7/10/19: While large green limb removal is not indicated for deciduous (lose their leaves in Winter), it is still the best time for light pruning and to inspect your hardwoods for dead wood and sucker-growth. While the trained eye can spot such hazards in any season, all the rain we had last year has produced thick, heavy canopies which can block widow-makers (scientific term for dead wood) from sight. July is a slower month for us, please call to get an assessment. Removing "suckers" (very small "limbs" which grow in the middle of oaks, ash, hickory etc. which are not attached to the heart-wood of major trunk and branches, but do grow on them, getting nutrients from the cambium layer, just inside the bark and water from rain on their leaves), in addition to removing deadwood, will reduce weight and "sail" and produce a better view of the architectural value of the natural tree and is one of my specialties. It makes a HUGE improvement to the trees appearance and if you're selling a home, can add value well above the cost of the procedure. MARK 919-968-9469. 6/20/19: We had record rainfall 5/18 - 5/19 and deciduous trees canopies have grown faster thus bigger than usual. Some will be tempted to have their trees topped. Topping is NOT an approved or healthy pruning method and we do not do topping. We do, however, do "CROWN REDUCTION" via an approved, healthy method, called "DROP-CROTCHING." Deciduous* trees (my spell-check is down, plz forgive) are trees which "decide*" to lose their leaves each fall. Many people have lost their DirecTv or Dish or other satellite signals. The best remedy is NOT topping, but drop-crotching or removal altogether (I will top a gum or poplar but it will cost more than removal. Topping conifers (pines and other evergreens which reproduce through cones) kills them. I will not remove a "Legacy" hardwood i.e.: oaks, ash, hickories etc. though I have been asked. A legacy tree is usually huge (6' or more diameter at chest-level) and over a hundred years old. MANY DON'T KNOW THIS, BUT THE OLDEST TREES ON EARTH ARE SWAMP CYPRESS TREES IN CERTAIN PARTS OF NC! Take THAT!, Pacific NW! Core samples reveal some to be 2,500+ years old! I AM A TREE HUGGER, so I know how and when and even IF a tree should be pruned as hardwoods cannot sustain great amounts of large-limb removal when they are running sap and growing (Spring thru mid fall or until they go dormant for winter). This is why you call me. This and I don't break your stuff and do a meticulous clean-up, especially in manicured-lawn&garden areas. Today is June 20, 2019. I will update as needed or if I observe something tree parents (they would, should outlive us). For a free estimate within 20 miles of UNC or a $35 estimate (credited to your estimate if you hire us) outside 20 miles + Don't forget to mention, AFTER* you get your estimate, if you are a school teacher, military family or first-responder *Report your eligibility for discount after you receive your estimate to assure it is not "baked into the bid" as some businesses, in all industries, might do. Not saying my competition does this. Call my cell, Mark, 919-968-9469.
TREE TRIMMING/PRUNING: The proper way to care for and safeguard your trees is through professional tree trimming or pruning rather than topping, which can kill a tree and leaves it ugly if it survives. Pruning reduces "sail" and weight. Reducing sail means your trees catch less wind and thus are less likely to break or uproot in a storm. Same goes for trimming/pruning to reduce weight: less likely to fail in a storm. Storm damage clean-up is a lot more expensive than proper trimming/pruning. Not only do you save your trees, you save your house from storm damage. Now, of course, no amount of tree care can make your trees "storm-proof," (No one can predict which trees will come down in a hurricane, but thousands do. And even more stay standing, usually; Hurricane Andrew flattened every tree for hundreds or thousands of square miles) but you greatly reduce the risk of storm damage. Also, proper pruning/trimming of your tree, especially ornamentals such as Dogwoods, Red Buds, Blossoming Cherry Trees and Crepe Myrtles (some of which are often topped by tree co.'s and landscapers, ruining their chance to mature into the sculpture-like beauties they can be with professional trimming/pruning methods) can help keep up and even add to your property value. We also sell and install ornamentals to customers who've had trees removed and want something to fill the void. And we sell to people who just want to beautify their yards without breaking the bank. The increase in the value of your home when you add a little landscaping greatly outweighs the cost of adding some color and shade and coverage. As part of being a tree service we are branching out into some landscaping design and installation. Need hedges trimmed? We do that too! Call Mark at Perry Tree Service at (919)-968-9469 (Where the phone is physically in my pocket, not at a call center!) 919-YOUWINZ (919-968-9469) My phone is in my pocket and if I don't answer, I am driving or climbing. Thanks for looking! -Mark