Three Methods of Tree Removal

If you are looking to hire a professional to cut down and take away a tree or trees in your yard, then you may wonder how exactly they are going to do it.

Well, depending on the space available, there are generally three methods that they will employ:


The traditional, time honored way to get your tree down to the ground! This is off course the method whereby your tree professional will simply chainsaw through the trunk of the tree, bringing it crashing down to the ground.

According to Mark, who’s a certified arborist at Tree Service & Removal of Houston you have to use multiple form of equipment to ensure a controlled fall, like for example specific ropes!

Of course, it goes without saying that it’s a little more complex than that! For one thing, the arborist will in fact be able to bring the tree down in a much more controlled fashion than you may assume. This is a bit advantage when trees must come down close to property.

For this method to work, your tree really needs to be set in a reasonable amount of space to allow for the tree to come down without causing any damage. It is also of course going to inevitably cause some damage when it lands, so this method is not suited for trees that are going to have to come down onto things like lawns – unless you want a big tree sized hole knocked into it!\


If you do want to protect your lawn, or your tree is in an area that can’t be accessed by a crane (see below) or there is simply not room for the tree to simply fall to the ground safely (see above) then the middle ground option is a Manual Removal.

This is where the tree company gets to show off a little, because with this method they will be rigging harnesses and clambering up into your tree. Oh – and they will be taking their chainsaws with them.

So again, depending on the how protected the area around the tree is, the tree climbers will either let the pieces of the tree fall to the ground as they cut them, or they will rig additional harnesses and lower the pieces to the ground to be removed for disposal.

The downside to this method then is that, depending on the size of the tree being cut down, it can take quite a bit of time – especially if the pieces are to be lowered carefully to the ground.

The plus side is that because it is quite a slow and controlled process, this is far and away the safest way to bring down a tree without causing damage to the immediate area.

So if you want to cut down a tree that is growing in an ornamental garden, for instance, you should certainly consider this method.


Finally, the crane offers a great method to remove trees relatively quickly and efficiently. It’s quite similar to the manual method, except that the arborist can be brought up to working height via manual means, rather than with a rig and harness, saving time.

It’s also possible to rig the tree branches to crane itself, allowing them to be safely lowered to the ground.

The downside of this method though is that it does require good access to the working area to allow the crane to get in close. Also, the crane can damage lawns and even paving simply by it’s sheer weight.…

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Why Tree Service in Wilmington NC is in High Demand

Sometimes it can seem as if it is impossible to hire a professional tree service! You ring around from company to company, often just getting answer machine messages. You go online and websites are advising waiting times stretching into the weeks.

Just what the heck is going on?

Storm Damage

If you’ve recently had storm conditions in your city or area then this will definitely be contributing to the difficulties you are facing. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy for example, one professional tree company based in Florida reported handling over 200 calls for assistance per day.

Another company in the beautiful North Carolina had their staff working 12-hour shifts – and they still had a backlog of work that stretched for weeks.

After a storm is far and away the busiest time of year for these types of companies as they help with the cleanup operation. All good companies will prioritize the work of course, making getting roads open and removing fallen trees that have come down directly onto property a number one priority.

Storm Related

It’s not just the clean up operations that can take a lot of time however! Just as with any other company or service, post storm conditions can take a serious toll on how the tree company can operate.

For example, their employees may struggle to get to work – ironically enough, probably because the roads are blocked with, you guessed it, fallen trees!

They can also struggle to get gas or supplies that are important to their business. After all, the tree companies don’t have a hidden surplus of gas they can fall back on to fuel their trucks – if your local gas station is running low for you its running low for them too.

Here’s an example of real storm damage:


Finally, the wait times from these companies can seem longer than they used to be because more people are using their services.

I’ve got an old friend who owns a tree service Wilmington NC based of course who says the following “Yards are becoming more and more of a designed element of a home. Homeowners are waking up to the fact that trees are not just things that grow in a yard. Rather, they can be the cornerstone of a beautiful yard. People want – and are willing to pay for – professionals who can design and maintain beautiful trees.” And I totally agree, don’t you? Especially when it comes to being popular.

They are also realizing that regular care from a professional can lead to trees with longer life spans, healthier growth and which are less likely to fall in storms.

No matter how long the wait time may be, it is always advisable to wait until you can hire the services of a fully licensed and insured company. The best tree companies are busy for a reason – they are good at what they do and lots of people want to hire them.

The people who can get to you at short notice in a busy stretch however they deserve to be looked at again – and a third time! They may be amateurs looking to make a quick buck, or professional companies taking advantage of a temporary boom and taking on more work then they can handle safely.

Either way, when it comes to dealing with tree services, patience is a virtue!…

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Is Rain Good For Tree Removal

We have all heard the statement, typically heard at weddings “Rain, it is good luck, you know.” It always makes me wonder where it came from. I suppose it depends on what side of the raindrop you are on. I have heard many stories about this so-called superstition. It rained on my wedding day. I can remember sitting at the church on the morning of my wedding day and staring out the window at the rain soaked streets. I wondered if it was going to stop at all. It eventually did, but the thought crossed my mind that the day could become a washout. Thankfully, we had an indoor wedding planned. Other brides who have found themselves in this situation, don’t always fair as well as I did.


Many people have beliefs about the superstition of rain on a wedding day that I feel are just ways to calm an eager, often frantic, bride down on her wedding day. After all, who wants the day to be treacherous for their guests to travel in? One of the most common superstitions I have heard of revolves around fertility. They say if it rains on your wedding day, you will bear many children.

Well, I am Catholic. So, I’m sure that was a welcomed sight for many family members on both sides of our families, especially Frankie who is a bit rough around the edges. He’s gotten progressively more grumpy since starting a Little Rock tree service company over 10 years ago. He is also very well known in town for his tree removal work. Anyways… Another superstition is that the rain is supposed to be sort of like a “baptism,” of sorts. After all, when we are baptized, we are usually wearing white garments of some sort. A wedding dress is usually white, as well. Hmm. Makes sense, right? Basically, when it rains, they say you are starting your marriage with a clean slate. You are leaving life as “individuals” and becoming ONE person. That is probably one of the neatest superstitions I have heard about rain. And one of the most common superstitions is that the rain represents tears. Symbolically, it says that the rain signifies that they will be the LAST tears a bride will endure as she now starts anew, in her new life, with her spouse. Awww…


Well, okay, enough about weddings. How about the other side of the coin, here? In its most literal sense, rain probably does not feel too lucky for folks who live in certain parts of California right now, does it? Rain is probably something they DO NOT want and are eagerly praying it away. Who can blame them? If a levee breaks, lives will be at risk, the entire situation will get very scary for a lot of people, and many people will risk becoming homeless. On the other hand, rain in areas that are experiencing a deficit might wish for the amounts of rain others are getting. If ONLY we could “move” rainclouds. Rain can be a wonderful thing, in moderation. Farmers may wish for an equal balance of rain that is not too drenching, but does not leave the ground so dry that it hurts crops. When you live on a farm and your crops are a livelihood, rain can make or break your bank for a long time.…

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What to Expect from a Professional Tree Service

If you have called in an expert tree service to assist you in taking care of your trees, then there are certain things that you can expect to happen.


An arborist, sometimes referred to as a tree surgeon, is a highly skilled individual that you are hiring to perform a service. Therefore, just as if you are hiring any other service provider – whether a plumber to fix your toilet or a mechanic to work on your car – it is extremely important to understand the services that they will provide.

There is thankfully a wealth of guides available online that explain not only the services an arborist can perform for you, but also can even explain some of the terminology of tree care – so it is well worth checking out an online guide before your appointment with the tree service company.

Dan Robertson, the man behind Tree Service & Removal of Alexandria, a company that specializes in various tree work in the state of Virginia advises that when you, as a homeowner, need quality tree work done, there’s one of 2 ways you can go about it. You can either hire an arborist or go with a regular tree service. My recommendation is always to consult with a specialist for all larger and potentially dangerous projects and go the less expensive route for all simple work like like bushes and small trees. Read more about Dan at and give him a special thanks for the tip.


The first step of engaging the services of a professional tree service will be a site visit – preferably from the arborist themselves. Depending on the type and size of the company you employ however, this may not always be he case. A small, locally based tree service may well very be just a one person company – therefore the arborist themselves will almost certainly be the person you meet first. A larger company may send an evaluator to you first however, to assess the job before the commit the time of their arbor care pro.

Either way, the representative of the company should take time to listen to why you request their services, and they should also take the time to explain how they intend to meet your needs.

If for example you have called in a professional tree service to provide a general pruning, trimming and upkeep service, they should explain how they will perform this – and check with you how much they intend to trim of the tree crown. Rather like with a haircut, you need to clearly explain how much you want taking off before they set to work!

If on the other hand you have called in a company because you are concerned about your trees, again take the time to explain exactly what your concerns are. Whether you have noticed any of the symptoms of diseases or tree rot, or if your tree has been damaged by weather extremes like drought or high winds a good arborist will be able to explain how the damage occurred and, more importantly, the long term prognosis for the tree.


A tree service, after their assessment of the damage or disease will advise if saving the tree is economical  – or even a possibility.

If they feel it is, they will explain to you how the tree can be saved. Whether this is by thorough pruning and trimming of damaged areas or by attempting to cure the disease. They should give you a comprehensive pricing for these attempts, along with the chances of success  – and if you may incur further costs at a later date.


The opposite end of this is that the tree service feel it is not possible to save the tree. In this instance they will advise if it is likely to become a hazard, and offer their advice of how the tree may be felled and removed. Again, this should include a comprehensive estimate of price.

A good tree service company will always take the time to explain what they are doing – and why they propose to do it. Don’t be afraid to ask questions however, and always bear in mind that they are providing you with a service.…

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Top 5 Best Places in the World for Tourism

Top 5 Best Places in the World for Tourism

Are you getting tired of the tough routine? Do you want a little change in your life? Do want to do something different? Are you thinking to spend holiday out of country? If yes then you are on the right side. A number of people every year go on world tours, some visits a specific country or other go Europe tour. Of course it is not easy to choose one place out of so many beautiful scenes on earth. Here, you are going to know about some of the best places where you can have best vacation ever.

Now, you would be thinking is it a good idea to go with family? Yes, you can go anywhere with your family. It is going to completely safe. But you have to do a little research before visiting. However, firstly know about the top 5 place where you can have a memorable trip. Here are the names along with little details of places given:

Cape Town(South Africa)


Who don’t know about this city? Cape Town is famous all around the world. People come from all around the world to spend a good time with lively people of this town. It is the place where you will be able to see the whales and dolphins. If you are sea creature lover then it is the best option. The high top of the mountains gives beautiful views. The spectacular views from the top along with best wines taste will not replace any other pleasure. Did you heard about Robben Island? It is the historic prison where Nelson Mandela occurred. It should be must on your visiting list.



It is the world’s best place where you can become beach bum early in the morning. This is the city of Australia where you can become a tourist at afternoon and in evening a culture vulture. You can anything dreamed for in this city. You can be what you always want to be. If the history pages are seen then it is the first place which allowed and welcomed the visitors. Most of the visitors do not forget to visit the beach and Blue Mountains which is found to be great choice for family tour.

Rio De Janeiro(Brazil)

Brazil famous stunning city, Life is full of bustling where you can have a lot of things to do. If you want a change in your routine then it can be a good idea. You can go for the cable car which takes to the top of the Sugar Loaf Mountain. The scenery from the top is eye catching and will definitely take your breath away. Must spare a full day for it.

Machu picchu(Peru)

Fantastic place to check out the extinct cultures is offered by this place. It is one of the unique places which you might wish to visit at least one in a life. It is the place where every tourist wishes to go and see what their local people heritage. Of course people of the city are welcoming. They actually give proper guide who are interested to know about it in detail.

Paris (France)

How anyone can forget Paris? It must be on the top. Paris,the place of love, beauty and romance. It is called as the city of romance which attracts most of the tourists. It is true. You will feel love in the air. The atmosphere is so refreshing. The apartments are available where you can spend months with your family. One of the most important places Eiffel tower where every visitor go and see love all around. If you are newlywed couple then you should make it a priority.

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