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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.