Do I have to remove my tree?
That’s a good question and one that is hard to answer without seeing the tree in person. There are a couple of things to keep in mind. Does the tree pose an immediate threat to a building, personal property, or power lines? If so, are there any major structural defects in the tree? (Cavities, woodpecker holes, cracks or splits, etc.) If you can easily answer yes to both of these there is a chance your tree should be removed. However, not all hope is lost. Give Lovering Tree Care a call or send us an e-mail and we will be happy to arrange a free consultation regarding the health of your tree(s).

When is the best time to prune my tree?
In general, the best time to prune is after the ground is frozen in late fall / winter. Trees will continue to circulate nutrients even after the leaves drop in the fall. Once leaves have fallen, it becomes easier for the arborist to see the whole crown without the leaf obstruction. Early spring is the worst time to prune because 2/3rds of the tree’s growth happens in the spring. There are some exceptions to this rule of thumb. Fruit trees and rhododendron varieties are actually best to prune in March just before the growing season is set to begin.

When is the best time to plant/transplant?
The best time to plant or transplant trees is in the late fall before the ground freezes or early spring as soon as the ground has thawed. By doing this you give the roots the best chance of establishing themselves in the upcoming growing season. If possible, root prune your transplants one year ahead of time to help maximize fine root hairs in the root ball you will be transplanting.

Are you insured?
Of course we are insured! We pride ourselves in approaching every job, big or small, in the safest and most efficient manor possible. We carry a two million dollar liability policy as well as full workmen’s compensation for our employees. Before you hire anyone, ask for their certificates of insurance (liability and workmen’s compensation). If they get hurt on your property without insurance it puts you at risk.

How much does it cost to take down a tree?
Every tree is different because of all of the variables at hand. For example: What kind of tree is it, how old is the tree (size), where is it positioned (over the house, other structures), are there power lines or other obstructions nearby, does the entire tree have to be removed by hand, is the tree safe to climb? All of these questions, and many more, go into determining the price for your removal. The best that I can say is that we can handle any removal with our state of the art equipment. Contact us today for a free, no obligation, estimate on the removal of your tree(s).

What kinds of lumber do you mill?
We have milled close to 100,000 bd/ft of lumber over the past four years. We have milled White Pine, Red Pine, Pitch Pine, Hemlock, Red Oak, White Oak, Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Yellow Birch, White Birch, Black Birch, Poplar, Cherry, Butternut, and Douglas Fir salvage timbers from the west cost. We specialize in wide White Pine 12+ inches in width , but also sell a lot of Red Oak for flooring and trim work in homes. Our products have been used for everything from sheds and barns, to dinning room tables and jewelry cabinets. Contact us today to see if Lovering Tree Care can help you with your building project.

What areas do you serve?
Lovering Tree Care is a full service tree company that serves the entire lakes region area. We typically work close to home but are not opposed to traveling up to an hour each way to help you with your tree care needs.

Do you give free estimates?
All estimates provided by Lovering Tree Care are complementary. We are happy to meet with you at your home or property and share our knowledge of trees with you. We can discuss any of your tree care needs and will provide you with a written estimate if you decide you would like to have any work completed. We are also willing to help with preconstruction suggestions to help preserve and protect your tree(s) heath if you are planning a construction project.

How do you go about doing island work?
Lovering Tree Care has spent a great deal of time servicing the islands over the past eight years. On small scale jobs we bring equipment out by boat, snowmobile or four wheeler. These jobs require all debris stay on the island. We have also worked on several larger projects where we arranged to transport our equipment (crane, bucket truck, dump trucks, tractor, chippers and saw mill) to the islands themselves. While the initial cost of the barge is high, we have had success with neighbors splitting the cost of the barge in order to service numerous properties while on island.

Does your company work year round?
Yes, at Lovering Tree Care we pride ourselves on being a full service tree care company. While our job descriptions sometimes change in the winter, we stay hard at work even during the cold & snowy months. While we may not be able to get to that dead Red Maple in your lawn because of the snow pack, we are still able to do tree work next to roadways. We also produce our firewood during the winter months, as well as a good portion of lumber production at our saw mill. The holiday season keeps us busy as well – using the bucket truck to hang lights in all of those tough to reach spots or on those decorative trees in your yard!