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01 Jul 2023

What should I look for when hiring a tree service company?

Here are some things to look for when hiring a tree service company:

  • **Insurance and licensing.** Make sure the company is properly insured and licensed to operate in your area.
  • **Experience and expertise.** Choose a company that has experience in tree removal and other tree care services.
  • **References.** Ask the company for references from previous customers.
  • **Free estimates.** Most reputable tree service companies will provide free estimates before starting any work.
  • **Warranty.** Ask the company if they offer a warranty on their work.

Here are some questions to ask when interviewing tree service companies:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Do you have experience in tree removal?
  • What type of equipment do you use?
  • What is your safety record?
  • Do you offer a warranty?
  • What are your rates?
  • Can you provide references?

Once you have chosen a tree service company, be sure to get everything in writing, including the scope of work, the estimated cost, and the payment terms. Contact us for a consultation today!

01 May 2023

Tree Service During Storm Season

Tree damage from storms can be a common problem, especially during severe weather conditions such as hurricanes, thunderstorms, and high winds. Here are some steps you can take to address tree damage after a storm:

  1. Assess the damage: After the storm has passed, take a close look at the trees on your property to assess the extent of the damage. Look for signs of broken or hanging branches, leaning or uprooted trees, and damage to the trunk or bark.
  2. Prioritize safety: If there are any immediate safety concerns such as hanging branches or uprooted trees that pose a risk of falling, prioritize those first and keep people and pets away from the area until they can be addressed.
  3. Call a professional: If the damage is extensive, it’s important to call a professional tree service to assess and address the damage. A certified arborist can safely remove broken or hanging branches, repair damaged trees, or remove trees that are beyond repair.
  4. Take steps to prevent future damage: Consider planting trees that are more resistant to storm damage in the future, and make sure to properly maintain your trees to reduce the risk of damage. Regular pruning and maintenance can help keep trees healthy and reduce the risk of damage during storms.

Getting trees cut back from power lines is important for safety reasons and to prevent power outages. Here are the steps you can take to get trees cut back from power lines:

  1. Contact your local utility company: The first step is to contact your local utility company and inform them about the trees that need to be cut back. They are responsible for maintaining the power lines and may have a specific process for handling these requests.
  2. Schedule an inspection: The utility company will likely schedule an inspection to assess the situation and determine the best course of action. They may also provide you with information on how far trees should be from power lines in the future to avoid similar issues.
  3. Hire a professional tree service: If the utility company determines that the trees need to be cut back, they may recommend or require you to hire a professional tree service to do the job. It’s important to hire a licensed and insured company to ensure the work is done safely and properly.

Contact us today to schedule your service!

01 Apr 2023

What Can We Do For Your Trees?

Spencer’s Tree & Landscape Solutions offers a variety of tree services performed by a certified arborist, which guarantees the highest quality work. Tree services is a bit of an all-encompassing term, so let’s break it down into all that we can do for you.

Tree service refers to the professional services provided for the care and maintenance of trees. This can include a variety of services such as tree trimming, tree removal, stump grinding, tree planting, tree health assessment, and more.

Tree trimming involves the selective removal of branches or parts of a tree to improve its health, shape, or appearance. This is often done for safety reasons as well, to prevent branches from falling and causing damage or injury.

Tree removal involves the complete removal of a tree from its location. This may be necessary if the tree is dead, diseased, or posing a safety hazard.

Stump grinding is the process of removing the remaining stump of a tree after it has been cut down. This is often done to prevent tripping hazards, improve aesthetics, or to make room for new landscaping.

Tree planting involves the selection and planting of new trees in an area. This can be done to improve the aesthetics of an area, provide shade or windbreaks, or for environmental purposes such as erosion control.

Tree health assessment involves the evaluation of a tree’s overall health, including its structure, root system, and overall condition. This is often done to determine the best course of action for maintaining the health and safety of the tree.

Tree service professionals typically have specialized training and equipment to safely and efficiently perform these services. It is important to hire a reputable and experienced tree service company to ensure that the job is done properly and safely. Contact us for a consultation today!

03 Jan 2023

Why Hire A Certified Arborist?

Certified arborists are professionals who have received specialized training and certification in the care and maintenance of trees. They possess a wealth of knowledge and experience in tree biology, pruning techniques, tree planting, tree health management, and pest control.

The value of certified arborists lies in their ability to provide expert advice and services to property owners and managers, municipalities, and other organizations on the care and management of trees. They can help ensure that trees are properly pruned, planted, and maintained to enhance their health and beauty, and to minimize the risk of damage to property or people.

Certified arborists can also help diagnose and treat tree diseases and pests, and recommend appropriate measures for tree care and maintenance. This can help save trees from unnecessary removal and preserve them for future generations to enjoy.

In addition, certified arborists are trained to work safely and efficiently with trees, using the latest equipment and techniques to minimize risk and damage. This can help prevent accidents and injuries, and reduce liability for property owners and managers.

Overall, the value of certified arborists lies in their expertise, experience, and commitment to the proper care and management of trees. By working with a certified arborist, property owners and managers can help ensure the health, safety, and beauty of their trees, and enhance the value and appeal of their properties. Contact us for your tree service needs today!

01 Dec 2022

Winter Tree Maintenance

The winter months are a great time to perform tree services. During the colder months, homeowners generally do not think about their trees, mostly because their time spent outdoors is limited, but winter is a great time to remove or prune trees because trees are dormant, and many trees can be pruned anytime of the year.

Obviously, some tree removals have to be done right away, especially if they are a safety hazard, but many removals can wait until the leaves are gone and the weather is cold.

Here are a few more reasons to have tree work performed in the winter:

  • The ground is often frozen thus minimizing yard damage
  • The leaves are not on the trees thus making the workload lighter
  • Trees are dormant

To that last point, the health of the tree is a great reason to wait until Winter to have your trees trimmed or pruned. Fresh cuts are less likely to attract insects and spread bacteria, and removing weak or damaged limbs can eliminate safety hazards in the event of a big snow or ice storm. Without leaves, the branches are easier to see so that a certified arborist can be sure to help the tree maintain its structural integrity as they are making cuts.

Winter will officially be here before we know it, so reach out to us today for a free consultation!

01 Nov 2022
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It’s Not Too Late For A Fall Cleanup

At Spencer’s Tree and Landscape Solutions, we understand that your property is a big investment and we want our customers to know that we are there for all tree service and landscaping needs, from new construction landscaping to existing landscapes that need a facelift, our professional staff helps you. Our fall clean-up service is the process of removing all leaves, branches and other debris that have accumulated over the course of the summer season.

It is important for the health of your landscaping to remove leaves from your lawn because they harbor fungal material such as spores that harm the health of plants in your landscaping. That material, if left unchecked, can also attract and harbor insects that can do damage to your trees and your lawn. Once the leaves have been removed, we can also provide weed control to jumpstart your lawn for the warmer months. Our team is here to help!

Dead limbs should be inspected by a certified arborist and removed if necessary. These limbs can do serious damage to property and landscaping, particularly as the weather gets colder and the wind picks up. If you see limbs and branches that concern you, please give us a call to come for a free consultation.

Schedule your fall landscaping cleanup with us here today!

01 Sep 2022
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Fall Is Coming: Are Your Trees Ready?

As the first day of Fall approaches, it is a great time to think about preparing your trees for the colder weather and making sure they will be in great shape for next Spring. Here are some tips for making sure your trees have the healthiest environment possible for the coming months.


A slow-release fertilizer can provide nutrients to the soil below your trees, as can organic mulch. These things help the roots, leaves, and wood strength, as well as maintain soil temperatures, conserve moisture, and also help against erosion. When the new mulch is kept 2-3 inches away from the trunk, it is ideal to help the tree thrive.

Clean Up

The season is not called “Fall” for nothing – when the trees start shedding their leaves, raking them up is important to keeping your grass healthy, and they can be kept in a compost bin. When properly maintained, that organic material can be used as mulch or compost to help fertilize your tree next year!

Perhaps the most important aspect of Fall tree clean up is having your trees trimmed by a certified arborist. They can remove dead, diseased, and unsafe branches and limbs from your trees to help protect your home, your patio, and yourself. If you have questions about any branches or limbs, call us for a consultation!

Finally, keep an eye out for disease and pests in and on your trees. A certified arborist can diagnose any issues and help treat them, as well as identify safety hazards and properly mitigate them.

Contact us today to have your trees inspected!

01 Jul 2022

Signs Something Is Wrong With My Tree

Did you know trees can get sick too? If you see some of the following things, it means there’s disease, pests, or other factors affecting it:

Holes in leaves

This is most commonly from insect damage, as caterpillars and beetles tend to chew through the bottom side of leaves as they move. However, fungal diseases are a more serious problem and can affect the overall health of the tree. You can tell the difference in that insect damage appears quickly, while fungal disease usually starts with a black or brown blemish, and eventually turns into a hole.

Dead or dying branches

If the tree is old, natural tree decline is bound to happen, which means a portion of its branches will decay and die. However, it can also be a sign of tree disease, as when a branch is affected by disease, the tree chokes off resources to that branch so that it will decay and break or drop off. A certified arborist can inspect the tree and possibly cut out diseased branches to keep the rest of the tree as healthy as possible.

Moldy-looking spots on leaves or bark

As mentioned above, fungal disease starts with a blemish or spot on a leaf before it spreads and causes more harm to the leaves and trunk. If you see areas like this on your tree, contact an arborist to examine the tree and properly diagnose the issue so that it can be treated effectively.

Yellowing or Brown leaves or needles

When leaves turn yellow or brown (and it’s not fall), it can mean the tree is nutrient deficient. This will stunt leaf and fruit growth, and happens because the soil lacks nitrogen and other minerals, or the soil’s pH is too low. Slow release fertilizers and compost can help the soil and subsequently, the tree.


Heat and drought are the most common things that will wilt the tree’s leaves, but can also wilt because the soil around the tree is water-logged. Overwatered leaves will be limp and soft, while heat and drought affected leaves will be brown and dry.

If you suspect your tree is sick, give us a call to have one of our certified arborists come and take a look.

09 May 2022
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Mistakes Homeowners Make When Trimming Their Own Trees

Tree trimming falls under “spring cleaning” for a lot of homeowners as the weather starts to turn nice in the spring. Rake up any remaining leaves, remove dead plants/flowers, trim up some trees that might appear overgrown, etc. That last one, however, is much trickier and involved than one might think. While tempting to think you can just do it yourself, because “how hard can it be,” right? Well, there are a lot of errors that can be made that can not only harm the tree but potentially put yourself in danger. Here are some common mistakes made when trimming your own trees:


This sounds obvious, but should be mentioned first. Tree pruning and trimming is difficult and dangerous, and while some things are clear (don’t sit on the big limb you’re cutting off, don’t rush to get the tree trimmed to try and beat a big storm coming in), there are other things that are not as clear but are just as important. This is why there is a certification for arborists – they are required to keep up to date with safety measures, in addition to knowing how to properly do the job (more on that later.) Far fewer accidents happen when the job is left to the professionals.

Poor Cutting

Did you know that cutting back a dead branch too close to the tree’s trunk can significantly damage the tree? Or if you don’t cut enough that it will not only look uneven but can invite disease, pests, and fungus? How about how much to prune? A lot of homeowners frequently will trim a lot more than is needed, which can also damage the tree. Also, are your tools sharp enough to properly do the job? We all know Abraham Lincoln was famous for saying that if he had eight hours to cut down a tree, he’d spend the first six sharpening the ax, and when you’ve tried to cut anything with a dull blade, it’s certainly understandable.

Certified arborists know how to properly cut branches and limbs, as well as how much so that your tree will remain healthy. Their skills are as sharp as the tools they use, and they’ll get the job done with themselves and you staying safe. Have trees that need trimmed? Reach out today!



06 Apr 2022

How To Know When It’s Time To Take A Tree Down

Trees are great for the landscape of your property, not only for decoration but also the shade they can provide. Unfortunately, sometimes these trees will need to be taken down due to a number of factors. They can be damaged by high winds, lightning, or a harsh winter. Here are some other signs that it’s time to remove a tree.

Go Back To The Roots

With larger trees in particular, you can see the roots protruding from the ground. In some cases this is normal, depending on the type of tree, because there are more roots that are much deeper underground, but in other cases, this can indicate that the tree is struggling to find nutrients. If one tree has roots showing but others near it do not, this is a troublesome sign.

Another indicator is holes and dips in your lawn – this can be a sign of root rot. If you see mushrooms in spots on your lawn, this is also a sign, as the decomposing roots will fuel the fungus growth.

Speaking Of Fungus…

Keep an eye out for mushrooms at the bottom of the tree as well. If you are starting to see quick grown on the trunk or along the roots, the tree is struggling to stay alive. Moss on the tree is not a problem, but other fungus indicates bigger problems.

The Main Elements

The branches, trunk, and leaves will also tell you a lot about the health of the tree. Dropping large, dead branches is a sign that your tree is struggling to stay alive, and also can be detrimental to your home if the tree is positioned close to it. If bark is falling off the trunk or sounds hollow when you knock on it, call a professional right away to have it removed. Unhealthy trees also will have fewer leaves, or will not shed dead leaves in the fall.

If you have a tree showing any of these signs, don’t wait – Spencer’s Tree and Landscape Solutions‘ certified arborists will come give an accurate assessment of your tree and treat it as necessary. Give us a call today!