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Make Sure You Aren’t Providing a Habitat for Spotted Lanternflies

The Spotted Lanternfly was first detected in Berks County, PA during September of 2014. Since then, Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties have been added to the list of quarantined areas. If you are within the quarantine list is important to follow the regulations.

The pest is a planthopper native to China, India, and Vietnam. Unfortunately, in 2020, it’s still plaguing Southeastern PA.

What is Being Done to Combat the Infestation

Tree of heavanPenn State University is leading the charge on Spotted Lanternfly Research. Meanwhile, the USDA and PA Department of Agriculture are continuously targeting the locations where the insect has been spotted.

The PA Department of Agriculture starts by targeting the perimeters of areas where the insects have been seen, before working inwards to the heart of the problem.

Removing the insect requires a combination of physical removal and pesticides.

What You Can Do to Protect Your Yard

Mr. Tree is urging residents of the Greater Philadelphia region to be on the lookout for the Tree of Heaven (Ailianthus altissima). This tree is sometimes called the Paradise Tree, but it is not aptly named. It is a rapidly growing tree that is a breeding ground and food source for the Spotted Lanternfly.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is currently calling for the eradication of the Tree of Heaven and Spotted Lanternfly. The pest poses a significant threat to the grape, apple, stone fruit, and timber industries in Pennsylvania, which collectively are worth 18 billion dollars.

How to Spot a Tree of Heaven

The Tree of Heaven has recently been seen in the suburbs of Philadelphia. If you have one on your property, it is crucial to get it removed as quickly as possible. Be on the lookout for trees that have:

  • Large, palm-like leaves, up to three feet long.
  • Leaves that have a rancid smell when crushed. Many say the smell is similar to burnt or spoiled peanut butter.
  • Smooth, gray bark.
  • Yellow-green flowers on the end of shoots that bloom during the summer.
  • Papery, tan to red seed pods that turn brown and fall off during autumn.

This tree commonly grows alongside highways or in disturbed areas, but it could also take up residence in your yard.

Check out this video from Penn State for an overview of why the Tree of Heaven Matters:

Call Mr. Tree if You Have a Tree of Heaven in Your Yard

Mr. Tree can remove your Tree of Heaven and help ensure that you won’t have an infestation of Spotted Lanternflies on your property. If you see this tree on your yard, contact us online or call 484-999-0040 It’s important to have a professional handle this tree because it is known to grow back quickly if not properly taken care of.

If you see a spotted lanternfly, click here to report it. If you want more information on how to control an infestation or how to safely kill a spotted lanternfly, click here.

Tree Service in Broomall, PA

Tree Removal in Broomall

Mr Tree is a Delaware County tree company offering free quotes for any type of tree service in Broomall. Our experienced crew can handle everything from pruning a single tree, to clearing a lot of hundreds of trees.

Tree Removal in Broomall

During a recent job, we removed a tree for a Broomall homeowner. In order to protect valuables this client had in his yard, we used a rigging technique called a vertical speed line to guide each log to safety.

Check out the video below for a close look at one of our workers in action! You can get a close look at the rigging technique we used to lower this tree.

Tree Removal and Trim in Broomall

We recently got a call from a customer in Broomall to remove a large tree in their backyard. To get to the backyard we put wood down that our trucks were able to drive on and this protected the yard perfectly. Afterwards, the tree was cut down to a stump and we cut the wood into small manageable pieces. Lastly, we trimmed an existing tree to stop it from overflowing in the yard! We left Broomall with our customers’ yard looking organized and clean.

We also provide tree services to Upper Darby and Havertown.

Call Mr. Tree at (484) 999-0040 any time to schedule an estimate or fill out the contact form on this page and we will respond as soon as possible.

Tree Service in Boothwyn

Boothwyn Tree Removal

Mr. Tree can handle tree-related services like lot clearing, tree removal, tree pruning, and more. Our services are available in Delaware and Chester Counties. Our customers get free estimates and can call us 24/7 in case of a tree emergency.

Double Tree Removal in Boothwyn

We recently got a call from a customer to complete a job in Boothwyn. We removed two trees and grinded down the stumps. After we were done the overgrowing tree branches were gone! Afterwards, the customer said “Mr. Tree did an amazing job at my home today. Mike was able to do the job quickly, the price was great and all of his staff were professional and did an exceptional job!”

Removing a Tree in Boothwyn

We recently removed two trees for this homeowner in Boothwyn. After taking down the dead silver maple tree, which you can watch in the video and photos below, we removed a cucumber tree from the backyard.

We also serve nearby Concordville and Secane.

When you’re ready to get started with our services, get your free estimate by filling out our online form or by calling (484) 999-0040.

Tree Service in Brookhaven, PA

After Removing a Tree in Brookhaven

Mr. Tree has been serving the Philadelphia area since 2011. We provide services like lot clearing, emergency tree services, tree trimming and pruning, and tree removal. Our experienced staff has the skills and tools needed to safely tackle any tricky job that comes our way.

Tree Pruning in Brookhaven

Pruning is an important part of tree care. It’s an umbrella term for several methods of strategically removing branches. Sometimes, dead and hazardous limbs are all that need to come down. In other cases, the canopy of the tree needs to be lifted, or the foliage thinned. It’s a good idea to have an expert check out your trees every so often to see if they need any attention.

Take a look at these photos from a recent pruning job in Brookhaven:

Collecting Firewood From a Job in Brookhaven

A lot of the trees we cut down end up getting used as firewood for customers in our area. After removing this tree in Brookhaven, we ended up with several logs.

We always split our firewood and season it for 12 months so that it’s nice and dry by the time it gets to our customers.

Firewood in Brookhaven

Removing a Tree in Brookhaven

Check out the pictures below for a closer look at the work we do. These photos are from a recent Brookhaven tree removal job.

We also provide services in Glenolden and Wilmington.

Our services begin with a free quote. Call (484) 999-0040 or fill out the form on this page to get started.

Our COVID-19 Response

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We hope that everyone is taking proper precautions to stay safe and healthy during this hectic time. At Mr. Tree, we are practicing social distancing and washing our hands often.  

We want our community to know that our tree services continue to be available during the pandemic. Per the Pennsylvania Industry Operation Guide, as a Private Households business, we are not on the list of businesses that have been ordered to shut down. Keep in mind that if you have a tree-related emergency, we are available 24/7.

Of course, our customers’ safety is our top priority, so we will be maintaining a 6-foot distance and keeping our hands clean. Like always, we don’t need to enter our customers’ homes to do our work.

Every job starts with a call or email, so our contact with homeowners is already greatly minimized. We realize that this is an evolving situation, and we will continue to keep our customers updated.

Contact Us for Your Tree-Related Needs

To hire us for a tree removal or emergency tree service, give us a call at (484) 999-0040 or fill out our online form.

Tree Service in West Chester, PA

West Chester Tree Removal

When customers need a team of skilled professionals to trim, prune, or remove a tree, they call Mr. Tree. We are located in Delaware Country but also serve Chester County. In addition to tree removal and pruning, we provide lot clearing, emergency services, and more.

West Chester Tree Removal

Over the years, the crew at Mr. Tree has taken on several jobs in the West Chester area. We’ve taken down trees, pruned them, and even answered our customer’s emergency calls when trees had fallen unexpectedly.

Here are some photos of our recent tree removal and pruning jobs we’ve taken on in West Chester and the surrounding area.

Our team is equipped to handle challenging jobs, including the removal of very large trees.

See Us in Action!

We’re excited to share some video footage of West Chester jobs.

In the first clip, you’ll see us take down a dead tree and push it into our shredder. That helps us to break the tree into small pieces so it’s more manageable to haul it away.

The second video shows a big tree falling to the ground while in the second, we get a bit more sophisticated, employing the use of a rope.

No matter what, the crew at Mr. Tree always prioritizes safety. We’re experts at assessing every tree removal situation, and if there’s any chance of a tree hurting someone or falling on a customer’s property, we make sure to take extra precautions to secure the tree. This often means securing the tree with a rope, or cutting the tree into smaller pieces and lowering each section to the ground using a crane.

Contact Us for Tree Removal, Pruning, Emergency Services, and More

We work throughout the surrounding area, including Chadds FordMalvern, and Nottingham. Our services start with a free estimate. Give us a call at (484) 999-0040 or contact us online.

Removing a Tree in Morton, PA

Removing a Tree in Morton

How We Handle Cumbersome Trees

This homeowner in Morton hired us to remove a large tree from their backyard. The tree was quite big, so we needed to employ some special techniques in order to manage it. We used our crane to divide it up into pieces before putting it through a shredder.

Check out the video below:

Contact Mr. Tree for Your Tree Removal Needs

At Mr. Tree, we’re well-versed in all types of tree removal, including removing large trees. If you have a big (or small!) tree in need of removal, give us a call at 484-999-0040 or fill out our form online.

Removing Trees in Aston

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Mr. Tree is a full-service tree company based in Aston, PA. Our services include tree removal, tree trimming and pruning, and 24/7 emergency services.

Tree Removal in Aston PA

The photos from this job allow you to see us in action as we secure a tree onto a crane and hoist it away. As you can see from the video, we also fed the logs into a shredder at the end.

Harvesting Logs to Use for Firewood in the Winter

Over the summer, we removed some trees in right here in Aston. After we harvested the logs, we split them and covered them up so they stayed dry.

We season our firewood for 12 months so that it’s dry and easy to light. Seasoned wood also creates less creosote, or soot, and burns more evenly.

Taking Down 5 Trees that Were Blocking Sunlight

We recently tackled this job in Aston, PA. The homeowner had 5 trees that needed to be removed for safety reasons. Plus, taking out the trees had the added benefit of providing more sunlight to the property.

Check out this video from the project. Be sure to watch until the end with sound on to hear the thud when the tree hits the ground!

Need a Tree Removal?

If you want to remove a tree on your property, contact Mr. Tree via our online form or 484-999-0040.

Tree Service in Thornton, PA

Thornton Tree Removal

At Mr. Tree, we have the experience needed to handle a variety of tree-related services. We take care of anything from tree removal and pruning to lot clearing. Our team is trained and experienced in handling a variety of jobs and situations.

Removing Three Trees in Thornton

During a recent job in Thornton, PA, we removed two chestnut trees and a dead cherry tree for a homeowner.

Check out the photos below for a close look at our work.

The videos below give you an inside look at the jobs we completed that day. Since one of the trees was leaning toward the customer’s deck, we rigged the tree with a guy rope and a bull rope to steer the tree into a safe area as it fell.

We serve all of Delaware County, including Glen Mills.

If you have a tree that needs to be removed, pruned, or trimmed, call Mr. Tree at (484) 999-0040. You can also contact us online for a free estimate. In addition to tree trimming and pruning, we provide services like lot clearing and 24/7 emergency clean-up.

The Best Kind of Hardwood for Woodstoves

Now that cooler weather is here, we are beginning to dust off our woodstoves for winter. Lighting a fire is a great way to save money on your heating bill while creating a cozy atmosphere. However, not all firewood is created equal.

Make Sure You’re Using Seasoned Firewood

When you start researching firewood, it won’t take long to discover that seasoned, or thoroughly dried wood, is best. Drying is an important step because excess moisture makes it burn unevenly and causes excess creosote, or soot build-up. Seasoned wood burns more evenly and cleanly, plus it’s easier to light.

You should be able to look at a wooden log and determine easily whether it’s seasoned. Most seasoned wood is grey on the outside and significantly lighter, usually white, on the inside.

Make Sure Your Wood is Local

Finding a local seller is important, as wood from an unknown source could introduce non-native pests or plants to the environment.

There are a variety of hardwoods that work well for woodstoves and fireplaces. Some clean-burning, fragrant options are:

  • Apple
  • Beech
  • Cherry
  • Maple
  • Red Oak
  • Sycamore
  • Ash
  • Elm
  • Oak
  • Yellow Birch
  • Yew

Contact Mr. Tree for Firewood Delivery

Mr. Tree now has firewood for sale to our customers. Our wood is kept clean and dry while in storage and is seasoned for 10 months. The wood comes from a mixed variety of hardwood trees, and we deliver for free within a 7-mile radius of our location! Visit our firewood page to learn more.