ABC Home & Commercial Services
9475 E Highway 290 Austin, TX 78724
(512) 837-9500
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I just wanted to call in and say how knowledgeable, helpful and polite they were and the work looks wonderful!

- Linda L., December 2016
What types of tree care do you offer?

ABC’s highly trained and experienced tree specialists can help with any problem you are having with the trees on your property.

Tree Service Austin

Austin homeowners most frequently call on us to help with:

Tree Trimming

Removing damaged or diseased branches can benefit the entire tree by increasing air circulation and allowing more sunlight into the canopy. Pruning also keeps your trees looking their best and helps prevent disease.

Tree trimming is difficult work, however, which often involves specific tools and knowledge, as well as dangerous heights. Leave the hard work to ABC’s tree experts.

Tree Fertilization

Fertilizing your trees helps promote healthy root development and fosters disease resistance. Our certified arborists can spot signs you might not see that your trees aren’t getting the nutrients they need to thrive. Then, our pros can then work with you on a fertilization schedule to keep your trees healthy, all year long.

Tree Limb Removal

After a powerful storm, Austin lawns can be littered with fallen tree limbs and branches. ABC’s tree specialists can help assess any damage to your trees after storms and clean up debris so that your yard looks its best.

Tree Removal

In some cases, removing a dead or diseased tree may be necessary to avoid damage to your roof or foundation. Growing trees may need to be thinned if they are close to power lines. Most tree removal jobs are beyond the capability of the average homeowner. Trust the certified arborists at ABC to advise you on whether a tree needs to be removed and to get the job done without any damage to your home or surrounding vegetation.

 
Do you offer free estimates?

Once you contact ABC to schedule a service, we will send an inspector to your property to meet with you and learn more about what you would like to have done. Then, our inspector will provide you with a FREE, no-obligation estimate.

After you sign off on the estimate, we will work with you to schedule a convenient time for the work to be done. In many cases, tree service can be performed while you are at work.

 
Do your tree care experts hold industry-specific certifications?

In addition to receiving extensive in-house training, ABC’s tree care team members hold the following professional accreditations:

Choosing a company with such extensive experience helps ensure that your trees will be cared for by individuals with the most up-to-date and accurate information on both native and non-native species. In addition to these accreditations, ABC is a proud member of both the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA).

ISA Certified Arborist Oak Wilt Qualified  

What can I do to protect the trees on my property?

Homeowners value their trees, but are often unsure what they can do on their own to protect this important part of their landscape.

A few things you can do to care for your trees is to:

  • Avoid planting trees right next to your home’s foundation. Homeowners are often unable to predict how a tree’s root structure will develop over time, and tree roots too close to your living structure can penetrate your foundation or cause instability.

  • Remove dead trees close to your house. Over time, a dead tree will shed smaller twigs and then larger branches. Eventually, the trunk can fall unless it is removed.

  • Protect root systems from damage by preventing soil compaction. Tree roots provide stability and nourishment. Roots can be cut while you are digging and aerating in your lawn and the pressure from cars and even heavy foot traffic can harm your trees.

What are some warning signs that might indicate a problem with my trees?

Unfortunately, long-term damage may have already occurred by the time most homeowners suspect something might be wrong with their trees. If you are concerned about a tree on your property, don’t put off contacting a trusted tree care expert to help advise you on the best next steps.  

Warning signs of an unhealthy tree include:

  • Brown, wilted or discolored leaves

  • Spots, holes on growths on leaves

  • Dead branches

  • Slowed growth

  • Sudden or excessive leaf loss

  • Rotting and decay

  • Pest infestations and related damage

What are the most common tree diseases seen in Austin?

Trees can experience stress for a number of reasons. ABC’s arborists can diagnose common problems, including:

  • Oak wilt

  • Hypoxylon canker

  • Root rot

  • Bacterial leaf scorch

  • Pest infestations

  • Blight

  • Drought damage

Most importantly, ABC’s tree experts can suggest solutions to get your trees back to optimal health.

 
Should I mulch the area around my trees?

Mulch can be beneficial to your tree’s health by:

  • Providing a buffer against extreme temperatures

  • Retaining water to keep roots nourished

  • Discouraging weeds, which drain needed moisture and nutrients from your soil

  • Preventing soil compaction

  • Reducing damage to roots that might occur when mowing your lawn

To get the most benefit from mulch:

  • Remove grass in a three to ten-foot radius of your tree, depending on the size of your tree

  • Add a two to four-inch layer of natural mulch, such as wood chips or pieces of bark

  • Carefully spread mulch so that you don’t accidentally cut or damage any roots.

Why should I choose ABC for my tree care?

Homeowners in central Texas have trusted ABC for a wide range of home services for generations. In addition to having arborists and entomologists on staff, ABC conducts extensive background checks and drug testing for all employees. Our customers can feel safe knowing that our prompt, friendly and reliable tree care experts treat your property as they would do their own.

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