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Tree Removal

 

 There are ANSI A300 industry standards for tree removal. Our estimators can provide recommendations based on the specific tree needs for our customers. It takes many years to become a tree expert in this highly skilled area of expertise. Taking down large trees in close proximity to homes or structures requires many skills and experience.  We have professional tree climbers that perform this task on a daily basis.  Our climbers are true experts with many years of experience in safe and efficient climbing, rigging, roping, removal, and groundwork.  When you hire our company, you are dealing with truly some of the very best in the business! If a tree must be removed, a resident home owner or commercial customer should rely on professional tree services that have the proper experience and are insured to handle tree removals. Tree removal is a talent and specialized skill that tree climbers take years to achieve.

Tree Trimming / Pruning

 Canopy Cleaning a tree involves pruning the deadwood, diseased, and dying limbs out of the canopy of a tree. This type of pruning is extremely beneficial for the health and promotes longevity for a tree.


  Canopy Raising a tree involves elevating or cutting the lower limbs of a tree canopy. This type of pruning is usually done to achieve visibility, or to allow lawn mowers to mow grass underneath or anything else such as cars and people to be able to pass underneath the trees canopy. Elevating the low limbs on a tree can also allow for structure or clearance pruning.

 

 Clearance pruning a tree involves cutting a trees limbs away from a structure by a certain # of feet.  Clearance pruning is usually done to clear houses, roofs, sheds, and such of encroaching limbs.

 

 Shaping a trees canopy should really only be done on shrubs and bushes – not trees. Larger trees can be shaped but only by a selective prune with proper cuts – not topping. Small shrubs and bushes like Holly trees, bush hedges, and other shrubs and bushes can be shaped how you like them.  

Storm Damage / Emergency Services

 The first thing a resident should do when a tree falls onto their house, is make sure everyone in the house is safe. Next, call the insurance company to inform them of what happened and obtain a claim number. The insurance company will usually recommend a local tree service from their preferred vendor list. Then, call the tree company right away to receive a free estimate. Choose companies that specialize in emergency tree service and have experienced personnel to handle the dangerous work. 


 Emergency tree service is very dangerous.  Especially in slick and wet conditions just after or during a storm. We do not recommend removing a storm damaged tree in the dark. The salesman will recommend the emergency job be completed the very next morning for safety reasons. Our estimators will go over the details of the emergency job with you and possibly recommend staying in a hotel for the night, or multiple nights if the damage is severe. Insurance usually covers these costs. 

Insurance Claims


We can work with your Insurance claim to minimise your out of pocket expense. Our experienced salesmen usually know when an Insurance company will pay on a fallen tree or branch. Our knowledgeable salesmen have many hours of working with Insurance companies. Insurance companies will generally cover the cost for trees that fall onto a structure. If a tree has fallen across neighboring yards, property line boundaries are used to determine the responsible party. If a tree does not hit a structure, insurance companies usually do not assume responsibility. It really depends on the insurance company and policy a homeowner has on their dwelling. 

Stump Grinding


At Todd Pate Tree Services, LLC we offer stump grinding to our customers through our contractor at Ness Stump Grinding. We feel it is easier for the customer to use just one salesman for the whole job. We have worked with Ness for years. They are also full insured and very customer service friendly. We pride ourselves on having the best customer service and that includes the companies that help us do our job. 

Crane Service

 Cranes come in very handy for removing trees off houses or removal of a tree from a tight spot. Todd Pate Tree Service, LLC has access to a crane for those jobs that need one. It is very important that crew members work together regularly for moments like taking huge trees off houses. Crane operators and tree climbers must have excellent communication skills with each other to coordinate each piece and cut to be lifted off the house. Our crew at Todd Pate Tree Services, LLC have many years of experience performing emergency tree services.  Once the tree has been removed, usually your insurance company will recommend a restoration company next to come out and finish the job. We also have a crew that can install a tarp to cover the hole in the roof, if need be.