Stump grinding isn't a must but to maintain beautification of your home it is. Stumps sometimes can be a hazard as well as carry hidden disease. Stumps should be grinded 6-8 inches below surface if possible.
Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary. An arborist can help decide whether or not a tree should be removed. Professionally trained arborist have the skills and equipment to safely and efficiently remove trees. Removal is recommended when a tree is dead, dying, or considered irreparable, crowding and causing harm to other trees.
Trimming is the most common tree maintenance procedure. Although forest trees grow quite well with only natures pruning, landscape trees require a higher level of care to maintain their safety and aesthetics. Trimming should be done with and understanding of how the tree responds to each cut. Improper trimming can cause damage that will last for the life of the tree, or worse, shorten the tree's life. **AVOID USING THE SERVICES OF ANY TREE COMPANY THAT ADVERTISES TOPPING AS A SERVICE PROVIDED, (knowledgeable arborist know that topping is harmful to trees and is not an accepted practice) & uses tree climbing spikes to trim a tree, climbing spikes can damage trees and should only be used to remove trees. **
Cleaning: is the removal of dead, dying, diseased, crowed, weakly attached, and low-vigor branches from crown of tree.
Thinning: is the selective removal of branches to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown. Thinning opens the foliage of a tree, reduces weight on heavy limbs, and helps retain the tree's natural shape.
Raising: removes the lower branches from a tree in order to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles, pedestrians, and vistas.
Reduction: reduces the size of the tree, often for clearance for utility lines, reducing the height or spread of a tree is best accomplished by pruning back the leaders and branch terminals to lateral branches that are large enough to assume the roles (at least one-third the diameter of the cut stem). Compared to topping , reduction helps maintain the form and structural integrity of the tree.