If a tree is dead, dying and dangerous or is in the way of new construction, then tree removal may be necessary. We offer a custom approach to tree removal guaranteed to match your needs and budget. Our skilled, insured professionals guarantee your job will be done safely.
Needless to say, there is an element of danger in a tree removal and it should only be performed by proven, highly skilled Tree Service crews, such as the ones employed by Dement Tree Service. Lawn and landscape firms do not normally employ personnel trained in tree removal operations. This can create a tremendous liability for the client if something goes wrong.
The proper insurance coverage that is required to protect personnel, clients, and property during above ground operations is very expensive, and normally not carried by lawn and landscape firms. Often the companies carry policies that exclude damages or injuries resulting from tree removal and trimming. Even though they may have worker compensation it will not cover injuries resulting from tree work.
Tree Pruning and Tree Trimming
Professional pruning does much to ensure the health of your trees, but amateur pruning can do just as much to endanger it. As you’ve driven around West Tennessee you’ve probably seen the results of amateur trimming: stubby knots, stripped bark, and trees that simply look like they’ve been hacked to death. None of these unsightly, and dangerous, pruning disasters need to invade your trees.
Our professionals know the right way to handle pruning equipment and how to trim all trees to their best advantage. The flush cuts, stub cuts, and ripped bark that characterize poor trimmings are something you won’t have to worry about when you employ our tree service professionals. Not only will you be avoiding the visual mess that comes with poor pruning jobs, you’ll also be dodging the infection and disease associated with trees damaged by bad pruning.
Cabling and Bracing Systems
The process of cabling is designed to aid in stabilizing a tree so that it can better withstand the stresses of bad weather and environmental stresses. It is quite important to use a professional ISA approved procedure for cabling, since it is possible to weaken a tree if cables are installed improperly. There are many different way to cable/brace a tree. Every system is designed to meet the specific need of each individual tree.
One of the newest bracing systems that we use is call a Cobra system. This is a dynamic system that is non-invasive and actually grows with the tree. This system is excellent for primary landscape trees that have multiple trunks. One additional advantage of this system is that it allows the tree to bend and sway with the wind as it naturally would. It provides additional support when the tree most needs it but it has give in it like a bungee cord. This greatly reduces the jarring force that occurs when a cable is stretched to its limit.
The complexity of the stump grinding process depends very much on the type of stump that requires removal. The age and size of the tree stump all factor into the removal process, as does the landscape the tree was planted into and type of soil. However, for most tree stumps, our standard approach is all that’s called for.
The first thing Dement Tree Service will do before they remove a tree stump is cut it as close to the ground as possible. Once the stump is of manageable height, we will use professional stump grinding machinery to extract the stump and its root system. Thanks to fertile Tennessee soil, our trees grow extensive root systems and can be a nightmare to handle without the proper equipment. This is why our professionals use only the best root extraction tools available, allowing them to quickly remove stubborn roots with relative ease. We will also take care to avoid any underground plumbing or wiring during the stump grinding process, making sure your utilities are kept safely intact.
Chipping is an excellent option for debris removal— more economical than hauling and safer than burning. An added bonus is that our customers have the option of using the resulting chips for mulch, landscape bark or even for dust and erosion control, if so desired.
Hazardous Tree Assessment
The most useful way to analyze the health of trees is to have experienced personnel do a visual inspection where sick trees can be easily inspected. In some cases, a sick or damaged tree may not need to be removed. Dement Tree Service has the technology and skilled personnel to determine if your tree can be saved.
Storms can rip through an area and leave major damage in their path. Our qualified technicians provide the expertise needed to carefully clear trees, branches and debris to help alleviate further damage to life and property.
Storms may cause limbs or entire trees to fall, often landing on other trees, homes and other structures, or cars. The weight of storm-damaged trees is great, and they can be dangerous to remove or trim. An arborist can assist in performing the job in a safe manner, while reducing further risk of damage to property.