Just some of what northern Michigan is known for is beautiful water, nature and numerous acres of trees. According to the Forestry AOE Team at MSU half of the state of Michigan is covered in vegetated forestland with over 100 species of trees. Imagine the maintenance needed to keep all these trees healthy and growing.
Maybe half your property isn’t covered in trees but chances are you have at least a few on your land and would like to keep it that way. With all the benefits a tree provides from landscaping, privacy or shade to even improving the quality surrounding air, they are valuable assets.
When looking for tree maintenance in the Traverse City area it is important to find a fully insured and reputable service that you can depend on. Typically a company who has a history in the area is a good choice because you can easily get testimonials and references. You want to make sure that you don’t hire fly-by-night tree trimmers that might damage your trees and surrounding property only to never been seen or heard from again.
A knowledgeable company who is a member of the TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) and/or the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) is equally as important in the selection of a tree trimming service. A TCIA member must adhere to strict ethical guidelines and business practices, and ISA members must past a written exam proving their expertise. Ben Read, owner of Read Tree Service, Inc. carries a degree in environmental resource management with a focus on both sustainable and urban forestry. He has a crew with a combined experience of over 20 years and provides free evaluations to residents in the Traverse City, Kingsley, Suttons Bay, Leelanau, Lake Ann, Kalkaska and Elk Rapids areas.
Finally, what makes some companies stand out above the rest is the way they go about doing the trimming job and how they leave your property when they are finished. Some services will use machinery and heavy equipment that often damages your lawn or landscape. A careful trimmer will focus on climbing to get the job done and leave the site in the condition it was found or maybe even a little better.
* Please specify if you are a resident of the Traverse City, Kingsley, Suttons Bay, Leelanau, Lake Ann, Kalkaska or Elk Rapids area.