For over 15 years our certified arborist, Trey Perez (owner and operator of The Tree Guys), has crafted the art of listening to trees. Their surrounding flora speaks volume that can easily be missed by the casual observer, gardeners, and young arborists. The ability to know the healthiest choice for all parties, plants and their owners, and then deliver on his sage advice has made Trey something of a tree whisperer.
We hope you’ll take the time to look over all of the information on this page to better understand what “preservation through education” means.
As a licensed & insured Certified Arborist, The Tree Guys, serves the following needs for both residential and commercial clients in Lake (home base), Napa, and Sonoma counties:
The art to trimming a tree, whether for pruning or manicuring, is understanding the basic fundamentals of the objective. The rule book isn’t as long as it is wise in regards to listening to the basic needs of the tree at hand. Having a game plan, a safety system, and the right tools is all the artisan arborist then needs to begin work. While in the canopy there are often discoveries that may alter the plan and that’s when a seasoned arborist shows their talent.
We share a lot of information during consultations and get a lot of questions about many aspects of a job. Clicking on the button below will open up our FAQ section for you to get too many of your answers. We are always updating the information posted here so please feel free to ask us a question via email.
Q: How much does tree work cost?
A: Every tree cost may vary depending on location, surroundings, and the amount of work needed.
Q: Do you prune fruit trees?
A: Yes, we prune fruit trees at the end of winter. Usually towards the end of February.
Q: How do I know if a tree is hazardous?
A: Trees are living organisms that defy gravity, and in some cases are dense and heavy. If there is life or valuable possessions surrounding a tree then a hazard may exist.
Q: Will you top my tree?
A: Topping is not a recommended treatment and can be stressful for the tree.
Q: How do you climb the tree?
A: We climb trees using special rope climbing techniques and spikes for removals or hazardous conditions only.
Q: When should I call an arborist to look at my tree?
A: Trees change with every season and should be evaluated annually.
Q: Do I need to fertilize my tree?
A: Trees feed their self by the decomposition of leaf naturally but when we rake the leaves away and put grass or plants around trees then we eliminate their ability to self feed and the soil can be depleted of necessary nutrients.
Q: Can I prune my neighbor’s tree that’s in my yard?
A: It’s recommended to hire a certified arborist that will follow the industries standards of pruning.
Q: Do I need a permit to prune or remove my tree?
A: It’s always good to check with the local authorities prior to doing any work. And hiring a local contractor that is familiar with the ordinances local to you.
Q: Are wood chips good for the tree?
A: Yes, wood chips spread within the drip line of the canopy helps to preserve moisture in the soil that may evaporate during the summer months and breaks down over time to be organic matter that’s beneficial for trees.