Frequently Asked Questions about Lakeland Tree Services
Customers have many questions when it comes to tree service in Lakeland, FL. Here are some of the most common ones
Q: What happens after the tree is removed?
A: We will take care of all debris produced by tree removal once the tree has been eliminated. We can cut the wood into smaller segments to be used for firewood, upon customer request. Click here to learn more about tree removal service.
Q: What caused my tree to fall?
A: There could be a variety of reasons for a tree to fall. In most situations, it is caused by wind, the weight of the branches, soil condition, age, health condition, or negligence on the part of the owner.
Q: What will happen to my yard after you're done?
A: Rest assured that your yard will not be a mess once we're done with tree removal. We make sure to have one of our crews take care of wood chips and other dirt throughout the process.
Q: What is the difference between tree trimming, pruning, and reduction?
A: These three gardening methods have significant similarities, but they also differ in some ways. Tree trimming aims to remove deadwood and unwanted branches while pruning is more focused on the aesthetics and shape of the tree. Reduction, on the other hand, aims to shorten the height of the tree. See this page for more about tree trimming.
Q: What are your payment methods?
A: We have flexible payment terms. You can choose to pay us through cash, credit card, or check. The payment should be made on the day of the service unless you chose a pre-arranged term.
Q: Should I put mulch around my trees?
A: You can place 2 to 4 inches of mulch around your tree to protect it from weed growth, prevent soil erosion, hold moisture in, and improve soil condition. When you put mulch rings around your tree, it can have a higher chance of thriving because it reduces competition for water and nutrients. This can also avoid injury of the bark from lawn equipment.
Q: Why is tree pruning essential?
A: Trees in their natural habitat (like the forest) compete for sun exposure that is why most of them grow straight up. However, this is not the case for yard trees where there is more space for trees to grow, and they have good exposure to light. Landscape trees tend to grow wild with branches that grow in all directions, which results in a much heavier tree.
Q: Why is tree maintenance crucial for the tree's health?
A: We cannot emphasize more on the importance of tree maintenance. It goes beyond the aesthetic reasons, but on the overall health of the tree. When you have well-maintained trees in your yard your property value increases significantly. Trees serve as natural cooling sunscreens in the summer, and they protect you from high winds. They also make a sound barrier for your piece of privacy in your property. Having beautiful trees in your yard have beneficial advantages on your well-being for it reduces stress and offers a happy and calm vibe.
Q: When should I start pruning my tree?
A: it is best to start pruning early in the life of a tree. Get rid of any dead and broken branches as soon as you see them. When the tree is established, you can start pruning annually, making sure the central trunk for multiple-trunked trees is well-spaced. Prune out branches that compete with leaders.
Q: Do you seal the cut with paint?
A: No. Professional tree companies seldom practice this technique because it can be counter-productive and does not help prevent decay or infection.
Q: Should I have my tree topped?
A: Topping is never an option for your tree. It can cause irreversible damage to the form and overall health of the tree. It often results in the tree's eventual decay.