When planning your dream backyard, taking down trees is often the first step in the process. It’s great when you can hold onto the trees in your yard, but in many cases, removal is necessary. In addition to getting seeds, sap, and leaves all over, trees’ roots can also sneak underneath your new patio and cause damage.
Taking Down 6 Trees to Make Way for a Hardscaping Project
These homeowners wanted to build a deck and had 6 trees standing in their way. We were able to safely remove them so that their project can begin.
At Mr. Tree, tree removal is our most commonly performed service, but we have the skills and tools to complete other jobs as well. These include emergency services, tree trimming and pruning, and lot clearing. Our lot clearing services can transform an overgrown area into a clear, open space. When you work with Mr. Tree, you can enjoy reliable, safe, affordable service that begins with a free quote.
Removing 8 Trees for Safety
This homeowner in Garnet Valley called on us to remove 8 trees to relieve the saturated ground.
Clearing a Lot in Garnet Valley
This homeowner in Garnet Valley wanted to clear out the messy brush at the back of their property. Mr. Tree came to the rescue! Take a look at the before and after photos below.
Lot clearing is just one of the many services we provide at Mr. Tree. We also completed a Garnet Valley tree removal for this client. Take a look at the video below.
After a recent storm hit the area, many homeowners found that their trees had been damaged. For safety reasons, we needed to remove 3 trees from their yard before they fell on their own and caused damage and/or injury.
Watch below as we safely remove the trees using a crane:
Contact Mr. Tree for Tree Removal or Tree Emergencies
A storm can compromise trees, and it can also knock them down, causing damage to property. Mr. Tree’s 24/7 emergency tree services can come in handy during those times. If you have a tree emergency, give us a call at 484-999-0040.
Tree roots can be a tripping hazard, and that’s a problem when you have a back yard, playground, or other space where children play. Recently, we visited the Douglas Christian School in Chester, PA in order to remove some trees for safety reasons.
Removing Trees in Chester, PA
With these photos, we decided to give our customers a bird’s eye view! Seeing the view from up in the trees is a fun perk of the work we do. Check it out:
At Mr. Tree, fast, reliable, and safe tree removal is our specialty. Recently, we took down a large tree for a local homeowner. The tree was so big that we had to use a crane and take it down slowly, piece by piece.
It’s all in a day’s work for the team at Mr. Tree!
The Spotted Lanternfly was first detected in Berks County, PA during September 2014. Since then, Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties have been added to the list of quarantined areas.
The pest is a planthopper native to China, India, and Vietnam. Unfortunately, in 2019, it’s still plaguing Southeastern PA.
What is Being Done to Combat the Infestation
Penn State University is leading the charge on Spotted Lanternfly Research. Meanwhile, the USDA and PA Department of Agriculture are 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 in toward 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.
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 that you 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.
The tree commonly grows along 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 tree professional handle this tree because it is known to regenerate quickly if not properly taken care of.
In today’s age, we are used to finding out the cost of a product or service in an instant. All it takes is a quick Google search, and we have our answer.
Unfortunately, that simply isn’t applicable to certain situations, including tree removal. There are many factors that could affect the cost of a tree removal job, so it just isn’t possible to calculate a one-size-fits-all figure.
We like to be transparent with our customers, so we’ve compiled this list of factors that can lower or raise the cost of your tree removal job. Keep in mind, the price of tree removal varies. There’s no way to know the exact cost without having a professional assess your property, but these factors may help you determine the scope of the job you have on your hands.
4 Factors that Affect the Cost of Tree Removal
Is your tree positioned near your house or another valuable target? Is it easily accessible by trucks and other equipment needed for its removal? What’s the terrain like? All these components impact the total cost of the job.
Type of Tree
Wood varies in density and hardness. The hardest tree native to Southeastern Pennsylvania and Northern Delaware is the oak. Due to its weight, removing an oak tree requires more time and safety precautions than a pine tree, for example. Since pine trees are lighter, we are able to remove them with more ease.
Height of Tree
In general, the size of your tree has a large impact on the cost of its removal. Removing a tree that’s 75+ feet tall is more labor-intensive than a 25-foot tree.
Health of Tree
Trees that are dead and starting to rot are usually lighter and less solidly rooted. This makes them slightly easier to remove than healthy trees, which require more intensive labor. Trees that have already fallen also tend to be easier jobs, provided they haven’t landed on anything. A fallen tree that has landed on a structure–like a car, house, or shed–poses an added challenge.
Contact Mr. Tree for a Free, Accurate Estimate
It’s a good idea to keep in mind that these factors help with guestimates about the price of removing a tree, but there is no way to know the cost for certain without a professional’s assessment. If a tree is dead, compromised, or threatening to fall on your property, it could cost you significantly more in the long run.
Bacterial leaf scorch is a disease that effects many trees native to the area. The disease is caused by a bacteria called xylella fastidiosa, which is spread by tree sap and insects. Weather conditions, including storms with heavy winds, can increase the chance of your trees being affected. Unfortunately, trees infected with bacterial leaf scorch need to be removed in the vast majority of cases.
Removing Three Trees in Drexel Hill
We recently took down three trees for a customer in Drexel Hill. One of these trees, a white oak, had died due to bacterial leaf scorch. We also removed a structurally compromised tulip poplar and an ash tree on the adjacent rear property.
There are many reasons why trees may need to come down. Trees are quite heavy, and sometimes they can be in danger of falling. They can also block sunlight, which can make it difficult to grow grass, plant a garden, or enjoy your yard.
Safely Removing 15 Trees
Removing 15 trees is a tall order, but the communication and technical skill of our team allowed us to execute the job efficiently.
Bacterial leaf scorch is a plant disease caused by xylella fastidiosa, a bacteria transmitted by insects through tree sap. Bacterial leaf scorch attacks different types of foliage, including several species of trees native to Southeastern PA. Common causes include environmental factors like heavy winds or storms.
Unfortunately, once trees fall victim to this bacteria, it’s difficult to salvage them. In most cases, they need to be removed.
Removing 3 Red Oaks Due to Bacterial Leaf Scorch
This client in Media, PA had trees that became affected with bacterial leaf scorch. We were able to safely remove the trees using a crane.