Frequently Asked Tree Service Questions
Here are the answers to the most common tree service questions we receive. If your question isn’t listed here, give us a call now at (540) 688-9486.
What is a Certified Arborist?
An arborist is trained in the science and art of caring for and maintaining plants and trees. Certification involves an official assessment of an arborist’s knowledge and competence to provide proper tree care. The certified arborists at Potter's Tree Service & Landscaping are also required to maintain certification by remaining up to date on the latest techniques in arboriculture.
Why hire a certified arborist?
Hiring a certified arborist is crucial. This way, you’re investing in the health and maintenance of your trees, adding curb appeal, and increasing property value.
Trained and equipped arborists are the only ones who should be handling your trees. Make sure you’re putting your trust in the right tree care professional by asking to see their credentials and certifications.
Is tree work expensive?
Prices on tree work can vary depending on the size of the tree and the work required. The most common factors that affect tree work costs are obstacles like structures, wires, fences, and other trees and plants.
Call us now to get a quote!
What are my pruning options?
Depending on the job, your pruning options include:
Cleaning is the removal of dying and diseased branches from the crown of a tree.
Thinning selects specific branches to improve the structure and increase air movement through the tree.
Raising removes lower branches to provide clearance for structures and buildings.
Reduction reduces the size of a tree to maintain its form and integrity.
Why is stump grinding necessary?
Stump grinding is a specialized process to remove stumps on your property. After a tree has been cut to ground level, the stump is ground into small wood pieces that create mulch, which can be reused in your grass and soil. Rather than digging up a large root system attached to the stump, grinding it down allows it to be covered with dirt until it decays.
When should cabling and bracing be used?
Cabling can be used to protect, preserve, or prevent damage to existing trees. If your tree’s limbs are at risk of failing, cabling is used to protect an otherwise unhealthy tree that has weak branches. If the tree is weak, cabling is used to preserve its aesthetic value. If the tree poses a risk, cabling is used to protect it from falling over a populated space.
How can I get a tree service estimate?
You can call us today at (540) 688-9486 to speak with a certified arborist. After your call, we’ll set up an on-site consultation to provide you with an accurate estimate.
What should I look for in a tree company?
You should look for arborists that are certified and have years of experience in the industry. Ask about the equipment they’ll be using and how they can prevent potential damage to your yard.
We’re certified, experienced, and well-equipped, and we know all the best measures to prevent unnecessary damage.
Can you tell me if my tree is likely to fall?
After you get in touch with us, we’ll send over a certified arborist to assess your situation and provide information on potential hazards.
How can I find an arborist near me?
If you need an arborist in the local area, call us today at (540) 688-9486.