Tree Removal

Even though we are a tree care company there are many reasons why a tree may need to be removed, such as:

1. Dead or Dying Trees
Dead trees can be very dangerous in the urban environment and in some cases may constitute a case of “willful neglect” on the part of their owners. If you dead tree falls and causes damage to someone else’s property or personal injury you can be held liable.

If you have a question as to whether or not your ailing tree is salvageable, consult a professional arborist at Matthew R. Foti Landscape & Tree Service, Inc. Very often it is a hard decision to make without the guidance of a trained professional. If your tree needs to be removed be sure that the company you hire has the necessary skill and insurance required. If a homeowner neglects to ask a tree company if they are insured, the homeowner may become liable due to an accident causing property damage or personal injury during the removal process.

2. Home or Landscape Construction

Trees may need to be removed to necessitate home or landscape construction projects.

3. Sunlight Requirements
Often trees are removed to increase sunlight requirements to grow lawns, flowers or other more desirable plants. The professionals at Matthew R. Foti Landscape & Tree Service, Inc. suggest that you stand in the shade of your tree in question at different times of the day such as 10am, 12pm and 2pm to see first hand where shade comes from.

4. Hazard Trees
Often trees have structural defects that need to be diagnosed by trained professional. It takes a long time to grow a mature tree, always make a calculated decision with the help of a professional arborist.

Remember that trees have four basic values:

1. shade
2. aesthetics
3. provide buffer or screen
4. sentimental value

By going through the four basic values you can help yourself make a decision about whether or not to remove a tree.

1. Is the tree giving you shade that you want and need?
2. Is the tree aesthetically pleasing? “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.
3. Is the trees foliage providing a buffer or screen that you desire?
4. Does the tree have sentimental value?

Winter is very often the best time to remove a tree since the ground is frozen there is the least impact on the entire landscape.


Stump Grinding

Tree stumps left behind from tree removal can be unsightly and even cause a trip hazard. There are two solutions to this problem:

1. Stump excavation probably is the most effective way to get completely rid of a tree stumps but also the most intrusive to the landscape and most costly. This process often requires a backhoe digging a large hole that needs to be filled in afterwards. There is also a disposal charge for a stump that has been excavated. If you are planning a walkway or a driveway surface where your stump is than you will need to excavate the stump.

2. Stump grinding is the quickest, least intrusive and most cost effective way to remove a stump. In this process a large wheel with carbide teeth grinds the stump 2-4 inches below the surface. After the grindings are removed then soil can be used to fill the hole to plant grass or have a garden.


Bartlett Tree Experts

Matthew R. Foti Tree Service is proud to be a division of Bartlett Tree Experts, and our staff now has the backing of an international tree-care company and tree research laboratory to help continue providing excellent tree service and shrub care in the Eastern Massachusetts area. View a complete list of professional tree services offered by Bartlett.