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How Do Cranes Make Tree Removal Safer?

While some tree removal companies opt for using a ladder, some tree projects require workers to get even more elevated heights. At Dudley Tree & Crane, we utilize cranes for our tree removal services. We believe that cranes are the best solution for tree removal, especially in hard to reach spaces like backyards. Here are some reasons why cranes are the safer option for tree removal services in MA:

Removing Trees in Tight Spaces

Cranes make removing trees from narrow and hard to reach places a whole lot easier! When trees are cut down using cranes, they don’t fall straight down to the ground. They are instead lifted from the space where it was cut to ensure safe removal. Removing the tree using a crane will take away the chance of falling on a structure or into the road. It is the safest tree removal option. Cranes also allow for trees to be lifted away from small spaces. This could include trees in between buildings or in a small parking lot area.

Dangerous Situations and Tree Removal

Trees can become unstable from their roots for a bunch of reasons. The tree could be old, storm damage, or rotting. Luckily, cranes can take care of these dangerous trees. Cutting down these trees can be risky because of how they can fall. They might not fall in a straight line, or they could fall unexpectedly during the removal process. The tree removal workers who climb up the tree could be in danger. It is safer for a crane operator to take care of these trees.

Crane Operators Are Highly Trained Professionals

Not everyone can operate a crane. It takes practice and knowledge to maneuver such a large piece of equipment, especially in a smaller area. Setting up the crane may take even longer than getting the tree down! Although cranes are a safer option for tree removal, there will always be risks with any equipment. Someone still has to climb up the tree to cut branches, but the crane will take the tree pieces away for them. Cranes can only hold a certain amount of weight at a time, and the operator needs to be aware of how much that is. Tree pieces are extremely heavy pieces of material! Dudley Tree & Crane has been working in the tree care and removal industry for years. You can count on us to ensure a safe and timely tree removal in your yard!

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Dudley Tree can provide you with tree removal services north of Boston and southern New Hampshire. Contact us to learn more about our tree trimming, pruning, and removal. Give us a call or fill out our request form!


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Everything To Know About Fall Foliage

Trees are some of the biggest mysteries to the average person. One of the most defining moments of changing seasons from Summer to Fall is leaf color change in New England. Why does New England get to experience foliage, and how do these leaves end up changing from green to many different other colors each year? Why do some trees not change colors?

How Does The Color Change Happen?

During the spring and summer months, chlorophyll hides any other pigment that is on the leaves. So, the colors are there but are covered by the green. When fall comes around, trees will break down the green pigment, as well as the nutrients. The nutrients are stored back into the trunk of the tree for when spring comes around again. After these nutrients leave the leaves, their fall colors will show! Some leaves end up turning completely brown, which means all of the nutrients are gone.

Hardwood Trees

Hardwood trees are the ones famous for their color-changing leaves. These trees are primarily found in New England and the Midwest. Many scientists believe that the colors the leaves take serve as a “sunscreen” to the tree, filtering out light. Although situated outdoors, trees can only take so much sun without any consequences. Like humans, leaves can be sunburnt and become damaged. 

Rain Affects Leaf Color

The amount of rain that falls during the year will determine how well leaf colors appear to change during autumn. When it’s a warm and wet fall, there will be a lower intensity of lead colors. A harsh frost will kill the leaves and turn them brown, causing them to fall off the trees early. The best leaf colors appear when it’s a warm and wet spring or when the summer isn’t too dry.

Why Do Leaves Fall Off Their Trees?

The roots, branches, and trunks of trees can withhold the freezing fall and winter weather but leaves as lucky. As the sun sets early and rises later, the veins that hold the leaves to the branches begin to close, and the separation layer forms at the base of the stem. This causes the leaf to fall. 

Why Don’t Evergreen Trees Change Colors?

Evergreen trees are forever-green, meaning they don’t change during the fall. Evergreen trees have needles that are coated in wax, and the fluids inside don’t allow them to freeze. These trees can go years without having fallen needles and leaves, and when that happens, they grow new ones.

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At Dudley Tree, we are the tree experts! Contact us for any fall tree removal services in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Give us a call or fill out our contact form for more information.


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