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 I have a very tall and large tree. I would like to have it topped to reduce the size of the tree so it will be more safe. Is it good to top my trees?
                         Topping is a inappropriate pruning technique. The term topping means cutting back a tree to a predetermined crown limit. Topping will cause branch die back, decay, and unstable sprount production from the cut ends on the tree. Once these sprouts become large it will cause a potentially hazardous situation. These sprouts are weakly attached to the tree so failure is very likely especially when large.
          A tree's crown protects and sheilds the majority of the tree from direct rays of the sun. By removing this protection the bark and inside of the tree is totally exposed to the sun. Sun burn and scalding will more then likely result damaging and even killing the tree. Any plants or shubs beneath the tree may also suffer from to much sun.
           The large stubs of a tree that have been topped will have a very difficult time compartmentalizing and forming a callus on the topped wounds. These stubs are also highly vulnerable to insect invasion and the spores of decay fungi. As these wounds decay it will speed the spread of disease. 
            Topping also creates weak limbs. The wood of a new limb that sprouts after it has been topped will be more weakly attached then a limb that devolops normally. When the stubs begin to rot the weight of the sprouts make a bad situation worse. 
             The reason most people choose to top a tree is to control the height and spread of a tree. Unfortunately the opposite will occur. The new watersprouts are more numerous than normal growth, and they elongate so quickly that the tree returns to its normal height in a short time. Now the crown is even more dense then it was before with weak formations susceptible to failure. 
              Some species of trees can not tolerate topping at all and will not recover from it. For example beech trees do not sprout rapidly after being topped. The reduced foliage will lead to death because you cut off the tree's food making ability.
               Topping a tree is tree mutilation that disfigures a tree. Even as it regrows and tries to recover it will never regain its beauty. grace, and character it once obtained. The landscape and the community are robbed of a valuable asset. 
                Topping also removes the majority of the tree's crown and it upsets the crown to root ratio and temporarily cuts off the trees food making abilty.
                 Pruning a tree properly will not seriously interfere with the trees ability to manufacture food.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               DOES WOODCHUCKERS TREE SERVICE DO LAND AND LOT CLEARING?                                                                                                                                                                                 Yes. We can clear and clean a property or lot. Cleaning and clearing a lot that is adjacent to neighboring property is a considerate thing to do. It will also make that area far more appealing to you and your neighbors or a potential buyer if you are trying to sell the home. Additionally, a well groomed lot will help keep vermin and rodents from taking up residence there.                                                                                 If you have large property that needs to be cleared for building and construction WoodChuckers Tree Service can help. We can protect trees that you wish to keep and remove others that may be in the construction zone. It is very important to be conscientious of the trees you wish to preserve during the time of building and construction. Improper care of trees during the time of building and construction can and will kill the trees.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DO I HAVE TO BE HOME TO GET A ESTIMATE?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             You do not have to be home to get a estimate. You can mark the tree or trees you wish to have remove and WoodChuckers Tree Service can come and look at them and give you a follow up call about your estimate. Sometimes it is best for the homeowner to be present during a estimate. If you are having lots of pruning done or have specific questions or needs it may be best for you to be there so we can answer all your question on site.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      IS PRUNING MY TREES NECESSARY & IMPORTANT? 
                                                                                                                                                     Yes pruning your trees is very important. It can maintain the health, safety, and vitality of a tree. Our urban trees do not live quite the same as they do in a forest. Pruning young trees will help prevent problems in the future.  Pruning older large trees can help prevent unseen risks and failure that may otherwise go unnoticed by the untrained eye.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I WOULD LIKE TO PLANT A TREE IN MY YARD. HOW DO I KNOW WHAT SPECIES TO BUY?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Selecting the right species of a tree is very important.  Planting the proper trees on your property will greatly increase your property value and add natural beauty to your landscape. We will need to examine the location space and topography of the landscape. Aside from what space is available, we will want to take into consideration the elements, wind direction, soil type, and weather conditions of that area, as these will create factors to consider on what specie is best for those conditions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MY TREE APPEARS TO LOOK LIKE IT IS DISEASED OR INFECTED WITH INSECTS.                           WHAT DO I DO?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In our urban settings tree can become more susceptible to disease and insects. If you happen to notice any type of problem with your tree it is very important to take action as soon as possible to protect your trees health. The tree pest or disease will have to be diagnosed so we would know what course of action would be best to take as far as treatment is concerned. Not all diseases and pests have cures. Prevention and proper care is best.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               DOES WOODCHUCKERS TREE SERVICE DO RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERIAL TREE WORK?                                                                                                                                                         Yes we do residential and commerial tree work. Whether you are looking to plant a tree for home improvement or keep the ones you have healthy and vibrant WoodChuckers Tree Service can help guide you in the right direction.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     DOES WOODCHUCKERS TREE SERVICE OFFER EMERGENCY SERVICES?                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes WoodChuckers Tree Service offers 24hr emergency services. If you feel you have a emergency call us 24/7.                                                                                                                                                                                              
      A stump is not difficult to remove if you have the proper equipment. WoodChuckers Tree Service would use a machine called a stump grinder to perform this job. If the stump happens to be on a very steep cliff or hill the stump may not be able to be ground out because we would be unable to get the machine to the stump.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      






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