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* Why should I hire Inner Tree for my needs? * What is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist®? * What is involved in a free estimate? * How soon can you look at my tree(s)? * When can I expect my work to be completed? * Why are fruit trees, oak trees, and conifers listed as winter prunes on the estimate? * My tree is getting too tall. Do you top trees? * Without topping, what can you do to alleviate heavy branches? * Do you fertilize trees? * Is mulching really necessary? * My tree is in the back yard. Will your bucket truck reach it? * Do your estimates include cleaning and hauling away all the debris? * What happens to all the chips, branches, and wood you remove? * We like to burn fire wood. Can you leave us our larger wood for firewood? * We want to keep our large wood, but don't have a chainsaw. Can you cut it into lengths and stack it for us?
Why should I hire Inner Tree for my needs? We offer an innovative approach to tree care, backed by passion and fifteen years of experience. We know every tree is different. Knowing this, we offer our customers personalized service every step of the way.
We believe in our work and stand behind our recommendations for service. This means you do not pay one penny until the job is complete and we have reached mutual satisfaction of the tree's condition and/or appearance.
With Inner Tree, a professional Arborist will be the only person to evaluate or touch your trees. This is just a part of our commitment to excellence.
Contact us today, to schedule a free estimate and learn more about how we can serve you!
What is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist®? The International Society of Arboriculture is an organization founded in 1924, dedicated to the research, education, and awareness of trees. Through promotion of the professional practice of arboriculture, the ISA has become the standard for evaluation in the tree care industry.
ISA has developed apprenticeship requisites and extensive examinations across many disciplines of Arboriculture for those willing to prove their commitment and knowledge to the community. Becoming an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist® takes nearly a decade to achieve and requires continuous education to maintain. This is the highest achievable designation within the International Society of Arboriculture.
What is involved in a free estimate? We meet for about thirty minutes and discuss your concerns. We do an initial ground evaluation of your tree(s). We log the information necessary to provide you with a detailed estimate within the next twenty-four hours.
How soon can you look at my tree(s)? We know your time is valuable and your needs may be pressing. We respond to every call, text, or email. We respond to all inquiries within twenty-four hours. We schedule a time to meet with you within the next five business days. Our goal is to be available to you.
When can I expect my work to be completed? Once you've approved the estimate, we schedule a time for the work to take place. All work will be carried out in the time frame allotted on the scheduled day, weather permitting. While we do experience busy times, it is our desire that you receive prompt service.
Why are fruit trees, oak trees, and conifers listed as winter prunes on the estimate? Fruit trees and oak trees are susceptible to fungi and bacteria that are dormant in winter. Conifers experience undue stress (over-pitching) when handled in hot and wet months. For the health of your trees, all regular pruning of these species will be scheduled in winter.
If your fruit tree, oak tree, or conifer is exhibiting signs of decline or less than optimal health; please schedule a visit so we can discuss the problems your tree may be facing. Estimates and consultations for any of these species, may be performed at any time.
My tree is getting too tall. Do you top trees? We do not top trees as standard practice. Topping removes mass amounts of photosynthetic material from the canopy and leaves a large wound that simply cannot be sealed by the tree. This wound becomes an entry point for decay and the catalyst for serious decline.
Topping trees does have a historical reference, it was status quo for tree workers that once lacked the proper tools to safely access the canopy. To reduce the likelihood of failure in the canopy, they would climb to the highest point comfortable and make their cuts.
We now have the tools and means to safely access your canopy, so pruning science sets the tone for dealing with these same issues. And we enjoy a higher survival rate for trees than the topping method.
Without topping, what can you do to alleviate heavy branches? Topping was thought to mitigate a hazardous situation and keep trees in check, structurally. Research in the last twenty years, has proven that trees do not exhibit healthy responses to topping and that topping can severely damage your tree's metabolic processes, making them weaker over time.
There are a number of solutions available to us. Our main approach to alleviating mechanical stress is to thin and/or reduce select branches in the outer edges of your tree's canopy to handle wind and snow loads. This standardized approach is how we achieve structurally sound branch systems.
This method should only be performed by an ISA Certified Arborist® familiar with the limitations and growth habits of each species.
Do you fertilize trees? We MULCH trees. Organic mulch is rich in nutrient content and recycles itself constantly through the decomposition process. In repeated studies, the benefits of mulch outweighs any man-made product there is to date in every category...seriously, it's not even close!
We can bring this age old, time tested, forest approved "fertilization" method to your home for less cost than chemical fertilization methods. And even better, most people enjoy knowing they can replenish their mulch beds in the future, without professional assistance.
Is mulching really necessary? Trees are strong and deal with less than optimal conditions daily. We're not in the business of seeing how much stress a tree can survive. We're in the business of helping your trees experience optimal health, so that you can experience the most from your trees. And mulching is a serious step in this direction.
Mulch reduces evaporation of water from the soil, reducing the amount needed to water that area by 25%-50%. Mulch acts as an insulating layer to protect the roots from harsh cold and heat. Mulch alleviates soil compaction and even alters the composition of soil over time, through its promotion of microbial activity. Mulch keeps out weeds that rob nutrients from your trees.
My tree is in the back yard. Will your bucket truck reach it? We do not own a bucket truck, on purpose. Trees are three-dimensional beings. We choose to approach them three-dimensionally. We climb every tree with ropes from the ground up. We have the ability to access every branch by hand. This means we offer you the most thorough evaluation possible in the industry today.
With over fifteen years of experience, climbing some of the world's largest organisms. We can say that no structure is ever in our way. And we don't leave the impact of heavy machinery on your property.
Do your estimates include cleaning and hauling away all the debris? Yes! Unless otherwise requested, all grasses are raked clean, all hard surfaces are swept and blown free of dust. If we have been over your roof at any time, we blow and sweep this area as well. It's our desire for you to be pleased with your property when we're finished.
And sometimes it's just sound practice - especially if we're working to remove fungi/bacteria from your tree(s). We mitigate subsequent disease transmission by removing any leafy/woody tissue downed throughout any disease sanitation services.
What happens to all the chips, branches, and wood you remove? The majority of tree material we down is chipped and repurposed as composted mulch. Much of it is bucked and split for firewood to heat homes within the community, and some are milled into beautiful live edge slabs. Nothing we process goes to waste.
We like to burn fire wood. Can you leave us our larger wood for firewood? Absolutely! Please request this before any prune or removal takes place. And specify what you'd like to keep.
We want to keep our large wood, but don't have a chainsaw. Can you cut it into lengths and stack it for us? We love to assist you in reusing your resource. Please request this at the time of the estimate, so we are sure to write this into the time frame for your job. We will leave you with the diameter, length, and amount requested, stacked neatly where designated.