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Reason # 3

Insects and Disease

The large stubs of a topped tree have a difficult time forming callus. The terminal location of these cuts, as well as their large diameter, prevent the tree's  chemically based natural defense system from doing its job. The stubs are highly vulnerable to insect invasion and the spores of decay fungi. If decay is already present in the limb, the opening will speed the spread of the disease.

(Courtesy of the Arbor Day Foundation)
 

Reason #2

Shock:

A tree's crown is like an umbrella that shields much of the tree from the direct rays of the sun. By suddenly removing this protection, the remaining bark tissue is so exposed that scalding may result. There may also be a dramatic effect on neighboring trees and shrubs. If the tree thrives in shade and the shade is removed, poor health or death may result.

(Courtesy of the Arbor Day Foundation)

Why should you NOT top a tree?? 

Reason #1

STARVATION: Good pruning practices rarely remove more than one-fourth of the crown, which in turn does not seriously interfere with the ability of a tree's leafy crown to manufacture food.

Topping removes so much of the crown that it upsets an older tree's well-developed crown-to-root ration and temporarily cuts off its food making ability.

(Courtesy of the Arbor Day Foundation)

In Virginia and West Virginia the Bradford Pear is already in bloom...In Michigan, the  Bradford Pear will soon be in bloom with gorgeous white flowers...and while the Bradford Pear has beautiful aesthetics, the beauty does not come without some of the negative growth characteristics of a Bradford Pear...which are: weak unions and included bark; leaving them prone to split, leaving the average life to 30 years or less. However, a skilled arborist can mitigate the risk of losing a Bradford Pear by cabling and adding structural support to the tree. So, please call the experts at Get-R-Cut for all your tree care needs. 

We are currently on vacation in Myrtle Beach for Spring Break. However, our crew is back home ready to assist you. Funny thing...Jared is totally missing being home at work. No joke...Every chance he gets, he talks about trees. He probably even dreams about trees...that's why he is the tree expert! Trees are his passion. Seriously though...He just loves trees and everything about them. He even thought he would take a little rest in this tree in West Virginia...So remember you can call us with all your tree care needs and we will be happy to assist you.

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what people say

  • I had Get-R-Cut come to my house to do some pruning on Oak trees in my backyard. We had some areas that we had different kinds of plants that were directly under the trees to be pruned that we did not want damaged. Jared and Chris did a great job in avoiding any damage to those areas. Jared did a great job in removing a lot of dead branches and pruning up the trees to providing an idea shape to them. Chris, Jared's helper, did a tremendous job managing things on the ground and constantly removing brush and cutting up branches to move to their chipper.
    The clean up process was very well done. I would highly recommend them to others if they need trees pruned or removed. I will be having them return to remove 3 very large trees from our front yard in the near future to get rid of potential problems with them.

    John VanOveren

  • I have known Jared for a couple of years. Get-R-Cut.com is a great team for tree trimming, snow removal, and more... I would recommend them in a heartbeat.
    John Miedema

  • Get-R-Cut.com is represented in my BNI group by Jared's wife Becky. My 1st experience with Jared was to cut a large tree down in my step son's yard. This tree was hanging over the house & not in very good condition. He came out to evaluate & give an estimate. He then arrived & did the job exactly when he said he would and for a reasonable price. He also removed several stumps in my yard the same day.

    Since then we acquire fire wood for our central boiler in which we depend on for heat & hot water for our home and my business.

    Thank you Jared & Becky for doing such a great job!
    Tracey McGhan

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