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A tree stump and roots remaining after a tree removal on a Massachusetts property.

Mar 28 2023

What Happens to Roots When Trees Are Cut Down?

A tree removal doesn’t actually mean that the entire tree is removed. Depending on what you choose, you will be left with a tree stump or shavings from tree stump grinding, and tree roots. Lots of roots. Though tree roots are mostly underground, the importance of a tree’s roots cannot be overstated. Not only do roots bring water, nutrients, and oxygen to the rest of the tree, but the roots also act as an anchor, keeping the tree steady through high winds and rough weather.
A topped tree in Massachusetts.

Feb 21 2023

Why You Don’t Want to “Top” Your Trees

Many property owners in Massachusetts contact us at American Climbers asking for “tree topping” for their trees. However, tree topping is not a service that we (or any reputable tree care company) provide. People may ask for tree topping because: They don’t understand what the term means Other trees in the surrounding area were topped…
Solar panels installed on a home's roof with part of a tree in the foreground.

Jan 12 2023

Thinking of Getting Solar Panels? Maximize Power Output with Tree Pruning & Removal

Trees are one of the important factors that you need to consider before installing solar panels. The shade of the trees can significantly decrease the solar panel's ability to function. Read this article to know what you should do before installing solar panels.
An American Climbers tree climber works to remove a tree near a home in Massachusetts.

Dec 8 2022

When To Remove A Tree

There are signs to look for that will help you decide when to remove a tree from your property. Read this article to learn about those signs and know what to do when you spot them.
A dormant deciduous tree without leaves in Massachusetts.

Nov 14 2022

Is my Tree Dead or Dormant?

Tree may look dead during winter season but in reality it is just in its dormant state. This article will help you check if your tree is dead or just dormant. If you still have a hard time after reading this post, American Climber can help you.
A golf course with rolling hills, water, and colorful fall trees.

Oct 17 2022

Golf Course Tree Care

Caring for trees on a golf course can be challenging. That's one of the reasons why it is best to leave tree care on golf courses to professional arborists. There are more reasons why professional tree care is essential on a golf course, read them in this article.
A lopper and rake lean against a tree trunk surrounded by fallen leaves on a Massachusetts property.

Sep 19 2022

Fall Yard Clean-Up Checklist for your Massachusetts Property

Fall clean-up will not only prepare your trees to endure the winter in Massachusetts, but it will also keep them healthy all year long. This checklist will help and guide you on what tasks to do in your yard this fall.
An American Climbers blue tree crane with the boom (arm) extended.

Jul 22 2022

The Benefits of Using Cranes for Tree Removal

Cranes are one of the most useful equipment for tree removals. They make removing tree from Massachusetts properties safe and efficient.
Overhead view of American Climbers tree crew pruning a large tree.

Apr 26 2022

Pruning or Trimming Tall & Large Trees: What’s the Big Deal?

The larger a tree gets, the greater the risk to people and structures around it. It takes special equipment and pruning techniques to minimize the risk posed by these enormous trees. Learn how we do it!
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.