The Do’s and Don’ts of Tree Care

Here at Safety Tree Service, we love trees — so much so that we’ve dedicated our lives to ensuring Overland Park and Kansas City residents and business owners have beautiful trees that are healthy and happy. Learn about some of the do’s and don’ts of tree care below, and call us for a free estimate today!

Do Use Mulch

Mulch is one of the best things you can do to improve the tree’s health. Mulch placed at the roots of the tree helps to maintain moisture and cool soil. It also protects the tree from people stepping on them and helps to prevent plants and weeds from growing too closely and competing with the tree for vital resources.

Do Pay Attention to the Health of Your Trees

It’s important to take a close look at your trees at least on an annual basis to assess health and well-being. Look for signs of insect infestation or diseases. Pay attention to your tree’s bark. If large chunks are missing, your tree can be exposed more to insects and fungi that can harm the tree. Call a certified arborist at Safety Tree Service for help today.

Don’t Remove Trees On Your Own

Many people are hurt or even killed removing trees every year. Trees are extremely complex living creatures that can hurt you or your property without the proper knowledge of how they function. Simply taking a chainsaw and having at it is not a good idea. If you are in need of tree removal services, call our local tree care company. We’ll assess your tree for you to ensure it does, indeed, need to be removed and then our experts will schedule a time to remove it safely for you.

Don’t Prune Outside of the Season

Too many people over prune their trees or don’t prune their trees in the right way, which can cause devastating damage to trees, even to the point they eventually die. For most tree varieties, you want to prune in the spring, not the autumn and the fall. You want to remove dying and dead branches and those that are in danger of falling. It’s always best to call a professional tree service in order to ensure proper tree trimming and pruning of your trees.


Safety Tree Service offers complete tree service in Kansas City and Overland Park. Our trained and certified team prioritizes safety at all times, as well as the overall health and well-being of your trees. Since trees provide so many benefits to humans, such as shade and beauty, it’s important to care for them like we would any other living thing. Call our local tree company for a free estimate today!

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  • Safety Tree Service did a great job trimming several elm and ash trees for me, as well as a few pin oaks. The pin oaks had various dead limbs that needed to be removed and other limbs that needed to be thinned. Ty did an excellent job removing the dead wood and trimming the trees, which helped reduce risk of damage from limbs falling and greatly improved the health and overall appearance of the trees. With the recent bad weather I’m glad I hired Ty as I’m confident one of the limbs would have come down on a power line. I received bids from multiple tree trimmers and Ty’s bid was very competitive and he was able to provide proof of insurance. Some of the other bidders offered lower prices but were not insured! I do recommend Ty to others as he did a great job for me.

    - Joel Y( Kansas City, Missouri Elm and Ash Tree Removal, February 2017 )
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    - Michael W( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal )
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    - Patrick F.( Kansas City, Missouri Tree Removal and Trimming, February 2017 )
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    - Tony C.( Olathe, KS Commercial Tree Services, January 2017 )