What do you do with all the debris?

We have several different options for disposing of your tree and shrub debris. We can haul it away, leave it behind or a combination of the two. If you have use for firewood or wood chips, we can plan to leave behind the waste for you to reuse. Otherwise, we'd be happy to haul it away for others to enjoy.

Many waste management companies provide free or inexpensive yard waste bin rentals. Ask us about our discount program that utilizes this low or no-cost rental.

Can you leave wood chips for my landscaping?

Yes, but please notify us in advance that you would like wood chips as it requires a special machine that we will need to coordinate in advance.

Will your equipment be in my way?

If the work on your property is planned over multiple days, you can expect a clear area to access your structures each evening before we leave. During the day, we may park vehicles and machinery around your property as required. This plan will be disclosed and approved by you prior to us commencing any of our work.

I'm worried about a tree falling onto my house, garage, barn, etc.

Guardian Tree Experts climber and crew follow the strictest safety standards in the industry. Protecting your structures, other trees and vegetation and ensuring the safety of everyone around us is paramount in everything we do. We are highly skilled, employ all of the proper tools and techniques and never compromise quality or cut corners. We are proud to be accident-free!

Why hire a professional?

Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.

Why should I prune my trees?

Objectives for pruning include:

  • Reducing the potential for tree or branch failure
  • Providing clearance
  • Reducing shade and wind resistance
  • Maintaining health
  • Influencing flower or fruit production
  • Improving a view
  • Improving aesthetics

Is it safe to prune mature trees?

Factors to consider when pruning mature trees:

  • Time of year
  • Species, size, growth habit and vitality
  • Maturity of the tree
Younger trees tolerate the removal of a higher percentage of living tissue more than mature trees. Large, mature trees should require little routine pruning usually limited to the removal of dead branches to reduce the severity of structural defects and maintain proper tree health.

Do you prune and/or remove palm trees?

Yes, we prune and, when necessary, remove palm trees. Palm pruning should be performed when fronds, flowers, fruit or loose petioles might create a dangerous situation. Although palms can shed naturally, this can be hazardous is settings when falling fronds could damage property or hurt someone.

When is the best time of year to care for my trees?

Most routine pruning and removal of weak, diseased, undesirable or dead limbs can be accomplished at any time with little negative effect on the tree's overall health.

As a rule, growth is maximized if pruning is done just before the buds swell, in late winter or early spring. Pruning when trees are dormant can minimize the risk of pest problems associated with wound entry and allows trees to take advantage of the full growing season to close wounds.

Plant growth can be reduced if pruning takes place during or soon after the initial growth flush. Removal of many live branches at this time can stress the tree.

Trees that bloom on current season's growth are best pruned in winter, prior to leaf emergence, or in the summer after bloom has occurred.

Trees that bloom on last season's wood, such as many fruit trees, should be pruned just after bloom.