Tree Removal

Whether to protect property, remove hazards or redesign your yard. A1 have you covered with efficient safe tree removal.

Standard tree removal services include:

-Removal of tree limbs, branches, leaves, needles and any other part or debris related to the tree removal.

-thorough cleaning of yard after tree removal is complete

-Standard Tree Removal Service does not include removal of firewood. A1 will remove firewood for an additional cost.

-Firewood will be left on site stacked in an easily accessible area. A1 will create a listing for free firewood pickup on your behalf (wood is usually gone within a day or two)

(existing tree refuse i.e old branch piles or excessive needles underneath spruce trees will be removed at an additional charge)

Stump Grinding

A1 has three stump grinding packages, Bronze Silver & Gold.

Bronze: We will grind immediate trunk area of trump to 2” below the ground level. Mulch and soil will be left on site.

The general area may still have a stump mound, un-level ground and roots will remain behind.

Silver: We will grind trunk area of stump plus a distance of 12” out from stump perimeter to a depth of approx. 4”-6” below ground level.

Rake and level worksite area and surrounding lawn.

fill depression with mulch/soil mixture.

remove the remainder of mulch and soil.

Some root mound and roots will remain in the ground and on surface of lawn. settling of the area in years to come may occur but unlikely.

Gold: We will do a complete removal of stump mound to a depth adequate for the homeowners purpose for future land use.

Removal of roots from lawn surface.

Raking, re-contouring and cleanup of stump site and surrounding lawn.

Backfill the area with onsite mulch/soil mixture.

The yard will appear as though no tree existed with only open soil and woodchips. Some small roots and traces of root may remain onsite below ground level. Settling of the area in years to come may occur but unlikely.

Tree pruning and shaping

A1 provides 3 different types of tree pruning services.

  1. Clearance and Hazardous Pruning Only (various pricing) Remove specific branches as discusses with client, including: -Branches that threaten/ encroach on utilities - Branches that threaten/ encroach on property or property line - Branches that are damaged or broken.

  2. Full Prune (various pricing) Removal of branches will include: - Clearance and Hazardous Pruning - Removal of crossing/ rubbing branches - Removal of branches that are diseased, dead or damaged (dead-wooding) - Removal of suckers and branches that the arborist determines to be impeding the health of the tree.

  3. Tree Shaping/ Size Reduction (various pricing) Trees can be shaped and size reduced according to the requirements of the customer. The degree of shaping or size reduction will be discussed prior to the start of the job. Tree shaping/ size reduction is not included in a full prune. This service involves the talent, expertise and artistry of the arborist.

All of our Sod and Tree planting services are paired with Bluegrass.