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Here are some common questions we get!
How much do tree services cost?
Tree services do not come at one specific price. Their costs depend on several factors, including: the kind of service required (tree removal, mulching, trimming, etc.), the number of trees worked on, the trees’ locations, and more.
How much does tree removal cost?

Tree removal costs depend on several factors. No one price exists for a specific tree because pricing is influenced by each tree’s size, height, condition, infestation status, brittleness, and more.

Price also depends on the services requested. For instance, you may pay less per tree if you have two removed rather than one (or three rather than two, etc.).

When should you have your trees trimmed?

The best time to trim trees is when they lie dormant. Most people only notice that trees need trimming in the spring and summer, when growth is most notable. However, an expert can recognize whether trees need trimming in the fall and winter. Trimming is essential for every tree’s general health. So, if you want to ensure your trees’ safety, you should have routine trimming each year. At Timber Works, we offer recurring job discounts: 5% off the second year and 10% off the third.

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What is a tree service company?

A tree service company is any business that provides tree work. And though a lot of businesses claim this title, many of them neglect key requirements and/or lack proper licenses. Timber Works, however, is fully licensed and insured. We provide workers’ comp and auto insurance for our employees, and we have an umbrella insurance policy in place to protect your property. Additionally, we hire the top talent and regularly service and inspect our tree equipment. These factors contribute to our strong local reputation and excellent online reviews.

Why are tree service companies important?

 Tree service companies supply essential tree maintenance that prevents serious property damage. Timber Works also provides emergency tree services if disastrous weather affects your trees or property. However, with proper inspection and care, you can protect you trees and avoid making them dangerous.

Why call for tree removal service?

Tree removal is a critical service. If a tree becomes weakened or damaged, or if it grows too close to a house or building, its branches or trunk may break in storms or heavy winds.

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How does tree removal service work?

Timber Works offers multiple ways to remove trees. Our team can climb, fell, use a bucket truck, or extract them with a crane. With multiple options, Timber Works can choose one that fits each client’s property, budget, and needs.

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What can a tree service do?

Besides tree removal, Timber Works offers land clearing, stump grinding, forestry mulching, bush hogging, trimming, pruning, and firewood production.

Are all tree removal companies licensed?

Most tree removal companies are not licensed, despite the importance of proper certification (and insurance). Tree removal is a very dangerous job, and if your chosen company lacks a license and/ir insurance, you could be held liable for damages or injuries that occur on your property. This is why Timber Works is fully licensed and insured.

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Are all tree removal companies insured?

Most tree removal companies are not insured, despite the dangerous aspects of the field. You should ask for documentation on insurance and licensing from any tree service that you consider hiring.

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Why is workers’ comp important?

Workers’ comp protects customers from liability for the medical coverage of service workers that are injured on their property. This is why Timber Works provides workers’ comp for our employees.

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Can tree removal be deducted from taxes?

Tree removal can be tax deductible in certain cases. For instance, if a tree is solely responsible for damages done on your property, the service cost to remove it could be deductible. To determine if you qualify for such a deduction, call Timber Works and ask our tree care experts about this.

Can tree removal be done in the rain?

Tree removal can be done in the rain within reason. Sometimes if the tree is safe then the job will be pushed back to avoid divots and damage to the property. However, in cases of an emergency tree removal can still be performed.

Can I deduct tree removal from my taxes?

This depends on the tree being removed. If it directly caused damage to your property, then it could qualify for deduction. Call our local experts today and learn if your tree can be considered tax deductible.

How much does tree removal cost?

Several factors influence the pricing of tree removal, including the tree’s size, health, location, and accessibility. But Timber Works offers free estimates and consultations so that you can get an accurate price beforehand.

How much is tree removal near me?

Tree removal cost depends on many circumstances: the tree’s location, size, health, and both the method of removal and the time spent removing. Timber Works offers a variety of options for tree removal to fit clients’ budget, property, and preferences.

Who pays for removal if a tree sits on a property line?

When a tree is on a property line, it is the responsibility of both properties’ owners. One owner may trim it on their side of the line, but they cannot cut down or destroy the tree unless the other property owner agrees to it. However, if the tree falls on one side of the line, it becomes the responsibility of that property’s owner.

Why is tree removal important?

b. Sick, dying, or dead trees present many hazards. If you are not aware of them, one could fall and damage property or injure someone. To prevent this, call Timber Works for a free consultation/estimate to make sure all of your trees are safe.

Will insurance cover tree removal?

 Usually, insurance policies do not cover tree removal unless a fallen tree has caused structural damage.

Will insurance cover tree removal after a storm?

Most insurance policies will only pay for removal if a tree falls on a structure you own. If you are unsure about this, call Timber Works and we can direct you to the right people or discuss your options.

Will USAA pay for tree removal?

USAA might cover tree removal if a tree falls on a structure that is covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy.

Will the city pay for tree removal?

Local governments only pay for tree removal if it is on city property. However, if you are concerned about a tree on city property, give us a call and we can connect you to the right authority.

Will Allstate pay for tree removal?

Allstate will pay for tree removal only if a tree falls on a structure you own. However, if you think that Allstate (or another homeowner insurance provider) should pay for removal, give us a call and speak with one of our arborists. They can advise you on what should be done and what insurance will pay for.

Will FEMA help with tree removal?

While FEMA does not cover tree removal, you can call one of our expert arborists for advice about your options are.

Is tree removal covered by homeowner’s insurance?

Tree removal may be covered by your homeowner’s insurance, but this depends on what your policy is. If a tree landed on structure you own and you believe it should be covered, call Timber Works and speak with one of our local arborists to hear about your options.

Is fallen tree removal covered by insurance?

If a tree has fallen on an insured structure, then its removal should be covered by insurance. If you have any questions about coverage, call one of our local arborists out to the site and we can take a look at it for you.

How long does it take to forestry mulch an acre?

Forestry Mulching is a form of land clearing that will convert trees that are up to 6-8 inches in diameter into mulch. Timber Works can mulch about an acre a day with each mulcher, as long as the terrain is flat and there are not too many rocks present.

Will a forestry mulcher grind stump?

Forestry Mulching flattens stumps or grinds them a little below surface grade.

How many acres can a mulcher do in a day?

Forestry mulching can do about an acre a day but at Timber Works, having multiple mulchers, we can get through two acres a day.

How big of a tree can a forestry mulcher handle?

Our forestry Mulchers can mulch up to 6-8 inches in diameter. The mulcher can mulch trees bigger than this, but it ends up taking too long if the trees are too big, so it is better to clear them after 6-8 inches.

Do trees grow back after mulching?

Trees should not grow back after mulching but some species of trees will. Call Timber Works Tree Care and consult one of our Arborist today and we can let you know what type of trees you have and the best options for clearing.

What are the benefits of forestry mulching?

Forestry Mulching is a cost-effective way to clear large areas of land in a short amount of time. Forestry Mulching can clear about an acre a day for $2500 per day.

Is forestry mulching good for the environment?

Forestry mulching is good for the environment because when you mulch invasive species, you are making something potentially harmful for your plants into mulch which provides nutrients to your other plants and trees.

What is the purpose of forestry mulching?

Forestry mulching can clear large areas of land for a cost-effective price. It can also create paths, trails, and clean up your wooded areas.

What happens after forestry mulching?

After Forestry mulching, the harmful invasive species are now turned to mulch which will give other surrounding plants the nutrients they need.

What can I use to clear my brush?

The best and most cost-effective way to clear overgrown brush is forestry mulching.

How do you clear heavily wooded land?

If the wood is between 6-8 inches in diameter, then you should consider forestry mulching. Otherwise, our land clearing crew will bring all the equipment necessary to clear, including cranes, stump grinders, bucket trucks, Avant’s, skid steers, and more!

How much does it cost to remove invasive species?

Forestry Mulching costs $2500 a day and can clear about an acre a day of invasive species. Forestry mulching will turn these species that harm your plants into mulch that will help your plants.

What happens to tree roots when the tree is cut down a tree?

When most trees are removed the roots will eventually die and decay. Our expert arborist can let you know whether or not the roots will continue to grow or decompose. Another solution is to grind the roots of the stump as well. Our stump grinders can grind not only the stumps but the tree roots as well. When you are having a tree removed ask about our stump grinder as well!

Does removing trees increase property value

Oftentimes, removing dangerous or dead trees increases property value because when a home inspector or realtor shows the house, they might mention the cost of the tree removal and the potential of the trees falling on the house. When you remove a tree, it could increase the appeal of the home along with showing that preventative maintenance has been done.

Do you need to remove all tree roots?

Many times tree roots extend as far as the tree canopies. This can often damage structures, driveways, or other parts of the property. Because of this our tree crew can grind stumps and cut roots in places so that they will eventually decay.

What trees should not be planted close to a house?

Often trees are planted in neighborhoods in front of the houses when they are small, but the tree grows to extend to be too big for the small front yard. The tree roots can extend as far as the canopy reaches. Check out our blog on Fast-Growing trees in Virginia for an extensive list of trees that you should be careful planting in a small area.

Will tree roots damage my house?

Tree Roots can damage the foundation of a house. This is because the roots will grow under your foundation causing damage or creating loose dirt under your property/foundation.

What is the best tree to plant close to a house?

A good rule is to find a tree that’s a fully grown canopy that will fit in the area that you are trying to plant.

What is a fast-growing tree?

You don’t have to be an arborist to know what indigenous trees grow best in your climate. Learn for yourself. Check out our Master List of Fast Growing Trees in Virginia which includes facts about over sixty different types of trees!

Which trees damage foundations?

Trees can damage a foundation if they are too big for where they were planted. Oftentimes trees are planted when they are saplings, then when they grow the roots damage the foundation. If you are looking to plant a tree, make sure you find out the size of the tree when it is fully grown before you plant it.

Is a tree dead if it has no leaves?

Many times trees will lose their leaves in the fall and winter. A good sign for a tree dying is if the tree does not have leaves growing back in the Spring. If you notice your leaves not growing back, give us a call and our arborist can let you know if the tree is sick, dying, or dead.

What are the signs of ash dieback?

If your tree has been affected by the Emerald Ash Borer you will begin to see thinning or dieback in the tree’s crown, splitting bark with borer tunnels behind the bark, woodpecker activity, suckers around the lower trunk of the tree, and when closely examined you will see ‘D’ shaped holes where the Borers exit the tree. Ash trees become very brittle as they die, and once dead are very dangerous.

How long can a dead tree remain standing?

There is no definite answer for this because the tree can remain standing for days, months, or years. If the tree is dead and near your property you should get it removed as soon as possible because you never know when it might fall.

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