Many South Carolina property owners believe that all tree care is pretty much the same. These misconceptions can be the cause of damaged or unsightly trees that do more detriment to your landscape than good. At Top Gun Tree Service, we understand the different needs of the various trees on your property. And by having this knowledge, we can provide the appropriate care, trimming, and corrective pruning to each tree. Or removal when necessary.
This proper care and maintenance for each tree is critical. Trees that do not receive correct care can be blown over during a storm, trunks may snap, or massive portions of the canopy may be torn apart. And the result is added cost for you to have the tree removed or attempt to nurse it back to health.
Your landscape and the trees, in particular, have a significant impact on the value of your property. And the best way to protect that value and beauty is with professional tree service from the experts at Top Gun Tree Service. Call 803-877-6133 for an assessment of the trees on your property and recommendations to improve their health and durability before the next storm rolls through town.
As a locally owned and operated tree service company, Top Gun Tree Service has proudly served Columbia and the surrounding communities in the Midlands area for over 16 years. Our tree service business has become the one that your friends and neighbors trust for honest tree evaluations, fair pricing, and the highest quality tree work in the region. Our licensed experts use their knowledge and hands-on experience to provide the care required by each variety of tree on your Columbia property.
Whether you are preparing for a storm, need simple trimming and pruning, or require a full tree removal, the mission of our Top Gun team is to ensure that the residents of Central South Carolina have access to essential tree services at a reasonable price. Call 803-877-6133 to get an estimate for any services your trees need to remain healthy and thriving.
As a property owner, you might decide that a tree impedes your view or creates too much shade in an area to allow plants and grass to thrive. Others choose to have a tree removed when it is producing too much debris in the yard. Or the reason could be to make space for a home addition or to extend the outdoor living space. These are common reasons that homeowners opt to have a tree removed. The only time a tree professional will recommend the removal of a healthy tree is when it is leaning or hanging over a structure and represents a safety hazard.
There is no simple answer to this question. Trimming and pruning are dictated by the type of tree, its age, and the tree’s condition. Tree service professionals can provide the best answer to this question by evaluating each aspect of the tree in person.
Many people use the scratch test. This process involves scratching a small piece of the bark off the tree to see the cambium layer that lies just beneath it. If that layer is green and moist, the tree is alive. However, if it is brown and dry, the tree is dead.
If the tree has lost around half the canopy, basically an entire side, there is little hope to have a healthy and safe tree again. In addition, when a large portion of the canopy is damaged, the tree is very likely to become unstable and fall during heavy wind or storms. But before deciding to remove the tree, consult with our team for a specific evaluation of the tree.
You will need to contact your insurance provider to determine the coverage you have for tree removal. Any work that we perform is payable at the time of service from the homeowner. If your insurance provider can reimburse you, copies of our invoice will verify the work we have completed on your property.
Trees that exist in a natural setting are typically forced to endure much more competition for light, water, and nutrient. This is because they grow in clusters or extensive forests where the larger trees force upward growth to get sunlight. It keeps the single trunk dominate and strong while minimizing small branches other than the top canopy. In a sense, the competition for light encourages the tree to grow in a healthy and robust shape and form. However, when planted as a single tree in a landscape setting, the tree does not face these challenges. The result is often a tree with a short trunk and many unnecessary branches growing below the canopy. Professional trimming and pruning are used to recreate the shape and growth that a tree would experience when living in a more natural setting.
There are several varieties of trees that are fast-growing and are suited to South Carolina. These could all be good options for the replacement of a tree that you had removed. For example, consider the October Glory Red Maple, Southern Magnolia, Skyline Honeylocust, and the Live Oak. Each of these selections is known to be fast-growing, provides a large mature tree, and offers many years of beauty.