Affordable Tree and Shrub

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All estimates performed by an ISA Certified Arborist

10% Military & Senior discounts
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When Should a Tree Be Removed?

Our main focus at Affordable is to save every tree that we can. Sometimes though it is time to let go. Trees have many benefits we can take advantage of, but they can also be a risk to our home and family. So when should you remove a tree? If you have a tree that is showing signs of crown decay or has lost large limbs in the past, maybe it is time to have it accessed by a certified arborist. A certified arborist is trained to look for the telltale signs that a tree may fail.

How to tell if a tree is rotting

Tree defects are injuries or decay that reduce a tree’s strength. If you see excessive dieback in your tree canopy, or if you notice the presence of mushrooms or conks growing on your tree’s trunk or root system, these can be signs of decay. A certified arborist is trained to look for things that don’t catch the everyday person’s eye. Examples include co-dominate stems, included bark, and junction shape. Some trees in our area are more prone to failure, while Maple and Box Elder trees can be completely hollow and still be completely alive.

If you have a tree that you have questions about, call a certified arborist, most will access your tree for free.