Terminology We Use
Just like any other specialized trade, we often use terminology that may be unfamiliar to our customers. To ensure we’re on the same page when we make recommendations for the trees on your property, here are some common terms we use to describe our tree services.
When trees have had proper care early in their lives, there should be little need for structural pruning once they reach maturity. For mature trees, pruning will help maintain proper structure, form, appearance, and health.
The removal of branches to allow better wind penetration and air movement.
Dead or dying limbs.
Prune Back (to Reduce Overall Size)
When trees become oversized or cumbersome, the best solution is reducing the overall size of the tree, rather than topping the tree. Reducing the overall size helps maintain the form and structural integrity of the tree.
Raise Lower Canopy
The removal of selective low limbs to provide better clearance for pedestrians, vehicles, and more light for grass to grow.
Cut down, remove wood and clean-up of all debris from the process. Upon request, the wood can be cut into firewood length limbs/logs 6″ to 8″ diameter and larger for an additional charge.
Cut as low as possible
Cutting the trunk of the tree as close to the ground as possible leaving the stump in place.
Grinding out the stump 6″ to 8″ below ground level. Surface roots not included in cost of stump grinding. Deep grinding is available for replanting for an additional charge. Surface root grinding is available for an additional charge.
Remove Stump Grindings
Removal of grindings produced while grinding out a stump.
Removal Special Requests
Cut logs for firewood. Logs and limbs 6” to 8″ in diameter are cut into sections approximately 18″ in length and left in place.
Have a question? Need a quote? Get in touch with the certified arborist at Doug’s Tree Service.