Most homeowners take great pride and care in maintaining their lawn, and trees are no exception. Providing beauty and shade, it is important that trees are not forgotten when it comes to lawn care. Overgrown trees, decaying trees, and protruding stumps are not only an eyesore, but they also pose a hazard to your family, home, and neighbors. Tree trimming and stump grinding are not only important for aesthetic purposes, but also for safety as well.

Q: What is tree trimming?

A: Tree trimming should be done by a licensed professional, and occurs when unsightly branches or branches that pose safety hazards to the surrounding area are cut down.

Q: Can I trim my trees myself?

A: This is highly inadvisable, yet many homeowners still attempt it. A professional tree removal company provides liability insurance should any damage occur to the property or surrounding properties, whereas if you choose to do it yourself you could be held liable for any damage to not only your own property but others as well. Professionals have the appropriate safety gear and tools, minimizing risk of bodily injury.

Q: What is stump grinding?

A: After a tree is removed the stump is then leftover, posing a safety hazard and an unsightly appearance to your lawn. Stump grinding is done by a professional tree service and, when done properly, safely and thoroughly removes the stump and most of its root system. A licensed professional will use a stump grinder, a large piece of equipment with metal teeth, to grind the stump down into wood chips. A good tree company will grind down a good 6-8 inches during removal. Stump removal helps to ensure that no diseases are spread to other trees, it isn’t a tripping hazard, and keeps your yard looking beautiful.

Q: What are benefits of tree trimming ?

A: Tree trimming is crucial for lawn care for a variety of reasons. The most obvious is aesthetics : overgrown trees or ugly branches don’t add any value or appeal to the property you work so hard to keep beautiful. Having your tree trimmed is also responsible, as it eliminates safety hazards from tree growth into power lines. Decaying branches could also fall into you or your neighbors home or car, leaving you with thousands of dollars in damages.

Stump removal and tree trimming are easily forgotten, as many homeowners often focus on their grass or flowers. Don’t let your hard work go to waste by having it overshadowed by an ugly or dangerous tree or stump. Call a licensed, professional tree service company to rid your yard of these unsightly and hazardous objects.

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