SPM Enterprises tree care division had been very busy this week. With hurricane sandy past and Nor’Easter Athena upon us people are worried about their trees with due cause. The crew at SPM has been out all week preforming tree removals, stump grinding, and tree pruning.
The recent increase in storms has had many home owners thinking about whether the trees on their property are safe. The best way to find out is to have a Mass Certified arborist out to inspect your trees. SPM’s arborist Dan Cohen #2252 has been working in the industry for well over eleven years, has a degree from Umass Amherst in both arbor-culture and urban forestry, and has a passion for trees making him the perfect choice to inspect your trees.
Tree removal and tree pruning go hand in hand when it comes to storm safety. If a tree has to much sail in its canopy the wind can be damaging to the tree which can be avoided with proper pruning. Pruning is something that is done on most trees and is a place where many trees reach failure due to either lack of pruning or incorrect pruning. Techniques such as up branching, removal of all interior wood, topping, and other bad practices are most common with few companies following any pruning guidelines such as ansi standard.
SPM’s crew has been coached by their lead arborist Dan to make proper cuts, sensible decisions, and have learned to work towards the best health of a plant. When a plant has been incorrectly pruned, damaged by a storm, attacked by bugs, rotten, or anything else that may impair it’s ability to stand it is time to talk removal.
Removal is a place where SPM has a unique ability to work without cranes, or bucket trucks . All SPM work is done with a low impact method and leaves a customer with a clean landscape and minimal damage vs out competitors with large ruts from heavy equipment and expensive landscape repairs. At SPM we utilize expert tree climbers and rigging and roping to do tree removal. The benefits to this are endless such as low impact to surrounding area, ability to take down trees over things like homes, ability to take trees down where cranes or other large trucks can’t access, and the ability to problem solve with trees that are just in an awkward spot.
Today we have recieved calls from most of our towns we service for down trees. In Norwell MA we looked at a down tree. In Hanson Ma a tree that was rocking in the wind to much was added to removal list. In Duxbury, Pembroke, and Marshfield we have calls in for tree pruning. The winter is coming and so is snow are your trees ready?
Please always call a professional when dealing with tree work and if you decide to take it on yourself please wear a helmet, chaps, safety glasses, ear protection, boots, long pants, and all other safety gear. Also remember never work in the woods alone. Have a safe weekend.