Pruning helps develop good structure in growing trees and shrubs. Pruning also allows for maintaining space between buildings, streets, other plants, utility lines etc. and removes hazardous dead or broken limbs. When Pruning Trees we remove crossing, co-dominant, dead, diseased, and dying limbs that can aid in the spread of diseases and become safety hazards. Pruning can be a source of stress on mature trees and shrubs when improperly done. Our Arborists make all of our cuts according to the ANSI A300 standard. Also with our belief that every leaf has its purpose, you can be assured that our pruning is done to provide necessary clearances while maintaining and improving the natural structure of your trees and shrubs
We are lovers of trees, but when trees develop problems such as decay and other structural issues removal must be considered. Russell Tree Experts has the tools, equipment and experienced man power to perform everything from removing a few unwanted shrubs to the largest, most technical tree removal. We are trusted by everyone from individual home owners to city managers to perform the highly skilled trade of hazard tree removal.
Tree Cabling & Bracing
Many urban trees suffer from structural problems, such as co-dominant stems, which result in weak branch unions and limb failure. Bracing and cabling systems can attempt to offer some added support during extreme weather such as wind and ice.
- Brace rods can be used to attempt to support a crotch or branch union that has split. In this picture, the rods help restrict the trunks from spreading apart during heavy snow, ice and wind loads.
- Cabling systems are mainly used to provide supplemental support to tree parts in times of high load, such as storms. Some tree structures are more prone to failure than others. A tight “V” at the base of two stems is one such structure type. More than one cable is often needed to properly support the weight of the limbs.
Our Dynamic cabling systems allow stretch and movement of the supported limbs. For proper installation, cables should be place two-thirds the distance between the base of the crotch and the top of the tree. Cable and Brace support are technical services that are best planned, installed and monitored by a Certified Arborist.
Our Stump Grinding Crew follows our Production Crews a few days after your tree removal to grind down the remaining stump(s). Stumps yield debris - often a small to medium sized mound of organic material which can serve as an excellent source of mulch. Keep the grindings for yourself or share with a neighbor. If you’d like, we do offer a follow-up stump hauling service for the debris (at an additional fee). See below for our stump grinding options.
Stump will be cut parallel with the ground within 6-8” from grade.
Stump will be ground out to about 6-8” below surface of soil. This is usually sufficient for growing grass if desired. Shavings are left on site.
Deep & Wide
Stump will be ground out deep and wide enough to be able to dig a hole in the same spot to plant a new tree without hitting major roots. Shavings are left on site.
Lot Clearing & Forestry Mower Services
Our forestry mower can efficiently clear areas of trees and brush, leaving material in a shredded/mulched state, evenly spread over the site. We have reclaimed landscapes for cities, businesses, and private residences in this way. Great for reclaiming areas that have been filled with invasive species such as Honeysuckle, Autumn Olive, and multiflora Rose. We also work with building contractors to use our tree crews and forestry mower for lot clearing prior to home construction.
Municipal Tree Services
From managing the Urban Forest of your campus to curbside brush collection, we can offer competitive ‘not to exceed price’ bids, fixed time and equipment rates or any combination of both for our arborists to help on all types of tree related work. The safety of you, the public and our employees is our top priority. Every member of our team goes through our extensive, on going, documented training system to ensure each employee is proficient in the skills required to do their job.
At Russell Tree Experts we know the importance of bringing a tree job in at or under budget. We take pride in our ability to efficiently manage our labor and equipment resources to complete your job in the safest, most cost effective way.
Commercial Tree Services
We understand your business needs are different from routine tree work. We can accommodate your businesses schedule with flexible crew hours that wont interfere with your operations.