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Tree Trimming, also known as Pruning, is a practice involving the selective removal of certain parts of a plant or tree, such as branches, buds, or roots. Reasons to prune plants include deadwood removal, shaping (by controlling or directing growth), improving or maintaining health, and reducing risk from falling branches. This process targets the removal of diseased, damaged, dead, non-productive, and structurally unsound limbs. Our experts are knowledgeable about how and when to trim in order to ensure the tree can compartmentalize the wound and thus limit the potential for pathogen intrusion and decay.
Most times a homeowner will want to have a stump removed to address the aesthetic of where a tree has been removed. Instead of removing the stump or leaving it flush cut, an additional option is to use a stump grinder or stump cutter to remove the tree stump. The grinder uses a rotating cutting disc to chip away the wood. This process, of using a high-speed disk with teeth that grind the stump and roots into small chips, leaves a depression which can be covered over with fill dirt and seed allow newly planted grass to flourish and grow green. Additionally, our machine has a blade which allows us to push the mulch back in the work area to help ensure a fully ground stump.
Simply put, firewood is any wooden material that is gathered and used for fuel. In the tree removal industry, we come across a great deal of wooden material which can be recycled as firewood for home heating or business purposes. We offer both pre-cut firewood by the face cord which can be picked up or delivered, as well as outdoor burner rounds. Depending on your needs, the firewood can be seasoned (dry) or unseasoned (fresh/wet) and includes the options of hardwood such as Oak, Maple, Cherry or Hickory, or softer woods like Pine or Cottonwood.
Tree Removals may occur for a variety of reasons including clearing growth for a more aesthetic landscape or eliminating a diseased or dead tree. Tree Removals differ from Tree Trimming in that the entire plant is removed and either a stump is left and flush cut, or the stump is ground. Depending on the type of tree and the customer's wishes, the wood from the larger branches and trunk may be left onsite for firewood or hauled away for disposal. But before being used as firewood, J’s assesses whether the wood can be milled for boards, turned for furniture legs or other options for good hardwood.
A brush hog or "bush hog" is a type of rotary mower to clear overgrown land. Depending on the circumstances, either our mower deck or forestry head can be attached to the Caterpillar track machine. Our brush cutter can clear a 60" swath in one passing with brush up to a height of six feet and four inches in diameter. This design allows us to clear a variety of lots from small to large.
An arborist by definition is one who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. These skilled individuals are experienced in the needs of trees, and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Trees in urban landscape settings are often subject to disturbances, whether human or natural, both above and below ground. They may require care to improve their chances of survival following damage from either biotic or abiotic causes. Arborists can provide appropriate solutions, such as pruning trees for health and good structure, for aesthetic reasons, and to permit people to walk under them (a technique often referred to as "crown raising"), or to keep them away from wires, fences and buildings (a technique referred to as "crown reduction").
Brush chipping is an expedient and excellent process when trimming or removing a tree. It's less time consuming and therefore more economical than hauling, and less polluting than burning the brush. However some customers choose to keep the chip mulch for landscaping their property. Whereas certain types of wood chips are an excellent topper for gardens, for those who wish to keep their chips, one of our Arborists can provide consultation based on their intended use. For example, putting chips around the trees helps hold in moisture and provide a slow-release of nutrition to feed the root system. Wood chips are also an awesome covering for pathways, play areas or parking.
Emergencies don't just happen Monday thru Friday between 9am and 4pm, that's why J's Tree Trimming & Removal provides 24-hour emergency tree service. In the event of an emergency situation due to storm-damaged trees or one that has simply given up the ghost and crashed into your property, we're ready to help you when you need it most. Being a local business, we can assemble a crew to handle your issue in a timely manner. Give us a call 734-645-8375, anytime.
Customer satisfaction is a main factor in our customer-first culture. This culture is derived by our owner, Jason Godfrey, who is committed to do everything right the first time. We are committed to addressing our customer's needs from the first call to setup a FREE consultation, to the estimator / arborist visit in determining the scope of the job, to the crew's care of our customer's property as well as their and our own safety while on the job, and finally, to a follow-up call ensuring we have met the customer's goals. Click here to read testimonials from some of our customers throughout the years.
Give us a call for any of your tree services needs in the greater Washtenaw and Livingston Counties includes Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea, Saline and more.