Blog 2017-03-31T22:02:26+00:00

Responsible Tree Ownership

In the office, we frequently get phone calls asking about proper tree etiquette. It is not uncommon that a tree can be physically rooted on one property, yet causing a nuisance or be potentially hazardous to a neighbor. The question we hear from homeowners over and over again is, “Who is responsible for this tree?” By law, a homeowner is allowed to trim branches on their neighbors tree which overhang onto their property. You are not allowed to go onto [...]

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Tree Advice|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Recognizing Tree Risk

Tree Risk Checklist It is an owners responsibility to provide for the safety of the trees on his or her property. When considering tree risk, consider these questions: Are there large, dead branches in the tree? Are there detached branches hanging in the tree? Does the tree have cavities or rotten wood along the trunk or in major branches? Are mushrooms present at the base of the tree? Are there cracks or splits in the trunk of the tree where [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Tree Risk|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why Topping Trees is Bad

What Is Topping? Topping is the indiscriminate cutting of tree branches or stubs to lateral branches that are not large enough to assume the terminal role. Other names for topping include "heading," "tipping," or "rounding over." Topping is often used to reduce the size of a tree. A homeowner may feel that a tree has become too large for his or her property, or that tall trees may pose an unacceptable risk. Topping, however, is not a viable method of [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Tree Advice|Tags: , , |0 Comments