Is it time to finally remove that tree in the front yard?

Tree companies are available to help get rid of unwanted, dead or dying trees and stumps, but they can also help keep landscaping manicured by pruning and trimming. Tree companies are often employed for the following:

When choosing a professional tree company to help care for your trees, the following questions aren’t asked often, but they’re some of the most critical ones to get answered:

1. Do They Have General Liability Insurance?

While every tree company should hire professionally trained workers, there is risk involved in several job functions. In the unlikely event that anything should happen as a result of the work being performed – such as damage to property – general liability insurance kicks in to correct and repair the damages.

2. Do They Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

Just like general liability insurance, each tree company should have workers’ compensation insurance in the unlikely event of an accident where an employee is harmed. This compensation helps the injured person(s) with wage replacement, medical treatment, and rehabilitation.

3. Are They Properly Licensed?

It is illegal to provide tree-removal services without a license. Period. Legitimate companies will be able to provide proof of both insurance and licensing.

Tree Companies Las Vegas4. Do They Have Safe Trimming Practices Set In Place?

A tree company should have safe trimming practices in place to protect their employees from harm. Inquire whether the company enforces safe trimming practices like the ones provided by OSHA to reduce any level of risk to the worker.

Keep in mind that when hiring a tree company, many insurance companies will consider it negligent if a homeowner fails to verify insurance and licensing information. This could result in the homeowner being held responsible for damages and injuries sustained on the job site. Choose a company like Nevada Tree Service so you can feel confident that you are protected – we are happy to provide proof of workers’ compensation and liability insurance for you to call and verify.

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700

All living organisms need water to survive.

But, we live in a time when water is consistently wasted. From leaving the faucet on while we brush our teeth to watering the garden more than necessary, we overuse what water resources we have and produce high levels of pollution as a result. Water conservation efforts are helping us use water more efficiently and avoid waste in order to meet current and future demand, preserve water resources, and prevent pollution.

How Can We Conserve Water with Tree Care?

Tree Care Las VegasTrees are a huge source of fresh water. Research has shown that if trees don’t exist, then water does not exist. In fact, on average, trees will breathe out 250 to 400 gallons of water in a single day. This makes them an invaluable piece of Earth’s rain cycle. They are also integral to reducing flooding and improving water quality to reduce pollution to sewers, lakes, and other bodies of water. The following tree care tips can help with water conservation:

1. Reduce Competition Between Grass and Tree Roots

Most nutrients and moisture reside near the surface of the soil, so the most absorbent tree roots tend to grow in the uppermost few inches. When the area surrounding the base of the tree is covered in grass, there is interference – or, competition between the grass and tree roots for nutrients and water. This can result in a poorly developed tree.

Remove grass around the tree to allow its roots to have better access to the top layer of soil. This will allow the tree to gather more oxygen, nutrients, and water – components it needs to effectively filter out the water to help preserve resources and prevent pollution to the water system.

2. Steer Away from Rocks for Landscaping

Using rocks around trees is a popular landscaping design, but can actually do more harm than good when it comes to water conservation. Rocks actually increase the heat at the base of the tree and under the soil, affecting the roots. This necessitates more frequent watering of the tree to make sure it is getting the amount of water it needs. Using more water naturally goes against water conservation, so opt for an alternative, such as light mulch, to prevent using more water than necessary.

At Nevada Tree Service, we can help with tree root management and tree maintenance to keep trees as healthy as possible. Those interested in ways they can contribute to water conservation through tree care are invited to give us a call to learn more.

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700

The majority of the time, trees are a beneficial addition to any property. They add beauty to your home or business, enhancing its appearance. Unfortunately, trees can also pose certain hazards to your property. Without proper tree maintenance, the trees on your property can get out of hand, causing a variety of problems. Look out for the following tree hazards on your property and seek tree service if necessary.

Tree Maintenance Las Vegas

  • Proximity to Power Lines: If you have a tree growing in proximity to your power lines, you could have a major problem. A fallen tree limb could not only cut off power to your home, but could also start a fire.
  • Pruning Regrowth: Trees need to be pruned to ensure that they do not grow too close to your home, posing a hazard during severe weather. Watch for regrowth after pruning, and continue seeking regular tree maintenance.
  • Sprinkler & Sewer Damage: Another serious tree hazard to watch out for is tree roots growing into your sprinkler or sewer system, leading to serious plumbing damage. Watch for drains that flow slowly and blockages.
  • Broken Limbs: Severe weather such as wind and snow can lead to broken tree limbs or limbs that are only partially attached. You will need tree service to remove these limbs and keep them from falling.
  • Dead Branches: Similar to broken limbs, dead tree branches also need to be removed. They can easily fall from the tree and cause damage to your property and anyone in the vicinity.
  • Diseased Trees: When trees are diseased, tree removal is necessary to ensure that the disease does not spread, and to prevent limbs from breaking off and falling. Common signs of disease include open cavities and decay or rot on the tree.

Whether your property requires tree maintenance or tree removal, contact Nevada Tree Service for all of your tree service needs.

Nevada Tree Service

2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142

(702) 433-4700