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BridgeWood Tree Care is an established full service tree care company. Our company provides General Tree Care and Plant Health Care Services. We have built a reputation as a trusted tree care service provider to local business associations, property management companies, HOAs, landscaping contractors, golf courses, apartment communities and residences.
"How can I protect my trees during construction projects?" Answer: Construction projects can cause damage to nearby trees, leading to weakened or even dead trees. To protect your trees during construction, you should create a tree protection plan, limit the amount of soil compaction and root damage, and provide adequate water and nutrients. A professional tree contractor can help you develop and implement a tree protection plan.
"How can proper tree care increase the value of my property?" Answer: Proper tree care can improve the appearance and health of your trees, making your property more attractive to potential buyers or renters. Trees can also provide energy-saving benefits, such as shade and wind protection, which can reduce energy bills. A professional tree contractor can help you maximize the value of your property through proper tree care.
"What are the benefits of regular tree maintenance?" Answer: Regular tree maintenance, such as pruning, fertilization, and pest control, can help improve the health and appearance of your trees, prolong their lifespan, and prevent safety hazards. Regular maintenance can also reduce the need for more costly tree removals in the future. A professional tree contractor can develop a customized maintenance plan
"Are there common tree diseases and how can they be treated?" Answer: Yes, There are many common diseases some are more dangerous to trees than others. Tree diseases can cause leaf discoloration, wilting, deformation, dripping sap, and death of the tree. Tree diseases can be treated through pruning, fertilization, or chemical treatments. A professional tree contractor can diagnose and treat tree diseases to prevent further damage.
"What is the best way to plant and care for new trees?" Answer: Proper tree planting and care is essential to ensure the health and longevity of your trees. When planting a new tree, you should select the appropriate species for your soil and climate, plant at the correct depth, and provide adequate water and nutrients. A professional tree contractor can provide guidance on the best planting and care practices for your specific trees.
"How can I prepare my trees for severe weather conditions?" Answer: Severe weather conditions, such as storms, high winds, and heavy snow or ice, can cause significant damage to trees. To prepare your trees for severe weather, you should have them inspected and pruned regularly to remove weak or damaged branches. You should also ensure that your trees are properly watered and fertilized to promote healthy growth and development. A professional tree contractor can provide guidance on the best practices for preparing your trees for severe weather conditions.
As a tree owner who may not be familiar with the intricacies of tree care, here are 10 common FAQ topics that you might find helpful when selecting an arborist: What qualifications and certifications should I look for in an arborist? How do I know if my tree is healthy or if it needs to be removed? What are some common signs of tree damage or disease? What types of tree care services do arborists offer? How often should I have my trees inspected by an arborist? What are the risks associated with tree care work and how can they be mitigated? What type of equipment do arborists use and how does it impact my property? What should I expect during a tree care service visit? How long does tree care work typically take and what factors can impact the timeline? What can I do to help keep my trees healthy between arborist visits? By researching these topics and discussing them with potential arborists, you can gain a better understanding of your tree care needs and feel more confident in selecting a qualified professional to care for your trees.
"How do I know if my tree needs pruning or removal?" Answer: Pruning can help improve the health, appearance, and safety of your trees. If your tree has dead or diseased branches, is growing too close to power lines or other structures, or is interfering with other trees or landscaping, it may need to be pruned or removed. A professional tree contractor can inspect your tree and recommend the best course of action.
"Why should I hire a professional tree contractor instead of doing it myself?" Answer: Tree care work can be dangerous and should only be performed by trained and experienced professionals. Professional tree contractors have the necessary knowledge, tools, and equipment to safely and effectively prune, trim, and remove trees. Attempting to perform tree care work yourself can lead to serious injury or property damage.
"What types of trees require special care or attention?" Answer: Certain types of trees, such as fruit trees, ornamental trees, and large shade trees, require special care or attention to maintain their health and beauty. These trees may need regular pruning, fertilization, or pest and disease control to thrive. A professional tree contractor can help you identify the specific needs of your trees and provide the necessary care.
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What is a public "Right-of-way"? "Public right-of-way means land, which by deed, conveyance, agreement, dedication, usage or process of law is reserved for use as a public roadway and includes gutters, sidewalks, curb strips and walkways adjacent to the road.
Who is responsibile for maintaining the public "Right-of-way"? "The property owner is responsible for maintaining the portion of public right-of-way from the edge of the pavement to the back of the right-of-way on their property including trees located therein. Additional responsibilities include ensuring the safety of the public from harm caused by improper or neglectful maintenance of the trees. For assistance determining Alameda County’s right of way on your property, please call (510) 670-5500.
Who owns the trees along the road?Trees belong to the owner of the property adjacent to a public street, road or sidewalk, even if they are located within a dedicated public “right-of-way.”
Who is responsbile for maintaining the trees in the public right-of-way?The property owner is responsible for maintaining trees on property adjacent to the roadway in the same way that trees that are located in your front, side or backyard areas are maintained. Under the Tree Ordinance, the County may notify the property owner of the need to prune trees for safety clearances, remove broken branches which pose safety hazards and/or remove obviously dead or dying trees that present a reasonably foreseeable risk to the traveling public. If the property owner does not perform the requested work, the County retains the right to do necessary maintenance work and seek reimbursement from the property owner.
Why does the country prune some trees and not other trees in the public right-of-way?Alameda County prunes trees in the right of way areas for vehicle and pedestrian clearance, to reduce sight obstruction and to promote better street light illumination. The County does not prune all sides of a tree and the tree can have a nonsymmetrical appearance if the tree is not uniformly pruned. Dead or dying branches may remain in the tree after the County takes action to provide clearance pruning for the road right-of-way. If you decide to remove these branches and/or restore symmetry and aesthetics of the tree, please contact the County for information about any required permits. To request tree pruning services, please call (510) 670- 5500.
Are the utilitiy companies responsible for pruning any trees?The utility companies have a right to use the public right-of-way to provide services to the adjoining property. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is obligated to prune trees back from overhead high voltage and transmission lines to meet safety requirements specified in state law and regulations. PG&E’s pruning of trees is usually carried out by contractors. If you believe a tree presents a danger to utility lines in your neighborhood, please call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.
Will the county remove a tree when an arborist inspects a tree in the public right-of-way and advises it should be removed?Not necessarily. The decision to remove the tree will depend on the urgency of any potential danger that the tree poses to the users of the roadway. The responsibility and expense for removing the tree rests with the property owner and permits for removing and replacing the tree are required.
Do I need a permit to prune or remove a tree from the public-right-of-way?Permits are required to plant, prune or remove a tree within the County right-of-way. Minor pruning (cutting of branches that are 1" in diameter or less) can be performed without a permit.
How do I get a tree permit?Permit applications can be obtained by either calling (510) 670-5480, in person at the Public Works Agency building at 399 Elmhurst St. in Hayward, or online at www.acpwa.org/pas/urban-forestry. There is a non-refundable $50 application fee that covers a portion of the cost of the inspection. Annual permits are available for qualifying contractors for maintenance only. If a contractor in possession of a yearly permit is hired, the homeowner will not need to apply for an individual permit. Contact the Public Works Agency at (510) 670-5480 to obtain a list of contractors with current yearly permits.
Advice on how to verify a professional arborist's level of experience, qualifications and credentials.Check for certification: One of the easiest ways to verify an arborist's qualifications is to check if they are certified by a recognized industry organization such as the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) or the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). You can check their certification status on the organization's website or by contacting them directly. Check for licensing and insurance: Make sure the arborist you are considering has the necessary licensing and insurance to perform tree care work in your area. You can contact your local government or licensing agency to verify their credentials. Check for references: Ask the arborist for references from previous clients and follow up with them to get feedback on the arborist's work quality, reliability, and professionalism. Look for online reviews: Check online review sites like Google, Yelp, or Angie's List for reviews from previous customers. Be sure to read both positive and negative reviews to get a balanced view of the arborist's work. Ask for a written estimate: A professional arborist should be able to provide you with a written estimate for the work they will be doing. Review the estimate carefully to ensure that it includes all the work you need, the estimated cost, and any warranties or guarantees. Ask about their experience: You can ask the arborist about their experience in the industry, the types of trees they have worked with, and the type of work they specialize in. A qualified arborist should be able to answer these questions confidently and provide you with examples of their previous work. By taking these steps, you can verify an arborist's credentials and determine whether they are a qualified professional. If you have any doubts or concerns, it's always a good idea to consult with multiple tree care professionals and get multiple estimates before making a final decision.