Properly placed trees beautify a property, give shade to a house, shelter to wildlife, and prevent erosion. A healthy tree greatly adds to a property's curb appeal. Fergusons Tree Care's licensed arborist can assist in expertly managing the growth of the tree with proper pruning, diagnostic evaluations for stressed trees, root damage, tree galls and burls, as well as other diseases. Carl Ferguson is recognized as the area's leading expert on small ball moss which has become a prominent threat to area trees and adjacent structures.
While we may still be wondering if a tree that falls in the forest makes a sound, we know for sure that one that falls in your yard or on your house will be much more damaging than the noise it makes. Consulting a licensed arborist is always the best first step. Although it may seem to the homeowner that pruning the limbs overhanging the house would be the safe option, improper limb removal can dangerously place too much weight on part of the tree resulting in the entire tree uprooting. A large uprooted tree can damage the foundation of a house or worse. Rule of thumb: problems always start small. Let us catch them then. With the use of our drone, we can get a more accurate visual of the tree situation and discuss your options in detail.
Fergusons Tree Care prides itself on our satisfied customers. We seek to maintain those relationships well after the initial service. We understand that our customers have vested interest in maintaining the health of their trees for the benefit of their property and we strive to offer professional services for the life of your trees. As your tree grows, its needs will change and we will be there to provide the services it requires. Our consultations are always at no cost to the customer and we welcome periodic updates so we can develop a strategic plan in conjunction with the customer's concerns.
1.) Our process begins with a consultation with our licensed arborist. Carl Ferguson is experienced and highly knowledgable in assessing a tree for suitability in a location, and the health, longevity, and impact of the tree.
Every project we undertake is unique and we use our professional knowledge and experience to deliver top quality services to our customers. We offer a complete range of tree care services and we want to make sure that our customers are educated in the process as well. Fergusons Tree Care, L.L.C. strives to provide our customers with exactly the services they need with their budget and timeframe in mind.
Because we work with homeowners, large communities, and businesses, we remain focused on the individual needs of each client. Should a special need arise, we have the capability of pulling our resources from other fields of community established partnerships and work hand-in hand to continue to maintain our reputation and work ethic. We are proud of our work and growth and we would like the opportunity to show you how wonderful we can make your property look!
Listed below are the services that we offer. Although we do not go into detail about all of our services and the meaning of them, we have listed some definitions and techniques of some of the most common jobs and inquiries. We hope that you find these helpful.
Crane Work * Dead Wooding * Emergency Work * Insect & Disease Control * Limb Raising * Debris Removal * Fertilization * Lot Clearing * Tree Diagnosis * Tree Pruning * Tree Topping * Stump Grinding * Dangerous Tree Removal * Small Ball Moss Remediation
Cranes are undoubtedly well integrated into arboricultural practice. In certain arboricultural operations, the use of a crane is needed and/or recommended. We at Fergusons Tree Care try to keep the cost down for our clients as much as possible. There are many facts to consider that determine whether a crane will be needed on a job. We look at the surroundings which can not be moved such as other trees, building structures, an above ground wiring, as well as the safety of our team.
Deadwooding is essentially the removal of all dead, dying, broken or diseased branches from the tree. This process is used to prevent any hazards that may be caused by falling dead branches to people or property. Deadwooding also increases the amount of light and air circulation within the canopy of the tree, reducing and/or omitting the risk of pests and disease and improving the overall health and beauty of the tree.
Your tree might require Deadwooding if:
Deadwood is harmful to a tree’s health and growth as it is a breeding ground for insects, fungus and disease. It is natural for tree’s branches to die back, especially during drought or storms. It is important to remove the deadwooding instead of letting the tree shed it's dead wood naturally which could be a liability.
Pruning for health involves removing diseased or insect-infested wood, thinning the crown to increase airflow and reduce some pest problems, and removing crossing and rubbing branches. Pruning can best be used to encourage trees to develop a strong structure and reduce the likelihood of damage during severe weather. Removing broken or damaged limbs encourage wound closure.
Pruning for safety is a procedure that should not be taken lightly. This must be done for to prevent damage to property and people. In some cases, branches and/or limbs could interfere with electricity lines and obstruct the lighting around buildings.
Pruning for aesthetics involves enhancing the natural form and character of trees or stimulating flower production. Pruning for form can be especially important on open-grown trees that do very little self-pruning. All woody plants shed branches in response to shading and competition. Small branches that were once strong could become weak due to wind, heavy rain, and accumulation of snow and ice, resulting in needing to be removed. Branches removed by such natural forces often result in large, ragged wounds that rarely seal. Pruning as a cultural practice can be used to supplement or replace these natural processes and increase the strength and longevity of trees. Producing a strong structure should be the emphasis when pruning young trees. As trees mature, the aim of pruning will shift to maintaining tree structure, form, health and appearance. Proper pruning cuts are made at the shoulder, the point at which one branch or twig attaches to another. In the spring of the year growth begins at buds, and twigs grow until a new ones are formed.
A stump grinder or stump cutter is a power tool or equipment attachment that removes tree stumps by means of a rotating cutting disk that chips away the wood. Homeowners and businesses who have had a tree cut down on their property often find themselves with the tree stump to contend with. Stumps left behind from tree cutting can be variously described as unsightly, taking up valuable gardening space, and even hazardous. There are various ways to deal with tree stumps depending on how quickly you want the stump removed.
Small Ball Moss Remediation
Ball moss is a non-parasitic plant that lives on other plants. In this area, Oak trees and crape myrtles are often affected, their shady habitat of the lower and interior limbs most often affected. While ball moss anchors itself into the bark, its roots are exposed to the air and it derives no nutrients from the tree. It survives by simply absorbing water and nutrients from the atmosphere. Although ball moss is not technically detrimental to its host tree, it can survive on power lines, the sides of buildings, fences, rocks, and other non-plant structures. In this manner, there are other ways that ball moss may negatively impact your property. Carl Ferguson is a leading expert in the South on the remediation of his invasive plant. Read our blog post to learn more.