Tree Trimming Service

Here in the Bayou Region of Texas, we love the shade that our oak, pecan, maple, ash and birch trees provide. A common mistake homeowners make is to ignore tree care, focusing our attention on our grass, flowers, and shrubs. Healthy trees can help lower our utility bills but require specialized care and regular tree trimming to ensure they stay safe for our families. When it comes to tree service, Houston homeowners trust the certified arborists at ABC Home & Commercial Services.

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ABC’s Certified Arborists Have Got You Covered

Our certified arborists can handle the full spectrum of tree care for Houston area homeowners. Tree trimming service can help prevent disease and keep your entire lawn looking great. Keeping your trees pruned requires special tools, extension ladders and expertise.

It can be a challenge to diagnose potential problems, some of which could be high above the ground. That said, warning signs to look for include:

Many species of trees we find here in the Houston area benefit from regular pruning. Tree trimming can help remove dead or diseased branches and promote healthy growth by encouraging more air circulation throughout the canopy and by allowing in more sunlight.

The most common tree diseases and conditions we see here in the Houston area include:

At ABC Home & Commercial Services, we understand that it can be difficult to determine the underlying causes of tree damage without the right tools or knowledge. Our tree trimming service experts will provide a free, no-obligation estimate so that your trees and family will be safe.  

The ABC Process

Step 1: Contact ABC

We’ll learn what you need over the phone or during an in-person meeting at your home. Usually, we can schedule an appointment in a few business days.

Step 2: Get An Estimate

We’ll provide you with an estimate based on your goals and our recommended set of services. Once we get your approval, we will get you on the schedule.

Step 3: Service

Our trained specialists perform all agreed-upon services. When we’re done, we will clean up any debris to keep your yard neat and looking great.

Step 4: Follow-Up

Depending on what services we performed on your property, we’ll provide you with an update or recommend additional follow-up or ongoing services.

Our tree care specialists receive extensive in-house and industry-specific training. In addition, ABC’s tree care team holds the following professional accreditations and certifications:

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We can turn your vision for your yard into reality.

Trees are an important part of your landscape, so make sure that their care isn’t an afterthought. The specialists at ABC benefit from being up-to-date on the latest scientific research and best practices around the care of both native and non-native tree species. In addition, ABC is also a proud member of the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

Frequently Asked Questions

What species of trees do best in this area?

Native species are adapted to survive in our area, so choosing one of these types of trees will mean less maintenance and a healthier tree that will live longer than a non-native species. There are over a hundred species to choose from, depending on your soil type, site conditions and aesthetic preferences.

If you have a large space, you might consider adding one of the following species to your yard: Live oak, Post oak, Shumard oak, Laurel oak, Bur oak, Pecan, Southern Magnolia, Bald cypress, Cedar elm, or Green ash.

Medium-sized trees which do well in our area include red maples, river birch, black cherry and eastern persimmon. Smaller trees you might select for your property include Mexican plum, redbud, Texas persimmon, Crape myrtle and the yaupon tree.

A few species to avoid are silver maples, Chinese tallow and Arizona ash trees.

How can I keep my trees healthy?

A few measures you can take to promote tree health include:

  • Planting any new trees far away from your foundation. Tree growth can be unpredictable, so to prevent any damage to your roof and foundation, plant larger trees at least 20 feet from your home. Also, make sure to plant your trees far away from overhead power lines.
  • Applying fertilizer judiciously. While trees do often benefit from added nutrients, a common mistake homeowners make is to add too much fertilizer at the wrong time of year. Excessive fertilizer can damage roots which can lead to instability over time.

Avoiding soil compaction. A tree’s root system serves as a highway, providing the plant with needed food and moisture. Pressure from walkways and driveways, heavy equipment such as cars and even digging and aerating can cause significant damage to a tree.

Should I mulch around my trees?

Yes! Mulch provides many benefits to trees. Among them are that it reduces competition for nutrients from weeds and grasses, helps tree roots retain moisture, protects the root system against damage from lawn equipment and can help prevent compacted soil.

To enable your trees to best benefit from mulch, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Add mulch in a three to four foot circle around your tree.
  • Organic mulch, including pine needles and wood chips, can also help improve your soil chemistry as they decompose.
  • Mulching around newly-planted trees is especially important.
  • Make sure that mulch does not directly come into contact with the tree’s trunk to avoid root rot.
  • Avoid using limestone rocks near your tree’s base, as this weight puts too much pressure on the root structure.
  • Although you want to make sure you are generous when you apply mulch, keep the level under three to four inches.​

Contact a certified arborist at ABC Home & Commercial to get started.

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shante goggans

8/8/2022

“I would definitely recommend ABC!! They were professional, courteous, and did a great job. During the treatment my blinds had to be removed, and they graciously put them back up before they left. Blair came three weeks later to do a follow-up check and was extremely friendly and helpful. He gave me more information and suggestions in regards to staying bed bug free. He even carried my large Amazon package into the garage for me. I would definitely recommend them for all your pest control needs. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

Adrian Allen

7/26/2022

“Do your research, but this is the company to choose for your pest and rodent control. A new townhouse community is being developed in an adjacent wooded field, so all these woodland creatures started relocating to our established neighborhood. I get it, this land was theirs before it was ours, but after 20 years, they had no right to move into my house rent free. The cute hares/ rabbits were ok at first. They would flop around, and the worst they would do is leave small chocolate eggs in the yard. But when we heard scurrying in the attic, our anxiety levels started to rise. We were already overwhelmed by a pipe bursting in the garage in February due to a flash freeze. Then we noticed droppings as the restoration company came and cleared out the garage. But we really didn't connect all the dots because simultaneously we were caring for my 85 year old grandmother who was on hospice care from terminal breast cancer. So our hands were a little full at the time. But when we saw evidence that there was probably a mouse or something, we had to make it a priority. I called 3 or 4 local companies for quotes. 2 came to the house and 2 acted like they could care less about actually securing my business but were willing to quote hundreds of dollars for the service. One thing that stood out was the other companies said they would plug the holes leading into the house, but 2 said they don't go into the attic. Well that's where we heard them and so it didn't make sense to not go in the attic to hunt them down. Then Kirby from ABC came out. He did a thorough inspection and designed a plan to attack the problem. They definitely weren't the cheapest company, but they provided the best proposal with the strongest warranty. So we pulled the trigger. The crew was very professional and plugged holes and set traps. And the we waited. But there were no dead mice for weeks. So they came back out and found more holes to plug. Then the rodents got more desperate. One was bold enough to entire the kitchen at night. I was ready to burn down the entire house. Frustration was level 10. By this point my grandmother had passed away. Grief plus phobia and a general sense of absolute exhaustion had settled in. All the techs that came out were nice, friendly, professional and courteous, BUT we were sick of the rats running our house. I was also frustrated by what seemed to be a long wait between reporting sightings and an available appointment time. Mark Rodriguez came out and did a good job observing the situation and he realized that a supervisor was needed for a solution. Enter Kenneth! He was absolutely amazing. Between crawling through the attic and discovering new holes to tracking down a food source (a case of mac snd cheese boxes) in the garage that my grandmother left months before her passing (she was always prepared for when her great-grandchildren came over), Kenneth understands the mind of a mouse and the rationale of a rat. He made it his mission to eliminate these evils. And one by one, he did. Kenneth is a hero in our household. He will be receiving a Christmas card this year. My grandmother's dying wish was to rid the house of these invaders, and Kenneth and his team were able to accomplish that. It was worth ever penny for the complete customer care and warranty on the work. If you are looking for a quality solution, you've found it. Be patient, because rodents can be tricky and hard to eradicate, but ABC is committed to the long haul.”

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