Capitol “Swag”

Published on Jul 15, 2019

A panel of certified arborists summonsed the removal of this old growth live oak tree in front of the historic state Capitol of Florida. The live oak tree had decay all the way through both sides of the lower trunk, it was co-dominant and had old corroded steel hardware installed. The tree was only a few feet away from the building which is a tourist attraction to our city. The work zone was on new paver stone surface and the entire area was very delicate. With good planning and preparation this project went off without a hitch. As a matter of fact, we did it with “swag.” Thank you to the State or Florida for allowing us to be a part. We love the history of this building and we are working for future generations. There is an appropriate re-planting plan that will position trees further away from the front of the building and species selection will be native and follow our topography. What a very cool project to be involved with. 

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How to do Tree Service in Tallahassee

Certified arborist and CEO of Arbor Pros Expert Tree Co. shares trade secrets of how to run a tree service in Tallahassee, Florida. This is a tough business with heightened risk exposure for personal safety and property damage. Florida heat and long work days can make this profession grueling. It’s not for the faint of spirit. On the other hand when you establish your business with a mission, a culture and maintain the morale, great things tend to happen. Give leadership training and constant coaching will make you a success in the tree care industry. Don’t be a tree cutter. Be an arborist. Act intentional and care about everything that you do.

Cut Off Tree Limb by a Tallahassee Tree Service

Interesting angle here of a broken dangling pine limb over the clients house being cut off and lowered and carried out overhead. Small tree job - in and out - leaving another client and their tree much SAFER!

How To Remove Trees With Cranes

This is how a team of Arbor Pros removes trees with cranes. In this case the old water oaks have severe decay and were boxed in by four different properties with zero access. Due to the severe decay we could not safely climb and exert rigging forces on parts of these trees so we brought a 120 ton crane. The distance was about 130’ picking the lower trunk wood at 8,000 pound pics. The heaviest came in at 8,500 pounds. This project was only successful after a lot of people did a lot of planning. There were space issues; utility wires everywhere, other trees, settling ground, permitting inspections, all this was planned perfect by our Pros. A huge team effort by the Arbor Pros!

“Protecting People, Property & Trees.”

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Certified Arborists / Certified Tree Worker / Certified Treecare Safety Professionals / Qualified Tree Risk Assessor / Tallahassee’s Expert Arborists

Chainsaw Type of Life

This video depicts a day in the life of a chainsaw in Tallahassee Florida. This chainsaw belonging to an Arbor Pro tree sawyer who prunes trees and removes small trees with this saw. You see it is sharpened everyday, blown out almost daily, kept in good working order with all of the safety devices intact especially the chain brake. We are chainsaw experts cutting down trees in North Florida, Tallahassee, Quincy, Havana, Monticello, Lloyd, Crawfordville, Woodville and other nearby areas. If you need a tree limb cut or fallen tree cleaned up you have found your match. Let an Arbor Pro tree worker handle your tree work needs! Request a free estimate or a Tree Risk Inspection.

Arborist Cleaning Laurel Oak Canopy to Remove Dead Limbs

Arborist flies bucket truck to clean this laurel oak canopy. The tree suffered damage from Hurricane Michael which devastated the panhandle of Florida and our area of Tallahassee. Even though the storm response ended months ago, remnant damage remains from this storm in the form of broken hanging limbs now turned to dead limbs. Trees have cracked trunks and hidden weaknesses which are now abundant in our area. Time will heal all of that however since trees have life spans like people, these injuries will either heal or fail causing the demise of the damage trees. This video shows the process of going up in a bucket truck to prune out the dead and damaged limbs in the oak tree.

Child Tree Climber - Arborist In Training!

Child labor... we got it LOL Actually this is just a short clip from recreational tree climbing with my 4 year old. He makes an amazing little tree climber and is getting even better. Climbing on a double rope "looped" system which is known as traditional tree climbing system allows him to “pull” himself up the tree. Each time the arborist rope is pulled down on the correct end, it’s pulls up on the other end of the rope assisting in climbing up the tree. You see, modern day tree climbing is more about climbing the rope rather than climbing the tree. Any tree climber who insists on using tree spikes to prune trees should be immediately evicted off your property before he causes your trees damage, stress and disease. Rope climbing trees is fun on or off the clock!

Bucket Truck Tree Service Tallahassee Arbor Pros

This time lapse video shows our own blue crew using a rear mount bucket truck to access a grouping of trees for tree removal. This truck has an elevator lift to give an additional 10 feet of height. It is maneuverable into tight access tree job work zones and reaches heights up to seventy-five feet high. The truck is Freightliner M2 chassis with a Terex forestry boom with elevator. This is the ideal bucket truck package for tree removal projects that do have good access work sites even though it will maneuver it can be heavy. That is why our teams put plywood down before driving these types of trucks across your lawn or yard. Tree Services can cause great damage with the heavy equipment which is why we train our team members every week on topics including inspecting for weak concrete, how to appropriately put down plywood to protect weak concrete, why we put down plywood on lawns and when our tree trucks do accidentally perform some damage to a lawn, we have been known to be right there with topsoil and sod to make the situation right. Please contact us and ask for an arborist to check out your trees or provide a Tree Risk Inspection as we call it. Contact us now!

Tree Debris Hauling Company with Grapple Dump Trucks

This video is a short view from the operator’s seat while loading and hauling a debris pile away from the client’s property. The truck self loads itself which is sometimes called a self loading grapple truck. The boom arm reaches out and can pick up logs, brush and sometimes construction debris or other random heavy hauling or heavy moving. Our hauling department takes the most care to not damage the lawn below by operating their debris hauler with precision. We do rake up the small debris and blow off when done so you can expect a clean final product from Arbor Pros Expert Tree Company. Contact us today for your hauling needs.

Go Pro Strapped to Falling Tree Top

What an angle! The GoPro is strapped to the tree top and then the top of the tree is cut off for tree removal in Leon County on the east side of Tallahassee. Say good by to the climber Mike Cross as the top falls away.

Certified Tree Worker Climber Specialist

Florida Governor's Mansion Tree Pruning Maintenance

LOVE THE STATE OF FLORIDA!

Isn't the Governor's mansion spectacular... and the trees WOW! The grounds and landscaping crew is on point with the maintenance and long term vision staying true to the character of Florida's outdoors. The low hanging live oak limbs, magnolia trees with limb structure all the way to the ground like nature intended. Beautiful native trees all around and nice large landscape islands for the tree roots. What a beautiful tree project site. WE VALUE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THE GOVERNOR.

TRUST ARBOR PROS TO PRUNE AND MAINTAIN YOUR TREES WITH THE SAME GREAT CARE.

www.ARBORPROS.com / Certified Arborist / Certified Tree Worker / Certified Treecare Safety Professional / Qualified Tree Risk Assessor

Certified Arborist Tree Risk Inspection

It is alarming to me that some people ignore the looming trees overhead until they have to act out of reaction instead of proactively managing their trees. This blog video is a small example of a hardly visible tree risk that most tree owners do not notice. These subtle tree risks are why it is important to have a certified arborist in Tallahassee come inspect your trees every 1-3 years.

Serious, we live in Tallahassee, the #1 Tree City in the United States. That statement is no joke, we are the #1 city per population and infrastructure having the most amount of tree canopy coverage more than any other city in the country. We have 55% coverage by trees hanging over our city! WOW!!! We should be proud of that and embrace our role as “The Tree City.”

With that role of being the Tree City and as a tree owner, you must manage your trees. You see, trees have life spans much like humans. Trees grow tall and slender in their early ages and they are very flexible much like a teenager. In their middle ages they tend to reach maximum height and start widening in the middle like a middle aged man’s waistline. As trees turn the point from middle aged to mature the vascular system slows down; Resistance to pests gets worse; Wounds turn to rot as the healing process is not as effective anymore; Joints and unions break down causing parts of the tree to break off and fall. This time of maturity is when a tree is usually at it’s most dangerous phase. They need different things at different times of their lives. They need more monitoring the older they get, just like people.

Our focus at Arbor Pros, Tallahassee’s Expert Tree Company, is to reduce tree risk to our clients. That starts with a Tree Health & Hazard Inspection which our expert arborists assess trees on your property that have targets and determine if there are any hidden risks. You will be educated to those risk found if any, and we will present options to either minimize the risk or eliminate the risk by removing the tree.

Either way you will not be “pushed” into “buying” our services. You will be educated to the tree issues found so that you can make an educated decision on how to handle those tree issues.

In north Florida trees grow fast and since trees have life spans, they too need regular “Dr.” check ups. There is not an exact time frame to follow when inspecting your trees for hazards. A good rule of thumb is to plan to have an assessment done once per year. After consulting with an arborist you should be able to determine the best intervals to perform inspections. If you have relatively young trees then you could probably wait three years between hazard tree inspections. If you have an older tree (or older trees) then you might want to stay with an annual inspection plan because in an older tree and a lot can change in a year.

No matter what, be proud of the Tree City that we live in and do your part…

Get a TREE HAZARD INPECTION to KNOW THAT YOU ARE SAFE!

Does it take a team of Elves to run the Mini Crew with Mini Equipment?

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No elves needed and no elves were harmed in the making of this blog post but… This modern era of skilled arboriculture (tree service) involves a lot of fancy tree service equipment and in an effort to protect properties and also make the job as safe as possible, we have invested in state of the art, modern, compact equipment to make your tree pruning or tree removal projects go well. So you won’t need a magical elf to perform your tree work.. just call an Arbor Pro!

Looking down this is what the operator of this man lift sees. This machine is so versatile it can be set up while on the trailer so it’s actually like a bucket truck as well. The benefits over a traditional bucket truck are that it is super narrow, much lighter in weight and it telescopes up into tree canopies for proper pruning in residential yards very nicely in Tallahassee, Florida.

Looking down this is what the operator of this man lift sees. This machine is so versatile it can be set up while on the trailer so it’s actually like a bucket truck as well. The benefits over a traditional bucket truck are that it is super narrow, much lighter in weight and it telescopes up into tree canopies for proper pruning in residential yards very nicely in Tallahassee, Florida.

Stretch it out with this machine that we call a “Tracked Lift” but is actually a Platform Basket, Arborist by Arborist 72’ working height man lift. This machine is also only 35” wide so it can get through narrow access gates as narrow as 36”. Paired up with the mini tractor shown in this thread this is a very cool combination of “Mini Equipment.”

Stretch it out with this machine that we call a “Tracked Lift” but is actually a Platform Basket, Arborist by Arborist 72’ working height man lift. This machine is also only 35” wide so it can get through narrow access gates as narrow as 36”. Paired up with the mini tractor shown in this thread this is a very cool combination of “Mini Equipment.”

Super Cool Mini Tractor we call the “Dingo” but is actually a mini skid loader with a branch manager attachment that will carry a nice sized log as well. This little tractor is only 35” wide so it can fit through very narrow access areas to perform tree work in Tallahassee.

Super Cool Mini Tractor we call the “Dingo” but is actually a mini skid loader with a branch manager attachment that will carry a nice sized log as well. This little tractor is only 35” wide so it can fit through very narrow access areas to perform tree work in Tallahassee.

“Arborists in Tallahassee Protecting Residential & Commercial Properties from Risky Trees”

I am Mike Cross, CEO and managing partner of Arbor Pros. Since 2002 I have made it my mission to protect the client, their family and property from dangerous trees by preserving healthy trees and removing those that will cause harm.

I have vowed to provide these services in a way that “WOWs” YOU - the client. I promise to “Raise Standards in Arbor Care” in such a way that others will want to follow us to success. I will put Safety before all else, Team before myself and take Pride in everything that I do! I AM AN ARBORPRO!

These are the same principles that we hire, coach and train our staff to live by. It is a culture we know internally as “S.T.P.” Safety - Team - Pride.

SAFETY comes before all else; TEAM before myself, and PRIDE in everything that I do.

S.T.P. keeps our tree service well oiled for serving you and your trees.

If you are willing to listen to our education and recommendations please call us for a TREE HEALTH AND HAZARD INSPECTION. Clients that PROACTIVELY follow this process will be less Reactive when the next storm comes.

Your property will be safer, your trees healthier, and more beautiful! Please call 850-445-6505 to request a quote or visit www.arborpros.com. Can't wait to talk to you!

Mike Cross

Owner of Arbor Pros, LLC

I.S.A. Certified Arborist/ Certified Tree Worker

Certified Tree Care Safety Professional

Qualified Tree Risk Assessor - FL-5841AT

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DIY Hazard Tree Identification in Tallahassee

Everyone loves DIY projects - right Tallahassee?!? Well here’s a weekend project for you to tackle. Brush up on this Hazard Tree Identification picture and then take it out into your yard. Inspect your trees now that you know what to look for and be PROACTIVE rather than REACTIVE. Spot something questionable?… Then REQUEST A FREE TREE HEALTH AND HAZARD INSPECTION for an opinion by a PRO… an ARBOR PRO!!!

WHAT AN AWESOME CAREER!!! 20 sec QUICK CLIP

Tree removal artists Craig Henderson operating out of a tracked lift cuts a piece of magnolia tree top off sending it to the care of the crane operator Alan Spivey who gracefully sets tree pieces down in the landing zone where the ground team attacks the piece to process it and send it out. Notice that plywood highway the crew created to protect the property.

Drop it like it's HOT!!!

Production Manager Cory Wilson has what it takes! He is dropping blocks of pine tree trunk from approximately 85 feet high. The last picture shows from his perspective the small area that he has to make the log land into. Cory is an award winning tree climber, he is a Certified Tree Care Safety Professional and is exceptionally good at everything that he does.

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