Category: Tree Services

How to Make Leaning Trees Straight?

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Nobody ever wants a leaning tree in their yard. They want their trees to grow tall and straight. This is where tree cabling and bracing comes in helpful because Mother Nature always has other ideas. Wind, snow, rain, and storms can cause the best and strongest of trees to develop a lean. Younger trees are particularly susceptible to tilting and growing in a leaning fashion.

Should You Cable and Brace?

To stake or not to stake is a major dilemma faced by most tree care experts. Arborists believe that trees grow best when they are not cabled or braced. However, there are several circumstances in which guying or staking is the only thing that would prevent the tree from leaning or getting uprooted. You should get a professional in to have a look at your trees to check whether cabling and bracing is required or not. Generally, this method is employed on thin stemmed trees that may bend because of the canopy weight or newly purchased trees that have small root balls.

Straightening a Tree

You would want to stake a tree if you want to support it temporarily. This is until the tree’s natural root system can take over. Never leave cabling and bracing equipment in place for more than one growing season. It’s paramount to bring in a professional for the job since they know exactly how much guy rope or stakes to be used per tree.

This is especially important if working on a young tree with a fragile bark. These barks can get sliced or chafed with the wrong type of rope or guy wire. You may end up damaging the tree beyond repair if you put it through too much distress.

Straightening a Tree by Uprooting It

Homeowners should never attempt to uproot a tree on their own, regardless of how young it is. You don’t want to upset the root system. You may just end up killing the tree in your effort of rectifying its lean. It is always recommended to work with a professional tree care expert in such situations. There are several rules that need to be followed while straightening a tree which has been uprooted.

For instance, you need to make sure that at least a third of the root system remains planted in the ground. Exposed roots of the leaning tree should not be overly damaged and must be left undisturbed. You should remove as much soil as possible from the exposed roots and straighten the tree gently. Replant the tree below grade level and pack the soil firmly. The situation is hopeless if the tree is lying on the ground with firmly planted roots.

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Are Your Trees Healthy? 3 Signs to Watch Out For

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You can easily forget trees as part of the annual yard maintenance. This is why at Chippers Tree Service we always ask our clients to take a look around their yard. Are your trees healthy? We routinely ask our clients this question. Most people are unaware of the signs of a diseased, damaged or sickly tree until it’s too late.

In fact, most DFW homeowners forget about their trees as long as the leaves stay green and the tree continues to offer shade on hot sunny days. Your tree adds value to your property. You can protect your investment and ensure the trees are as healthy as possible by looking for signs of damage early on.

These are the three signs of a health tree:

Single Central Trunk

Your tree should not have a forked trunk or a twisted trunk. There should be a single trunk that helps keeping the tree stable and strong. You cannot do much about this in mature trees. However, having an arborist involved while your tree is growing can prevent this from happening later on.

New Growth

All trees should be producing new growth each year. However, there are always exceptions to this rule. Look up the tree species and research the growth pattern. You can also call tree care experts to know more about your tree’s health.

Full and Wholesome Branches

Diseases and pests are invited to enter the tree when the branches break away or are snapped in half. You should always eliminate all broken or dead branches at the first sign. Dormant branches can be tested by bending them gently to check whether they snap easily. Only dead branches will break away when bent. Living branches tend to snap back in shape.

Why Should You Care for Trees?

There are several reasons to care for your trees. It is not just because they add value to your property or make your yard look more beautiful. They also offer several benefits to the environment that helps in making the world a better place for everyone.

You get to enjoy cleaner air when your trees are healthy and vibrant. You also save on energy bills since you don’t need to use the HVAC system that often with trees shading your house. You can also benefit from reduced soil erosion because of storm. Trees tend to increase ground water by reducing storm water run-off.

Signs of an Unhealthy Tree

Now that you know the signs of a healthy tree, you should also know what an unhealthy tree is like. The answer to “are your trees healthy?” is negative if there are cracks, cavities or holes in the limbs. The same holds true if there are bare patches or leaf free branches.

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What Does A Tree Service Technician Do?

What does a tree service technician do? Essentially, a tree service technician is somebody who deals with trees, identifying problems and preventing them, and so forth. Using advanced climbing and rigging systems, he may trim dead or unwanted branches from bushes or trees to preserve clear passage for utilities, sidewalks, or roads, or to enhance the appearance, beauty, and value of the property he works on. He may also fix and repel insects.

There are many kinds of climber or “trees” that are worked on by tree service technicians, including shrubbery, trees, and flowering plants, such as orchids and azaleas, as well as fruits and trees, such as apples, pears, and bananas. The work of a technician can be done to a specified height, working from the ground up, or sitting atop a tree and doing the work from the ground up. A technician may work in a variety of ways, depending on the type of tree and job requirements. For example, tree service technicians may use a specialized ladder to reach high branches; they may use a special tree rake or snow shovel to clear away snow, and they may climb a tree to inspect it from the ground. Some technicians specialize in doing both indoor and outdoor work, while others only specialize in one or the other. There are also tree service technicians who specialize in just one type of tree, such as limbs or palms.


The most common services a tree service technician can provide are tree trimming and removal, tree pruning, tree removal of damaged parts, tree removal, and trimming, stump removal, tree thinning and removal, tree removal, stump control, and pruning, tree diseases, insect control, tree fertilization, tree removal, tree clearing, stump compacting and mulching. In some cases, however, a tree technician can perform more specific jobs, such as tree felling, tree removal, stump removal, and construction of decks or patios. A good tree technician will have many qualifications and certifications that allow them to perform many different types of tree-related services. A certification from the National Forest Services Association or the Society for Professional Land Surveyors is usually required. In most states, the certification is honored by local government agencies and businesses. A license, which is usually provided by the county, is also required in some states.


One of the main jobs a technician does is to inspect trees before they are cut down or disposed of. They do this by taking an area photograph, which shows the major traffic areas, the kinds of limbs present, and other characteristics of the tree. In some cases, the technician will use a video camera to take the photographs.


A tree technician also inspects and removes any fallen trees on someone’s property. This often involves removing a dead branch, pruning branches, and other things that can damage a person’s home. Once the debris is removed, the technician will clean the area. It may be necessary to repave the ground or make sure it is properly level. In most cases, a tree service company will provide the equipment needed to do these jobs.


In addition to inspecting and removing trees, they can also provide tree care and repair services. Some services include repairing cracks in treated lumber, refinishing old wood, installing birdbaths and other items. They may even provide emergency services, such as removing a tree that has burst into flames. They may even provide tree services for customers who are not comfortable removing a tree on their own, such as when there is a power line down. This is especially useful for people who live on a water route or near a pond or lake.


What does a tree technician do if a tree has been injured and needs to be taken down? When a tree is felled, whether, by a ladder or a piece of equipment, the remains must be removed. This can be done using a variety of techniques and methods depending on the circumstances. Sometimes, caving holes are used, while other times a crane might be used.


What does a tree service do if a tree is damaged and can’t be saved due to one reason or another? If a tree can’t be saved, what other options do people have? Sometimes, nothing at all. Other times, something like a stump or other type of “dead” structure may need to be removed. However, in many places the tree removal is not an option, such as where power lines are being installed, so tree services may become necessary.