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Industry Terms

Tree Trimming is where we cut the tree branches in an effort to shape it as well as keep the branches away from areas you don’t want them. If a branch is hanging over the roof of your home, be sure to have it trimmed before it becomes a hazard.

Tree pruning is the removal of dead or diseased limbs of the tree. Should you see a branch that is no-longer flourishing with new growth or leaves, give us a call and have it pruned. Proper pruning will ensure that the dead branch doesn’t compromise and take away the strength of the entire tree. Call us for a free estimate for any of your tree issues.  

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Don’t Cut the Tree Roots Away

We recommend that you don’t cut or prune the tree roots away. This can cause the tree to die quickly. The lack of roots can also cause the tree to become unstable. Without the proper root system the tree may not be able to withstand high winds, flooding or other issues. If you have a situation where the roots must be removed, such as the lifting of a sidewalk, give us a call, we’d be happy to evaluate the situation.


Safety is our number one priority for your property and our crew. We use the latest safety equipment and gear (personal protective equipment, PPE) to ensure the safety of our crew. Each member of our tree staff take safety seriously. We not only wear safety goggles, and helmets but we ensure that all of our equipment has the proper and latest safety devices installed. Each member of our crew also wears protective clothing, including chaps to protect their skin and body.

What’s That Green Stuff

The green fungus like area on the tree is not harmful to you or the tree. There is no need to try to get rid of it. It is called lichens and it is a separate organism which produces its own food and not taking away from the tree or damaging it in any way.

You may see this on a tree that is already dying of something else but it wasn’t the cause. However, if fungus is present that’s a different story. Fungus can cause damage to the tree and ultimately lead to its death. It’s best to have it evaluated to determine exactly what the growth is.

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Snow and Ice

Heavy snow and ice can do damage to the branches of your trees. The overall weight stresses the branches and if the tree isn’t properly trimmed these branches could snap.

Question: How can I tell if a tree on my property needs to be removed because it has been damaged?

Answer: Careful observation can help you spot a damaged tree. A lot of leaning, breaks or fissures in the trunk, sizable dead branches, obvious fungus growth, or severe pest infestations are examples of warning indicators. It could be time to think about removing the tree if more than 50% of it is damaged. Before making any decisions, always seek the expert opinion of a qualified arborist.


Question:: Is removing the sole course of action for a damaged tree, or is it still salvageable?

Answer: With the right care and attention, a damaged tree could be recoverable in some circumstances. A qualified arborist can evaluate the condition and suggest solutions like pruning, cabling, or bracing to reinforce the tree's structure if the damage is not severe. However, removal can be the best option if the damage is too serious or poses a safety risk.

What dangers exist if a damaged tree is not repaired?

Answer: There are a number of risks involved with not treating a damaged tree. Branches that are weak or broken could fall and endanger persons and property. Other healthy trees may become infected or infested, which would have an adverse effect on the ecology. Additionally, a tree with severe damage may not be able to endure powerful winds or storms, increasing the probability that it will fall and cause significant damage.

Question: How does a professional tree removal process work?

Answer: To ensure safety and effectiveness, professional tree removal comprises a number of stages. The certified arborists plan the removal procedure after evaluating the tree's condition. To securely chop the tree down in pieces while minimizing any risks, they employ specialist equipment. Upon request, the stump can be ground down to the ground after the tree has been removed.

Question: Will the tree be replanted after being removed?

Answer: The company Glen Cove Tree Service provides both tree removal and services for planting and replacing new trees. Depending on the characteristics of your property and your tastes, we can offer recommendations for suitable replacement tree species if you decide to have a tree removed. A wonderful method to protect the environment and keep your landscape looking beautiful is by planting a new tree.

Question: What can I anticipate from a professional tree removal service?

Answer: In response, you may anticipate a thorough and effective procedure when you select Glen Cove Tree Service for tree removal. Our staff will show up with the tools and knowledge required to remove the damaged tree in a secure manner. Prioritizing safety, we make sure the area is safeguarded while the removal is being done. If needed, our staff may also offer stump grinding services following the removal of the tree.

Question: Is insurance coverage required while cutting down trees?

Answer: Although insurance protection for tree removal may not be required, it is still advisable to speak with your insurance company to learn more about the coverage provided by your policy. If a tree threatens your property or has been harmed by a covered event, such a storm, your insurance may in some situations pay for its removal.

Question: How can I request a price quote for tree removal services?

Answer: Simply get in touch with Glen Cove Tree Service to request a quote for tree removal services. To arrange a meeting with one of our licensed arborists, contact our office. On the basis of the complexity of the removal, the equipment required, and other pertinent variables, they will visit your property, evaluate the damaged tree, and give you a thorough price.

Trees and Concrete

Trees can grow around and through concrete. It is possible to keep roots away from concrete. Glen Cove Tree Service.

Tree roots can harm concrete and your home, areas such as foundations, driveways, and sidewalks.


The type of tree, the quality of the concrete, and the soil all affect how much of an 

impact there is. Here are some things to think about

Tree Species: The root systems of various tree species differ. While certain trees, such as maples, have more constrained root systems, others, like willows and oaks, are renowned for having robust and vast root systems. Selecting trees with less intrusive root systems can reduce the likelihood of problems.

Conditions of the Soil: The makeup and condition of the soil greatly influence how tree roots interact with concrete and the proper concrete instulation. While looser, well-draining soils may permit roots to spread more easily, compacted or clayey soils may impede root growth. The effect of tree roots on concrete can be influenced by proper soil management and upkeep.

Concrete quality: Concrete that has been built and maintained correctly is more resilient to root damage. On the other hand, tree roots might take advantage of any existing cracks or flaws in the concrete to increase the damage.

Proximity and Depth: The chance of root damage can be affected by both the depth of the concrete and the distance between the tree and the structure. Trees with short roots or those placed too close to concrete surfaces may be more dangerous.

To lessen the possibility of issues with concrete and tree roots you can take the following steps: 
Select the Right Tree Species: Around Concrete, Go for trees whose root systems aren't as aggressive as other trees. If you want to choose plants that are less prone to cause damage, speak to us, we can make recommendations. 

Install Root Barriers: To divert root growth away from concrete, place root barriers—made of metal or plastic—between trees and structures built of concrete.

Frequent Maintenance and Inspection: Check concrete surfaces on a regular basis for damage or symptoms of cracking. As soon as possible, fix any problems to stop roots from taking advantage of holes.

Appropriate Planting Distance: To lower the possibility of root-related damage, when planting trees, keep in mind suggested standards for the minimum distance between the tree and concrete structures.

Speak with a structural engineer or a qualified arborist if you think tree roots are causing harm to your concrete structures. We can evaluate the circumstances, offer suggestions, and assist you in creating a strategy to deal with any possible problems.

A massive tree doesn't let concrete hinder it's growth. Around, over, through - trees will do their best to continue to grow. Glen Cove Tree Service.
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