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Tree Care Marketing Company Sees Its Most Explosive Growth Amidst 2020 Pandemic

WEST CHESTER, Pa. -- "The tree service companies that consistently thrive are those that ramp up their marketing efforts during times of recession, such as the economic downturn of the COVID-19 pandemic." This statement comes from Don Dowd, owner and founder of Tree Leads Today. "During economic lulls, many make the mistake of scaling back their marketing out of fear."

If a company's workflow becomes inconsistent, owners may lose their qualified arborists and climbers to their competitors. Without a solid team, a tree company is at risk of failure.

Tree Leads Today is a nationwide tree care marketing company with clients extending as far north as Waterville, Maine, as far west as Maui, Hawaii and to the south to Key West, Florida. They deliver 50 to 1,000 exclusive leads per month to every one of their tree care company partners.

As Dowd explains, they assign a personal client manager to each of their tree company partners, providing ongoing advice for online and offline marketing campaigns for continual, consistent lead generation. They cater to companies' ever-changing needs, such as ramping up, ramping down, or pausing their marketing when their businesses surge to the point they can't keep up with their expanding customer base.

Tree Leads Today works with the largest nationwide tree companies, such as Bartlett Tree Service and Davey Tree Experts, as well as startup and small companies. Unlike other lead systems, the leads they provide are 100% exclusive. This means they aren't shared with any other tree companies in the zip codes that have been specially reserved for their partners. Tree companies get the calls directly from their leads, a unique feature of Tree Leads Today that makes the process transparent and immediate.

Also, as Don explains, "We have found that 6% of leads are bad, so we built a 10% 'bad lead allowance' into the equation. So, for example, if you are a tree service with a 100-leads-per-month plan, we give you 110 leads per month to ensure we've got you covered."

Tree Leads Today maintains close relationships with all of their partnering tree companies. They look forward to the TCI Expo, the industry's biggest yearly event, to see their partners in person and network with thousands of exhibitors, educators, tree company owners, and equipment suppliers. Unfortunately, it was just announced by the host of the event, TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association), that this year's Expo is cancelled due to COVID-19 guidelines. Don says he and his team are disappointed, but look forward to attending next year. In the meantime, Tree Leads Today continues to thrive through the COVID-19 pandemic, with record-breaking growth in lead generation for the months of May and June, 2020.

Call Tree Leads today to see if your zip codes are available, 610-601-9100.

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Homeowners Beware of Dead Tree Branches

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. -- A dead tree branch is often a signal of a hidden health issue, and if a tree has a lot of deadwood it could be a big problem! Insect invasions, disease, and poor root systems are just a few reasons why a tree might be in distress, says Giroud Tree and Lawn. Here are a few tips to help homeowners spot problems and take action.

How to Spot Deadwood
* Foliage: Live branches transfer essential nutrients to the tree's foliage. A dead or dying tree branch will show little to no foliage because this process has slowed or stopped.
* Bark: A tree's bark naturally falls off, but is replaced as the branch grows. As a tree branch dies however, it will no longer replace any lost bark, giving a clear warning sign that something is wrong.
* Trunk Decay: Brittle bark or fungus growth on the trunk can mean the entire tree may be dying. As it deteriorates, the branches of the tree will die off, creating a big falling hazard.

Inspecting Trees Branches Can Prevent Catastrophe

In Giroud Tree and Lawn's informative video, Vice President and ISA Certified Arborist, Drew Slousky, inspects a fairly large Maple tree. This Maple lost a massive dead limb in a wind storm. Drew's video explains how this dead tree branch and other deadwood in the tree opened the door for insects and decay. As a result, the tree is no longer safe and must be removed.

Here are the actions to take now
* Inspection: Call an ISA Certified Arborist to inspect not just the tree branches but the entire as well. A trained arborist knows how to spot the underlying issues that cause deadwood.
* Pruning: Removing deadwood is key, but it takes a steady hand and a lot of knowhow to do it right. Cutting too far towards or away from the trunk can be dangerous. Choose a tree service that has years of experience safely and professionally removing deadwood.
* Give the tree some TLC with a Deep Root Feeding: Injecting the tree with an extra boost of nutritious deep root fertilization treatment will help keep the tree and its branches healthy and strong. Homeowners can read more by visiting Giroud's post How Every Tree Benefits from a Deep Root Feeding.

By properly caring for a tree with regular pruning, visually checking for warning signs, and boosting its health with fertilization treatments, homeowners can avoid falling hazards from deadwood and keep the tree strong and able to fight against insects and diseases.

About Giroud Tree and Lawn

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health.

The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. Giroud has also been awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award(r) every year since 2005. The "Giroud Treework for Charity" program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company's service area.

For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

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How to Revive Your Property This New Year

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. -- The start of a new year is the perfect time to schedule a full property evaluation with an ISA Certified Arborist and Lawn Care Expert. After a compete inspection, they can develop a step-by-step plan to revive the property this year. From Pruning trees to starting a lawn care program, homeowners can breathe new life into the yard and garden.

The Many Wonderful Benefits of Tree Pruning

There are lots of great reasons to have trees pruned this year. Heavy crowns, dense branches, and overweight limbs make trees a big target for seasonal storm damage. When storms strike, Bradford Pear, Silver Maple, Birch, Arborvitae, and White Pine typically are hit the hardest with broken limbs, split trunks, and total tree failure. Ultimately though, all trees are at risk. Maintenance is far cheaper than cleaning up after a storm! Tree pruning and tree trimming involves everything from elevating lower branches and clearing branches away from houses, pools, driveways, and walks. Pruning trees will open up air flow and reduce the weight in the crown. Plus, pruning will help identify structural weaknesses.

Tree Pruning now will also reduce debris that makes a yard messy. Trees that drop fruit, nuts or other debris onto key parts of the property such as the pool area, roof, driveway and, patio are ideal for pruning and can keep the property clean.

Additionally, tree branches may be giving critters direct access to the house! Now is a great time to prune trees away from the house and shed to avoid access by squirrels and other wildlife to rooftops and attics.

Revive Trees with a Deep Root Feeding

Every tree benefits from a Deep Root Feeding! Like a vitamin for humans, trees need to be fertilized annually to maintain good health and fight off disease and insects. Homeowner's should choose a tree care company that uses a time release fertilizer, so it will provide steady doses of nutrients all year long. With this boost, the tree will feed on the abundance of vitamins from the fertilizer rather than over tapping into its own nutrient reserves.

Plant a New Tree

Adding a new element, such as a healthy, new tree, will revive the property for sure! Here are some great reasons to plant a new tree:
* Replace a tree that has died or outgrown its current location and requires tree removal.
* Build a privacy screen or sound barrier
* Provide shade for a patio, porch or other area
* Add color with a tree that flowers or changes color with the seasons
* Create a focal point with a plant that has unusual branch formation, interesting bark or other characteristics

Location, species of tree, and how a new tree will balance the landscape are all important items to consider when planting a new tree. An ISA Certified Arborist should do a full evaluation of the entire property before recommending the best tree.

Revive the Lawn

Now is actually a great time to meet with a Lawn Care Expert to tailor a program for making the lawn healthy and beautiful this upcoming spring and summer. If a lawn revitalization plan is in place early, a Lawn Care Technician can target the best time to kick off the vital first treatments.

About Giroud Tree and Lawn

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health. The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. Giroud has also been awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award(r) every year since 2005. The "Giroud Treework for Charity" program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company's service area.

For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

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Cabling Weak, Heavy Tree Branches Now Can Prevent Huge Costs Later

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. -- Heavy winds and rough weather can lead to trees splitting apart and dangerous falling limbs. The time and money it costs to clean up these disasters can be astronomical! The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn explain why cabling a tree now can prevent huge costs in the long run.

There are a few reasons why homeowners may need to have a tree cabled:

Co-dominant Leaders: If a tree has two or more main leaders or trunks, it may be at high risk for splitting apart. The area where the leaders divide is often a major weak spot for a tree.

Overextended, Weakly Attached Limbs: Sometimes a limb that extends from the main trunk may experience aggressive growth. If this limb becomes too big, the weight becomes too much for the trunk to bear and the limb snaps. If caught in time, this limb can be cabled to the main trunk which will ease the weight distribution and prevent breakage.

Some trees are just more susceptible to breakage: Just about any tree with weakly attached limbs or more than one main trunk is at risk for splitting apart or losing major limbs. Check out this report by the University of Illinois which highlights which trees are more at risk for breakage than others.

Oftentimes, homeowners have no idea that a tree is a threat, which is why trees should be inspected by an ISA Certified Arborist on a regular basis. The arborist may recommend cabling to prevent a disaster later.

Here are some reasons why:
* Safety Hazard: People underneath weak limbs can get seriously hurt when branches break.
* Financial Burden: When large limbs and leaders break, they can land on a roof, shed, car or fence. The financial costs that come with falling trees can add up quickly!
* Time is Money: Dealing with contractors, insurance companies, and days lost at work trying to clean up the mess from a fallen tree takes a lot of time!

A Proactive Approach

Installing cables in weak limbs is often the best way to prevent trees from splitting and breaking apart. Tree cables are like a safety net for trees. By reducing the strain on weak limbs, tree cables prevent the limbs from splitting and causing damage or complete tree failure. For cracked trunks, a through bolt helps to keep the trunk from splitting apart.

In Giroud Tree and Lawn's informative video, Giroud ISA Certified Arborist and Vice President, Drew Slousky, shows several large trees that have been saved by cables.
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"The only way for homeowners to be sure trees on the property are safe is to have a Certified Arborist inspect all the trees annually," explains Drew Slousky, Giroud ISA Certified Arborist and Vice President.

If a tree is already cabled, annual inspections are vital! Cable hardware wears down over time. Tree health and structural integrity can also change. For safety and performance, tree cable supports must be inspected by an ISA Certified Arborist annually.

About Giroud Tree and Lawn

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health. The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. Giroud has also been awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award(r) every year since 2005. The "Giroud Treework for Charity" program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company's service area. For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

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What is Pennsylvania and the Government Doing to Combat and Control the Spotted Lanternfly Invasion

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. -- Now that the cooler fall weather is here, the adult Spotted Lanternfly are dying off, but not before laying thousands of eggs which will hatch next spring. Many homeowners are wondering what the government is doing to control the invasive insect. The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn explain what Pennsylvania is doing to combat Spotted Lanternfly and show homeowners how to remove and destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses in an instructional video.

There are three main players in the fight against Spotted Lanternfly here in Pennsylvania: the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences. Working together, they have been spreading the word about the dangers of this insect to our ecosystem and to homeowners.

Penn State has been researching this insect since it first appeared in the US back in 2014. The hard work done by Emeilie Swackhamer, Penn State Horticulture Director, and her team has been instrumental in understanding how the Spotted Lanternfly is causing damage and how to combat it. She explains in an informational YouTube video that while it's still too early to say what the long-term effects will be, the insects are definitely causing significant die-back and defoliating branches in trees.

The PDA has been working hard to control the insect within the state. They have outlined their efforts on their website as follows:

"The (PDA) has taken on the role of control and treatment and hired more than 20 field staff to:
* Place sticky bands in more than 10,000 locations
* Issue nearly one million permits to more than 17,000 companies
* Survey for Spotted Lanternfly in all 67 counties (33,000 documented points)
* Establish a 14-county quarantine zone
* Kill more than 71,000 Tree of Heaven
* Establish hundreds of trap trees (Tree of Heaven that are left alive and treated with insecticide to kill SLF feeding on the trees)"

The USDA has also been attempting to figure out how to control the insect, even going so far as to import predator wasps from China to test the idea of introducing another invasive insect in order to control this one. However, these trials can take time and they need to research every possible outcome before taking such a measure.

Fred Strathmeyer, Deputy Secretary for Plant Industry and Consumer Protection for PDA, explains the possible negative ramifications in a recent article on PhillyMag.com. "Unleashing (a predator insect), or napalm, or any of the other drastic measures folks have suggested would also devastate the environment, and harm pets and humans and other crops."

How Homeowners Can Help Combat the Spotted Lanternfly Invasion

In an instructional YouTube video, Giroud Tree and Lawn explains what to look for and how to remove and destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses.

There are 3 important steps homeowners should take if they see Spotted Lanternfly egg masses in the property:
1. Scrape the egg masses from any surfaces using a credit card.
2. Destroy the eggs by dumping the egg masses and any debris into a bottle or bag with rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer.
3. Report any findings online at http://www.extension.psu.edu/have-you-seen-a-spotted-lanternfly or call the Spotted Lanternfly hotline 1-888-422-3359.

Where to Find Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses

The first place to look for egg masses is on the undersides of branches of trees where Spotted Lanternfly are feeding. However, these tricky insects will actually lay eggs on virtually any smooth surface, typically on the undersides where the egg masses are better protected from predators.

Egg masses can be found on:
* Benches
* Stones
* Firewood
* Cars
* Playsets
* Railings
* Outdoor Grills
* Patio Furniture

When In Doubt, Call a Certified Arborist

If homeowners have any questions about suspicious masses or any other evidence of Spotted Lanternfly on the property, they should call an ISA Certified Arborist to evaluate the property and look for signs of the insect.

About Giroud Tree and Lawn

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health. The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. Giroud has also been awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award(r) every year since 2005. The "Giroud Treework for Charity" program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company's service area. For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

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How to Remove and Destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. -- Now that the cooler fall weather is here, the adult Spotted Lanternfly are dying off, but not before laying thousands of eggs which will hatch next spring. Homeowners need to know what to look for because now is the time to take action and destroy as many egg masses as possible. The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn show homeowners how to remove and destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses in an instructional video.

Removing and destroying egg masses will greatly reduce the spread of Spotted Lanternfly. The Spotted Lanternfly causes a lot of problems for trees, farmers and homeowners! They destroy crops, damage trees, and attract stinging wasps. The insects also drip a sticky honeydew secretion which can land on hardscapes and cars below.

It is going to take a statewide effort to combat the spread of this insect. Awareness is the first step, and the PA Department of Agriculture is asking for the public's help in combating the Spotted Lanternfly by destroying egg masses now through next May. One female Spotted Lanternfly can lay up to 100 eggs!

In an instructional YouTube video, Giroud Tree and Lawn explains what to look for and how to remove and destroy Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses. There are 3 important steps homeowners should take if they see Spotted Lanternfly egg masses in the property:
1. Scrape the egg masses from any surfaces using a credit card.
2. Destroy the eggs by dumping the egg masses and any debris into a bottle or bag with rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer.
3. Report any findings online at http://www.extension.psu.edu/have-you-seen-a-spotted-lanternfly or call the Spotted Lanternfly hotline 1-888-422-3359.

Where to Find Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses

The first place to look for egg masses is on the undersides of branches of trees where Spotted Lanternfly are feeding. However, these tricky insects will actually lay eggs on virtually any smooth surface, typically on the undersides where the egg masses are better protected from predators.

Egg masses can be found on:
* Benches
* Stones
* Firewood
* Cars
* Playsets
* Railings
* Outdoor Grills
* Patio Furniture

When In Doubt, Call a Certified Arborist

If homeowners have any questions about suspicious masses or any other evidence of Spotted Lanternfly on the property, they should call an ISA Certified Arborist to evaluate the property and look for signs of the insect.

About Giroud Tree and Lawn:

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health.

The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. Giroud has also been awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award(r) every year since 2005. The "Giroud Treework for Charity" program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company's service area.

For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

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How to Capture and Destroy Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. -- The Spotted Lanternfly is a destructive insect that has officially invaded Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties! All winter long, their eggs lay waiting for the warm weather, and the Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs have already started to emerge. The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn share what to look for and how to capture and destroy these destructive insects.

How Spotted Lanternfly Causes Property Damage and Attracts Dangerous Insects

These insects eat tree sap and then excrete droppings of a sweet, sticky substance called Honeydew. The honeydew will coat the tree, the base of the tree, and anything underneath the tree, including cars, hardscapes, and decking. Then, black, sooty mold grows on the secreted substance. The combination of honeydew and black, sooty mold has an unpleasantly sour stench and is very difficult to remove from surfaces.

Even more unsettling, the secreted honeydew attracts stinging wasps! Wasps can't resist the tantalizing smell of the honeydew, and they will swarm a property for a taste. Homeowners are struggling to rid their yards of stinging wasps, and it's particularly a problem for children playing in the area!

How to Identify the Spotted Lanternfly

One of the things that makes this insect difficult to control is the fact that it goes through several identities during its life cycle. Adult females lay eggs in the fall, and they cover the egg masses in a secretion that dries hard and camouflages to look like dirt or clay. The young nymphs that emerge from the eggs in spring are black with white spots. In early summer, they gain red markings on their bodies. Then, midsummer they become adults and shed their skin to form wings on their backs.

How to Capture and Destroy Spotted Lanternfly Nymphs

The experts at Giroud Tree and Lawn have been working closely with Penn State's Department of Agricultural Sciences to determine the best treatments and techniques for combatting Spotted Lanternfly in each of the life cycle stages. According to Penn State, "Currently, the most effective trap for SLF is a sticky band wrapped around the trunks of trees. SLF nymphs and adults are trapped in the sticky barrier as they crawl up from the ground onto the trunks and move upward to feed on the tree."

Sticky bands can be found at most hardware stores and Amazon.com. They are easy to install, but they should be changed weekly for the best results. It is important to be aware that these sticky bands can accidentally trap other insects and also small animals and birds. To avoid this problem, Penn State recommends cutting the sticky bands lengthwise so the surface area is not as broad. Penn State also urges homeowners to wrap the outside of the tree with chicken wire over the area of the sticky band. This will prevent squirrels, birds and other small animals from becoming stuck to the band.

If homeowners see signs of Spotted Lanternfly on the property, they should have their trees inspected by an ISA Certified Arborist.

About Giroud Tree and Lawn:

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, lawn care and mosquito and tick control programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal, traditional and 100% organic lawn programs and mosquito and tick control. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health.

The company is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association and Better Business Bureau. Giroud has also been awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award(r) every year since 2005. The "Giroud Treework for Charity" program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company's service area. For more information, visit the company website at http://www.giroudtree.com or call 215-682-7704.

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Don’t Put Off Summer Tree Maintenance

TACOMA, Wash., Family Tree Care, certified arborists -- When you're busy with summer projects like painting, staining the deck, or inspecting your roof, don't forget about your property's trees, says Family Tree Care. A little tree service now can prevent winter trouble later.

Summer can be hard on your trees. When the heat kicks in, your trees might be under duress, so summer is an ideal time to prune, check for stability, and do insecticide treatments. In summer, the weather is clear and tree work can be done quickly and efficiently before rainy season and school begin.

"August is an ideal time to prune, fertilize, and inspect your trees for the coming winter," says Jay Brock of Family Tree Care. FTC is offering an August special. Schedule an appointment through August 31 to do a "summer tree maintenance check," and they will give you a 10 percent discount on any needed service.

Brock and Johnny Marth, certified arborists at Family Tree Care, are experts on what your trees need. "Call us and we'll take a look at your trees for free," Marth said. "We might see rot, or identify different diseases. We also look to clear service lines, remove overreaching branches that allow rodents to jump on the roof, and more."

Family Tree Care specializes in tree removal and cleanup, repairing storm damage, pruning, and beautification, and disease treatment. As ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) certified arborists, they offer a unique skill set. They are respectful of your trees and will save a tree instead of taking it down, if possible. If they can't save a tree that needs to come down, they will prep it to be used as firewood for the winter.

Brock says, "Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those who are trained and equipped to do the work safely."

Family Tree Care serves the greater Tacoma, Lakewood and Puyallup areas and are bonded, licensed, and insured. They pride themselves on having a highly skilled arborist on all job sites.

This local business is known for the quality, speed, and professionalism of their tree services. For more information, visit their website - http://familytree253.com/ - to schedule a free estimate or contact Family Tree Care at (253) 234-GROW (4769).

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