Tree Removal

Tips on How to Care for your Trees and Shrubs

»Posted by on Feb 9, 2019 in Tree Removal | 0 comments

In a home landscape setting, trees and shrubs are usually categorized and managed as one. They are commonly sold in three types: bare root plants, balled and burlapped plants, and container grown plants. Bare root plants are, well, plants that have bare roots. Balled and burlapped plants have their roots in a ball of soil bounded by a big burlap. Container grown plants are planted in containers and are the most common type.  


Whatever type you want or if you already have one or more, and whatever method you use in planting, the same care and attention should be given to all of them. Most trees can fend for themselves. But that doesn’t mean you no longer have to look after them. These tips will help you in achieving beautiful trees and shrubs that will stay healthy for a long time. 


  1. Planting 

Water your trees and shrubs after planting them. Then make a protective layer around the base by putting soil or compost over it. 

      2. Watering 

As mentioned, most trees and shrubs can fend for themselves. They won’t always need constant watering except during dry and drought season. If you’ve noticed the surface of the ground where the tree is planted is dry, that’s because the roots are absorbing all moisture and water they can get. But young and newly planted trees will need as much water as they can get to help them grow and establish themselves. But water the plants slowly to prevent soil from running off. This will guarantee that the water will reach the tree’s deep root system down under. 

      3. Staking 

Shrubs or trees that have a hard time standing upright will need staking. A year or two will do or until when you can tell that they no longer need it. Staking will help plants develop a strong trunk. The wires should neither be too tight or too loose. The former will damage the plant and the latter won’t serve its purpose. 


  1. Fertilizing 

Fertilizing is very helpful if the soil where your plants are planted has no nutrients in it either because that is its original condition, or the topsoil has been removed. Commercial fertilizers are okay, but organic ones are the best. Whichever one you choose, always follow the instructions on the label. You will want to go easy on using fertilizers. Overfertilizing can cause more harm than good to plants especially the roots which can burn. Shrubs won’t be bearing many flowers as they should if you overfertilize them.  



Also called pruning, regular trimming is important to keep the plants healthy all throughout their lifetime. Branches that are running in all directions and are weighing down the shrub should be pruned. Dying, dead, and diseased branches have to be cut down too. This is essential in order to prevent other branches from being affected. Trimming is also important if the branches start to block driveways and sidewalks. You can do the trimming yourself but you’ll need to have the right tools and knowledge. If you think you fall short on either of the two or both or if you are feeling unsure about how to do it, then you can ask for help from professionals for their trimming services 

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Different Kinds of Tree Services

»Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Tree Removal | 0 comments

Trees are a part of all life on earth. And just like any life form on earth, they grow, take form, serve their purpose, get through challenges, and die. All life form needs to be tended and cared for. Trees, like animals and humans, can get diseases that will cause them to decay or die. But unlike the former and the latter, trees are planted to the ground. They aren’t mobile. Their roots can uncontrollably grow deep down and damage pipes, building foundations, sidewalks, or driveways. Trees tend to branch out as well and over-shade the yard or block power lines.

Some situations will call for branches of trees to be trimmed, or be uprooted completely in the case of disease, decay, or damage to other properties. But removing trees or parts of it aren’t the only tree services there are. As mentioned, trees should be cared for as well. They give life to the environment. Here are different types of tree services available:

1. Tree removal

In cases when trees pose a danger to people and properties especially in the long run, then there is no other way around but to remove them. Trees that acquired a disease, are dying, or already dead, will have to be removed as well. Professionals are the best people to do this task. They have the right men, equipment, skill, and experience to handle a big undertaking. They also do their research and inspection. This helps a lot in telling the species of a tree and how it will fall.

2. Trimming and pruning

If you live in a home where trees surround you, you will need the branches to be trimmed and pruned frequently. Some trees stop growing branches after they have been trimmed, and some don’t. You will need to watch out for that. Dying branches or diseased ones definitely have to be pruned or else they will negatively affect nearby branches as well. Trimming branches is healthy for the trees too and will keep the area below safe. Pruning plants in your garden make these plants and your garden look attractive. It does the same thing to trees too.

3. Emergency tree services

Storms can give rise to falling or displaced trees, trunks, or branches. If you have a dying tree or an old one that you feel will give out when the next storm comes, it would be best to call tree service providers before it destroys any property around it.

4. Tree planting

If you feel like your property is lonely, or if you want some shade and new plants in the form of trees, worry no more. Some tree service providers also plant trees. Other than improving the whole look of the landscape, trees also make the surroundings cool and fresh. Planting trees don’t cause as much either. Trees are an important part of the ecosystem and the environment. Animals will also benefit from them.

5. Tree health analysis

Our pets go to the vet. We go to our doctors. Trees need the same healthcare as well. There are tree service providers who conduct tree health analysis in order to find out the best strategy to maintain their health and well-being. Diseases and pests will be addressed accordingly.

Should you need a tree removal Little Rock or any type of service, give your local tree service provider a call and they can take care of everything for you.

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Importance of Stump Grinding

»Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Tree Removal | 0 comments

Trees are important to the environment. In fact, they are vital to every life on earth. They filter the air, provide us with clean oxygen, give shade, and keep the surroundings cool. They also hold the soil and scale down the effects of flooding. Trees also give a beautiful look to your home or property. Fruit-bearing trees will also give you the bonus of harvesting fruits.

But there will be instances when, whether we like it or not, a tree has to be cut down or its branches pruned because of a disease or interference with electric lines. If left untouched, it can cause hazards to property or to people.

Tree stumps can be unsightly to look at. There is a possibility for it to look okay if not better if the tree has been strategically placed in the landscape where it can be designed. But if not, the best way to address a tree stump is to totally get rid of it. It can cause accidents around the house. Whether the children are playing around on the lawn and the pets running along or doing your lawn maintenance tasks of mowing or cleaning, tree stumps can pose danger to the family. It can cause damage to your lawn mower too if the remaining roots of the stump obstruct your lawn. Tree stumps can also rot and get infested with pests or insects. Outdoor pests will love living in the stump and will eventually harm your whole yard and garden. The best thing to do is to carefully remove the stump. And if you don’t want the surrounding area in your landscape to be damaged, stump grinding will be a good choice.

Stump grinding will require tools and equipment to effectively remove the stump. Ordinary tools won’t be able to cut it. Even if you have the right equipment to do it, you won’t completely know how to start grinding and at what angle to cut best. You will risk getting injuries as well in doing so. It is, therefore, best to leave the tree stump grinding to professionals.

Not only do professionals have the right equipment, but they also have the right workforce as well. They have a team of highly skilled men who are trained and experienced in doing the job. Hiring professionals will save you money by leaving no room for mistakes as opposed to you doing the job and making more damages and causing more money. It will save you time too. Professionals know what they are doing and will get the job done in a fraction of the time that you may have spent doing it on your own.

Professional grinding services will make sure that your area is clean and tidy after removing the unwanted tree stump. There will be no holes or piles that will be left around. So, mow your lawn in peace. Let the children play freely outside. And keep your garden bug-free. Contact stump grinder O’Fallon or any service provider in your area today and be free of all the worries.

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