Emerald City Tree Service        

Our Services

Tree Maintenance

                 Tree Trimming, Tree Removal, Tree Topping, Tree Pruning, Wind Sailing, Fruit Tree and Shrub Trimming

Tree Maintenance is an art. You need a experienced Tree Service Expert to make the right decisions on how to trim your tree.  Every Tree needs to be trimmed differently and you as a homeowner need to make sure you hire someone with the right qualifications in order to make sure that they trim your tree correctly without causing future damage to your trees. 
Tree Removal

Tree removal is the most hazardous aspect of arboriculture. Often, tree workers must remove trees growing in confined spaces near homes, utility lines, and other sensitive areas. Tree removal requires considerable experience and training to successfully perform this task. Tree removal in most urban and suburban landscapes presents a challenge.  Tree removals, especially for large trees, require careful dismantling by highly trained personnel utilizing state-of-the-art machinery to ensure your safety and the protection of your home and property. The use of specialized equipment during tree removals is determined by the conditions on your landscape, branch architecture, and the soundness of your tree. A standard tree removal includes taking down a tree, chipping all brush, cutting all wood into 20" logs, and cutting the stumps as flush as possible to the ground. Wood will be stacked at or near the base of the tree. We also can provide stump removal and wood disposal services. 

Crane Removal

In some situations we may be presented with a tree that needs to be removed by a crane, bucket truck, or spiderlift. We try to
avoid this cause of the cost, but it some cases it needs to be done this way and we can provide this for you.

Roping and Rigging

There are many different types of roping that we can do to prevent the use of a crane, bucket truck, or spiderlift. We have a variety of different types of lowering devices we can use with ropes to safely get your tree on the ground. 

Tree Topping

    This is a method used when trimming your Evergreen Trees or trees with pine needles. It is also used by power line companies when cutting trees away from power lines. This method is not recommended because it usually will cause future damage to your trees if not maintained. This can be done properly, but understand that you as a homeowner will need to have your tree topped every 3-6 years to keep your trees healthy. I often recommend Wind Sail Trimming instead which will be discussed below.

Tree Pruning

    This is a term often used when working with a deciduous tree or a tree that looses leaves in the winter time. This can mean a Topping and Shaping a big maple tree or a small fruit tree.

Wind Sailing 

    It is important to allow wind to travel threw your trees. If there is no way for wind to travel through your trees the wind will push and move your trees increasing the chances of your tree falling on your home or property. If you enable the wind to be able to travel threw your tree you are decreasing the chances of the wind pushing the tree and decreasing the chances of the tree falling. How is this done? First of all to understand how to do this you  must first understand that this is one of the most important and most difficult things in the Tree Service Industry. Many Tree Service *Experts* over trim when wind sailing trees leaving your trees looking bare and empty. Many Tree Climbers will take branch after branch off of your tree which is not always necessary. The most important part of wind-sailing a tree is to be consistent! If you are taking random branches of a tree it will leave the tree unbalanced, unshaped, and probably ugly. Some branches that have excess weight or are leaning towards the ground may be removed, but many times Tree climbers have a routine of taking branches off that DO NOT need to be removed. The proper way to wind-sail a tree is by understand how wind travels and adjusting the tree to allow the wind to travel.

Here is a explanation on how we do this:

    Ok, so you have a Tree and then you have your big branches or limbs growing out of the tree. Coming out of those branches are little branches with pine needles on them. Our first step is to go up your tree and remove the smaller branches within our arms reach of the center of the tree. This opens up the center of the tree allowing the wind to move through the center of the tree! On our decent down we will remove branches that are damaged, leaning and bearing to much weight, limbs that are crossing each other. We try to keep this step minimal in order to keep a healthy and balanced tree.

Ornamental Trimming 

    If you have a fruit tree, shrub, or hedge there are proper ways and proper times to trim your Tree or Shrub. Every tree is different so feel free to call or email to ask questions about your tree and what is best for your particular tree.