Summit Tree Service, Inc. offers a full range of tree care services in the Greater Grand Rapids and Lakeshore communities. We offer many types of services to accomplish your landscape plant health care needs.
Because we are a full service tree care company staffed by I.S.A. Certified Arborists and also a full service landscape design, build, maintenance company staffed by Michigan Certified Nurserymen, Environmental Biologists, Landscape Architects, and Certified Irrigation Contractors, we can solve any tree, shrub and landscape issues “in house” and make the right recommendations for the challenges your landscape faces.
At Summit Tree Service, Inc. our goal is to provide progressive tree care services to our clients in western Michigan who share our commitment to the preservation of their trees and shrubs. We strive to serve each of our individual clients needs with unique care and quality to enhance the beauty, function and structural integrity of their landscape. In pursuit of this mission, we are committed to providing our services in an environmentally and socially responsible manner by using scientifically- based approaches to tree and shrub care.
Tree & Shrub Planting
Our commitment to the care of our client’s trees and shrubs naturally begins with proper installation. We start by working with our clients to select species with the right growth attributes for the intended purpose and effect, species that will complement the existing landscape, and species that are properly suited to the soils and growing conditions at your site.
Tree & Shrub Pruning
We staff I.S.A Certified arborists who are well versed in all aspects of tree and shrub pruning. Every pruning cut on a plant will affect how that plant grows in the future, for better or worse. Proper pruning can improve the health, safety and appearance of your trees and necessitates a comprehensive understanding of plant physiology and an artistic sense.
Healthy plants not only look more attractive and perform better in the landscape, they are more resistant to disease, are better equipped to withstand seasonal insect injury, and will live longer with less intervention.
Correcting nutrient deficiencies involves replacing needed nutrients to the soil, as well as ensuring that the added nutrients are available to the plant.
Healthy plants require healthy soils. Ideally, fertilization recommendations for your landscape plants start with a soil test to determine the soil profile and existing nutrient levels.
Stem Girdling Roots
Stem girdling roots are roots that encircle the main trunk of a tree, slowly cutting off the vascular flow and causing branch dieback and ultimately tree death.
Treatment entails using an Air-Spade excavation tool to expose the entire root collar so that all encircling roots can be identified. Roots determined to be restricting vascular flow and roots that are anticipated to cause problems later are removed.
Brush chipping and wood hauling services are available at any time of year. If you already have the items you’d like hauled to the roadway, we offer curb-side service, or if you’d rather have us do all of the lifting, we can also remove the material from any part in the yard for you.
Many wooded homesites are chosen for the natural beauty that trees provide. Protect that natural beauty for the years to come by involving us early in the planning process so we can assist you to save landmark or character trees to maximize your homesite’s assets.
When removing a tree, we cut the tree as low to grade as possible; within 2-3” of grade.
The stump will be ground to a depth of 6-8” below grade. With this basic stump grinding service, all wood grindings & dirt removed during the grinding process will be left onsite. Walkways and driveways will be swept off and some debris will be placed back into the hole to prevent a trip hazard.
Clean-Up of Debris
We can clean-up and haul away the excess dirt and wood chips generated from the stump grinding. We will backfill the stump with dirt from the grinding to leave it level with the surrounding grade. All excess debris will be picked up and hauled off your property
Fill with Topsoil & Apply Grass Seed
If you would rather have the entire excavated cavity filled with screened landscape topsoil, we will apply professional quality grass seed and starter fertilizer to complete the stump grinding process.
Risk Tree Assessment
Tree Risk Assessment provides tree owners with vital information regarding a tree’s safety. Following industry accepted Tree Risk Assessment standards, we provide detailed risk reduction management plans for each evaluated tree and provide treatment recommendations to improve tree health.