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Removing a tree from your property can oftentimes be a challenging task, whether it is required to remove a dead or decaying tree or you need it trimmed for aesthetic reasons. In most cases, removal is completed with the use of heavy tools and equipment.

For things such as branches, trunks and stumps, there’s the potential for these objects to drop unexpectedly which can also cost serious damage to property and possibly lead to accidents during this process.

Cabling is implemented by drilling holes in the trunk or branches of the tree, inserting cables into these holes, and securing them to strengthen the tree so that there isn’t any kind of risk. This process can be compared to staking trees, which is done by reinforcing them with stakes to keep them in place. Cabling trees are different in that they involve support entirely above ground, hence why this process is performed during the growing season when sap is running through the tree’s branches.

On mature trees, proper pruning is required to maintain the health of the plant and remove dead or dying branches (removal of these is known as ‘cleaning’) to ensure that it remains structurally sound. Research has now shown that thinning out this branched structure by selectively removing live branches will not only allow the tree to remain standing under high wind conditions but also reduce structural damage caused by strong winds due to their reduced resistance.

The most common reasons for carrying out branch thinning include improving the overall shape of the canopy and achieving better light penetration beneath its crown.

Removing dead branches from a tree is an important type of pruning process known as deadwooding. Deadwooding helps maintain a healthy and beautiful tree, reduces the risk of falling branches, improves wind resistance and allows for faster growth by eliminating unnecessary weight from the plant. Generally speaking, the best time to perform this type of pruning would be during low-growth seasons such as fall or winter as it doesn’t impede on the health of the tree.

A common reason why homeowners hire someone to cut down their trees is because they want to reduce the height or width of foliage on the branches of the trees. They do this either for better light absorption during photosynthesis, or simply because it helps increase sunlight exposure according to various studies.

Our bucket truck can extend to elevated heights and help us when it comes to performing tree service in hard to reach places like for example, between two houses. This option helps our team to reach such lengths and allow us to work safely in such circumstances by helping us perform trimming that we’d otherwise be incapable of doing.

Once we’ve got the equipment in place, we will work with you in order to figure out what’s best for your specific situation and come up with a solution that will provide you with the results you want and need without putting anyone at risk regarding their safety!

When new construction or farming, or other needs are desired on your property, it is advisable to prepare the land by removing unnecessary trees, brushes, and overgrown undergrowth. Often times, these tasks can take quite a bit of time to complete manually particularly if the land is very large.

Luckily for you, Jernigan Tree Experts specializes in efficient tree removal services using our tractor at an affordable cost so customers will be delighted with our services. We leave no debris behind when we are finished working on your lot.


Jernigan Tree Experts offer 34+ years of expert tree care service to residents in the Gastonia area. Their professionals provide a variety of services to customers such as diagnosing and treating tree diseases, 24/7 emergency tree maintenance or removal, and other tree services. Jernigan also will come and cut your grass, manage pests, and fertilize your lawn. If you want one company that offers a multitude of services, Jernigan Tree Experts is a great choice in the Gastonia area.

When you have damaged or diseased trees on your property, it’s critical that you hire a professional to deal with the problem before it gets worse. Leaving a tree untended could lead to a falling hazard which could damage your home, vehicles, and even injure you. Our skilled technicians use specialized equipment for each job so we can ensure a safe and precise operation.

Jernigan Tree Experts in Gastonia, NC, specializes in professional tree removal and trimming. We offer our services to both residential and commercial clients, always providing high quality work at an affordable price.

We also provide other property maintenance services including crown reduction, cutting grass, fertilization, pest management, and so much more. Our name says it all. We are experts when it comes to trees. We can reliably diagnose the health of a tree and provide recommendations as to the removal or proper care of the trees on your property.

Don’t let a novice handle the dangerous job of tree care.  When it comes to safety, you can count on us.  Call on the professionals at Jernigan Tree Experts and join our list of satisfied customers.


Why NOT to “Top”

8 Good Reasons…

  • Starvation.
    Topping removes so much of the tree’s leafy crown that it dangerously reduces the tree’s food-making ability.
  • Shock.
    By removing the protective cover of the tree’s canopy, bark tissue is exposed to the direct rays of the sun. The resultant scalding can cause the tree’s death.
  • Insects and Disease.
    The exposed ends of topped limbs are highly vulnerable to insect invasion or decay fungi spores.
  • Weak Limbs.
    New branches that grow from a stubbed limb are weakly attached and more liable to break from snow or ice weight.
  • Rapid New Growth.
    Instead of controlling the height and spread of the tree, topping has the opposite effect. New branches are more numerous and often grow higher than before.
  • Tree Death.
    Some tree species can’t tolerate major branch loss and still survive. At best, they remain weak and disease-prone.
  • Ugliness.
    A topped tree is a disfigured tree. Even with new growth it never regains the grace and character of its species.
  • Cost.
    The true cost of topping is often hidden – lower property values, expense of removal and replacement if the tree dies.