14 Oct 2020

Why Tree Service Should Be Left to the Professionals

To many, hiring a professional Jacksonville, FL Tree Service company may not seem like an essential investment. However, the cost of your safety is never too high. Attempting an at-home tree job–one as small as a trimming, or as large as a tree removal– poses the same risk to your yard, house, and life. Tree work is not as simple as just taking a chainsaw to a tree. There are many other factors to take into consideration and one wrong move can cost you more in time, effort, and money.

At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, we treat the yards of our Jacksonville neighbors as our own. We understand that your property is an investment, and should be treated with the utmost care and respect. This is why hiring a professional Jacksonville, FL tree service company is crucial to maintain such high levels of service. Attempting a tree job on your own may seem optimal, but we can guarantee you that the pros do not outweigh the cons.

Reasons why Professional is Best 

Safety Comes First

First and foremost, safety is the top priority for all tree services. We have spent years refining our knowledge and skills in this industry. We understand the safety requirements that come with this line of work, specifically in terms of proper gear, tree physics and biology, and the correct process of trimming or removing a tree. While these nitty-gritty details may sound unnecessary, we assure you that they are not. 

For example, to fell a tree simply cutting the base will not do. The diameter of the crown is much larger than the trunk, so one has to be aware of the drop zone, as well as when and what limbs need to be trimmed, and how to properly guide the limbs using ropes or cables. This information is important because making an incorrect cut can be detrimental to surrounding vegetation, structures, and your well-being. Too often have amateur tree jobs lead to severe injury or even death. It is our job as professionals to prevent such tragedies. 

Tree Service is a Team Effort

Attempting a tree job at home is already dangerous enough, but attempting it alone only increases the odds of disaster. You need the help of others to gauge situations such as limb guiding. One person cuts, while the other safely navigates the limb to the ground. Also, an extra pair of eyes may notice things one might have overlooked. Such as powerlines/electrical cables entangled with limbs and leaves. These are one of the most common hazards faced by tree workers, so just in case of emergency, always have others present to help. 

Proper Tool Etiquette 

Furthermore, merely owning a chainsaw does not mean you are ready to tackle a tree job. There is a plethora of other gear needed that homeowners do not usually own. Such as harnesses, climbing rope, fasteners, helmets, and ladders. Yes, having the proper tools and gear ensures a safe job, but one must also take into consideration the correct use of this equipment. For example, you do not want to use a dull chainsaw to cut a tree. This is a sure way of losing control of the powerful tool because the user is forced to exert more pressure to saw through the wood. In addition, there are many industrial-grade apparatuses that are not found in the everyday individual’s garage.  These include wood chippers, aerial lifts, and cranes. 

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a team of certified arborists. We produce the highest quality of professional tree services in Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, and St. Augustine, Florida. For every job, we come prepared with the necessary knowledge and quality equipment to produce the safest and cleanest results. 

Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree  Care Specialist in Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.


16 Jul 2019
What Can You Do If Tree Branches Are Hanging Over Your Home?

What Can You Do If Tree Branches Are Hanging Over Your Home?

Trees are beautiful and they can add a lot of value to your property; however, trees can also grow very large and stand tall over your home and pose a risk to you and your home. In general, trees are an asset for your property. Besides adding value, trees provide shade, beauty, and a cool breeze on hot days. If you live in an older home, you likely have older, taller trees that have branches, which are hanging over your home. Hanging branches can be dangerous when they hang over your roof, garage, and cars.

Overhanging branches are always a risk when over your home or part of your property. Why are these branches such a problem? Overhanging branches can scrape your roof shingles and strip layers of asphalt off. These branches can drop a lot of leaves into the gutter, which can lead to leaks, deterioration, and mold. These branches can also break and fall onto your roof, windows, garage, cars, your neighbor’s property, or even hit a person.

How can you avoid these overhanging branches? First, try to never plant a tree too close to your home. Now, if you already have a large tree with overhanging branches, you need to maintain the tree by consistently trimming the branches. Trimming branches close to your home can be a hard task. If you aren’t comfortable with trimming a tree, you risk dropping a branch onto your home and causing damage to your property. Also, most homeowners do not have the proper equipment, tools, and ladders to trim branches. A tree care professional is equipped and trained in all types of tree trimming, so he/she can safely trim branches that are close to your home.

Branches can fall at any time for many reasons. Strong winds. Hurricanes. Tree diseases. If you have a hanging tree branch, be proactive. Get the branch trimmed or at least get the branches and tree evaluated so you know the health and strength of the tree.

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you’re concerned about a tree or branches on your property, it’s time to call a Jacksonville arborist! Our certified arborists at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and experience to evaluate your tree(s) and determine if branches close to or over your home are a risk. Our arborists will inform you of what branches should be trimmed or removed. We believe in saving trees, but we also believe in keeping your home safe.

Our team can safely and easy remove tree branches from trees overhanging on your property. We know how to trim, relocate, and care for trees so that they will be healthy year-long.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree Service Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.