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    Top Tree Service LLC serves the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas, including Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, Burbank, Ellensburg, Benton City, and Wenatchee. Call 509.943.7032 for your FREE estimate today! When you contact Top Tree Service LLC, we will schedule an appointment for an arborist to meet with you and do a walk through of your property. This allows us to discuss and address the health and safety of your trees as well as answer any questions that you might have.
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    Ryan Hone and Top Tree Service LLC have been serving the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas since 2004. They have all of the necessary knowledge, training, and equipment to properly care for your trees. Safety is a priority for both your property and our employees.
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  • What We Do

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    At Top Tree Service LLC, we have made it our mission to practice quality tree care work with an emphasis on proper pruning to ISA standards. Trees are valuable natural resources, to both the community and to our customers. We do everything that we can to help maintain those resources in a cost effective way that benefits our customers, their property, and the trees.
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We’re good at it.

  • We’ve been working with trees for a long time. Our team has over 25 years of combined experience.
  • We have the experience, the training, and the tools.
  • We know the Mid-Columbia area and climate, and what helps trees here thrive.
  • We clean up afterwards. You won’t find a mess when we are through.

We know trees.

      • We live here and know the soil and climate
      • We are trained
      • Experienced
      • Fully equipped
      • ISA certified
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        We care.STOP topping trees!

        • DO NOT “top” your trees. We know how to prune trees properly to ensure their health, protect their value, and keep them beautiful for years to come.
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Protect your property from wildfires.

  • Clear away dead leaves and brush. Remove all dead leaves and needles from the roof, gutters, and yard.
  • Remove low-hanging limbs from trees, raising the canopy to 6′ off the ground.
  • Remove branches overhanging the roof or coming within 10′ of a chimney.
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Keeping on with our discussion of choosing the right tree for your Richland property. There are several things to consider when deciding what kind of trees you want. Here are some additional elements to consider:

Site Conditions
Selecting a tree that will thrive in a given set of site conditions is the
key to long-term tree survival and reduced maintenance. Consider
the following when selecting a tree:

  • soil conditions
  • exposure (sun and wind)
  • drainage
  • space constraints
  • hardiness zone
  • human activity
  • insect and disease susceptibility

Soil Conditions
In dense urban areas and new subdivisions, soil is often disturbed, shallow, compacted, and subject to drought. Most trees will suffer in these conditions without additional care. An arborist can take soil samples from your yard to test for texture, fertility, salinity, and pH (alkalinity or acidity). These tests can be used to determine which trees are suited for your property and may include recommendations for improving poor soil conditions.

When selecting a tree, check for signs of structural problems, damage, and poor tree health. There’s no reason to choose a tree that is already going to have problems. By choosing a tree that is in good health, you will reduce the amount of problems down the road.

Top Tree LLC Is Here To Help!
We are your best choice for any tree trimming needs in Richland. All of our arborists are highly trained and properly certified. We are happy to answer any questions you have now or in the future.

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Let’s continue our discussion of choosing the right tree for your Kennewick property. There are several things to consider when deciding what kind of trees you want. Here are some elements to consider:

Tree Function
Large, healthy trees increase property values and make outdoor surroundings more pleasant.
A deciduous shade tree that loses leaves in fall provides cooling relief from summer’s heat while
allowing the winter sun to warm a home. An ornamental tree displays beautiful flowers, leaves, bark, or fruit. Evergreens with dense, persistent foliage can provide a windbreak or a screen for privacy.

A tree or shrub that produces fruit can provide food for the owner or wildlife. Street trees decrease the glare from pavement, reduce runoff, filter out pollutants, and add oxygen to the air we breathe. Street trees also improve the overall appearance and quality of life
in a city or neighborhood.

Form and Size
A basic principle of modern architecture is “form follows function.” Selecting the right form (shape) to complement the desired function (what you want the tree to do) can significantly reduce maintenance costs and increase the tree’s value in the landscape. In addition, mature tree size determines the level of benefits received. Larger trees typically provide the greatest economic and environmental returns.

Depending on site restrictions, you can choose from hundreds of form and size combinations.
A low, spreading tree may be planted under overhead utility lines. A narrow, columnar evergreen may provide a screen between two buildings. Large, vase-shaped trees can create an arbor over a driveway or city street.

Top Tree LLC Is Here To Help!
We are your best choice for any tree trimming needs in Kennewick. All of our arborists are highly trained and properly certified. We are happy to answer any questions you have now or in the future.

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Deciding on the right tree for your property here in the Tri-Cities can either be challenging or straightforward. It’s all going to depend on your knowledge of which trees do best here in our climate. We can provide recommendations of which trees are suited best for our area and climate.

Knowing important issues in selecting a tree for planting, such as the tree’s intended function, location, common pests, geographic regions and hardiness zones, and considerations for best placement alternatives.

Tree selection and placement are two of the most important decisions a homeowner makes when landscaping a new home or replacing a tree. Many trees have the potential to outlive those who plant them, so the impact of this decision can last a lifetime. Matching the tree to the site benefits both the tree and the homeowner.

One of the most common tree care questions is: “Which kind of tree should I put in?” Before this
question can be answered, a number of factors need to be considered:

  • Why is the tree being planted? What functions will it serve?
  • Is a small, medium, or large tree best suited for the location and available space? Do overhead or below ground utilities preclude planting a large, growing tree — or any tree at all? What clearance is needed for sidewalks, patios, or driveways?
  • What are the soil conditions? Is enough soil available of sufficient quality to support mature tree growth?
  • How will necessary maintenance be provided? Will someone water, fertilize, and prune the tree as needed after planting? Answering these and other questions can help you choose the “right tree for the right place.”

Top Tree LLC Is Here To Help!
We are your best choice for any tree trimming needs in the Tri-Cities. All of our arborists are highly trained and properly certified. We are happy to answer any questions you have now or in the future.

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Lastly in our discussion of choosing the best tree for your Burbank property. There are additional things to consider when deciding what kind of trees you want. Here are some more elements to consider:

Pest Problems
Every plant has its particular pest problems, and the severity varies geographically. These pests may or may not be life threatening to the plant, but selecting trees resistant to pest problems specific to your area is the best choice. Your local ISA Certified Arborist, tree consultant, or extension agent can direct you to information relevant to problem species for your location.

Species Selection
Personal preferences and site constraints play major roles in the selection process. Taking into consideration the factors listed above, you can help ensure the tree you plant grows and functions as desired. Remember, the beautiful, mature specimen trees you see in historic neighborhoods and in landscape photography would never have reached their full potential if planted in improperly matched sites.

If you want to call us and ask questions, we are always available. We want you to be comfortable in your decision of choosing us to do this important work. We can’t wait to speak with you.

Top Tree LLC Is Here To Help!
We are your best choice for any tree trimming needs in Burbank. All of our arborists are highly trained and properly certified. We are happy to answer any questions you have now or in the future.

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Keeping on with our discussion of choosing the best tree for your West Richland property. There are additional things to consider when deciding what kind of trees you want. Here are some more elements to consider:

Space Constraints
Many different factors can limit the planting space available to the tree: overhead or underground utilities, pavement, buildings, other trees, visibility. The list goes on and on. Make sure there is adequate room for the tree you select to grow to maturity, both above and below ground.

Human Activity
Often an overlooked aspect of tree selection, the reality is that the top five causes of tree death result from things people do. Soil compaction, underwatering, overwatering, vandalism, and the number one cause — planting the wrong tree — account for more tree deaths than all insect- and disease-related tree deaths combined.

No matter what kind of tree service you’re needing for your property. Whether it’s tree removal, tree trimming, removing of stumps, we can do it all and do it correctly. We have a highly trained team of some of the best arborists in the Tri-Cities.

If you want to call us and ask questions, we are always available. We want you to be comfortable in your decision of choosing us to do this important work. We can’t wait to speak with you.

Top Tree LLC Is Here To Help!
We are your best choice for any tree trimming needs in West Richland. All of our arborists are highly trained and properly certified. We are happy to answer any questions you have now or in the future.

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Continuing on with our discussion of choosing the best tree for your Pasco property. There are additional things to consider when deciding what kind of trees you want. Here are some more elements to consider:

Exposure
The amount of sunlight available will affect tree and shrub species selection for a particular location. Most woody plants require full sunlight for proper growth and flowering. Some do well in, or even prefer, light shade; however, few species perform well in dense shade. Wind exposure is also a consideration. Wind can dry out soils, damage tree crowns, and uproot newly planted trees. Special maintenance, such as staking or more frequent watering, may be necessary to establish young trees on windy sites.

Drainage
Tree roots require oxygen to develop and thrive. Poor drainage limits oxygen availability to the roots and may ultimately kill the tree. If drainage is an issue on your property, ask a local arborist about what can be done to correct the problem.

Hardiness
Hardiness is the plant’s ability to survive in the extreme temperatures of the particular geographic region in which you are planting the tree. Plants can be cold hardy, heat tolerant, or both. Most plant reference books provide a map of hardiness zone ranges. Check with your local garden center for the hardiness information for your region.

Top Tree LLC Is Here To Help!
We are your best choice for any tree trimming needs in Pasco. All of our arborists are highly trained and properly certified. We are happy to answer any questions you have now or in the future.

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Top Tree LLC is looking forward to being your best and only choice when looking for your tree care professional.  We have the experience and knowledge to make sure the job gets done right.

A good rope chain saw has a patented two-way cutting blade that allows you to remove limbs as high as 16″ overhead. A rope chain saw also allows you to safely cut a 3″ limb in a matter of seconds. A good rope chain saws will be heavy duty steel chain and include 70 links with 140 bi-directional, self-sharpening teeth for optimal durability and should come with two handles, extension rope and a handy nylon storage pouch for portability to any job.

No matter what kind of rope chain saw you choose, it should be easy to use and feel comfortable in your hands.

You should always consult a professional (please think of us when you do) about the best practices of pruning a tree here in the Tri-Cities. It’s amazing how just one little piece of information that you might not have been aware of can save you time, trouble, or a dead tree.

If you have multiple trees to remove or just don’t have the time to do it, we are here for you. We can tackle all of your tree removal needs and tree maintenance in the Richland. We look forward to being your preferred tree removal service provider.

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Top Tree LLC is looking forward to being your best and only choice when looking for your tree care professional.  We have the experience and knowledge to make sure the job gets done right.

There are a lot of tools you can use to prune trees here in the Tri Cities. Depending on the size of the job, you will want to use some tools more than others. One tool that is very versatile is a folding tree pruner. A folding tree pruner is a great tool for pruning a tree. Some of the best features of a pole pruner & lopper are:

  • Should be lightweight, foldable, and most importantly sharp.
  • Non-slip grip.
  • Able to cut up to 1.5 inches.
  • Should have a sheath.
  • Should be lightweight weighing under one pound

A folding tree pruner is perfect for those smaller branches that don’t require the use of larger tools.

There are many brands to choose from. Your best bet is to do a little research. You can also call us to see what tools we recommend. You should always consult a professional (please think of us when you do) about the best practices of pruning a tree here in the Tri-Cities. It’s amazing how just one little piece of information that you might not have been aware of can save you time, trouble, or a dead tree.

Also, if you have multiple trees to remove or just don’t have the time to do it, we are here for you. We can handle all of your tree removal needs and tree maintenance in the Tri-Cities and even West Richland. We look forward to being your preferred tree removal service provider.

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Top Tree LLC is looking forward to being your best and only choice when looking for your tree care professional.  We have the experience and knowledge to make sure the job gets done right.

There are many tools you can use to prune a tree. Depending on the size and scale of the job, you will want to use some tools more than others. One tool that is very versatile is a pole pruner & lopper. A pole pruner & lopper is a great tool for pruning a tree. Some of the features of a pole pruner & lopper are:

Pole pruners put high trimming jobs within your reach. With one you the power and precision to trim once-inaccessible branches down to size. You can choose either a manually powered or gas powered pole pruner. You will want to choose one that is easy to operate and feels comfortable in your hands.

There are many brands to choose from. Your best bet is to do a little research. You can also call us to see what tools we recommend. You should always consult a professional (please think of us when you do) about the best practices of pruning a tree here in the Tri-Cities. It’s amazing how just one little piece of information that you might not have been aware of can save you time, trouble, or a dead tree.

If you have multiple trees to remove or just don’t have the time to do it, we are here for you. We can tackle all of your tree removal needs and tree maintenance in the Kennewick. We look forward to being your preferred tree removal service provider.

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Top Tree LLC is looking forward to being your best and only choice when looking for your tree care professional.  We have the experience and knowledge to make sure the job gets done right.

When researching how much to prune a tree, as little as possible is often the best rule of thumb. Pruning place stress on a tree and increase its vulnerability to disease. Never should you prune more than 25% of the crown and ensure that living branches compose at least 66% of the height of the tree.

By pruning too much, you can fatally damage your tree. In some cases, storm damage, height reduction to avoid crowding utility lines or even raising the crown to meet municipal bylaws, your choices are made for you. But even in these instances, prune as little as you can get away with.

If you’ve decided to do the pruning yourself, here is some advice on knowledge and tools. Advice regarding tools is pretty simple. Buy the best tools you can afford and keep them in good condition. Lately, a number of new and innovative tools have come on the market that are extremely useful to a homeowner.

  • Rope Saws – A new and safe way to cut high tree limbs – pull the ropes to prune while standing on the ground.
  • Pole Pruner & Lopper – A versatile pole pruner that can be attached to any standard-thread extension pole. Includes 14-inch pruning saw blade and 1-inch lopper.
  • Folding Pruner – A versatile, folding pruning saw that can be attached to any universal extension pole for long reach. Lightweight and robust.
  • Portable Buck Saws – Extremely lightweight and collapsible. Perfect for the homeowner, gardener, and camper.

After each tree you prune, remember to disinfect your pruning tools in a solution of 1 part bleach to 9 parts water followed by cleaning with soapy water and then drying. Tree diseases are easily spread by infected tools. Finally, if you’re not skilled in the use of tools like chainsaws or if the pruning job is more than you’re capable of managing, hire an expert. Safety first.

If you have multiple trees to remove or just don’t have the time to do it, we are here for you. We can tackle all of your tree removal needs and tree maintenance in the West Richland. We look forward to being your preferred tree removal service provider.

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