SIGNS YOU MIGHT NEED TREE REMOVAL
Call Tree Services are the go-to tree service for the Richmond area. We have locations in both Ashland and Richmond so no matter where you are in the area, we can get there easily and perform our tree services to keep your trees healthy and your property safe. Spring is just around the corner and there are some things to keep an eye out for to make sure all your trees are fit to stay and some things to do to make sure they last another year in good conditions. If you see any of these signs of ill health, be sure to call us out so we can make a thorough evaluation of your tree. And if you...more
EARLY SPRING CLEAN UP
We all know that winter isn’t completely done (just a few more weeks- hang on!), but the warm spell we’ve been experiencing has been great and it has drawn people outside to enjoy the weather. Now is a good time to start thinking about spring cleanup. This chore, or set of chores, brings up mixed feelings to most homeowners and gardeners. We love to get outside and set the stage for a glorious spring, but also just want the yard to clean itself up and let us enjoy the winter lull in yard work, just a little bit longer, so that we can sit back and relax in the springtime sun! Nevertheless,...more
TREE REMOVAL SERVICES AROUND RICHMOND
Here we are, at the end of 2016, and it’s been an exciting year. We were happy to help so many customers all over the Richmond area from our two offices in Ashland and Richmond. We participated in clean-up efforts after Hurricane Matthew, and we are looking forward to offering our services again in 2017. One of our main services is tree removal, so we will review this service this week.more
TREE REMOVAL GUIDE
When you need a tree removal service in Richmond, be sure to turn to CallTree Services. We are a full-service, professional tree removal and tree pruning company. We have two locations, one in Richmond and one in Ashland, so whether you live in Henrico, Chesterfield, Powhatan, or Hanover county, we can get to you easily to perform tree trimming or tree removal services.more
TREES AND DORMANCY BASICS
We are CallTree Services, Richmond and the surrounding areas’ tree service. We prune, fell and remove trees and stumps. As we are enjoying another gorgeous fall in Richmond, many of us will undoubtedly make a trip up into the Shenandoah to enjoy Mother Nature’s display of autumn foliage. This made us think about trees (okay, we admit it, we always think about trees), but since we often get asked questions about trees and dormancy, we thought we’d take this blog to talk about a few basics around a tree’s dormancy.
What does it mean for a tree to be dormant?
ARE YOUR TREES A HAZARD AFTER MATTHEW?
Hurricane Matthew may have been downgraded by the time it got off the Virginia Shore and turned out to sea before sitting and dumping rain on us for too long, but the winds and drenching rain had some people sitting in the dark and others cleaning up downed trees. If you are one of the many people who got more than their fair share of rain and wind, and you fear one of your trees is now uprooted, yet still standing, contact CallTree Service.
FELLING A TREE IS DANGEROUS BUSINESS
Most of us hate the idea of having to cut down a tree. We know that the tree has taken years, or decades to reach its current height, and gives so many benefits to the surrounding area, the animals, houses and the inhabitants that are shaded by its outreaching branches. Trees play a large part in our memories; we remember climbing trees as children, under which we had our first kiss, or played with our babies. It is understandable that when the trees in our lives get sick, we are loath to cut them down. Yet, sometimes it must be done.
Here in Richmond, we are blessed to live where we have an abundance of tall healthy trees and in a town that values trees. In 2016, we were designated a “Tree City” for the 25th consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation. Yes, Virginians love their trees, but loving trees doesn’t mean always understanding the best ways to care for them. To learn some basics of tree care, keep reading.
REASONS TO PRUNE TREES
Trees need to be pruned for many reasons, some of which are that it has grown too high (getting close to utility lines for example), it has grown inward...more
GET RID OF THE WHOLE TREE
Call Tree Services is the tree removal service to call when you need a tree completely removed, not just chopped down. What is the difference, you may well ask. The difference is why we are professionals. We offer safe and complete tree removal and stump removal services.
TREE PRUNING AND REMOVAL
- When you need a branch that hangs precariously over wires or your neighbor’s classic car pruned, call Call Tree Services. We can prune branches, both large and small, for the health and beauty of your trees, as well as the safety of everything under them. We use...
PICKING A REPLACEMENT TREE AFTER TREE REMOVAL
You’ve faced the bad news that one of your beloved shade trees is dead and now poses a danger; you know it has to be felled and removed. As your Richmond tree service, we know you may want to replace it so that you’ll have another shade tree to keep your AC bills down and provide you with perfect summer evenings in your gorgeous home. We’ve come up with some suggestions for replacing it so you will have shade again sooner rather than later.
Chose the Right Tree for the Climate
- Richmond is in Zone 7a when it comes to climate zones so trees that belong to...
CREATIVE STUMP IDEAS
Trees are an essential fixture in our lives; they inspire us and teach us about life. They give us products that house us, feed us, and educate us, among the many other roles they have in our lives.
One role that Call Tree Service is well aware of is shading our homes in the summer and blocking cold north winds in the winter. But trees are living things and as such, are subject to illness and death. If you know you need to have your tree felled and removed, you know too, that you’ll be left with the stump. The question of what you do with the stump will be next on your to-do...more
PLANTING TREES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
Whatever your thoughts on the mechanism behind global climate change, it’s pretty obvious that our planet is experiencing a profound change. As your Richmond tree service, we are out in nature nearly every day, and our thoughts turn to trees and the effect that this change will bring to the landscape of trees. None of us know if our specific location will end up dryer or wetter. If you are in a tidal area, it might get wetter, but if you are on higher ground it might get dryer.
When we fell and remove sick and dead trees, the owners of the land often plan to replace the trees. We...more
Tell-tale Signs Your Tree Needs to Be Removed
When you suspect that your tree is sick and needs to be removed, call your reliable Richmond tree service, CallTree Services. If it is decided that it has to come down, we’ll get the job done, quickly and safely.
But how do you know when to call? How do you know when a tree is really so sick it has to come down? We tend to want to put off cutting down a tree as long as possible since trees add so much to our lives. Here are some things to think about when deciding to call us out to fell a dead or dying tree.
- If the tree fell, would it fall on your property or...
Should It Stay or Should It Go?
No one wants to declare a tree dead or too sick to save. We all recognize the value trees give to us, from shade and a habitat for birds and critters, to erosion control and a wind break. Still, sometimes we need to recognize that a tree has lived its last day. But how do you know? How do you know that it’s not ok to just leave it standing for a few years? We are Call Tree Services and can help you know if a tree needs to be removed and we can fell it for you in the safest, most efficient way.
Is the Tree Hollow?
- If the inside of a tree has rotted out...
TREE REMOVAL SERVICES AND MORE!
There is very little surpasses the splendor of summertime in Virginia. The lush greenery and the heat and the humidity make our home as near a paradise as can be imagined. One only has to drive up west on 64 to the Shenandoah Park to be reminded of the natural glory that is Virginia. Trees bring that beauty into our city and Call Tree Service can help you keep that beauty in your yard.
Dead or In-the-way Trees
- If you are dealing with a tree that didn’t come back after the winter, you should have it taken down before it falls in a storm.
- Or maybe you are...
SPRING CLEANUP CHORES
Finally, it seemed like it would never arrive but, dare we say it? Spring has finally arrived. Well, looking at this week’s weather forecast, maybe Mother Nature has decided to skip Spring this year and jump right to summer. If only that would mean that we didn’t all have to do spring clean up chores in the yard! This year, it has meant more clean up than usual. Extra snowfall followed by violent spring storms have brought down many trees and have kept us busy! If you’ve had a tree downed or damaged, and need it trimmed or even removed, call us and we’ll get you on the...more
SPRING YARD WORK TIPS
Call Tree Services removes disease or weather damaged trees, prunes trees for the health of the tree and removes stumps. We know it’s been a heck of a winter and spring here in the Richmond area, and we’ve been kept clearing trees brought down by the extreme weather. When we have cleared the last downed tree, there will still be more to do! We know that trimming trees is a spring chore that needs to be done to keep trees healthy and looking great. I, our last blog we started a list of other spring chores and we’ll continue that list this week.
TREE DAMAGE FROM EXTREME WEATHER?
Call Tree Service is the Richmond area’s tree service to turn to for all your tree pruning trimming, removal and even stump removal. Winter’s extreme weather can weaken your branches or your whole tree. If you suspect a branch has weakened, and needs to be removed before it causes property damage, call us for an appointment.
We had quite the winter weather spell for the last few weeks. The snowfall in the January blizzard was the 11th largest ever, and the most snow we’ve gotten at one time since 2000. The kids had fun playing and sledding and making snowmen, while the grownups “got...more
TURN TO THE PROFESSIONALS FOR STORM DAMAGED TREE REMOVAL
Call Tree Services is the tree removal service to turn to when you have a downed tree that needs to be removed fast! From our two locations, in Richmond and Ashland, we provide professional tree removal services to the whole Richmond, Virginia area. Whether it’s a tree that needs to be removed complete with stump grinding, or tree topping to make sure the top doesn’t endanger the power lines above it, we can do the job!
Winter Storm Jonas has now moved off into the Atlantic and we are left to shovel out and clean up. This historic storm reached over 1000 miles dumped a...more
CALL FOR SAFE AND PROFESSIONAL TREE REMOVAL SERVICES
Call Tree Services provide expert, safe and professional tree removal services to the Richmond area. We have two locations, in Richmond and Ashland so we can reach most areas quickly and safely. We survived Winter Storm Jonas, but there is cleanup to do and we need to do it fast. According to the weather channel, there is a low-pressure system heading north, and if it lays down a layer of ice on top of the snow that is already bending trees down with the weight of the snow, there could be even more damage.
We know this snow was relatively dry but snow is snow and weighs down limbs...more
DO YOU HAVE A DOWNED TREE?
So the big storm has come and gone and left in its wake broken limbs and downed trees. This is when Call Tree Service Springs into action! Call us for tree removal and tree pruning services.
If you have a tree that has lost an entire large limb and need the limb removed, call us.
If a tree has had a limb either broken off only partially or completely but it’s caught in the limbs of the tree, give us a call and we’ll prune it well and remove the limb. A broken limb can pose a huge danger if it is dangling. It can fall and injure people or...more
TREE LIMBS DOWNED BY SNOW?
It wasn’t too long ago that we were writing blogs about the unseasonably warm weather here in Richmond and now it’s Nor’easter time! We all know winter wouldn’t completely forget us, and indeed, here it is! Winter weather can wreak havoc on your trees, piling wet snow on limbs and pulling them down, sometimes bringing powerlines down with them.
We’ve compiled a list of winter safety tips for your trees and you to keep in mind with this next storm.
Don’t Shake Limbs or Smaller Trees
- If the limbs of your favorite Red Bud or Dogwood tree are being...
THE SWEETGUM TREE
Call Tree Services services the whole Richmond area from its two locations, Ashland and Chesterfield. From these two locations, we can effectively service the whole area. Our services include tree trimming and pruning, tree removal, and stump removal & grinding. If you need a lot cleared, call us. If you need a tree topped, call us! We pride ourselves on being prompt and courteous. We’ve been going over some of the more common trees of the great state of Virginia and will continue that today with an examination of the Sweetgum tree.
THE EFFECTS OF THE WARM WEATHER ON AREA TREES
In the last decade, we’ve seen some harsh winters; who doesn’t remember the Snowmageddon or Snowpocalypse of 2010? That winter, storm after storm heaped feet of snow at a time on the region. But this winter is different, it’s so warm, nature is confused. Instead of cold snaps and the occasional snow, this year has been nearly balmy. The forecasted high for Christmas eve is 74!
The daytime temperatures have been more than comfortable, in fact, I might have seen a mosquito sitting back and drinking a pina colada. The night time temperatures, too, have been warm and the trees are...more
Call Tree Services is a full-service tree trimming, pruning, and removal service in Ashland. We service the wider Richmond area. We are owned and operated by a Class-A contractor, so you can rest assured that we are doing things properly and safely. Whether you need a single diseased branch removed before it falls on your car or home, or an entire lot cleared for you to build on, we can handle the job, do it right, and be prompt and courteous while we do it.
We’ve been highlighting some common Virgina trees and will concentrate on the lovely Loblolly Pine.
The Loblolly pine...more
TRIM IT BEFORE IT FALLS!
Call Tree Services proudly serves the Richmond area, providing high-quality, prompt, and courteous tree maintenance services. We offer tree removal, trimming, and pruning. We will remove all the damaged, diseased, or dead limbs or whole trees.
- If a tree never came back to life after last winter and you’ve left it standing, now is the time to remove it.
- We can take down the tree and remove it completely.
- We also do stump grinding to leave you with smooth ground.
- Now that fall...
WHEN TO PRUNE YOUR TREES IN RICHMOND
Here at Call Tree Service in Richmond, we get a lot of questions from our customers about when they should prune their trees. When we get this question, we ask, “Why are you pruning?” While light pruning and dead wood removal can really be done at any time, if you’re pruning for any other reason, there are specific guidelines you should follow depending on the tree species. Today we’re going to give you some tips to help with pruning your trees.
Pruning your trees during winter dormancy is most common and results in a vigorous burst of new Spring...more
THE BALD CYPRESS
Call Trees Service Inc proudly serves the greater Richmond area providing tree services including tree trimming and pruning, tree removal, and stump removal & grinding. If you need a lot cleared, call us. If you need a tree topped, call us! We are always prompt and courteous.
We are crazy about trees and crazy about Virginia, so you can guess how we feel about Virginia’s trees. Yes, we are crazy about them. We are going to be featuring a Virginia tree per blog post. We hope you enjoy them and learn something to boot.
Bald Cypresses to...more
DON’T BELIEVE THESE 5 RICHMOND TREE CARE MYTHS
As a homeowner, you likely treasure the trees on your property. Unfortunately, we find that a lot of homeowners in Richmond have little to no knowledge when it comes to properly caring for their trees. In fact, much of what you may have heard about tree care and tree pruning in Richmond may be incorrect and rooted in misconception and myth. Today we’re going to talk about the top 5 myths we encounter and debunk them once and for all.
- You should securely stake a newly planted tree so that it develops a stable root system and a strong trunk. While sometimes it’s necessary to stake...
WELCOME TO CALL TREE SERVICES!
Welcome to the Call Tree Services Blog! Call Tree Services specializes in tree removal and stump grinding. We also trim and prune trees. We are based in Ashland and serve the wider Richmond area. If you have a tree that needs pruning, felling or removal, give us a call and see if we service your area. We will cover all manner of tree topics in their blog. We’ll discuss types of trees, tree diseases and how you know when you need to remove a tree. We hope you will find the content entertaining and educational and we hope you’ll call us if you are in need of our services.
WHY SHOULD I PRUNE MY TREE?
We’ve heard you loud and clear! Today’s post is about tree pruning. Usually, it’s best to figure out why you want to prune your tree. This is important because it determines when you’ll prune your tree. For those who are unaware, pruning is the process of removing parts of the tree, such as branches, to reduce liability to you in the event a branch hits someone and to keep the tree healthy. A healthy tree produces a higher quality of flowers, fruits, and general growth— giving you the perfect landscape you deserve. Since we are in the midst of summer, today we will focus on summer...more
THE WHITE PINE
Call Trees Service Inc proudly serves the greater Richmond area providing tree services including tree trimming and pruning, tree removal, and stump removal and grinding. We are always prompt and courteous.
If you haven’t guessed yet, let us tell you, we love trees. Today we are going to discuss the White Pine. This is a tree we see a bit of in our tree removal work. IT can reach up to eighty to one hundred feet, but some specimens reach up to as much as two hundred feet. The needles of this pine tree come in clusters of 5 (as opposed to to three for Lob Lollies) which come in...more