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Understanding Tree Removal Terminology: Felling, Limbing & Crane-Assisted

Understanding Tree Removal Terminology: Felling, Limbing & Crane-Assisted

Removing trees from a property in Florida may seem like a straightforward process because all you need to do is cut it down, right? Wrong! There are actually different ways to remove a tree from a property, including felling, limbing, and crane-assisted tree removal. You're likely not familiar with this tree removal terminology, but in this blog, we will break down each one so you can understand what they are. Felling is when a tree is removed in one piece, while limbing involves cutting it into smaller pieces or removing its limbs while still standing. When doing this, pros will either climb into the tree or use bucket trucks to get to it. Crane-assisted removal is similar, but instead of climbing or using a bucket truck, the tree parts are cut while it's still standing and lowered with a crane. Knowing these terms can help you choose which method is best for your property.

What does felling mean when it comes to tree removal?

Felling refers to cutting down a tree in one piece, meaning that it will fall over in one piece. This tree removal process can be very dangerous, so it should only be performed by professionals. Before a tree is felled, a landing spot will need to be identified and any potential hazards need to be identified such as power lines, homes, or other structures to ensure that the tree won't fall on them. When performing this service, professionals will make several cuts in the tree to ensure the tree falls in the direction they...

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3 Reasons to Have Your Fruit Trees Trimmed This Year

3 Reasons to Have Your Fruit Trees Trimmed This Year

The climate here in Florida is perfect for growing fruit trees, especially citrus ones like orange, grapefruit, and lemon. However, you'll want to keep them at their best to yield optimal results, hence why trimming them is so important! Trimming will keep your fruit trees neat and at their desired size, plus improve air circulation and sunlight accessibility to the center. Not only that, but it will also bolster their strength and encourage higher fruit production. That way, you can boast beautiful, healthy trees and reap the fruits of that labor!

1. Trimming will keep your fruit trees neat and at their desired size.

Our landscaping professional trimming a tree by a home in Fort Myers, FL.

Trimming your fruit trees provides numerous benefits, one being the aesthetic impact. After all, it involves removing stray, unruly branches and any overgrowth starting to make them look messy. When you trim your fruit trees, you can keep them neat and manicured. Additionally, it will maintain their desired size, which also helps to ensure they have a stable structure so they can bear the weight of the fruit, plus the best chance to stay at their healthiest.

2. Trimming your fruit trees improves air circulation and sunlight accessibility.

Another reason to trim your fruit trees is because it improves air circulation. Trimming will prevent them from becoming too thick by opening their canopy and allowing air to flow through their branches; this will keep the interior from becoming too moist and provide ideal conditions for fungal...

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4 Reasons to Have a Tree Removed From Your Residential Property

4 Reasons to Have a Tree Removed From Your Residential Property

Trees are a vital part of our ecosystem, plus they're beautiful focal points of your residential property and provide much-needed shade during the hot days here in Florida. However, there are situations where removing one is necessary to avoid potential safety hazards, like if it has sustained substantial damage from a storm or is touching a power line. Another reason is if it's fallen victim to a fungal disease or insect infestation that has progressed to the point where other solutions will prove ineffective. The final reason to have a tree removed is because it's hindering a new construction project.

1. The Tree Has Sustained Substantial Damage From a Storm

Tree damage after a storm in Villas, FL.

One reason to remove a tree from your residential property is if it has sustained substantial damage from a storm. Hurricanes and thunderstorms are common here in Florida, which can severely damage your trees and their structural integrity. As a result, it can lead to their death and pose a safety hazard since it's more likely to fall. When this happens, and trying to save it will prove futile, removing it is the best option to avoid any unnecessary risk to your home and anything else nearby, along with the safety of yourself and others.

2. The Tree Is Touching a Power Line

If a tree on your residential property is touching a power line, this is another reason to have it removed. Not only can this pose a hazard to the power lines and cause them to fall should a branch...

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Here’s What Regular Plant Trimming Can Do for Your Trees

Here’s What Regular Plant Trimming Can Do for Your Trees

If you are a homeowner or business owner in Florida, you likely have an abundance of trees on your property. To ensure that your trees are always looking their best, you should have them trimmed regularly. Keeping your trees nice and manicured will ensure that large, overgrown branches aren't blocking sunlight from the plants below; it also increases your property's curb appeal and displays a tidy appearance. Not only that, but regular trimming will allow you to detect an insect infestation or disease much quicker. Early spotting of an issue gives you the opportunity to prune it before it has a chance to spread. Continue reading to learn more about why you should trim the trees on your property regularly.

Regular Plant Trimming Will Increase Your Property's Curb Appeal

Professional trimming plant in landscape bed in Fort Myers, FL.

Trees are naturally beautiful, and their strong structures and earthy colors have the potential to enhance your property's curb appeal. Regular tree trimming will create a tidy, well-maintained appearance and assist in creating their shape and fullness; a beautiful, full shape can flatter your property and increase its curb appeal while positioning them for optimum nutrient absorption. A healthy tree and a beautiful one go hand-in-hand!

Trees that are common in the Lee County, FL area include palm trees, fruit trees, and red maple trees.

Keep your trees trimmed to ensure that their branches aren't blocking sunlight from the plants below.


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Here’s How to Prepare Your Trees for Summer in Florida

Here’s How to Prepare Your Trees for Summer in Florida

Preparing your trees for the summer months in Florida is important to ensure that they stay healthy and look great. To do this, you can trim and prune your trees: trimming is good for a tree's appearance, while pruning is good for a tree's health by getting rid of any branches that are unhealthy. However, if you have any weak trees that are unable to be saved, you should remove them. With hurricane season coming up, weak trees are dangerous; you shouldn't take any chances. It's a good idea to have your trees checked by professionals, as they will be able to determine what services your trees need to stay healthy. They will also be able to tell you if any of your trees need to be removed.

Trim & Prune Your Trees

Tim's professional trimming tree in Suncoast Estates, FL.

You should prepare your trees for the summer in Florida - whether it's for aesthetics or their health. Trees are a staple to the surrounding environment and it's a good idea to treat them with proper care. You can:

  • Trim them - Trimming your trees will enhance their appearance. It also promotes proper growth of the branches, keeps their shape and fullness, and allows for better access to sunlight.
  • Prunethem - Pruning your trees will help with maintaining their health by removing unhealthy branches. This prevents the issue from spreading to other parts of the tree and will also minimize the risk of them falling off.

The most common trees found in the Lee County, FL area are fruit trees, red maple, and...

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Is Rainy Season a Bad Time For Trees in Florida?

Is Rainy Season a Bad Time For Trees in Florida?

Trees need hydration any way they can get it to ensure healthy growth. The rainy season in Florida can provide your trees with enough water to keep them hydrated, but an overabundance of rain can also cause several problems for your trees. Too much rain can oversaturate the soil and weaken root systems, in addition to causing fungal diseases that thrive in wet conditions. These can affect the health and appearance of your trees. Moreover, the rainy season brings strong winds that can blow down branches and trees.

You can mitigate the risks that excessive rain poses to your trees by closely monitoring and surveying them for signs of damage, such as lesions, cracks, and exposed roots. Having a company that provides tree care services will also help you ensure your trees are healthy. Continue reading to learn more about how the rainy season can impact your trees in Florida.

Too Much Rainwater Can Suffocate Your Trees

Continuous and heavy rain can oversaturate the soil with rainwater, which can be detrimental to trees. Too much rainwater can compact the soil and suffocate the tree's roots, as the water prevents the roots from absorbing enough oxygen. Because its pores are filled with water, the tree can run out of oxygen within a few hours. It can now take only several days before parts of the root begin to rot.

Fortunately, Florida enjoys sandy soil that provides good drainage. But we still recommend that you avoid stepping on your lawn after ...

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Equipment a Professional Tree Company Should Use

Equipment a Professional Tree Company Should Use

When you hire a professional tree company to work on trees of all shapes and sizes, it is important to make sure they have the right equipment for the job. Any professional company that claims to be experts in providing tree services will have the correct equipment, while non-professionals will more than likely show up unprepared for the task at hand.

Learn about the right equipment a tree company in Cape Coral, Lee County, Fort Myers, and nearby areas should have for any task working with trees.

1. A bucket truck is needed to reach tall trees and tough spaces.

Tim's Tree Service bucket truck in Cape Coral, FL.

In order to reach the tops of tall trees and properly trim or remove them from the property, a tree company will need a bucket truck. This is by far the safest option vs. climbing up into a tree to cut down branches or prune away dying branches from the tree. Our tree surgeons can expertly manuever the bucket around the tree to safely trim off branches or remove the tree. It is also an essential piece of equipment to use when you have a large tree in a space that is tough to reach, such as a small side yard or an alleyway.

2. A grapple truck carries off large logs easily.

Grapple truck removing large tree logs in Cape Coral, FL.

Larger logs can be hard to haul off without a grapple truck, which provides a way to move them around on the job site or haul them off. Without this, crews will have to cut the logs into smaller pieces and carry them. This will take more time and labor, which ends up being more expensive in the long run for...

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7 Questions to Ask Tree Service Companies Before Hiring Them

7 Questions to Ask Tree Service Companies Before Hiring Them

Hiring a tree service company is a big decision, so before you make that final decision, make sure you do extensive research on the company. At Tim's Tree Service, we are always available to answer any questions you may have.

Here are seven questions we recommend you ask before you hire a tree service company to do any work on your property in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lee County, and the nearby communities in Florida.

1. How long has the company been in business?

When it comes to tree services, especially larger trees, you want someone with lots of experience. Trimming and pruning trees requires a lot of training in order to do it properly. Make sure the company has many years in business or that the owner of the company has a lot of industry experience.

2. Can they provide a certificate of insurance with adequate coverage?

Any time you hire anyone to work on your property, you need to ensure they have adequate insurance coverage. Ask them to provide you with a copy of their certificate of insurance so you know that they (and more importantly, you) will be covered in the event that someone is injured while working on your property. If they do not have insurance, you could be held liable if something were to happen.

3. Do they have a list of references or reviews, or can you verify their experience?

Reputable companies will often have several reviews on Google, Facebook, Yelp, Angie's List, or other sites. Look them up to see what other...

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The Real Dangers of Hiring Unlicensed Tree Professionals

The Real Dangers of Hiring Unlicensed Tree Professionals

Work incidents related to tree care may be more common than you think. In 2016, the Tree Care Industry Association reported that there were 153 incidents in the United States, and 92 of them were fatal. Tree care is an incredibly dangerous field due to its scope of work and the use of heavy machinery. If an unlicensed tree professional is injured on your property, you may become liable for their medical costs.

Also, those who perform tree care without a license likely don't abide by safe practices. Not only will your property's aesthetic appeal suffer, but your home or business may also be more susceptible to fallen tree damage.

To help you avoid the harm that an unlicensed tree professional can inflict, our team at Tim's Tree Service is fully licensed to perform comprehensive tree care on your property in Cape Coral, Lee County, or Fort Myers, FL. Learn some of the reasons why you should avoid hiring unlicensed tree professionals.

Unlicensed tree professionals often don't abide by industry standards when it comes to trimming and pruning.

Trimming and pruning are essential services that your trees need. This way, they will maintain manicured appearances, positively contribute to your property's curb appeal, and achieve their full growth potential.

Unlicensed tree professionals often don't abide by industry standards when it comes to trimming and pruning. They partake in detrimental practices like tipping and topping, both of...

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Tree Size Guide: Small vs. Medium vs. Large

Tree Size Guide: Small vs. Medium vs. Large

Not all trees grow at the same rate. Some will reach up to 100 feet in their lifetimes, while others will never grow taller than 20 feet. No matter their height, all trees have the potential to enhance the look of your landscape. However, keep in mind that poorly-maintained trees can pose a safety risk to your property.

Here at Tim's Tree Service, we specialize in caring for your trees regardless of their size or age. We perform tree trimming services to increase your trees' exposure to sunlight, water, air, and nutrients and cut away excess branches. When necessary, we will also perform stump grinding and tree removal services to haul away unwanted stumps and trees from your property in Lee County, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and the surrounding areas.

Here, we'll explore what differentiates the different sizes of trees, which are small, medium, and large. We'll also cover some examples of each kind present in Florida and specific spacing requirements to think about when you have these trees in your landscape.

What Is a Small Tree?

Small trees tend to be 15 feet in height or less. They need to be spaced anywhere from 6 to 15 feet apart to have access to the proper nutrients. Make sure small trees are placed between 8 to 10 feet away from the wall of a one-story building or 6 to 8 feet away from the corner of a one-story building.

Some examples of small trees that can be found in Florida include:

  • Crabapple
  • Yaupon holly
  • Sweet acacia
  • ...
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Our company is licensed and insured for all tree sizes and services.

One of the most important things homeowners and business owners should consider when hiring a tree service company is whether the company is properly insured and licensed. At Tim's Tree Service, we carry all of the proper insurance and licenses needed to service all types and sizes of trees.

When you hire Tim's Tree Service, you'll be satisfied with our work. Give us a call to learn more about our services.

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