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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Tree Top Perspectives... What a View!

Crane assisted tree removal… No problem.

Red Team lead by Craig Henderson attacks a crane removal tree job with a spectacular view. The victims are one aged out mature water oak tree in a tight spot and several invasive camphor trees. Even though the crew is using a crane for this project, this team is the “compact equipment” crew meaning they have the right stuff to get through narrow gates and over delicate property with hard to access areas - the crane simply lifts the tree in pieces out of the property setting it down in a controlled type of way. Check out the nice view of down town Tallahassee over the tree tops compliments of the crew!!!

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Meet Philippe Rudisill, most call him Phil...

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Meet Philippe Rudisill.

“Phil” has been with the company Arbor Works, since 2005, long before the merger and creation of Arbor Pros. Phil’s older brother Travis was also a part of our tree family in the beginning for about 5 years before his passing. We remember Travis and miss his energetic, lively and witty spirit that kept us on our toes. Philippe carries his torch and the Rudisill name onward.

Phil is an exceptional ornamental tree and shrub pruning artist. I have watched his passion for artistic pruning develop over the 14 years that we have worked together. He understands how trees grow and respond to proper or improper pruning and he delivers quality work. Another passion of Phil’s is safety. He has always been attentive to our industry standards for safety and not only abided by those standards but also actively coaches those around him to think and act more safe. What would we do without this guy!!!

Tallahassee Tree Mom!

Meet Jan, our CFO Office Manager, she is our smiley front end person who cares about every client and every tree worker like her own family. With a heart the size of a huge live oak stump she works with passion to keep us in line and on time!!! I am extremely partial to this person… She is my real mom :)

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Arbor Pros Expert Tree Company

Arbor Pros was formed by the merger of ArborWorks & All American Tree Pro.
Serving the same great clients with the same great team. We combined to provide better and faster service to you. You will be served by competent professionals who love what they do. 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!

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