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Professional Stump Removal at Its Best

Friday, September 9, 2016 @ 02:09 PM  posted by admin

Stump removal is no easy task. Even the experts have to approach the job with a sober mind and true purpose of heart. The experts will tell you the job is done quicker and easier with the right techniques, methods, tools, and state of mind.

  • One of the biggest reasons to remove a stump is that they are eyesores. They look completely out of place in a perfectly manicured lawn, or any lawn for that matter. When weeds start growing in and around them, they can take “looking worse” to a whole new level.
  • Stumps can also take up valuable lawn space. Not everyone has a wide, clear yard, but when they do stumps can easily change the landscape from attractive to not so attractive. Most notably, stumps are hazardous. Most are obvious, but some can be camouflaged by tall grass and weeds. That makes them perfect tripping hazards. What’s worse than stubbing, or breaking, your toe on an old tree stump?
  • Those worrisome stumps can also cause new tree growth. New sprouts will spring up and can result in a number of small trees that will grow around the stump. These smaller trees steal nutrients from other plants, grass, and flowers located near them.
  • When mowing the lawn, it becomes worrisome having to maneuver around stumps. So, you can plan on doing a little extra work each time you work in your yard.
  • Stumps are a favorite place for insects to dwell, too. Decaying trees usually take a long time to completely rot away. Dead and decaying stumps will attract ants, spiders, beetles, termites, and other critters. While they may seem okay out in the lawn as part of nature, they can make their way into your home. Then, you take on problems that can cost money to remedy.

Stump removal, as mentioned, can be a daunting task. Some stumps are easier to remove than others, and perhaps one can apply different techniques. Whatever the approach, it’s a job that’s best left to the experts. Expert stump removers are aware of each tree type and how its roots are likely to have navigated underground. For instance, pine tree roots are wide, flat, and somewhat shallow. Deciduous tree stump roots are typically long and deep. Their knowledge and experience can make all the difference in the world.

The experts can also judge by the age of a stump whether it will be a stickler to remove. Small stumps, obviously, tend to be easier to remove than larger ones. A home or property owner should also consider the number of stumps that need removing. Are there one, three, or fifty or more? Time, effort, and experience are all major considerations as well.

The job will involve one or more of the following:

  • Hand Digging – It’s easy enough to do, if the stump has small, shallow roots. Break out the shovel, grub hoe, or axe. A root saw can work as well. The roots will be exposed, and then can be severed with the appropriate tools.

  • Stump Grinder – The right machinery, with the right manpower behind it, can chew up stumps 6-12 inches below ground level. Experts will quickly go to work and remove all grindings to a compost pile. They get things done with safety in mind. A stump grinder is nothing to play with. If it gets out of control, it may cost you a foot or a leg.
  • Skidsteer/Backhoe – When you see these machines on the job, you know there is serious business at hand. Not only can the experts handle their equipment with ease and safety, they also arrive to haul the scrap wood away to a safe spot.
  • Chemical Removal – The experts may even decide to use chemicals, but this process usually takes time to take effect. They usually prefer to get the job done quickly with power tools.
  • Fire – Removing stumps with fire is not unheard of, but can be a tricky and dangerous thing to do if not done correctly. Of course, your expert arborist can offer timely advice on the subject.

What We Offer

At Wauson Tree Service, we offer unparalleled experience and customer service. We’ve been doing this for over half a century, and we’ve learned a thing or two along the way. We’re certified arborists, and we will offer you the best quote and we will treat you right. The truth is we love what we do, and the people we do it for. Residential or commercial, we can offer a free estimate along with a competitive price.

We’re also family owned, which means that we pride ourselves in delivering the best services possible—each and every time. We have to because our reputation depends on it. Call 214.450.8720 to learn more about our services. Email at walt@wausontreeservice.com.

5 Reasons You Should Remove a Dead Tree

Monday, December 7, 2015 @ 08:12 PM  posted by admin

The trees on your property can increase its value or take away from its value. Trees provide shelter for animals, protect against the wind, provide shade, keep the soil intact, provide building material, and most importantly they provide life-sustaining oxygen.

If you have a dead or dying tree in your yard, or several, there are good reasons to have the trees removed. You should call an arborist who lives and breathes the tree.

    1. Dead or dying trees attract pests. Wildlife or pesky insects aren’t concerned if your trees are dead or dying. They’ll still build nests. A lovely family of blue birds may move in along with other tenants like termites and rats. Keep in mind that it’s only a short distance for them to migrate to your home for their nest in your trees.

    2. Dead trees are unattractive and can lower your property value. If you spend money on other things, like lawn maintenance, ugly trees will counteract those upgrades. They’ll stick out like a sore thumb.

    3. Disease from dead trees can easily spread to other healthy trees on your property. It’s very common for a powdery mildew to spread and develop on the branches and trunks of healthy trees. Leaves can easily lose their attractive and healthy green color and turn lime green or yellow.

    4. Dead or dying branches can easily fall and injure animals or humans. Falling branches can also damage property. When that happens, it’s time to call an arborist who’s skilled at removing dead trees and debris from properties. In high winds, dead trees are most likely to topple over. Keep in mind that if a pedestrian is injured, you could be held liable.

    A professional tree trimming company has the equipment and knowledge to safely remove the tree, and can safely grind tree stumps as well. We admire those weekend warriors who want to get out into the yard for a little exercise. However, fallen trees may be lodged against property or leaning on electrical wires. And dead trees in the ground may have roots that have grown around underground utility lines. It takes a pro to do the job properly or to call the right utility department for assistance.

    You can also rely on a professional tree trimming company to hire qualified and experienced arborists who know trees like the back of their hand. A professional company will also have the licenses and insurances that can help you rest easy. If a company technician is injured while on your property, the company’s insurances will handle it.

    At Wauson, we believe in customer service and transparency. We’ll give you a free estimate in writing. This way, you know there will be no surprises. And when we arrive, we work quickly and effectively. We get the job done. Don’t sweat going it alone and trying to do the job yourself. Call today for a free estimate today at 214-450-8720. We’re all about customer service and how we can give your property the beauty it deserves.

Dallas City Code Compliance and Your Property

Thursday, October 7, 2010 @ 08:10 PM  posted by admin

A city’s code compliance policies, and certainly those of Dallas, are enacted for the benefit of everyone. Code compliance laws are enacted and enforced to make sure the level of public safety is enhanced and that the city benefits from the resulting aesthetic value.

Dallas’s City Code Compliance division is responsible for enforcing numerous ordinances related to zoning, housing, litter, weed control, parking and animal control.

The following is a partial list of areas that Dallas Code Compliance covers:

• Bulk trash
• Litter or high grass and weeds
• Obstructions
• Graffiti
• Junked motor vehicles on a property
• Substandard structures
• Open or vacant structures
• and more

As you can imagine, Dallas is kept quite busy enforcing its compliance codes. And for the property owner, life can become a challenge when litter and obstructions create unsafe conditions. While a property owner can’t control Mother Nature, he or she is still responsible for any damage caused. Storms, high winds and flash floods can leave a lot of damage in the wake. When this happens, the search for a reputable lot clearing service begins.

We understand the frustrations and challenges people go through when emergencies arise. But those are the times when a cool mind and reason should take over. While many people choose to go it alone and attempt to clear their properties based on an assumption of what they believe the city’s code compliance laws to be, others choose to call expert arborists who have a great deal of experience in offering tree and lot clearing services with respect to those laws.

Wauson Tree Services is familiar with Dallas’s city code compliance laws, and can inform you of the lot clearing services we provide and
what it will cost to restore your property back to it’s original splendor. And we’ll let you know if there’s a service you need that’s beyond the range of services we provide. For over 50 years we’ve been in the business of offering lot clearing services to Dallas residents. We’re also experts who can provide tree trimming, tree pruning, stump removal and stump grinding services.

Keeping your property safe and beautiful is an ongoing project. And we know implementing a property maintenance schedule that enhances the health of your trees and shrubbery is a sound investment that adds value to your property.

Do you have questions about Dallas’s code compliance and how it affects your property? If so, don’t hesitate to give us a call for a free estimate at 214-450-8720, or email us at walt [at] wausontreeservice [dot] com.

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Should You Contract for Tree Services?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 08:09 PM  posted by admin

Definitely!

Trees planted aren’t just for today; they’re also for the future. Trees need maintenance, but proper maintenance. You just can’t plant trees and let them go. A decision to contract for tree services is one of the best ways to insure the trees on your property will maintain a long and healthy life.

It takes a professional arborist, someone completely knowledgeable, trained and specially equipped, to know what it takes to maintain the trees on a property. These folks understand the essential value of trees, which provide numerous aesthetic, social, environmental, and economical benefits.

Healthy trees can help provide the following:

• An increase in property value–– Trees that are well cared for can actually add value to a property by 5-20%.
• Reduction of cooling costs–– Trees provide free shade and can help to significantly reduce the cost of keeping your property cool during summer months.
• Inexpensive climate control–– Healthy trees can help moderate the effects of the sun, rain, and wind.
• Air filtration–– You may not be aware of it, but the trees on your property are constantly absorbing harmful gases in the air and filtering other airborne pollutants.
• Needed privacy–– Everyone needs privacy along with the beautiful scenery that trees can provide.

As you can see, contracting for tree services is a solid investment that can keep your property looking good and your trees healthy for years to come.

However, contracting for a tree service should be a careful process. The best companies will be bonded along with the proper licenses and insurance. The arborists who service your property should also be properly trained. Even then, your job is to follow-up to make sure they’re legitimate.

Wauson Tree Service has been in business for over 50 years, serving the residents of Dallas and surrounding areas with distinction. We do it all; tree trimming, stump removal, tree pruning, tree removal, and much more. We’ll also give you a free estimate on what tree services we think would benefit your property.

Looking to contract for a dependable tree service? Give us a call today at 214-450-8720 or email us at walt {at} waustontreeservice {dot} com.

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Storm Damage Cleanup – Courtesy of Wauson Tree Service in Dallas

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 @ 03:09 PM  posted by admin

The storm damage that can occur from the wind and rain is unpredictable. When this happens, people are quite often hard-pressed to find a solution that can help restore their property back to its original state of health and beauty.

Why spend personal time in the aftermath of a storm worrying about the next step when you can call the experts at Wauson Tree Service?

Of course storms don’t always leave destruction in their wake, but when the winds and rain hit 60 mph, there will usually be a lot of debris caused by falling trees and tree limbs. Power lines, uprooted sprinkler systems, electrical systems and property damage are often the result. If this happens, the only solution is to turn to the people with the equipment and know-how to handle the emergency.

The attempt at storm damage cleanup can result in personal injuries that very few people are prepared for. Have you ever fallen off a ladder? Have you ever cut yourself on a piece of broken glass reaching in a pile of debris? Like most people, you probably have a ton of memories that you could share. At Wauson Tree Service, we take the worry you might have and we remove the danger of you trying to go it alone.

Professional arborists can assess the property damage, give you a free estimate of the work we can do, and offer some great advice if repairs on the property are beyond our reach. After all, when you’ve been in business for over fifty years as we have, there aren’t many surprises left when dealing with storm damage cleanup.

We can help restore your property back to its original splendor as quickly as possible. We can even suggest ways of enhancing your property’s aesthetic value beyond its original state. We can also offer other services, which include tree trimming, tree pruning, tree stump removal, cabling, tree removal, and much more.

There’s no need to stress! Give us a call today or email us at Walt {at} wausontreeservice {dot} com. Or call us at 214-450-8720. We’re the tree service you can depend on.

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Find a Dallas Lot Clearing Service You Can Depend On

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 08:09 PM  posted by admin

The need for lot clearing may not be obvious at first, but if you travel during the year or if you’re a recent victim of storm damage, you may need lot clearing services, such as those offered at Wauson Tree Service. The truth is most people really don’t have the time to take care of their property’s true needs.

Like everyone else, you work hard to enjoy your level of lifestyle. Weekends and hard-earned vacation time shouldn’t have to be spent breaking a sweat working on the property. And there’s always the possibility that personal bodily injuries can occur if you attempt strenuous work by yourself!

Don’t risk injury. If you’re looking to find a lot clearing service you can depend on, call the experts.

But many tree removal companies in Dallas don’t offer lot clearing services. Dealing with underbrush and thick foliage can be a tough job for some so-called experts. This presents a challenge for homeowners who need this work done for safety and other purposes. We’ll come out, assess what needs to be done and give you a free estimate. There’s no hassle and our customers like the way we go about business.

We’ve been in the business for over fifty years helping homeowners and property owners just like you. It doesn’t matter how intimidating your brush thickets appear to be, our arborists have the skills, knowledge, and equipment to give you the satisfaction and peace of mind people have come to expect when working with us.

Not only do we offer one of Dallas’s finest lot clearing services, but we’re also experts in providing services that include tree trimming, tree pruning, tree stump removal, and tree stump grinding.

Keeping your property safe and beautiful is an ongoing task. Healthy trees and shrubbery add to the value of your property, both
aesthetically and as an investment. The average homeowner looks to invest in stocks, bonds, and even gold! However, trees increase your property value the moment you plant them and they add to your home’s resale value and overall curb appeal.

Give us a call today for a free estimate at 214-450-8720, or email us at walt {at} wausontreeservice {dot} com.

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Deep Root Fertilization – Wauson Tree Service in Dallas Delivers

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 @ 08:09 PM  posted by admin

Trees in any environment will benefit when roots are properly fertilized. And trees in urban settings are especially prone to the neglect of their root systems because of pavement, pipes, and irrigation systems that obstruct. Without nutrients in the soil getting down to the root level, trees and shrubs may never attain their full growth and aesthetic potential.

It’s through the soil that trees are fertilized and it takes an expert to determine the customized fertilizer treatments the trees on your property will require. However, not just any “tree guy or gal” can be called on to provide deep root fertilization services.

For best results, deep root fertilization treatments should be planned on a yearly service rotation. The goal is to prevent root damage before it occurs. If there are already signs of deep root damage, soil compaction, or other tree or shrubbery health problems, an increase in the frequency of treatments is highly recommended. Otherwise, your trees and plant growth will suffer, and may eventually die.

Here are several benefits of deep root fertilization:

• Soil conditions around the root are improved
• Water is absorbed by tree roots at a greater rate
• Runoff and erosion are significantly decreased

Our professional and certified arborists are skilled at providing most every conceivable tree service, and along with deep root fertilization, we provide tree removal, stump grinding, and cabling services. We also provide storm damage and lot cleaning services.

Family owned with over a half a century of expertise, you can count on Wauson Tree Service to get the job done. The experts at Wauson Tree Service can give you a free estimate and advice with confidence. We can also advise what your next step should be.

We never subcontract the job out, and our prices are tough to beat. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today at 214-450-8720 or email us at walt {a} waustontreeservice {dot} com.

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Tree Trimming in Dallas – The Recommendations of an Arborist Matter

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 @ 08:09 PM  posted by admin

For over 50 years, Wauson Tree Service has provided excellent tree services to customers, which include pruning, trimming, removal, fertilization, tree bracing, and more. We understand the true aesthetic and environmental value that trees can bring to any property.

Our certified arborists work directly with property owners, like you, to ensure any work maintains the original feeling and beauty of the property. And we’ll talk with you about long-term health related goals for your trees and shrubbery.

Are there dead or dying trees that need removing? Which trees should be cut and which ones should be spared? What other plant species on the property need further development to help them mature properly?

We’ll also help you identify any potential hazards to people and wildlife that you may not be aware of, such as interference with other trees, driveways, or utility wires. There may even be healthy trees that need removing, if they are interfering with other trees and present a potential hazard.

You can trust the recommendations of a certified arborist because they are knowledgeable about trees. Proper tree care is a personal investment that can lead to substantial property returns. If your trees are well maintained, it’s possible to realize an increase in your property value.

Certified and qualified arborists can recommend the following services:

Pruning – Tree pruning may involve branch or limb removal or training young trees. Our arborists can advise on the best strategies.

Tree removal – While tree removal is always a last resort, there are circumstances that arise that make it necessary. Qualified arborists possess the skills, knowledge, and equipment to get the job done.

Emergency care for trees – When your trees need emergency care because of disease, insect infestation, or storm damage, an arborist can assist in performing the job in a safe manner, while helping to eliminate or reduce any further risk or damage to property.

Tree Planting – Planting trees in the wrong location can lead to future damage such as insect infestation, tree disease, power line obstruction, and poor growth.

Arborists can recommend a lot of things concerning the health and safety of the trees on your property –– and what they recommend matters.

Why not give us a call today for more information at 214-450-8720, or email us at walt {at} wausontreeservice {dot} com.

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What’s So Special About an Arborist?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 12:08 PM  posted by admin

There are lot of special things about an arborist. For starters, he or she can determine, with respect to the appearance and safety of your trees, the type and amount of pruning necessary to help maintain or improve their health.

Recommendations can include the following actions.

Pruning – Tree pruning takes into consideration a lot of things. Tree branches that rub against each other may need removing. Branches or limbs that interfere with wires, roofs, gutters, or that obstruct streets and sidewalks are a hazard. Diseased or limbs infected with insects can weaken and break at any time. These conditions could be an accident waiting to happen!

Tree or Stump Removal – An arborist can determine if any trees on your property need removing. They have the tools, equipment and skills necessary to take on the job. Tree removal is usually recommended if a tree is considered hazardous, dead or dying, causing an obstruction, or needs to be replaced by a more suitable tree.

Emergency Tree Care – Storms and high winds can do a lot of damage to trees on a property. And damaged trees can fall on other trees, homes, other structures and vehicles. An arborist can determine what needs to be done and go about the job in a completely safe manner.

Other Services – Arborists are able to provide other services, which include plant health care, preventative tree maintenance, cabling and spraying to control and prevent insect and disease problems.

Select the Right Arborist for the Job

Make sure the arborist you choose has the right credentials and the skills to cover all aspects of tree care. All the necessary permits and licenses should be up to date and ready for your inspection. Don’t be afraid to check references either. Why? Because tree care is a long-term investment; it’s like buying a new car after having first taken it for a test drive.

Don’t feel that it’s necessary to take the first bid that comes your way. If you know the company and you’re satisfied with its practices, feel free to go ahead and schedule work.

Be on the lookout for door-to- door sales people offering a bargain for tree maintenance. Most reputable and legitimate companies are too busy to solicit business in this manner. And don’t be afraid to ask questions. The professional arborists at Wauson Tree Service are here to help.

In need of a free quote? Contact us today, or email us at walt {at} wausontreeservice {dot} com.

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Wondering When Trees Need Removing from Your Property?

Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 03:08 PM  posted by admin

Any type of tree removal should begin with an inspection of the property and an estimate of the cost. The estimate takes into consideration the labor needed and the machinery to be used. If the trees are large, a crane will normally be required. High tree limbs are almost impossible to reach otherwise. And a crane along with professionals who are skilled at cutting tree limbs makes the job a lot safer.

If there is an emergency, such as a wind or rainstorm, cutting and trimming removes dangerous limbs along with potential hazards. Dangerous deadwood and fallen trees should be removed immediately. Hesitation on the owner’s behalf could lead to further property damage and become a safety risk for people and animals.

In the initial inspection, professionals such as those at Wauson Tree Service, can advise if any trees on your property need trimming. Proper pruning is needed for trees to remain healthy and produce the blossoms and fruit that nature and people depend on.

You may also be in need tree stump removal. Stump removal employs machinery that’s able to safely grind the stump away. Stump grinding equipment will take away as much of the stump as possible. Property owners can choose to use the grinding byproduct in garden areas.

Along with tree removal, unattended or damaged brushes can become fuel for fire. Many localities, including Dallas, have strict fire department codes that regulate brush clearance to ensure public safety. These codes should never be taken lightly. Clearing brushes on your property, could also help fires from spreading, in the worst-case scenario, from structure to structure or to surrounding areas.

Looking for Ways to Increase Your Property Value?

The truth is trees can increase in value the minute you bring them home from the nursery. And they’ll continue to increase in value as they mature. If renting or selling a property, trees can add increased value by improving curb appeal. Trees also serve many aesthetic and practical purposes.

Knowing when to remove or plant new trees can be a challenge for any home or property owner. The professionals at Wauson Tree Service can be of help and give you a free estimate and inform you what it will take to keep the trees on your property safe and aesthetically pleasing.

Contact us today at 214-450-8720 to receive a free quote, or email us at walt {at} wausontreeservice {dot} com.

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