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Professional Tree Care Services
Freeman’s Tree Care personally inspects your property and provides the best professional and personalized service for residential and commercial sites. Emergency service is available 24 hours a day. Despite the best efforts of a regular tree maintenance program, no one can prevent the kind of tree damage caused by Mother Nature’s wrath of severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, heavy ice, and snow. Once the damage is done, you can count on us for prompt, professional help. It’s reassuring to know that Freeman’s crews are well trained to work in these hazardous situations.
When do you need a Professional Tree Care Specialist?
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Tree surgery covers two basic fields: cabling, bracing, Cabling and bracing of weak trees will help prevent them from splitting in high winds and causing serious damage.
Tree and shrub pruning will remove dead wood from trees and allow more sunlight to penetrate. Limbs that may be interfering with a building can be removed or cut back. Hazardous tree inspections are made for your safety, and our qualified professionals can help you decide if a tree should be removed.
Tree Removal and Stump Removal
Complete tree and stump removals can be done safely and organized.
Tree trimming is one of the most important but under-appreciated services that can be done to a tree. Trimming removes dead wood that can fall and damage property or persons. Trimming removes crossing limbs, cracked limbs, limbs with excessive decay, and sink limbs.
Proper trimming includes removing limbs at the branch bark ridge, avoiding tear-down wounds and nub cuts that lead to decay. Here the branch can heal over faster and easier. It’s important to remember that any wound paint or sealant is bad, very bad for the tree, and tree paint can lead to slow wound healing and decay.
Fertilization and aeration programs are available to promote the proper growth of root systems in heavily compacted clay soils in urban environments
Trees that grow in a natural environment tend to be healthier. The main reason is that the organic layer covering the forest floor is undisturbed. The organic layer is a giant compost pile, and the trees use the compost for nutrients. The organic layer also fights soil compaction by spreading the weight of any traffic over a wide area.
Trees that grow in our yards often have a nutrient deficiency. The deficiency is caused by removing the organic layer and introducing competition. The organic layer is removed during construction to allow the soil to compact better. Competition comes from grasses, shrubs, and flowers. The tree now has lost the compost pile and must compete with other plants for the nutrients that are not naturally replaced.
Trees might need a general fertilizer or a special micro-nutrient fertilizer to correct certain deficiencies. A sales professional will tell what needs to be done. Trees can be fertilized in several different ways. Different methods are listed below to give you an idea of what your tree may need.
Vertical fertilizing is one of the most popular methods of fertilizing trees. This method uses an auger to drill holes into the soil in a grid pattern. The holes are drilled to a depth of between 12 and 18 inches deep. At this depth, grassroots can’t reach the fertilizer. The purpose of the pattern is to cover as much of the root area as possible.
A fertilizer that incorporates macro and micronutrients is the best for feeding trees. A fertilizer for trees should be of a 3-1-1 or a 3-1-2 ratio. (i.e., 12-4-4 or 12-4-8) This method amends nutrient deficiencies in the soil.
Vertical mulching incorporates mulch and\or mycorrhizae fungus into the soil. Mulch is used to lessen soil compaction. Mycorrhizae fungus is a beneficial fungus that aids the tree in the uptake of nutrients.
Liquid Soil Injection
This method uses the same pattern and depth as vertical fertilizing. The only difference is that liquid fertilizer is used instead of a dry granular. Liquid fertilizers tend to leach faster than granular. This method also amends nutrient deficiencies in the soil.
This method uses a liquid forced into the tree's vascular system. This method does not amend the soil and will not correct soil deficiencies. Tree injection is best when used with soil amendment. Tree injection can be harmful to the tree if improperly done. Tree injection should be used when the tree becomes too stressed or dies before absorbing soil fertilizer.
Tree fertilization can only be applied by a Georgia State Licensed Tree Surgeon. This law is in force to protect you and your trees. Fertilizers can cause burning, dieback, and death of roots. Overfertilization can harm a tree beyond repair and possibly cause death.
At Freeman’s Tree Care, we use vertical mulching\fertilizing and tree injection to correct nutrient deficiencies. Call today for a quote on this valuable service.
Cabling and Bracing
Cabling is when a cable is installed in the tree to help reduce stress to a limb crotch area. Cables need to be installed properly and with the proper material. More harm can come from improperly installed cables than from leaving the tree alone.
Bracing holes are drilled into the trunk, usually around limb crotch areas, and bolts are installed through the tree. Bracing assists cabling; bracing is usually done with cabling.
Cabling and bracing are also a part of tree surgery.
Lightning rods are used to protect trees and people from lightning strikes. They also help protect the contents of nearby buildings. Large trees that stand alone are most vulnerable to lightning strikes. Large trees in parks, on golf courses, within ten feet of structures, and those with great historical or economic value are good candidates for protection.
Lightning strikes are unpredictable and hazardous. Every year numerous stately trees are lost due to a devastating lightning strike. A properly installed lightning protection system creates an umbrella of protection to reduce the chance of damage due to a lightning strike. Freeman’s Tree Care can evaluate your lightning protection needs.
Detention and Retention Ponds
Freeman’s Tree Care has a wide array of equipment to clear even the most overgrown ponds and terraces.
Tree evaluation is when we look for possible tree health and structural problems. We follow set rules to find and locate the problem. We give a written statement concerning our findings and recommend remedies. We can also apply the remedies to the tree and soil.
Consultation is key to avoiding tree injuries, reducing tree stress, and helping the tree recover from construction stress. Tree consultation involves structure or utility construction. We are called to minimize damage and stress to trees in the area.
During construction, we try to reduce the stress placed on the trees through several different practices.