Category Archives: Removal

31 May

Will it ever end? Probably not!

By Jim HeathRemoval, Urban TreesComments are off

As many may know, Atlanta is known as the “City in a Forest”. But lately, with development at a high, we are seeing a drastic increase in tree removal for the sake of property building. From a recent Atlanta Journal Constitution article, Bill Torpy discusses that 75% of Atlanta’s tree canopy exists on residential properties.

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11 Aug

Unnecessary Tree Removal

By Hillary HeathRemoval, Urban TreesComments are off

At Heath Tree Service, we believe in preserving Atlanta’s urban forest. Atlanta, on average, receives $1.9 million annually in tree removal recompense, according to Atlanta Magazine. A tree removal recompense is a dollar amount paid by contractors and homeowners who remove healthy trees for construction or landscaping reasons or for removing a tree illegally without a

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01 Jul

Hazardous Tree Removal

By Hillary HeathRemovalComments are off

A dead or declining tree on your property is not only an eyesore, but it can also become a hazard to your property. Rainy summer months with strong winds and storms can cause your dead or declining tree to break apart or fail, leaving your home and property at risk. A hazardous tree is easy to

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18 Jun

June is Safety Month

By Hillary HeathPruning, Removal, Seasonal, TipsComments are off

Tree work is one of the most dangerous jobs you can have. There are lots of risks involved in tree pruning and removal. The Tree Care Industry Association, or TCIA, releases accident reports each month detailing industry and homeowner injuries. Last year, 60% of reported civilian tree work accidents were fatal. Of the industry accidents reported in

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28 May

Do I Have Ambrosia Beetles?

By Hillary HeathDiseases, RemovalComments are off

What is an Ambrosia Beetle? Ambrosia Beetles are in the weevil family, they live in nutritional symbiosis with Ambrosia fungi. They are opportunists who attack weak, dying, or dead trees. The female beetle lands on the dying or stressed tree and bores a tiny hole, tunneling into the heartwood of the tree where she will lay

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20 Mar

Cost of Pruning v.s. Cost of Removal

By Hillary HeathPruning, RemovalComments are off

Tree removal work can be expensive. Cutting down a tree is the most expensive form of tree service. The cost of pruning your trees is far less than the cost of removal, it can even add value to your property by making your trees more aesthetically pleasing. You can save on energy costs and money when

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26 Feb

Tree Removal Techniques: Crane Removal

By Hillary HeathRemoval, Urban TreesComments are off

Crane removal is used when the tree must be lifted over a house or other large structure or is too large to remove from its location. Tree removal with a crane is common in Atlanta. Metro-Atlanta’s large Oak, Poplar, and Pine trees often times grow very close to homes, businesses, and roads. Urban trees are not

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16 Feb

Tree Removal Techniques: Felling

By Hillary HeathRemovalComments are off

What is tree felling? Tree felling is one of the easiest ways to cut down a tree but is also not commonly practiced in Metro-Atlanta. It is much more common in rural areas where trees have large amounts of space to fall without damaging property around it. It is common in the logging industry for tree removal.

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13 Feb

Tree Removal Techniques: Traditional

By Hillary HeathRemovalComments are off

A dead or declining tree is an eyesore and a safety concern for property owners. Traditional tree removal is the most common technique for removing a dead or declining tree. This technique requires the tree to be safe enough for a tree climber to ascend the tree. Most trees are still sturdy enough to climb after

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24 Nov

Professional Tree Removal

By Hillary HeathRemoval, SeasonalComments are off

A dead or declining tree on your property is not only an eyesore, but it can also pose safety concerns. Harsh winter months with strong winds and rain can cause your dead or declining tree to fail, leaving your home and property at risk. If you suspect one of your trees might be declining, schedule

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