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How do I know if my tree needs to be removed?

A visual inspection for signs of poor structure, decay, weak branch unions, cracks, cankers, and accumulation of deadwood can all indicate the health of your tree.

The species of tree will dictate care options while other species have finite lifespans and decline will be indicative of age.

I have a tree needing to be removed that has limited access. Others have said it would be very difficult. Can you remove it?

ArborVation uses specialized access equipment to make the most of 36″ gates, in addition to cranes when “up and over” is the best option. Our crew communicates through Bluetooth and helmet-integrated headsets to keep everyone on the site in constant contact. Crane and equipment operators also use headsets to provide clear directions rather than hand signaling.

I want to re-landscape my yard because my old plants are large and overgrown. Can you remove everything?

We frequently use our equipment to “clean the slate” for landscapers and homeowners who are capable of installing new plants, but not prepared to tear out the existing landscape. Most yards can be cleared out in one a day.

Is forestry mulching a good fit for my property?

Forestry mulching is most effective in places where the soil benefits from not being disturbed. If you’re looking at starting a construction project that calls for clean soil, mulching may be the wrong first step. However, for removing vegetation and undesirable trees in natural areas, thinning dense forests, and returning overgrown land into a maintainable state, forestry mulching is usually the most cost-effective option.

I would like to use forestry mulching to reclaim a pasture, but I don't want horses or livestock getting hurt on stumps near the surface. What can you do?

In scenarios where horses could go lame stepping on flush ground stumps, we have intentionally left stumps a few inches tall, marked them, and then used our remote control stump grinder to mill them down below grade before grooming the property with the mulcher. This way the finished product is free of holes, mulch mounds, and problem stumps.

Is there a way to clear trees and vegetation from slopes, ponds, and river banks without causing erosion or washouts?

Our forestry mulchers leave roots in the ground to retain soil while shredding everything visible above the ground. The remaining mulch slows runoff and makes for a good seedbed when planting grass.

My river bank is washing out, and bulkhead construction is not an option. What can be done to prevent additional erosion?

We often use recycled concrete and various types of rip rap to build durable seawalls in places conventional bulkheads are not effective. Bulky rock and recycled material are used to retain the slope, while filter fabric and geogrid help stabilize the soil behind the wall. In scenarios where trees are jeopardized by erosion, fill material may be introduced under the roots after damage to the face of the slope has been remediated.


ArborVation is fully insured and all staff are protected with up-to-date workers’ compensation.

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