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How to Do Winter Tree Work Without Frozen Ground

Posted by Amy O

Feb 3, 2012 2:55:00 PM

be28adfff47893c4519c1307dc6b8866_MGet the benefits of winter tree work even if the ground isn't frozen yet!

In our last few posts we've been preaching the benefits of winter tree work, one of which is the ease of access due to firm, frozen ground. Well, this winter hasn't exactly been cold enough to ensure the ground has frozen, making many home owners and commercial property managers hesitant to call a tree company in for winter work. One way around the frozen ground dilemma is to utilize an experienced tree climbing crew to service your trees.

Although a tree climbing crew often takes longer than a skyworker or crane crew, a climbing crew can access and service a tree without putting your lawn or flower beds in danger of damage. With skilled climbers and ground men, a climbing crew can service a tree just as well, if not better than the more modern equipment, plus you don't need to worry about lawn damage since the ground may not be frozen. The crew can service the tree and carry the brush and logs out to firm ground where the chipper will rest.

Take advantage of the Cut-Rate winter discount and let our climbing crews service your trees this winter. Even if the ground does not freeze, our skilled climbers can prune and remove trees without impacting your lawn or flower beds with heavy equipment. Meet with a Cut-Rate Arborist to see how we can service your trees this winter.

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Topics: Tree Pruning, Tree Removal, Tree Service

Winter Tree Removal and Pruning

Posted by Amy O

Nov 17, 2011 2:40:00 PM

339a0e1449b6b4062056bc300d87e893_MHave Cut-Rate Tree Service remove or prune your trees this winter, and save!

Winter tree service is a great thing for Arborists. While many home owners are worried about the next big snowfall, Arborists are out servicing trees across the region. With reduced activity in yards, little or no foliage on trees, and hard, frozen ground, Arborists can easily access and service trees that are not easily servicable in the spring, summer, and fall months. Tree removal and pruning in the winter allows Cut-Rate to be more efficient, effectively lower our costs, which in turn lowers our already low prices. We pass on a 10% discount to our customers who do tree pruning and removal work between December 1st and March 31st. The discount, on top of our existing low prices, is really tough to beat.

In addition to being good pricewise for the customer, winter tree service is really great for producing quality results. Decidious trees should be bare of their leaves come December 1st, meaning our Arborists have completely unobstructed views of the trees limbs, leaders, and problem areas. Pruning in the winter is really a great idea because some problem limbs that were covered by foliage in the spring, summer, and fall will now be exposed. Winter tree service ensures the most bang for your buck.

Request a consultation with one of our Certified Arborists to discuss your winter tree service needs.

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Topics: Tree Pruning, Tree Removal, Tree Service

Tree Damage Caused by High Winds

Posted by Amy O

Oct 14, 2011 12:29:00 PM

eb6c7c01c4e98e1f2578f9959463b973_MPrevent damage due to high winds by ensuring your trees are safe.

Our local meteorologists are forecasting some high winds this weekend, with gusts upwards of 40 mph. The combination of high speed winds, and wet, soggy soil can be a disasterous duo, particularly for those trees that are still full of foliage since their leaves act like a sail to create extra drag in the wind. Trees that have already lost their foliage will be less susceptible to up-rooting; however, early leave drop could indicate a stressed tree with internal structure damage, presenting another storm damage possibility.

Late fall can be an extremely devastating season for tree damage across Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, particularly along the coastline, where powerful North Eastern winds pound eastern New England. This weekend's wind will have an origin from the south west, but it is promising to pack quite the punch. Taking a few minutes to inspect your trees this evening will be a good idea.

We can expect more wind storms to come as fall turns to winter, so it is imperative to ensure your trees are not hazardous. If you have any trees that present a hazard to your property we recommend consulting with a Certified Arborist immediately. A skilled arborist can recommend and implement tree care practices to prevent damage; from pruning to bracing, or complete removal if necessary. To request a free consultation, call 978-223-4268 or click the button below.

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Topics: Tree Removal

Storm Damage Clean Up Service

Posted by Amy O

Aug 29, 2011 5:34:00 PM

Looking for storm damage, fallen tree, and broken limb and branch services? We've got you covered.

Although today is bright and sunny, Hurricane Irene rolled through our region yesterday bringing heavy rain and high winds with her. The hurricane, which was actually Tropical Storm Irene by the time it reached Massachusetts, had no problem dropping trees, branches, and leaves in our yards. Our crews have been working hard all day yesterday and today to help clean up these fallen branches, remove fallen trees, and restore landscapes back to their beautiful pre-Irene shape.

Our experienced tree removal crews utilize efficient equipment in order to clear your yard of storm damage quickly and cost-effectively. There is no need to have to pay an arm and a leg to have your landscape cleaned up after a storm, that is why our affordable storm damage and removal services are your best bet. If you are still looking to clean up after the storm, but don't feel like forking over a small fortune, call 978-223-4268 or request a free consultation with one of our Certified Arborists.

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Topics: Tree Removal, Tree Service, Storm Damage

Useful Massachusetts Tree Removal Tips

Posted by Amy O

Aug 18, 2011 12:51:00 PM

01f1a05053c6242fcfa23075e5b963c1_MFollow these simple tips for a successful tree removal experience.

In its simplest form, tree removal seems like a macho behavior. A crew of men pull up to a tree, climb up it, or use a machine to scale it, and they cut the whole thing down. Though it may appear this way to an outsider, tree removal requires an incredible balance between knowledge, experience, skill, and strength. Because of the intimate skill and danger involved with tree removal, we'd like to leave you with a few tips that will help make your next tree removal experience a pleasant one.

  1. Ensure your provider is fully insured: Tree removal is not easy, and accidents have happened in the past. Don't get burned by an uninsured provider.
  2. Consult with a Certified Arborist: One dimensional tree service providers will convince you that a tree must be cut down so they can win the job. A Certified Arborist can make an accurate assessment and also provide alternative solutions to any arboriculture issues.
  3. Think about your landscape: Cranes, bucket trucks, and climbers can all be utilized for tree removal. If your tree is in a delicate area, don't let your provider come cruising through in a bucket truck. Choose a tree climbing service instead.

These three tree removal tips are simple, but they are essential to consider before choosing your tree service provider. Ensure that your provider is certified by the Massachusetts Arbor Association and the International Society of Arboriculture, and be sure that they are fully insured and licensed in the state of Massachusetts. If you are wondering whether or not you need to have a tree removed, we recommend having a free consultation with a Cut-Rate Arborist. Call 978-223-4268 to find out more.

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Topics: Tree Removal, Tree Removal Cost, Tree Service

Tree Removal Decision Tips

Posted by Amy O

Jul 5, 2011 11:27:00 AM

The decision of whether or not to take down a tree can be daunting. Consider these few tips when making the tree removal decision to ensure optimal results and satisfaction.

The tree removal decision can be difficult; however, in some cases, tree removal is necessary to prevent property damage, to add new construction, or to clear your yard of an old dying tree. Deciding whether to remove a tree can be even more difficult if you have an emotinal attachment to it. Follow these few tips to ensure you get the best tree removal possible.

1. Is your provider is fully insured? Unfortunately we've heard of circumstances where people have employed uninsured tree service providers and suffered severe property damage. Though it doesn't happen often, it is always a possibility.

2. Is your provider a Certified Arborist? Massachusetts Certified Arborists must keep their certification current, meaning that they are constantly studying and are always at the highlest level of arboriculture education.

3. What equipment does it require? Tree service providers will offer crane service, bucket trucks, and tree climbers to take down trees. There are limitations depending on size, location, and accessibility of the tree. Usually, crane service is the quickest but most expensive; while bucket trucks are the most cost efficient means of removal. Tree climbers are necessary in tight areas, where trucks and cranes can't access.

These three tips will help you get off on the right foot when choosing a tree service provider. Cut-Rate Tree prides itself on combining quality with afforadbility to provide the best tree service on the North Shore and Greater Boston Area. Click the button below, or call 978-223-4268 to talk with a Certifed Arborist about tree removal options.

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Topics: Tree Removal