Services Offered

Tree Trimming

A healthy tree is one of nature’s great beauties, improving the appearance and value of your property and creating excellent views. But did you know that tree trimming is one of the most important tree care practices that keeps and improves the health of a tree throughout its' lifetime? When we do tree trimming and pruning, we only use qualified climbers who also are versed in complete tree removal whether commercial or residential. We service both commercial and residential customers as well as property management companies and community associations.


Our tree removal and tree trimming staff will insure that you get the very best service for your landscaping needs.


Pruning a tree is essential for the health and attractiveness of the tree. Removing dead or dying branches and limbs improves airflow and reduces pest problems and disease allowing the tree to become stronger and more attractive.


For fruit trees, pruning can enhance the production of fruit as well as the ability of the tree to withstand the weight of the fruit as it becomes mature.

Fertilization

Fertilizer applications are used during the growing season to improve the health and appearance of trees. Most deciduous trees should be fertilized once every two to three years. Evergreens may be fertilized in the spring, but less often than deciduous trees.

 

Since trees have their greatest need for nutrients in the spring, fertilizer should be applied any time between leaf drop in the fall and leafing out in the spring. The health and vigor of a tree may be improved by fertilizers up to July 1. Beyond that time, new growth stimulated by the fertilizer may not have sufficient time to harden off before winter.

 

Trees growing in naturalized areas where little or no mowing takes place and leaves are not collected usually will not need regular fertilizing.

Methods

Village Tree Service have two main methods of applying fertilizer to trees. The fertilizer can be applied directly to the soil surface or it can be applied below the soil surface via augured holes.

 

Spreading the fertilizer on the soil surface is the easiest and least expensive method.

 

Putting fertilizer below the soil surface is more difficult but gets phosphorus and potassium into the root zone and provides the additional benefit of aeration. This can be accomplished by using a root feeder or drilling holes in the soil.

 

Using a hose-attached root feeder will get the material into the root zone in liquid form. Water flows past premeasured tablets in an enclosed chamber and passes through a hollow needle inserted into the soil about 8 to 12 inches deep. Follow label directions to get the calculated amount of material equally distributed to each of the insertion sites.

 

Another method of application is to make holes approximately 2 to 3 feet apart at and beyond the drip line of the tree (see sketch). Holes are drilled into the soil with a power auger 8 to 12 inches deep, slanting toward the center of the tree. The calculated amount of fertilizer for the tree then is distributed equally to the available holes, followed by a thorough watering to put the fertilizer into solution. Trees that are showing symptoms of iron chlorosis will benefit best from this method of application.

Tree Removal

Having a tree removed on your property doesn’t have to be difficult. We work with skill and efficiency and strive to have the experience for the homeowner be easy and pleasant. For example, most jobs are finished the same day, and the homeowner need not be present. We leave the jobsite clean and take care to minimize the impact on the lawn and landscaping.

 

Disease Diagnosis

Diagnosing and managing diseases and disorders of landscape trees can be challenging. Often, environmental factors cause damage or lead to poor tree vigour and any disease-causing organisms (or damaging insects) found are secondary. Be sure to look at the whole picture and consider the history of the site and pattern of damage when diagnosing problems.


Here is a description of some of the most common diseases encountered: Diseases.pdf

 

If a disease-causing agent is suspected just Call Village Tree Service Arborist.

Stump Grinding & Removal

Preserve the beauty of your lawn. After Tree Removal, the final step is stump grinding. This process removes the stump and above ground roots to a depth of 6-8’ below the surface of your lawn. Our versatile machine is small enough to fit through a standard garden gate, yet big enough to handle huge stumps.

Why Grind?

  • Quick and easy
  • Turf-friendly machine minimizes impact on lawn.
  • Tree will not re-grow
  • Prevents propagation of insects and disease

Lot Clearing

Village Tree Service offer lot clearing for new construction, new roadways, etc. We have the equipment to remove the trees, haul away debris and grind the stumps.

Emergency Work

In the last 11 years, Village Tree Service has performed emergency and storm-related tree work in many major storms. From wind and ice storms to tornadoes, we can deal with whatever nature brings our way.

 

Often, damage is relatively minor with only the smallest branches of the tree being injured. Usually, injury of this type results in little or no permanent damage to the tree. All that is required is clean-up of the broken twigs and branches and perhaps some light pruning to restore a pleasing shape.


More severe damage consisting of large broken branches, split crotches and/or removal of bark, and splitting or splintering of the trunk can occur. Strong winds, lightning and heavy ice storms are the most probable causes. When a tree is severely damaged, the first question that must be answered is: "Is the condition of the tree such to make keeping it worthwhile?"

 

Take the time and effort to save a tree only if a substantial portion of the tree remains intact and if, when repairs are made, the tree will still be attractive and of value to the property owner. This is particularly true if the tree has brittle wood and a branch structure which makes it vulnerable to additional damage from future storms. In addition to its condition, other factors to consider in determining whether or not a tree is worth saving include its age, species, growing location, the value it adds to the property, sentimental value, etc. When all of these are considered it may often be more desirable to replace the damaged tree than perform extensive repairs. If it is determined the tree is not worth saving, remove the tree as soon as possible.

 

Serving the following areas of Michigan:

Oakland County, Michigan:
Addison, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield, Brandon, Clarkston, Clawson, Commerce Township, Davisburg, Drayton Plains, Farmington Hills Farmington, Fenton, Ferndale, Franklin, Groveland, Hazel Park, Highland, Holly, Huntington Woods, Independence Keego Harbor, Lake Angelus, Lake Orion, Lathrup Village, Leonard,  Madison Heights, Milford, Northville, Novi, Oak Park, Oakland, Orchard Lake, Orion, Ortonville, Oxford, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac, Rochester Hills, Rochester, Royal Oak, South Lyon, Southfield, Springfield, Sylvan Lake, Troy, Union Lake, Walled Lake, Waterford, West Bloomfield, White Lake, Wixom, Wolverine Lake
Genesee County, Michigan:
Montrose, Clio, Flushing, Mt. Morris, Flint, Davison, Burton, Grand Blanc, Swartz Creek, Linden, Fenton, Goodrich, Rankin
Lapeer County, Michigan:
Columbiaville, North Branch, Lapeer, Hadley, Metamora, Almont, Imlay City, Dryden
Macomb County, Michigan:
Armada, Romeo, Richmond, New Haven, Washington, Shelby Township, Chesterfield Township, Utica, Mount Clemens, Clinton Township, Sterling Heights, Warren, St Clair Shores, Roseville, East Pointe, Hazel Park, Fraser, Center Line, Memphis
St. Clair County, Michigan:
Yale, Capac, Port Huron, St. Clair, New Baltimore, Algonac, Harrisons Island, Marine City, Maryville, Lakeport, Fort Gratiot, Emmett, Allenton, Kimball, China, Fair Haven