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Stein Answers Frequently Asked Tree Removal Questions

Trees are beautiful, provide shade, clean the air and provide homes for all types of wildlife. In addition, trees can have a high sentimental value to us, having been a fixture in our great-grandparents’ home or planted to commemorate a special event. In these types of cases, no one wants to consider tree removal, but sometimes removal is necessary for the safety of residents.

Four Top Questions About Tree Removal

Stein answers some of our frequently asked questions about tree removal.

Do I Have to Get Rid of My Tree?

Sometimes you pass a yard and see wide-trunked and towering beauties in a yard that rise a hundred feet over a home or other structure. Though these trees are impressive and awe-inspiring, are they safe? Only a certified arborist or other tree care specialist can determine whether a tree is at risk for falling if no blatant signs exist. The specialist will evaluate the visible signs, like dead branches, fungal growth, dieback, or insect infestation. If necessary, he/she will perform other tests, like a resistograph test, to be certain if the tree is still viable, or if cavities within the tree create vulnerability.

What Will Happen to The Stump?

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Homeowners who have to get a tree removed from their yards are often concerned about the stump and about what kind of conditions will exist in their landscape when a tree is removed. A homeowner can opt to leave the stump in the yard, but many reasons exist to have them removed.

Professional tree care companies use different methods to remove the stump. Stein Tree Service uses a stump grinder to grind the tree stump into small chips. These chips can be used to fill the hole, or we can haul them away. Either way, we are able to remove the tree in its entirety in almost all cases.

Can I Have a Tree Removed if The Space is Small?

Homeowners who have small yards or whose homes are in close proximity to other homes worry that felling a tree could endanger the property or people nearby. For an inexperienced person, this is a real concern. Any time a tree is being removed, especially a large one, a professional should be asked to do the job. And in a tight space, having the knowledge and skill to make the precise cuts necessary is even more vital. Stein Tree Service has the equipment and skill to remove trees from any type of area. We are also insured, so if an accident should occur, both homeowners and specialists have protection.

Can I Just Cut Off the Top?

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If trees are planted in a space that is insufficient for their mature size, they may have to be removed to avoid contact with homes or power lines. Homeowners often ask if we can just cut the trees down to fit the space. This practice is called tree topping and is very detrimental for the tree. The tree can be weakened, which when combined with the many open wounds created by tree topping, can lead to disease, insect infestation, or premature death of the tree. A certified arborist can advise homeowners of the best course of action if a tree has outgrown its space.

Stein Tree Service Provides Skilled Tree Removal in Delaware and Pennsylvania

Stein’s certified arborists and skilled specialists are committed to excellent tree care. If you have questions about your trees and their proper care, we can help. We will evaluate the trees in your landscape and recommend the best solution, which could be tree removal, or your tree could simply need careful trimming and pruning, or other special care. Contact Stein for a free consultation.

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What is Involved with Tree Removal and Tree Stump Removal?

One of the big requests we get this time of year is tree removal and tree stump removal. As residents prepare for winter, they want to be sure that their trees pose no threat to their properties or to people. If trees look dead, are leaning precariously, or are too near power lines or structures, the decision to remove the trees makes sense, and usually they will choose to have the stumps removed at the same time.

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A professional tree care service company should remove the tree in a safe manner, and attempt tree removal in the way that least impacts the surrounding area. If the tree is a large one, a specialist may climb the tree and remove bigger limbs before felling the tree. Then he/she will safely cut down the trunk. Both of these tasks have a great potential for personal injury or property damage, so hiring a professional is recommended. Once the tree is down, you are left with an unsightly tree stump.

Do I Need to Remove a Tree Stump?

Several good reasons exist for removing tree stumps, the most understandable one being to improve the appearance of your landscape.

Trip Hazard

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Tree stumps present a tripping hazard to pedestrians, especially in an area that is traveled often or in which children tend to play. Grass and weeds grow up around the stump which can hide the fact that a stump exists. The stump’s presence can cause problems when you are mowing as well, if visibility is affected by high grass.

Decay and Insects

Dead trees have a tendency to decay, which can cause fungal growth. The combination of the fungus and the wood can attract unwelcome pests like termites or carpenter ants. These types of insects can be destructive if they get into your home or other structures on your property.

Unappealing Regrowth

Sometimes a stump can begin sprouting. Growths from the stump are unsightly, but they can also lead to new tree sprouts being established in the area, which are inconvenient to remove.

How is Tree Stump Removal Performed?

Some tree removal companies will dig the stump out, but others, like Stein, use stump grinding. The process involves a grinding tool that is used to grind the stump and roots into small, mulch sized pieces. These pieces can help fill in the hole that is left when a stump is removed. In nearly every case, we can remove the entire stump, but if any root pieces remain, they are 6-10 inches below the surface and will usually decay with no further issues.

Benefits of Hiring Stein Tree Service for Tree Removal and Tree Stump Removal or Grinding

Stein Tree Service has over 25 years of experience. Our certified arborists are committed to excellent tree care and to causing as little impact to other plants and trees as possible. Our stump grinding machine, for example, has turf friendly tracks, and can fit through a 3 foot-wide gate. The size of the machinery and these special tracks allow us to avoid traumatizing or compacting the area around the tree stump.

We are practiced, fully insured and licensed, so you can feel confident that you are receiving services from highly qualified professionals, while being protected in the case of an accident on your property. Whether you need tree removal, tree stump removal, trimming, or another tree care service, contact us today for a free consultation or to learn more.

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Tree Removal Helps Prevent Oak Wilt Spread

Trees are an important and integral part of the landscapes as they provide much-needed shade and beauty to homes throughout the Northeast. They also help filter the air to give our community a fresher and cleaner environment. However, as with all living things, our trees require care, including proper tree trimming and pruning, if they are to stay looking and functioning great for many, many years to come. Oak wilt is one disease that is very harmful to local trees, and that homeowners should be aware of. If a tree is diagnosed with oak wilt, tree removal may be necessary to prevent spread to surrounding trees.

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Stein Tree Service, Pennsylvania Tree Removal Service Provider, Advises Care During Winter Storm Quinn and Ongoing Winter Weather


March 9, 2018 – West Chester, PA – Winter Storm Quinn is still impacting the Pennsylvania area and forecasters are already looking ahead to more winter weather. Stein Tree Service, who has been steadily providing emergency tree removal since the Nor’easter hit last week, advises residents to inspect their trees, especially those that overhang power lines or structures.

According to Pennsylvania Real-Time News, Winter Storm Quinn was predicted to drop 3-6 inches of snow onto northwestern Pennsylvania, and a new storm could potentially gather intensity along the coast around March 11- March 12. Stein professionals have seen a great deal of damage to power lines and trees already. With the heavy snowfall adding more weight to already heavily laden tree branches, homeowners could see more trees fall, and those near homes pose the biggest threat.

Owner Jeff Stein commented, “The last thing homeowners want to see during a heavy snowfall is a tree come down on the roof. Then they are faced with finding other shelter for their families and pets, while worrying about damage to their homes’ interiors.” Stein advises residents to visually inspect any trees that are near structures and call a tree removal service company to check any that appear unwieldy.

Stein reminds residents that emergency tree removal is available from the company 24/7, but prevention is a valuable ally. The company’s specialists advise homeowners to take advantage of the brief respite before the next storm and ensure their families are safe from damage or injury due to falling trees or branches.

About Stein Tree Service

Stein Tree Service, the oldest independently owned tree care service company in Delaware, performs all types of tree care, including treatment for the destructive emerald ash borer, and provides timely emergency tree removal for residents of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. Free consultations are available and the professional certified arborists and specialists at Stein are dedicated to exceptional tree care and safe tree removal. For more information call 302-478-3511 or visit the company website at: www.SteinTree.com.

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Call Tree Care Specialists to Safely Remove Downed Trees in Newark, DE

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Newark, DE traces its American history back to the early 1700s and a team of hardy English, Scots-Irish, and Welsh settlers. Ours is a community that prides itself on self-reliance and independence. Yet, even the most ardent do-it-yourselfers should note that contacting professional tree care specialists in Newark, DE is the safest move when removing downed trees.

Tee care work, in general, is hazardous, but removing downed trees is one of the most dangerous jobs. To successfully fell a tree or remove a tree that has already fallen takes a knowledge and experience to ensure that all goes well even when the unexpected happens. A few of the most pressing hazards include:

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Prepare your Trees, but Have a Plan for Emergency Tree Removal Services in Wilmington, DE

Wilmington and its neighboring towns thrive in areas that were once part of large wooded tracts. Towering oaks, beautiful maples, and bright-leafed hickory trees all border the suburban outskirts and many homeowners continue to care for ancient specimens along with their new transplants. However, an 80-year old oak, while beautiful to behold on your property, can pose a serious risk to person and property.

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Is Winter Tree Removal in Wilmington, DE Possible?

The short answer is yes, absolutely. Winter is a great time to contact a professional tree care company like Stein Tree Service for tree removal in Wilmington, DE. Removal before or during winter is especially important to consider for diseased or dead trees as the last thing homeowners want is a bad winter storm knocking a problem tree and/or its branches down onto their homes, vehicles, or other property.

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Stein Tree Service Announces TreeFall Program for Emergency Tree Removal Services

Wilmington, DE – December 21, 2017 – Stein Tree Service has announced that now is the time to take advantage of their TreeFall Program, which can save homeowners both stress and money on emergency tree removal services in Wilmington, DE. Stein Tree Service’s TreeFall Programs could save homeowners thousands of dollars on emergency tree removal services this winter. With predictions of heavy snow and ice looming, homeowners are advised to be prepared.

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Advantages of Land Clearing and Tree Removal in Wilmington, DE

Stein Tree Service performs residential as well as commercial brush clearing and tree removal in Wilmington, DE and surrounding areas. You may think that this type of service is only needed by developers when building new residences, however, the practice is beneficial for other reasons as well.

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