Tree Removal

Regardless of whether the tree is undermining a house, marked as a hazard tree by the city, standing dead, dying, or in the way of a construction project, we bring the proper equipment, knowledge, and experience to get the job done. Tree work is not a task that lives in the easy category and should be left to the professionals at HPTW who can safely manage the event.

When should you consider tree removal?

  • Does the tree look like it is diseased and in a state of decline; trees such as this shall spread disease and harbor harmful insects who attack healthy trees.

  • Does the tree pose a hazard to your property and if it fell, what damage would it cause.

  • Does the tree's appearance scare you and are you fearful of falling limbs and can no longer trust its integrity.

  • Does the growth habit of the tree affect the integrity of your home’s foundation, with the inevitable cracking of slabs, pipes, and sewage lines; the tree’s tenacity for growth will always prevail, regardless of what is in its path.

  • Does the tree pose an obstruction that must be dealt with and sadly, it must go.

  • Does the city deem the tree to be a hazard tree and are you going to be cited for non-compliance as well as the removal cost?

Close quarters tree removal

Many times, trees outperform the owner's expectations and if left in place, they shall compromise the structural integrity of homes, apartments, buildings or alter the aesthetic appeal of surrounding trees competing for growth space.

  • Proper training that includes risk management practices and correct equipment makes for safe and damage-free removal.

  • Experience, education, and application of sound removal methods minimize high-risk events to an acceptable level.

Stump grinding/removal

Once a tree has been removed there is a stump that must now be dealt with and decisions made to either leave it, remove it, or have it ground below grade. Depending on what the application is, HPTW is ready to provide a workable solution.

  • If there is no value in removing a stump or you want to use it as a seat, then leave it and mother nature will take over the job of reducing it slowly.

  • If you want to re-work the area that the tree was located in, then a greener option of grinding the stump below grade will be the least invasive method to use and gives you the ability to now plant grass, plants, and flowers that can be enjoyed.

  • Removal of a stump is invasive and reserved for a site requiring a lot of sub-grade work such as buildings, sidewalks, streets, and any other task involving earthwork.

Tree Trimming / Formative Pruning

Trees are a substantial stakeholder when it comes to enhancing overall property value and more importantly when poorly maintained, they become a liability to the seller or owner who now must wrestle with the process of what to do next. HPTW provides assessments of single or multiple trees, regardless of how they were maintained, and applies the principles of “whole-life” tree care for each tree since each tree is an individual living organism with separate needs. Ultimately, the goal is to either restore, alter, shape and allow the tree to reach its aesthetic and health potential through corrective trimming and pruning.

Trimming versus Formative Pruning

There are some very distinct differences between trimming and pruning and while many associated tasks overlap, here are some key differences that will help keep these two processes separate.

  • Trimming is the process of removing dead or diseased branches that will enhance the immediate aesthetic appeal of the tree. While a lot of thinning can be considered invasive, it is not used to serve as a transformative tool to completely change the appearance of the tree.

  • Formative Pruning is a restorative process that reshapes the tree canopy and also redistributes the weight of the tree to a more balanced load that can be maintained by the tree as a whole. The selective process of pruning can remove a tremendous amount of excessive growth that has to be evaluated and considered before being acted upon; the short term and long term consideration of the individual tree’s growth habit and how it relates to the objects around it must always be kept in mind.