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  • What is the range of services offered by Brothers Tree Service
    From expert tree removal and pruning to comprehensive plant healthcare and charming garden center offerings, Brothers Tree Service caters to all your arboricultural needs. We are your one-stop shop for a thriving outdoor space.
  • What is the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)?
    The ISA was founded in 1924 as a scientific and educational non-profit organization. The ISA works with professionals as well as consumers to have a better understanding of trees and tree care. Brothers Tree service is a proud ISA member affiliate and have multiple certified arborists on staff so you can feel confident that you are getting the most up-to-date information and consultation.
  • Does Brothers Tree Service have a nursery or garden center?
    Yes! We opened our garden center in 2023 with two beautiful greenhouses. We specialize in stunning landscape-grade trees, but also offer meticulously maintained annuals, perennials, and shrubs. We even have a dedicated bonsai section and an indoor gift shop filled with local treasures and gardening supplies. Our knowledgeable staff is always happy to help you find the perfect plants for your needs.
  • Where is Brothers Tree Service located?
    Our nursery is conveniently located at 699 Three Mile Road North, a little southeast of Traverse City. Just one mile south of Hammond Road on the west side, you'll find us nestled amidst mature cedars. Come visit and explore our diverse plant selection!
  • What are the benefits of mulching?
    Mulch is the material placed over the soil surface to help maintain moisture. Mulching gives the soil benefits such as: reducing water loss, minimizing weed competition, and improving soil structure.
  • Can trees be dangerous?
    Although trees enrich our lives and environment, they can pose a risk if not properly maintained. A weak or diseased tree can fall unexpectedly, causing harm or damage. Regular inspections by a certified arborist can help identify potential hazards and ensure the safety of your property and loved ones.
  • Do you offer consultations to assess my landscaping requirements?
    When you visit our garden center, we are happy to offer recommendations on plant selection. Our limited to delivery of product and tree and large shrub installation.
  • What level of expertise can I expect from Brothers Tree Service?
    At Brothers Tree Service, we boast licensed and insured arborists dedicated to expert arboricultural care. Your trees and plants are in the hands of professionals who understand best practices, ensuring their health and longevity.
  • How do you stay updated on the latest practices in tree care?
    We're actively involved with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and adhere to their strict guidelines and best management practices. We continuously invest in training and research to ensure we offer the most advanced and responsible tree care possible.
  • Why are trees beneficial?
    Trees reduce annual heating and cooling costs. Trees increase property value. Trees provide privacy, scenery, and aesthetic values.
  • Are my trees and property safe with Brothers Tree Service?
    Absolutely! We are fully licensed and insured, prioritizing safety in all our operations. Our arborists follow ANSI and OSHA standards for every project, minimizing risks and maximizing your peace of mind.
  • What steps do you take to protect my property during tree removal or other services?
    We implement thorough safety protocols and utilize advanced equipment to protect your property and belongings. Our arborists carefully assess each project and create a customized plan to minimize any potential impact.
  • Can I be sure I'm getting fair and honest estimates from Brothers Tree Service?
    We are committed to providing service with integrity, transparency and provide detailed estimates upfront, ensuring you understand the scope of work and associated costs before any service begins.
  • What if I have questions or concerns during the project?
    Our open communication policy ensures you can reach us anytime with questions or concerns. We prioritize clear communication and are happy to discuss any aspect of your project with you.
  • Why should I choose Brothers Tree Service over other tree care companies?
    We combine expert arboricultural knowledge with unwavering commitment to safety, transparency, and customer satisfaction. By choosing Brothers Tree Service, you choose the peace of mind knowing your trees are in the hands of dedicated professionals who prioritize their health, vitality, and your complete satisfaction.
  • What tree removal services do you offer?
    We handle all aspects of tree removal, from safe and efficient dismantling to responsible debris disposal. Whether you need a single limb removed or an entire tree felled, our experienced team utilizes advanced techniques and equipment to protect your property and minimize disruption. We even offer stump grinding and planting services to complete the project beautifully.
  • How often do my trees need pruning?
    Proper tree care needs vary depending on species, age, location, and climate. However, regular pruning is essential for maintaining the health, structure, and beauty of your trees. Our certified arborists can assess your individual needs and create a personalized pruning plan to optimize your trees' growth and prevent future problems.
  • What is the difference between pruning and topping?
    Pruning involves the selective removal of specific branches to promote healthy growth and structure. In contrast, topping is the indiscriminate cutting of large branches, which weakens the tree and can lead to serious health issues. At Brothers Tree Service, we advocate for responsible pruning practices that benefit your trees' long-term health and avoid harmful topping methods.
  • Do you handle tree removal for various situations?
    Yes! We are equipped to tackle any tree removal project, from emergency situations and hazardous trees to selective removals and land clearing. Rest assured, we prioritize safety and responsible practices while ensuring minimal disruption to your property.
  • Can you help me choose the right trees for my landscaping project?
    Our arborists are experts in tree selection! We consider factors like climate, space limitations, and sun exposure to recommend suitable trees that complement your landscape and thrive for years to come.
  • Do you offer additional tree care services beyond removal?
    We proudly offer comprehensive tree care, including professional pruning for optimal growth and aesthetic appeal, cabling and bracing for structural support, and disease and pest management to keep your trees healthy and vibrant.
  • Why is plant health care important?
    Just like us, plants are living organisms susceptible to disease and pest problems. Early detection and intervention are crucial for protecting your valuable landscape. Our Plant Health Care team offers comprehensive services like insect and disease identification, treatment programs, and preventive care strategies. Regular checkups by our ISA-certified arborists can ensure your plants thrive for years to come.
  • Do you offer specialized care for specific plant types?
    Our arborists have extensive knowledge of various plant species. We can tailor our care approaches to meet the unique needs of your trees, shrubs, flowers, and any other greenery in your landscape.
  • Can you help me with soil health and nutrient management?
    Absolutely! We understand the importance of healthy soil for optimal plant growth. We offer soil testing and amendment recommendations to provide your plants with the essential nutrients they need to flourish.
  • What are signs of a tree problem?
    Discoloration or changes in foliage, dead branches, abnormal growth patterns, and insect activity can all indicate underlying issues. If you notice anything unusual about your trees, don't hesitate to contact us. Our experienced arborists can diagnose the problem and recommend the best course of action for optimal recovery.
  • What should I do if my tree has insect or disease problems?
    If you notice a change in your tree’s appearance, you should carefully examine the problem. Insects and diseases can threaten a tree’s health. You should contact a tree care professional immediately to take the appropriate action for treatment.
  • Do you help remove invasive species from my property?
    Yes, we specialize in the safe and responsible removal of invasive plants and trees that threaten the health of your native ecosystem. We employ effective methods like targeted herbicide application, manual removal, and controlled burns to eliminate invasive species and prevent their spread.
  • How do I know if I have invasive species on my property?
    Our trained arborists can help identify and assess the presence of invasive species. We'll provide you with a detailed report and discuss a personalized removal plan to manage and control their spread.
  • Can you replant native species after removing invasives?
    Absolutely! We offer comprehensive vegetation restoration services, including planting native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers to restore the natural balance of your ecosystem. This helps suppress future invasive growth and creates a healthy habitat for native wildlife.
  • What can I find at Brothers Tree Service's Garden Center?
    Our vibrant garden center is a haven for plant enthusiasts! We offer a diverse selection of landscape-grade trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals, all meticulously nurtured and ready to enhance your outdoor space.
  • Do you provide guidance on plant selection for my specific needs?
    Our knowledgeable staff is always happy to help! We can guide you towards the perfect plants based on your preferences, sun exposure, soil conditions, and desired aesthetic for your garden.
  • Beyond plants, do you offer additional landscape essentials?
    We do! Our garden center provides everything you need to complete your landscaping projects, including mulches, soils, compost, decorative stones, and even helpful tools and supplies.
  • Feeling overwhelmed by all the tree options? How do I choose the perfect ones for my yard?
    Choosing the right trees is an investment for years to come, and at Brothers Tree Service, we're here to help! As professional arborists with a passion for trees, we understand the importance of matching the right trees to your unique needs and landscape. Here are some key factors to consider: Location & Space: Our arborists can help you determine the ideal spot for your tree, taking into account its mature size and your available space. We offer a diverse selection, from majestic shade trees to charming smaller varieties for compact yards. Utilities & Obstacles: Don't worry about navigating around utilities or avoiding potential issues. We'll expertly assess your property and select trees that safely coexist with underground pipes and overhead lines. Climate & Weather: We know our region inside and out! Our knowledge of local weather patterns and temperature fluctuations ensures you choose trees that will thrive in your specific climate. Function & Purpose: Whether you seek shade, privacy, vibrant blooms, or wind protection, we can recommend trees that fulfill your desired function and enhance your outdoor space. Sun & Wind Exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, or windy conditions – we have trees for every situation! Our arborists will analyze your chosen location and suggest trees that flourish in its specific sunlight and wind exposure. Quality & Species: We take pride in offering a beautiful selection of healthy, disease-resistant trees from trusted nurseries. Our arborists can guide you through choosing the perfect species based on your preferences and long-term vision for your landscape. But the good news doesn't stop there! Once you've found your dream trees, Brothers Tree Service makes it easy to bring them home. We offer convenient delivery services, ensuring your new trees arrive safely and securely. And if you need help planting them for optimal growth, our expert team is ready to assist! Remember, choosing the right trees is an investment in your future. By partnering with Brothers Tree Service, you get expert guidance, a diverse selection of quality trees, and convenient delivery and planting services – all from one trusted source!
  • Do you offer land clearing services?
    Absolutely! We handle all aspects of land clearing, from initial site assessment and vegetation removal to leveling and preparation for your desired use. Whether you're preparing for construction, creating a new garden space, or reclaiming overgrown property, our experienced team can transform your land efficiently and responsibly.
  • What types of land can you clear?
    We have the expertise and equipment to tackle various terrains, including wooded areas, overgrown fields, brushy lots, and even steep slopes. We carefully assess each project to determine the safest and most effective methods for clearing the land while minimizing environmental impact.
  • What permits or regulations might apply to land clearing?
    We understand the importance of complying with local regulations and environmental permits. Our team can guide you through the permitting process and ensure your project adheres to all necessary requirements.
  • Do you offer brush clipping services?
    Yes, we provide efficient and eco-friendly brush clipping for overgrown areas, fence lines, and around other landscape features. We utilize specialized equipment to handle thick brushy growth, leaving your property tidy and manicured.
  • What does brush clipping entail?
    Our team uses professional-grade chippers and shredders to efficiently reduce brush into manageable debris. We can chip the material for on-site use as mulch or dispose of it responsibly according to your preferences.
  • Can I combine brush clipping with other tree services?
    Yes! We offer bundled packages that combine brush clipping with other services like pruning, tree removal, or land clearing for a comprehensive solution to your arboricultural needs.
  • Do I need a permit for stump removal?
    Permit requirements vary depending on your location. We can advise you on any necessary permits and handle the application process if needed.
  • Do you offer stump grinding or removal services?
    Absolutely! We understand the importance of properly handling stumps left after tree removal. We offer both grinding and removal options and will work with you on a case-by-case basis to assess the best option for your property.
  • What are the benefits of removing or grinding stumps?
    Grinding or removing stumps eliminates potential tripping hazards, prevents the growth of unwanted vegetation around the stump, and opens up space for new plantings or landscaping projects.
  • How deep do you grind stumps?
    The depth depends on many factors including land restrictions, utilities in the area, your preferences and future plans for the area.
  • Do you leave behind wood chips after grinding?
    It's up to you! We can either remove the wood chips or leave them on-site for your use as mulch or compost.
  • Will grinding damage my surrounding lawn or property?
    Our advanced grinding equipment minimizes impact on your surrounding landscape. We also take preventative measures like root barriers to protect nearby trees and structures.
  • Do you completely remove the stump and roots?
    While we have the capacity to do a full removal by excavation, every property is different. Until we have a chance to evaluate the property and do the proper research, we won't know for certain if your stump is a candidate for full removal. Our expert arborists will recommend the best course of action based on your goals and the limitations of your property.
  • What happens to the removed stump and roots?
    We can either haul away the debris or, upon request, grind it into wood chips for on-site use.
  • Is stump removal more expensive than grinding?
    Removal typically costs more than grinding due to the additional labor and equipment involved.
  • Can I combine stump grinding or removal with other tree services?
    Absolutely! Our expert arborists will evaluate your property and work with you to identify the best course of action for tree and/or stump removal. We often bundle stump services with tree removal for added convenience and cost savings.

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