Residential Tree Services

Residential Tree Services

Tree Trimming

Man with climbing equipment on the side of a tree removing unsightly branches.

It’s not always necessary to remove trees. You may just need your trees trimmed for safety reasons. Trees tend to block the light, or stretch out over pools, playsets, parking lots, the sides of the road, or tennis courts. We prune to maintain clearance around dwellings, and to keep branches away from rooftops as well.

We don’t view pruning as yeoman’s work: We will still send our trained Arborists to do the work and do it right. Pruning is often the most cost-effective way to mitigate risk and to prevent other problems from developing in the future, so it’s worth getting it right the first time.

Tree Removal

A team of men cutting apart and removing a fallen tree

Sometimes completely removing a tree is the best option. Some trees have irreversible defects or damage. At National Tree Service we utilize world-class tree removal tools and equipment – which includes cranes – to help us get the job done safely and efficiently.

Additionally, we trim or clear lower limbs from bushes. Sometimes trees can grow so big and tall that they become like makeshift shelters for vagrants and critters. By keeping the lines of sight clear, we can help you protect residents, employees and/or customers from bad experiences.

Stump Grinding

Tree stumps can be unattractive, especially if located in a garden or a landscaped property. Many homeowners want stumps removed when they are considering selling their home, because it improves the appearance of their yard. Stump grinding is not something you want to try to do for yourself. This is a job for a professional.

National Tree Service’s experienced stump grinding team is reliable and affordable – the smart choice when you need a stump removed.

Tree Risk Assessment

Before cutting down a tree, let our trained professionals assess the true health of the tree to determine if it needs to be completely removed, or if it may only require “surgery” or a little maintenance to be safer and healthier. Our team can help you make the right decisions because they are Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). This training allows us meet expected standards of safety and will save you money and mitigate risks at the same time.

We always consider the following four factors when assessing risk involving trees on your property:

Time

First, we establish a timeframe for a potential tree failure. Is it a year? Is it five years? Is it 10 years? Give it enough time and every single tree eventually will fall over. So, the first thing in assessing risk is determining what timeframe we are looking at for when the tree is most likely to reach the end of its life span.

Target

Next, we determine what the tree is most likely to hit if it were to fall. We look at the home, garage, any other structures on the property that would potentially be damage if the tree were ever to fall. Even a healthy tree can produce serious damage if it falls during a serious weather event.

Likely Defects or Causes of Failure

We then determine what’s most likely to turn the tree into a problem. Is it already leaning? Is it covered in carpenter ants (an indication of decay)? Does it have a weak structure? Our Tree Risk Assessment Qualified professionals will make the assessment, because some problems won’t be obvious to the naked eye. Our team is trained and experienced in spotting correctible tree defects that after repair will help lower your potential liability.

Dead tree limbs in front of other healthy looking trees.
Consequences of Failure and Impact

Our ongoing training and years of experience help us understand what parts of trees are likely to ruin first, how they break, how trees tend to fall, and the “chain reactions” a falling or fallen tree can set off. We project what is most likely to occur if this tree falls. We consider the potential for damage and economic impact. After our assessment, our Arborist will explain the findings so that you can make the most knowledgeable decision in managing the potential risk.

Large tree that has fallen on someone's roof and has done damage.

Every year several hundred people die from tree-related accidents, several set off by a weather event. Many more people are injured in accidents involving trees. All that means you’re held accountable for the trees on your property.

After our complete assessment, we will provide you with all the facts and our recommendations. The final decision is yours. Everyone hopes all the trees on their property are fine, but it’s our job to help you make the decision that’s right for you and to carry out the best option.