Tree Service Terminology
As a homeowner it can be really frustrating to call the tree service professionals and then not understand the terminology they use to tell you what your trees need. Tree services can carry out numerous tasks and it’s important for you to understand what the arborist is saying to you to ensure you are making the right decision. So let’s look at the most common terms used.
Stump Digging – When grinding is used pieces of the stump are cut away and then placed into a grinder. Tree service professionals prefer grinding because it has the least impact on the site.
Stump Digging Stump Grinding – Digging is just that, the stump dug up and then removed. It is not the preferred method because it is not only hard work it is messy.
Emergency removal: Many tree service companies offer a 24 hour line so that they can be contacted in an emergency, which includes things like a fallen tree that has caused serious damage during a storm.
Down Only – The tree is brought down but no clean up is done.
Standard Down – With a standard down the tree is brought down and the ensuing mess is cleaned up, including fire wood chopping, and removal of debris.
Cleaning – Cleaning removes the dead growth that is hindering new growth. The branches and other foliage are removed.
Thinning – Thinning lets more light and air movement occur within the canopy. The branches and other foliage are removed.
Elevation – Elevation affects the height
of the tree by removing lower branches to allow for more clearance in the underbrush.
Reduction – Reduction affects the height
of the tree by reducing the canopy by shaping the height and spread.
Evaluation – An evaluation can be given
for all services. The purpose is to establish a maintenance plan for tree care.
Cabling – The process of cabling will
help prevent damage. If you are a believer the harm will happen due to unsteady
foliage, cabling will be put in place to stabilize and prevent injury from
occurring. Cabling will give you time to decide what the best course of action is.