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An American Climbers crew member examines a tree that has fallen on a house due to a summer storm.

Dec 7 2021

Storm Damaged Tree Removals Are for Experts: Here’s Why

When a storm damages or topples your trees, it’s tempting to try to handle the cleanup and tree removal yourself. But doing so can be extremely dangerous. Learn the risks of storm damage tree removal and why hiring a professional is the best option.
A deciduous tree with fall foliage behind a wooden utility pole with lines and wires.

Nov 16 2021

Removing Trees Near Power Lines: What You Need to Know

Tree removal isn’t a DIY job, especially if the tree is near power lines! Learn how tree removal methods, timing, and cost are affected by the danger associated with nearby power lines.
A photo from the point-of-view of an American Climbers crew member as they work to remove a tree in a tight spot between two buildings.

Oct 25 2021

Removing Trees in Confined Spaces

Tree removal is challenging, especially in confined spaces. Here’s what you need to know about removing trees in tight or narrow areas, including small backyards, between buildings, and near power lines.
Fresh wood chips used as mulch on a Massachusetts property.

Sep 29 2021

Why, When & How to Mulch Trees in Massachusetts

Mulch provides many benefits for your trees, but when used improperly it can also kill them. Here’s how to properly use mulch, how it helps your trees and landscape, application tips, and safety precautions.
An ash tree that was killed by EAB, emerald ash borer.

Aug 18 2021

Dead Ash Tree Removal in Massachusetts

Dead ash trees are brittle, unstable, and prone to unexpected failure, making ash tree removal a dangerous job that requires skilled tree removal professionals and specialized equipment. Here's why you should remove a dead ash tree from your property and how to find the right tree service to do the work safely.
An outdoor thermometer shows high temperatures against a backdrop of green grass and deciduous trees.

Jul 27 2021

How to Help Your Trees Handle Heat Waves & Heat Stress in Massachusetts

If your trees are wilting, yellowing, and dropping leaves this summer, it’s probably heat stress. Learn why it happens and how to protect your trees during heat waves.
An American Climbers crew member gives the camera two thumbs up from a bucket truck during a pine tree removal.

Jun 18 2021

Pine Tree Removal in Massachusetts

Cutting down a pine tree requires extra work (and sometimes a few extra headaches) that removing a deciduous tree or a non-coniferous evergreen tree doesn’t. Learn why and what to expect if you need pine tree removal.
A small conifer tree and small spade sitting in dirt, ready for planting.

May 18 2021

Plant a Tree the Right Way

Many newly planted trees die within the first few years because they were planted incorrectly. Learn the simple steps to properly plant a new tree, including planting depth, backfilling, staking, watering, and mulching.
The American Climbers team removes a tree from a residential property in Massachusetts.

Apr 19 2021

Tree Removal Preparation: What To Do Before Cutting Down A Tree

When you decide it’s time to cut down a tree, there are some things you’ll need to do before tree removal starts, even if you’re cutting it down yourself. Learn how to prepare for tree removal work, when it should be done, and why proper preparation is critical for safely taking down a tree.
An American Climbers employee removes a dead tree using equipment such as a crane

Mar 29 2021

Should You Remove a Dead Tree?

Learn when (and why) you should cut down a dead or dying tree, what to consider before starting, and why some dead tree removals are never a DIY job.