Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be at home for the estimate or tree work?

In most cases you do not have to be home for us to provide an estimate for tree pruning, tree removal, stump grinding, or our other services. In the event that you are not home we can leave the estimate at your door.

When is the best time of year for trees to be pruned?

Most of the trees in this area are not time specific on when is best for them to be pruned. However, some trees are time specific due to insects or diseases. When we come out to provide tree pruning services we will let you know what the ideal time is for your specific tree.

Can I use sections of the tree that you trim down for firewood?

In most cases you can use wood from a tree that has been taken down for firewood. It is always best to double check with us first!

Will you remove all debris after work is completed?

Of course, we will remove all debris after our work is completed! We do give our clients the option to leave debris if they would like to save money.

How often should my trees be trimmed?

Trees need to be pruned at a young stage to help insure proper and sturdy growth patterns. We recommend that tree trimming starts around 5 or 10 years of age.

As the tree ages it will need to continue to be pruned for dead wood. Trimming the dead wood off the tree will make the tree safe. The branch tips will be lighter which is ideal for the winter months because snow and wind loads.

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes, Foothill Tree Experts is licensed and insured.

What is an arborist?

An arborist is trained and maintains training in arboriculture. Arboriculture refers to the proper pruning, insect and disease control, trimming , planting and removal techniques.

Arborist are the ideal candidate for tree care when it comes to:

• Tree Removal
• Tree Trimming
• Tree Pruning
• Emergency Care
• Planting


How does cabling and bracing work?

The installation of cables and bracing is preformed by arborists to help protect or improve the structural integrity of trees. This technique is used when the tree has grown in a way that has resulted in the tree no longer being able to support its own weight.

More specifically, cabling a tree refers to a cable spliced between eye bolts that are drilled through a tree's main leaders to help hold it together. Generally this is used with trees that have poor crotches.