Tree Health Services

Your trees need regular care. Without regular nutrition, watering, pruning and “tree health checkups,” your trees will soon become potentially dangerous. Providing regular care to your trees will enable them to live healthy for decades.

Why It’s So Important to Take Care of Our Trees

Our tree experts evaluate the health of your trees for you. If anything concerns you about the appearance and possible health of your tree, give us a call at Gills Tree Service. One of our experts will visit your home to look at what’s happening with your tree or trees.

The most important tool a tree expert has is their eyes. They will closely examine your trees and let you know if they are truly sick.

First, they will start at the bottom of your tree, beginning with the roots. They are looking for signs of decay.

Second, they will look at the collar—the point at which the trunk and roots meet at the surface. Here, they are looking for bark that has fallen off the tree. They are also looking for cracks in the wood.

Next, they will closely inspect the trunk. Here, they are looking for large, deep cracks in the wood. If they spot any overgrowths, this indicates decay.

Finally, they are looking at the top or crown of your tree. Here, they are looking for bare branches, missing bark and no bud growth.


Facts About Tree Health

  • Fact

    Healthy trees give us more than just beauty and green leaves, although those are definite benefits. A healthy tree, or several of them, provide benefits that help all of us.

  • Fact

    Trees release oxygen back into the environment. They give out enough oxygen to support two humans.

  • Fact

    Healthy trees reduce our carbon footprint, including the release of greenhouse gases. By planting one tree, you help to absorb up to 48 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. When it reaches 40 years of age, that tree has captured one ton of carbon dioxide!

  • Fact

    Several trees in a child’s environment provides therapeutic effects, especially if the children supper from ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder). These childrens’ attention spans and social functioning both increase if they have trees in their yards.

  • Fact

    Trees remove several pollutants, such as lead, sulphur dioxide, nickel, nitrogen oxides and their particulates, cadmium and carbon monoxide.

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    Trees are good for our health, helping to draw down on chemicals implicated in the development of asthma, hypertensive conditions related to stress and skin cancer.

  • Fact

    Exposure to green spaces, including trees, helps people to improve their overall mental wellbeing, increase their physical activity and reduce levels of stress and blood pressure.