in New Smyrna Beach and other nearby areas. You can call us at 386-267-8027 to get a free estimate in advance.
Even if a tree stands tall and strong, strong winds brought about hurricane and storms can still make it fall down. It gets even worse if a tree becomes old and weak. Mother Nature sure has her own ways to make us feel her wrath. So we all better be prepared.
Property owners call on tree experts for tree maintenance like trimming and pruning to get rid of weak branches. Others may even have to call for tree removal when necessary. However, there are still trees that unexpectedly fall down even when you least expect it to. In some cases, a tree can fall down on gardens, streets, or worse - on top of cars, homes and other structures.
If a tree has fallen down literally on your home, what should you do? Must you leave your house right away? Should you call the fire department? Thankfully, there are tree experts in your area that can help you out to prevent further damage and risk to your safety. Here are the things you need to do when a tree falls on your home:
1. Do not panic.
One of the most common mistakes homeowners make is that they panic when they realize a tree has fallen on their home. It is understandable, really. Your home, which you worked so hard for, has been damaged unexpectedly and there’s nothing you can do but accept the fact that what’s done is done. But panicking will cause you to make not the most ideal decisions. Truth is, panicking won’t do you any good. It’s okay to feel bad or even cry about it - but don’t panic and start solving the problem instead.
2. Make sure all occupants of your home are safe.
Do a head count. Is everyone safe? Is anyone trapped in the damaged area? Make sure that all your loved ones and family members, pets included are all accounted for. More than your house, human life and animal life should be your priority.
3. Check on all electrical appliances and avoid damaged wires.
If there are any exposed wirings, avoid touching them at all costs. Unplug all electrical appliances close to the damaged area of you believe it is absolutely safe to go near them. If not, turn off the main power switch in your home instead. Damaged wirings may lead to bigger problems like fires.
4. Call your local tree experts.
Now don’t even attempt to handle this problem on your own. The stress you’re experiencing from having a damaged home is already enough weight on your shoulders. Tree experts would have the proper tools, equipment and knowledge to remove the fallen tree from your home. They would also be able to clean the area and dispose of the tree if needed.
After the tree has been successfully removed from your property, you can start finding ways to fix your damaged home. Of course, top priority would be calling a reliable electrician who can check on the damaged wirings.
If you need emergency tree service, you need a tree contractor who would answer your call at any given time, 24/7. After all, these accidents can happen at any time and immediate action is required. If you live in New Smyrna Beach or neighboring areas, New Smyrna Tree Service is the best contractor you can reach out too. Call us at 386-267-8027 so we can assist you for your urgent concerns.
Relocating a palm tree is a fairly challenging task and it should be carried out properly so as not to cause any damage to its roots. More importantly, this task should be done carefully as it can be quite a risk to your safety especially if you’re not a landscaping pro.
Before planting the palm plant in a new location, make sure that area has adequate sunlight, well-drained soil and enough space so that the plant can spread its roots properly. For more details on safe palm tree relocation, check out the guide below:
Step 1: Dig the Hole
The first step is to dig a hole which is twice the size of the root ball of the palm plant. This space will help the plant in adapting to its new place and will prevent the plant from transplant shock.
Step 2: Prepare the Palm Plant
If you are digging the plant which has to be replaced, then make sure you do so carefully around the main root and then pull out the root ball tenderly to avoid damage. Wrap the roots in a wet burlap cloth so that the roots are moisturized prior to planting it in the new location.
Step 3: Carefully Lift the Plant
This is the most challenging task because if you cannot carry it out safely, you can end up damaging the bud of the plant. It is the part where new growth begins. Always lift the tree from the base and do not touch the top part of the plant.
Step 4: Place in the Hole
While planting the palm plant, do not place it too deep. It is advised that you keep the top of the root system above the soil. Now, you can add good quality compost over it and water the newly planted palm tree.
If carefully done, relocating a palm tree can be done in a breeze without causing any harm to the plant. We hope that the above-mentioned steps can help you out. However, it is also highly recommended for you to contact experts in tree services if you feel like the job would be too tedious for you.
New Smyrna Tree Service offers services such as tree removal and relocations, tree trimming, tree cutting, and a whole lot more. We offer services across New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding areas. With pro’s within your reach, you will surely be confident that your palm tree will survive and be just as beautiful as it ever was in its new location. For a free quote and consultation, give us a call at 386-267-8027.
Moving to a new place you may want to take your favorite tree along, but how? If the tree is small, you can transplant it simply by digging out the root with the tree and wrapping it in a plastic sheet with soil and transplanting to a new place. Transplanting a mature tree, however, calls for special techniques. You may even need to call professionals to help in tree removal.
Anyway, here is a step-by-step guide to transplanting the tree.
Step 1: A day before you plan to transplant the tree, water the soil to soften the ground. This will help in restoring the roots to the new place.
Step 2: Dig the new planting hole. The width of the hole should be two-three times more than that of the root ball. However, restrain for a much wider hole. Slightly wet the hole before planting the tree.
Step 3: Tie the lower branches of the tree to prevent them causing obstacle at the time of plantation.
Step 4: Lift the tree from the roots and gently put the root ball in the planting hole. Cover the roots with wet soil and let it rest. The roots should be covered properly with soil or tree may fall off accidentally causing serious damages.
Transplanting a tree always keeps its roots moisten. Dryness of the roots can cause serious damages to the tree. Keep the roots in wet soil by wrapping the roots with a wet newspaper or burlap as you move to a new place. You can always seek the help of professional to ease up the job of mature tree transplantation. New Smyrna Tree Service is a professional tree services provider in the New Smyrna Beach, FL area, and the surrounding communities. The company provides a range of tree services such as tree trimming pruning, tree topping and more. We have all the skills and equipment to help solve any tree problem. Contact us today at 386-267-8027 for a free consultation.
Problem trees once removed often leave the tree owner with obligations to remove the stump for the safety of the people and prevent any environmental damages. A stump in your backyard poses risk of tipping and consequent injuries. On the other hand, stump of a diseased tree can infect the soil and spread the infection or disease to other plants. Therefore, removing the stump is the only possible way out.
Stump removal is a complicated task as it involves digging and cutting of roots. Some trees have heavy stumps that are difficult to remove. The stump of a small tree, however, is relatively easy to remove. A small tree stump can be removed in three easy steps.
Step 1: Loosen the soil around the trunk in a circular motion with the help of a mattock. Make sure you dig slightly away from the trunk to avoid digging on the roots. Use shovel to find the roots of the tree. The roots may be spread far under the soil. Make sure you don’t dig on roots as it may make your job a bit complicated.
Step 2: Cut the roots using pruning saw and axe. Use axe to remove large roots and pruning saw to remove small to medium-sized roots.
Step 3: The roots of a tree grows as wide under the soil as its branches above the soil. Once you have removed the top layer of the roots dig underneath the soil for lower roots. Remove the lower roots and pull out the stump from the ground.
It is important to remove the stump from the ground to prevent tipping and injuries. However, it is also important to fill the hole after removing the stump. The hole if left unfilled may make one fall into it causing serious injuries. New Smyrna Tree Service is a leading tree services provider in the New Smyrna Beach, FL area. We can help remove any trouble tree and stump with professional tools. Contact us today at 386-267-8027 to know more about our services.
Tree trimming is a critical aspect of your tree care. It is basically divided in two parts, first is to remove the dead and decayed branches to take care of tree health. And, the second is to trim the tree to give a shape to make aesthetic appeal more attractive for your lawn. You can trim crowns of your overgrown tree and shabby look.
Trees which have branches hanging low and are obstructing pedestrian the walking track and branches which has grown beyond the height touching the electric wires, need to be Tree trimmed. You should also regular trim trees to save them from dead and fungus effected branches so that trees are healthy and are not required to do tree removal in future.
Trees which are planted closer to each other generally obstruct free circulation of light and air. You can do crown thinning in which you clear up the thick overgrown branches above. You can also do tree trimming to give them a similar shape to make symmetry.
You should be very careful while doing tree trimming, as though it looks like a simple task but requires a lot of expertise and knowledge. You should not trim branches more than thirty percent of their length. Trimming too much can lead to dead branches or slow down the growth of your tree.
It is always better to hire a trained professional to do tree trimming in your yard. The expert will have all required equipment and tools available with him. He can use those tools to do trimming safely and professionally. Hiring an expert will also help you in saving your time in getting involved in this cumbersome work.
At New Smyrna Tree Service, we have earned the title as the top tree service company in New Smyrna Beach and its surrounding communities by providing quality and affordable tree services in the area. We offer all kinds of tree related services like tree trimming, tree cutting, and tree fertilization. For affordable tree care, contact New Smyrna Tree Service at 386-267-8027 for a free quote.
Transplantation of tree means moving a tree from one location to another location. It is not an easy task as it sounds like. Any wrong step can affect the health of the tree or plant. It is a combination of multiple procedures joined together like tree removal, transporting it to a different location, and then replanting it, carefully.
You need determine the best location your tree or plant based on its type and compatibility with the soil and surroundings. You need to figure out whether a sunny area or a shaded place will be suitable for this, and also how much amount of watering required after transplantation.
Once the location is confirmed, you need to start digging the hole to fit in the plant or tree with its complete roots. It is necessary to dig the destination location beforehand to avoid any delay in placing the tree. Any delay in placing can decrease the survival chances of your tree. You should have better idea about the depth and width of tree root ball and dig the space to fit in the size properly. Make sure you do not break the soil while digging up the hole at transplanting location.
Now, you need to start digging up the plant or tree from the origin place. You need to start digging from a proper distance or perimeter so that its root doesn’t get damaged while digging. Keep the root ball unbroken so that transplanted tree does not get effected. You might also be required to do pruning your plant a little to free it up from soil.
You can now start transplanting the tree at your location by placing it straight. The mined soil can set back again to the hole where it came from and will support the tree. You should water the plant once they are placed so that the soil can settle down. Some fertilizer should be added to give nutrients and minerals to your rebounded soil.
At New Smyrna Tree Service, we have earned the title as the top tree service company in New Smyrna Beach and its surrounding communities by providing quality and affordable tree services in the area. We offer all kinds of tree related services like trump removal, tree trimming, tree cutting, and tree fertilization. For affordable tree care, contact New Smyrna Tree Service at 386-267-8027 for a free quote.
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