Learn From Your Lafayette Tree Service Company
Want to know key information on how to maintain your property and best benefit our community? We have the tips and tricks you need to take proper care of your trees and land. Check out what Jake has to say about our most frequently asked questions! Do you have a question? Let Jake know by sending an email to email@example.com.
While it’s true that using an uninsured company can be less expensive than a company with insurance, the consequences of using an uninsured company can be severe. If you hire an uninsured company and they damage your property (let’s say they’re cutting down a tree for you and it hits your home), you can be liable to pay for the damages!
Let’s look at another example. Say you hire an uninsured tree service and one of their workers falls and hurts his back while trimming your trees—you are liable for his safety. If an injury, or even death, occurs, you can be prosecuted and are expected to pay for medical bills. So though it may seem like you’re getting a better deal by using an uninsured company, the consequences could cost you a large amount of money. Using an insured company allows you, the tree service, and its employees to be fiscally protected!
Apart from the sheer eyesore that dead trees cause, they can also damage your property! When a tree dies, it ceases its nutrient intake, which causes the limbs to become brittle and susceptible to falling. A dead limb can fall on your house, vehicle, neighbor’s yard, or on power lines. This can leave you with thousands of dollars to pay in damages, as well as countless headaches! We have also successfully helped clients with removing whole trees that have fallen on their houses and garages.
In addition to damaging your property, if a tree branch falls on you, it can cause serious injury. You could also be responsible for paying for another person’s medical bill if they are struck by a falling tree branch on your property.
To ensure that your trees stay healthy and aesthetically pleasing, it is important to regularly trim tree branches. To keep your trees properly maintained, we always trim around fences, your home, and outbuildings. By trimming around these areas, we ensure that heavy branches will not cause significant damage if they fall. When trimming trees, we cut loose or dead branches to make way for healthy limbs to grow, which also allows the tree to blossom to optimal growth. By strategically analyzing a tree, we develop a plan to determine which branches need to be trimmed, which helps us manage and shape the tree best suited for the tree’s variety—leading to proper tree care.
Essentially, tree pruning is the practice of strategically removing tree branches to promote your tree’s growth and health. Your tree should be pruned on a regular basis to remove dead, loose, disease-ridden branches, or branches that have been infected by pests. Pruning also allows your tree to grow and have healthier flowers and fruits, because nutrients are not going to additional branches. In addition, pruning is an excellent way to give your tree a nice shape, without harming its growth.
If you do not thin your trees, you run the risk of having your trees compete with one another for nutrients and space. This can slow the growth of your best trees—leading to underperformance. By thinning your trees, you remove smaller trees and branches and allow your bigger plants to grow and flourish. Thinning trees can also lead to a higher amount of biodiversity, by allowing more room for other species to grow.
After we’re finished performing a service at your home, we can either leave the brush on your property or remove it! When we remove the brush, we turn it into mulch. Mulch is any material that covers the topsoil. Mulch can be made of straw, grass clippings, compost, shredded wood and other materials. Mulch is excellent to use, because it functions as a weed suppressant, helps the soil retain water, and can make your garden look more attractive. By recycling the brush, we are able to conserve materials and help lawns and gardens grow!
Wildcat Creek Tree Service, INC partners with Restoration Sawmill and Hardwoods to help connect men to the word of God while they learn valuable skills like hard work and responsibility. During this program, men stay in a duplex on Restoration Sawmill as they work, learn scripture teaching, and begin to repair the broken relationships in their lives. Wildcat Creek is a proud supporter of this institution, as it works to improve the lives of men in our community.
Storm damage like heavy winds and powerful rains can cause frail branches to fall and can saturate tree roots—causing them to weaken and subsequently affect the amount of nutrients that the tree limbs receive. Though storms can play a big role in weakening our trees, many other factors can affect a tree. Disease and animals can cause breakage. Common arbor diseases, like Chestnut Blight and Heart Rot, can infect trees—causing them to lose leaves, branches, and even die. Insects can also weaken trees. For instance, the Emerald Ash Borer, a beetle from Asia, targets Ash Trees by eating away at the inside of the tree. This can cause a disruption of nutrient flow within the tree—leading to weakening and death.
To help keep your property clear from debris and safe from dangerous, hanging branches, we offer storm damage removal services to help clear away any trees that may have been severely damaged in the aftermath of a storm.