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.
It’s important to monitor the trees on your property to make sure they aren’t causing damage. A dead tree doesn’t just look unattractive, it can be dangerous. After a tree dies, there is a high probability that it will fall and crush whatever it lands on.
Using a Crane to Remove a Tree in Media
This homeowner in Media, PA had some trouble with a large maple tree that had died. The tree was in their backyard and threatening to fall on their house, which could cause serious damage or injury. Check out the photos below for a close look at our work:
Mr. Tree is a fast, reliable, and safe Bryn Mawr tree company. We provide a host of services like tree removal, tree trimming and pruning, stump grinding, lot clearing, and emergency services. We respond to emergencies on a 24/7 basis — when you need us, we will be there.
Emergency Tree Removal in Bryn Mawr
A few days ago, we responded to a tree emergency in Bryn Mawr. We were able to attach the fallen tree to one that was still standing. We hoisted the tree up and removed the branches. Browse the gallery below for more details about this job.
Mr. Tree’s fast, reliable, and safe services include tree removal, tree trimming and pruning, lot-clearing, and 24/7 emergency services. Our team serves Delaware and Chester Counties.
Removing a Tree in Broomall
Watch, frame-by-frame, as we remove this tree for our customer in Broomall. While removing a large tree may seem like an intimidating task, our team is able to break it up into smaller chunks. As you will be able to see from the video below, we safely haul each piece of tree away using a crane.
We are currently looking for a new employee, so if you or someone you know will be a good fit, contact us! We are looking for a key player who can eventually manage jobs on their own. The candidate must have a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and experience working in the tree care industry.
Our ideal candidate:
The ability to climb trees would be a plus.
Has a class A or B CDL
Must be able to operate tree equipment, including chainsaws, chippers, stump grinders, skid steers, and mini skidsteers.
Must be able to pay attention and follow instructions.
Must be willing to take on responsibility to help grow the business.
Must be able to work in a safe and efficient manner.
Must have the ability or willingness to learn how to run a bucket truck.
Depending on ability and performance, the wage will be between $20 and $35 per hour.
Contact us to Apply
If you think you’d be a good fit for this position, contact Mike Rupnicki.
Mr. Tree is a full-service tree company serving Delaware and Chester Counties. Services include removal, lot clearing, trimming, and 24/7 emergency clean-up.
Removing a Tree in Aston, PA
It was so hot this day, so we couldn’t take many pictures for fear our phones would melt in our pockets! We did manage to snap these before storing the phone in the trunk to keep it cool:
Contact Mr. Tree for a Free Estimate
If you have a tree in your yard that you need taken down, the crew at Mr. Tree will be there, no matter how hot it is! To get started with our services, give us a call at (484) 999-0040 or contact us online.
Homeowners often have questions about the trees in their yards and what their responsibilities are for taking care of them. What happens if your tree falls on your neighbor’s yard? What do you do when your neighbor’s tree extends into your yard, or you want to take down a tree that is between more than one property?
Keep reading for answers to these questions and more.
Who owns the tree?
Tree ownership is determined by where the trunk is. If the trunk is entirely on one property, that homeowner also owns the tree.
What if the tree trunk is on the border of two or more properties?
In this case, the tree is known as a boundary tree. Ownership is shared between all the properties that the tree trunk touches. If you want to remove a boundary tree, you cannot legally do so without consent from all the owners.
What if a branch from my neighbor’s tree extends over my property?
If your neighbor’s tree branch hangs over your property, you may trim the branch, but only up to the property line. If your neighbor owns a fruit tree and the branch extends into your yard, you cannot legally pick fruit off the branch. If you cause damage to the tree, you could be liable for up to three times the tree’s value. Most trees are valued at $500-$2,500, but some ornamental or landmark trees cost between $20,000-$60,000.
What if my neighbor’s tree leaves keep blowing into my yard?
If your neighbor’s leaves blow into your yard, you don’t have grounds for a nuisance claim. Leaves are a natural product, so even if they clog your gutters or pipes, you have no legal claim against the tree’s owner.
What if my neighbor’s trees cause damage to my property?
If a tree looks like it might fall on your property, contact the property owner and voice your concern. If the property owner does not comply, most cities have ordinances to prohibit property owners from having dangerous conditions on their property. Contact your municipality, and they will likely remove the tree or order your neighbor to do so.
What maintenance is necessary to ensure my trees are safe?
You are responsible for the trees in your yard, which means two things: making reasonable inspections and taking care to ensure that the tree is safe. If your tree or a neighbor’s causes damage to someone else’s property, the court will rule whether it was an Act of God, or a result of negligence. All of this will depend on how well the owner of the tree took care of it.
It’s important to check out your tree regularly for visual signs that something is wrong. For more advice, check out our 7 warning signs that your tree is about to fall. It’s also important to regulalrly have your tree pruned and deadwooded to keep it healthy and safe.
Deadwooding is Essential for Tree Safety
Deadwooding is the process of removing dead or loose branches, which are most likely to be knocked loose during hurricane or blizzard season. April and May are good times to prepare with this service. To get started, call Mr. Tree at (484) 999-0040 or fill out our form online for a free quote.