Tree Care: An Introductory Guide
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Tree Care: An Introductory Guide

Palm trees are one of the most decorative and unique trees that you'll find in the warmer, more tropical climates. When properly cared for, these trees can be beautiful and full of foliage. However, knowing how to care for them isn't always easy. That's probably why you're here. If it is, then you're in the right place. This site is dedicated to the care and maintenance of all sorts of trees, including tropical varieties like palm trees. The information on this page can help you to understand which of the basic care steps you can do yourself and which steps are best done by a local tree service.

Tree Care: An Introductory Guide

Choosing Between Lot Clearing And Simple Tree Removal

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If you're deciding between simple tree removal and more extensive land clearing services, you may be wondering where the dividing line is between the two. Really, the choice depends on the current condition of the lot and what you plan to do with the land afterwards. Here are some questions to ask yourself when choosing between these two services.

1. Why Do You Need the Trees Removed?

In a forested lot situation, you may want to remove trees with the aim of thinning out the lot slightly so remaining trees can grow straight and healthy. If, on the other hand, you're hoping to build on the lot, you probably realize that you'll need to have a totally cleared area before you can begin building, in which case just tree removal may not be sufficient for your needs.

Another consideration is the tree stumps, which you'll need to remove if they're in the building area. Lot clearing services can include tree stump removal, whereas if you only pay to have the top portion of the tree removed, you'll still have stumps in the way when you go to build.

2. What Other Vegetation Is Growing in the Area?

Whether you're having trees removed from a wooded lot or from your own backyard, you need to consider the other vegetation in the area as well. If the area is thick with brambles, the workers who come to cut the trees may have a hard time getting to the right trees unless you're also having some of the underbrush and vegetation cleared away.

In addition, if you're planning to build on the lot, you'll need to have all vegetation cleared in the entire building area. On the other hand, if you're having trees removed from a landscaped area, the opposite is true: you'll likely want the surrounding landscape plants as untouched as possible. Lot clearing typically includes removing any surrounding vegetation as well as tree removal. 

3. Is Your Lot Already Level?

Whether you're clearing a new building site or transforming a wooded area of your yard into lawn, you'll likely need the spot as level as possible. If it's currently not level, consider hiring lot clearing services that include grading. If the ground is already flat, though, simple tree removal may be the order of the day.

These questions can help you work through the benefits of each type of tree services: tree removal or lot clearing. For more information on each type of service or to get a job estimate, contact your local tree removal services expert today.