Remember the ice storms of last winter? We do! For your safety and the protection of your home, have those trees and limbs taken care of BEFORE the storms hit!
Not all leaves turn vivid colors in the fall. Only a few of our many species of deciduous trees—notably maple, aspen, oak, and gum—produce stellar performances for our annual autumn spectacular in North America.
Several factors contribute to fall color (temperature, precipitation, soil moisture), but the main agent is light, or actually the lack of it. The amount of daylight relates to the timing of the autumnal equinox.
As the autumn days grow shorter, the reduced light triggers chemical changes in deciduous plants causing a corky wall to form between the twig and the leaf stalk.
If you have never had a tree removed from your landscape, you may assume that the stump removal will be included. This step is often in addition to the removal of the trunk and canopy, not wrapped into the package. The fastest, easiest, and safest way to remove a stump is through stump grinding.
How Stump Grinding Works
In this process, a stump grinder is used to chip away the wood. The blade of the grinder is a metal wheel with teeth, somewhat resembling a circular saw. Removing the stump of a tree will not only improve the aesthetics of your lawn, it will also protect the health of your remaining forestry by reducing the risk of tree decay.
It takes a special kind of tree to have a nickname. "The President" is one of those trees. The giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall, measures 45,000 cubic feet in volume, and is an estimated 3,200 years old.
General Facts About Trees
Before you have a tree removal specialist cut down the dead tree in your yard, you'll need to decide whether the worker should remove the tree stump as well. If you're having a hard time making this judgment call, consider these factors when deciding what to do with the stump.