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Saturated soil with standing water resting on top of it.

Apr 29 2024

Saturated Ground Poses Increased Risks of Uprooted Trees

Saturated soil poses risks to homeowners; trees are more prone to uprooting when soil has too much water. Learn more about the importance of proper drainage.
AC tree crew doin some trimming during spring.

Mar 25 2024

Tree Trimming FAQs: What You Need to Know About Trimming Trees

Get expert answers to your tree trimming questions, from pruning mistakes to safety, DIY tips, ideal timing, techniques, benefits, and with our comprehensive guide.
Canopy of a dead tree on a winter day in Hopkinton, MA.

Jan 12 2024

Can Pruning Kill a Tree?

Uncover the truth about tree pruning and its impact on tree health. Can pruning kill a tree? Learn how to identify and avoid pruning damage and minimize pruning risks.
American Climbers crew working on crown-raising of a residential tree in MetroWest.

Dec 19 2023

Crown Raising: Why Removing Lower Tree Branches Benefits MetroWest Homes

Discover the benefits of crown raising. Learn how removing lower branches from trees can transform your landscape and enhance the beauty of your outdoor space.
A large crack splits the trunk of a tree down the middle due to the weight of two large limbs growing in a “Y” shape.

Nov 14 2023

Tree Cracks: Reasons They Happen in Massachusetts

Discover the hidden truth behind the mysterious cracks in Massachusetts trees. Uncover the reasons and protect your beloved trees now!
A cross-section of the trunk demonstrates dead tree dangers by showing the interior is full of black, rotting wood.

Oct 11 2023

Dangers of Dead Tree Removals in Massachusetts

Discover the hidden risks lurking in Metro West, Massachusetts! Unearth the dangers of removing dead trees and protect your safety now.
The blue American Climbers tree removal crane sits parked in the front yard of a gray suburban two-story home with its boom extended and four outriggers set laterally to support the weight of the removal.

Sep 18 2023

How Tree Removal Cranes Maximize Safety in Tree Work

Technology transforms tree removal into a safe and efficient process. Discover how tree removal cranes make hazardous tree removals secure in Massachusetts.
A large yellow American Climbers stump grinder works to turn a stump into sawdust and woodchips. This customer chose stump grinding versus stump removal.

Aug 17 2023

Stump Grinding Versus Stump Removal – Which Is Better?

The battle of the stumps! Discover the pros and cons of stump grinding and stump removal. Find out which one reigns supreme in Massachusetts.
The American Climbers removal crew uses a grapple arm on a knuckle boom to lift a large section of tree. Massachusetts law has determined that the property owner is probably responsible for a fallen tree in this case.

Jul 24 2023

Who’s Responsible for Removing a Fallen Tree?

Do you know who’s to blame if a tree falls on your Massachusetts property? Find out why you’re often responsible for removing a fallen tree that’s not yours.
A large, fallen tree lays on the roof of a gray house with a brown wooden staircase up to the deck on a cloudy day.

Jun 28 2023

House-Adjacent Trees: When to Remove a Close Tree

Is the tree growing beside your house a potential danger? Learn how to tell if a tree is too close to your home, the risks it poses, and when to remove a nearby tree.
The remains of a large, broken oak tree sit in a green, grassy meadow, the base split wide open with the remaining trunk and leafy branches split in two, with each section lying on the ground in front of and behind the base, respectively.

May 8 2023

5 Massachusetts Trees Most Likely to Fail in Storms

Severe weather in Massachusetts can cause tree damage and have you scrambling for emergency removal. Which of your trees are most likely to fall in a storm?
A tree grows on a Massachusetts residential property.

Apr 18 2023

Who is Responsible for a Tree? It Depends on Who Owns the Tree

Just because a tree is "on your property" doesn't always mean you have permission to do what you want with it. These resources will help you avoid potential legal trouble and to keep you from wasting money on a tree that isn't "yours".