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Your complete tree and landscape professionals
West Friendship, MD
• Tree & Shrub Removal
• Trimming, Pruning & Tree Preservation
• Stump Grinding
• Clearing, Grading & Seeding
• Tree & Shrub Planting
• Landscape Maintenance & Installation
Tree Preservation

Pruning and Thinning
Pruning is an essential aspect of maintaining your trees and preserving their value to your property. Proper pruning reduces hazards by removing deadwood and structurally weak limbs. Appropriate thinning reduces damage from wind, storms and ice, resulting in a healthy looking tree.

Root Collar Excavations
Root collar excavation is a healthy practice for trees. It involves removing the soil from the base of the tree so the "flare" of the trunk is visible. This helps to prevent girdling roots which restrict the tree from growing in girth and ultimately harm the tree.

Damage Control

Tree Removal
It is always our goal to provide services to support the health of trees, but in certain instances, removal is the best option for the homeowner and landscape. Tree removals are most often performed to eliminate dead and dying trees, as well as those that have become hazardous. Additionally, trees can be removed to allow for more light and space for other vegetation to grow and thrive, or to allow for new construction.

Tree removal is the most hazardous aspect of arboriculture, where workers must often work in confined spaces near houses, utility lines and other sensitive areas. Freestate Tree Service is well equipped to remove trees safely and efficiently, with highly trained, licensed tree experts on staff. We provide thorough cleanup of brush and debris, and strive to minimize the impact to lawns and surrounding vegetation to the best of our ability.

Stump Removal
Where stumps are accessible to equipment, they can be safely removed below grade and often far enough to allow for planting of a replacement tree.

Lot Clearing and Underbrush
Sometimes specimen trees can be given more room to grow by simply thinning out a section of undesirable trees. If you need a large area of underbrush cleared, we are equipped to do that as well.


Lightning Protection
As some species of trees mature to their full size, they can become susceptible to damage by lightning strikes. This is frequently fatal to the tree and can cause extensive damage to the property. A properly installed lightning protection system can greatly reduce this risk, while the cost of doing so is significantly lower by scheduling the installation with routine pruning operations.

Many trees benefit from having large leaders, or structurally weak limbs, supported by the installation of support cables. Installed properly by skilled and well-trained arborists, cables greatly reduce the risk of storm damage and the associated hazard to property and property owner.