Hello Grand Rapids residents! Spring tree trimming and removal season is just around the corner. Just as the groundhog takes an early peek outside, so do us homeowners. When the deep freeze loosens its icy grip, we start to look towards the sky again. Our trees have been dormant all winter, and will be waking up soon! Early spring is a great time for tree trimming and pruning dead or hazardous branches. Trees absorb a tremendous amount of water in the spring, and much of that weight translates to new leaves and buds.
As a Grand Rapids tree service, we see a bit of everything when it comes to tree issues. A big one recently has been blowovers, or tall trees that have been uprooted by the wind. This occurs often in pine trees and evergreens. The root systems in these trees is often more shallow and less extensive than the roots of hardwood trees like Oak and Maple. The result is a lot of pine trees laying on the ground after high wind like we had a few weeks ago.