If You Remove a Tree, Replace It!

If You Remove a Tree, Replace It!

Imagine all the tree benefits you’re missing when a tree must be removed.

In fact, the benefits of planting a new tree are endless, including energy conservation, cooling effects, aesthetic values and many more. That’s why the city of San Francisco has a simple ordinance: if you remove a tree, you must replace it.

Davey’s San Francisco tree services recently participated in a tree replacement project that astonished the local neighborhood. After a construction vehicle damaged a ficus tree planted along an urban sidewalk, the homeowner called in Davey to safely remove the tree and provide a replacement.

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The client requested a large tree be planted and had struggled to find a tree care service that could handle a task like this. The crew faced a challenge because of the weight of the tree and the relatively small opening in the sidewalk.

 

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The Davey team offered several species that do well in the area for the replacement tree. The client selected a southern magnolia tree. As San Francisco Sales Arborist Nick Crawford says, “It was 15 feet tall and in perfect form. I was totally impressed with it.”

 

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The next day, the crew arrived to perform the tree replacement with a crane truck. The tree was placed into the hole, and the team managed to preserve the existing irrigation system to hydrate the new southern magnolia. (Pictured: Foreman Ruben Yupit, left, and Nick Crawford.)

 

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Without a hitch, Davey properly planted the southern magnolia. Following the completion, Crawford says he received emails about how wonderful the replacement turned out. As he says, “It was a great feeling knowing that we really delivered and that the client was overwhelmingly satisfied.”

 

Do you have a tree that needs removed or replaced? We can help! Contact your local, professionally trained Davey arborist for a free consultation. 

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