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Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary. LSI can help you decide whether or not a tree should be removed. We have the skills, professional crew, and equipment to safely and efficiently remove trees. Removal is recommended when the following occur: The tree is dead or dying. The tree is considered irreparably hazardous. The tree is causing an obstruction that is impossible to correct through pruning. The tree is crowding and causing harm to other trees or structures. The tree is to be replaced by a more suitable specimen. The tree should be removed to allow for new construction.


LSI can determine what type of pruning is necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance, and safety of the tree. These techniques include:

  • Eliminating branches that rub together

  • Removing limbs that interfere with wires, building facades, gutters, roofs, chimneys, or windows, or that obstruct streets or sidewalks

  • Removing dead or weak limbs that pose a hazard or may lead to decay.

  • Removing diseased or insect-infected limbs.

  • Creating better structures to lessen wind resistance and reduce the potential for storm damage.

  • Training young trees.

  • Removing limbs damaged by adverse weather conditions


  • Thinning or removal of unnecessary branches. Improving the shape or silhouette of the tree. sunlight into your gardens or pool areas.

  • Crown raising to allow clearance for vehicles and pedestrians to pass by safely, and clear visibility obstructions from buildings and signs

  • Crown cleaning to remove dead, broken, severely diseased, or loose branches

  • Crown thinning to allow more air movement and decrease the weight strain on the tree

  • View enhancement pruning by selectively removing or pruning certain branches so that your view is no longer obstructed

  • Utility pruning to avoid contact with telephone lines, electrical lines, cable television lines, and other utilities


Once a tree is removed, don’t be left with an ugly stump left behind.  LSI will grind the stump and leave behind plenty of organic material that can be turned into the soil for added nutrients. Even though the tree is gone, the roots are still firmly tucked under the ground. Over time these roots and old pieces of tree bark will begin to rot, causing pests, and insects, and in some cases diseases that can easily spread throughout your lawn. The best way to avoid this is tree stump removal  With the old stump gone you will be able to replant, trees or bushes, or grass. We have the machinery and experience to handle any size stump. Our grinders easily grind the stumps below the soil line. We take care of any old roots that were once connected to the tree. We also can completely Uproot tree stumps.


Pest and Disease need attention. LSI can help you diagnose, treat, and help advise and treat your problem trees. Plant health is very important. The healthier a tree or shrub, the better able it is to naturally fend off insects and diseases. LSI can help with preventative pest management through overall tree care. Even with preventative maintenance, sometimes pests and sickness affect your trees. When this is the case, we can evaluate the specific pest and overall tree condition and recommend the most effective approach. Diagnosis Accurately identifies the plant. Many insects and diseases are plant-specific! Look for a pattern of abnormality. It may be helpful to compare the affected plant with other plants on the site. Differences in color or growth may present clues as to the sources of the problems. No uniform damage patterns may indicate insects or diseases. Uniform damage over a large area (perhaps several plant species) usually indicates disorders caused by physical injury, poor drainage, or weather. Carefully examine the landscape. The history of the property and land may reveal many problems. Examine the roots. Note their color: brown or black roots may signal problems. Brown roots often indicate dry soil conditions or the presence of toxic chemicals. Black roots usually reflect overly wet soil or the presence of root-rotting organisms. Check the trunk and branches. Examine the trunk thoroughly for wounds because they provide entrances critters. Wounds can be caused by weather, fire, lawnmowers, and rodents, as well as a variety of other environmental factors. Large defects may indicate a potentially hazardous tree. Check the position and appearance of affected leaves. Dead leaves at the top of the tree are usually the result of environmental or mechanical root stress. Twisted or curled leaves may indicate viral infection, insect feeding, and overexposure to herbicides. The size and color of the foliage may tell a great deal about the plant’s condition. Make note of these and any other abnormalities. The presence of the disease-causing agent. Plant susceptibility to that particular disease.


LSI specializes in emergency situations. We have been the FIRST on the call list for a hurricane or ice storms clean-up and very hazardous situations. We work with many Insurance companies in our area as well as national agencies.


We have been called to also "fix" what other tree services further damaged. We have an extensive referral (residential, and commercial) for the expertise we have in EMS situations. Storms may cause limbs or entire trees to fail, often landing on homes, cars, other structures, or other trees.


The weight of storm-damaged trees is great and they can be very dangerous to remove or trim. LSI can assist in performing the job in a safe manner while reducing further risk of damage to the property.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service

  • Tree planting

  • Deep root fertilization

  • Cabling or bracing

  • Installation of lightning protection

  • Pest and disease control

  • Snow removal

  • Firewood by 1/2 and full cord

  • Complete Tree Removal

  • Dangerous Tree Removal

  • Pruning Topping Trimming

  • Storm Damage

  • Underbrush Clean Up

  • Stump Grinding

  • Stump Removal

  • Log Removal

  • Lot Clearing

  • Debris removal 

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