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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!

Contact Dudley Tree

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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What is Softscape Landscaping?

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The term “softscape” is not used as regularly as “hardscape” when talking about landscape design. These are the two main landscape design elements, but they are not opposite of each other; instead, they speak to two different features, but together, they can make landscape practical. Let’s focus on softcaping and learn a bit more about what it is really about in the landscaping world.

What Is Softscape?

Softscape refers to the live elements of landscaping, or the horticultural features of landscape design. It all about the plants, trees and grass and flower beds. Other garden components of softscaping include weed/nuisance management, mulching, as well as grading, planting, mowing and trimming. It has nothing to do with anything soft unless it’s softening the straight edge of a patio.

Examples of Softscape

Trees, Shrubs, and Ground Cover
Various types of trees, shrubs, and a range of ground cover can be used to enhance a yard or some other type of landscape. They can create visually appealing outdoor environments and be aesthetically pleasing in landscape design. It’s important to keep in mind the species of trees and shrubs that are native to your region to ensure that they will flourish.
Flower Gardens
Flower gardens can make a great curbside appeal. Different flowers can be incorporated into a garden, and adding both perennials and annuals can make for an attractive palette of color year round. They grow in various ways and can compliment hardscape elements. For instance, spring bulb plants, like Ambassador allium emerge from an underground bulb, and perennials like hollyhock and foxglove grow noticeably tall and soften the look of a fence or wall. On the other hand, some perennials are short and provide ideal ground cover. Tulips are a great example of ground-cover perennials.
Mulch

Mulch is a softscape component that feeds the soil additional nutrients and can even serve as a decorative element or to have an aesthetic appeal. Mulches can consist of grass clippings, wood, shredded leaves, bark chips, and straw. Mulch is a low-maintenance landscape option that helps to hinder weed growth, retain moisture in the soil and acts as an insulating layer of protection.

Creating gorgeous softscapes can be achieved with the right team of landscapers. You can find local lawn services or softscape services provider that has the experience and capability to use the right type of plantings, placement of softscapes and a range of color shades to create a beautiful yard that will attract people’s attention. Contact Dudley’s today for more information on softscape!


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