But this time I found a tree care company called Wilmington’s Utility Tree, and despite the unattractive name, they did a wonderful job.

Service and smiles

I have to be honest as someone who does judge a book by its cover, I want people to know that when I first heard of Utility tree service; I automatically thought what a weird name? I mean honestly, Utility tree service, it sounds so bland, boring, and it doesn’t stand out to me. It doesn’t hit me hard, and it really doesn’t make me want to do business with them. This is true, very true, and I for one know for a fact that when it comes to business and doing business that there is a lot in a name in general. Yet, I also know that based upon reviews that they do a great job as a whole, and they truly care when it comes to making sure that people are taken care of, that the job is done with the utmost appreciation, and more. They want the best me, and what I’m doing, and for that I’m truly appreciative.

Trees done right

I can’t imagine how a tree company could ever want to offer a service, and then not deliver. Additionally, so many companies these days, not only do not deliver, but they also make sure that when it comes to work, that they do as little as possible, and they are careless in the process. However, I can assure you, that it was not my experience when it came to working with Utility tree service. With Utility tree service, we not only got the best, but we got services that not even arborists offer. It was incredible, amazing, and simply and truly one of a kind. Also, I can say that I am a very particular man when it comes to tree cutting, for a wide variety of reasons, and when I worked with Utility tree service, they gave me real precision, real effort, and they also performed all duties possible with real ability, confidence, and a whole lot more.

My Conclusion about Wilmington Tree Utility Service

In a world these days, where we always seek out things that are not true, and where we always seek to serve ourselves, I can truly say that I am beyond happy, and filled with gratitude to know that there is a company, like Utility, where I as a customer not only had the best, but where I also got the best as well. Utility always put me first, and the needs of my trees, and they were truly amazing as a whole. I am thankful that there is a company with class, integrity, and that truly knows that I am worth it. I am thankful. I am thankful for Utility tree service, and all that they did for me. Click Here to Visit their site.


Many people often ask me what is so fun about tree service, it seems like ridiculously hard work.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell when you have to call for some tree service. Tree services perform a few different main services: Tree care, tree removal, tree planting, stump grinding and tree trimming. There is also emergency tree removal, which is no different from normal tree removal except it demands that the tree service show up more promptly and would more likely deal with fallen trees and uprooted trees.

Tree care is the part of tree service where an arborist can come by and do any tree trimming, tree pruning, tree fertilization and any other tree maintenance that will prolong the life of a tree and keep the tree in a condition that the homeowner would like. Every tree is different and an arborist is a professional that will know how to make a tree more full or grow taller or keep it a certain size and still have it look healthy by doing some tree trimming or tree fertilization or whatever is required.

Tree removal is a pretty straightforward part of tree service where a tree must literally be removed for any number of reasons. Tree removal can occur because a tree is unseating concrete in the vicinity, or because a tree has grown to close to power lines, or because the tree blocks a view or just because the homeowner is tired of picking up sticks or leaves in their yard. Other times, a tree has grown too unhealthy to withstand gusts of wind without falling apart and poses a threat to fall on people or property which brings us to emergency tree removal.

Emergency tree removal is what happens when your tree falls and hopefully not on you or your car or your house. After a good thunderstorm it is not uncommon to see trees snapped in half or ripped out at the roots, with all the arborists and tree service businesses out in force cutting up the trees with chainsaws and throwing the pieces into the woodchipper. The worst is when your tree falls across the street- There’s no waiting a couple days for the tree removal that way. You’re going to have to pay the Sunday hourly and get the arborists out to take care of that right away and that’s a pretty penny.

Stump Grinding & Tree Removal

Stump grinding and tree stump removal is another part of the tree service business bread and butter. You see people do different things with the last remains of their trees, stumps that are carved into artwork, stumps that are like regular old tree stumps and stumps that are completely shaved down to the ground to create sort of a patio that you can stand on. Getting an entire tree stump removal done, roots and all, is a pretty big job. You have to dig all around the stump and its root system, trim all the roots off and finally haul out this gigantic stump which could possibly weigh a few hundred pounds if not more.

Tree trimming is something that people usually get only when they have to, or if they want their tree to grow a certain way. Tree trimming takes care of branches that are growing into fences or up into power lines, scraping on the side of your house or anything like that. Of course, if the tree is short enough the homeowner can do the tree trimming on his own with one of those saws that sits on a pole but most trees are so tall that even that thing wouldn’t reach. Tree trimming is also an aspect of tree care where you can do a little tree pruning and make your tree grow fuller or taller or stop growing.

Most arborists should have the equipment and knowhow to do any of the jobs described here. Just call and ask, I’m sure if they can’t do the service you want they will know somebody who can do the job.

So when you want to know some insight on this industry, this site will tell you all there is to know.


In the world of landscaping pruning is key. It can accent the home, create a pathway, or simply look pretty. So after the flowers are mapped and planted, then we add the shrubs, and some sort of mulch or stone to cover the ground. Then it’s the maintenance. There is nothing worse when a house started out with spectacular curb appeal in the spring and by the fall it looks like a nuclear blast occurred. Maintenance is key to keep a beautiful yard beautiful. The yard must stay hydrated. This means scheduled watering. The yard must be fed, every few days some type of fertilizer is implemented. As the garden grows its must be maintain. Therefore some type of trimming and pruning must be in order. To remove any dead matter and encourage new growth. Now here is question that may not be considered at first: in what style?

In the world of landscaping and yard maintenance there are many different styles of pruning. Each with its own purpose and appeal. This is decision should be made in a few different factors. Most importantly should the pruning and trimming be done for decorative purposes or more for functionality? Here are some common and popular styles.

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Pollarding is best used when the purpose is to keep a shrub or tree from growing too big. This is normally used for trees that grow by power lines. By pollarding it the tree will remain the same sized and shaped as when it was first planted. A real space saver method. Elm, oak, ash, mulberry, elder, the tulip tree, to name a few are best suited for this style of pruning. The best time of year to pollard a tree is in winter or early spring. A pollard tree will have to be pollard once every year. Because this is a very skillful way of pruning its best to consult an arborist or a tree service company.


This technique is really beautiful. But very labor intensive and will require a lot of patience. But the outcome is gorgeous. This technique takes a plant or shrub and through pruning it’s manipulated to grow vertical and shaped into a number of designs. Like a candelabra, a fan shape, the Belgian fence pattern, whatever shape that’s desire. By using espalier an actual wall could be formulated from the vegetation. Or ever to create a dramatic focal point in garden. Best to used plants that have spreading branches such as: apple, pear, camellia, and quince. Some type of support will be needed. After planting the shrub or tree is trained by removing all but two shoots on each branch. And the two shoots must be attached to the support with wire. This process is repeated as the plant grows grooming it into the design and shape of the gardener’s choosing.

Central Leader System

If fruit trees are to be prune central leader system is a wonderful technique that works particularly well for apple trees, pear trees, and sweet cherry trees. The central part is the trunk and the branches are train to encourage a dense growth. Any unwanted branches should be trimmed away early and while the tree is still young. This method is best done in winter or early spring when the plants growth is dormant.

These are just a few styles and techniques that can be utilized. There so many different methods, styles, techniques, and purpose. Each one beautiful and beneficial in their own way. In choosing the best for one’s one personal garden consult a local tree trim service company. Ask to speak with arborist. He or she can recommend the best plant, shrubs, and trees for a garden or yard. For its particular climate as well as which pruning style is best suited for the overall feel and health of the plants.

My story

Ok, so I’m totally not Martha Stewart, but I can tell you that even though she’s the queen of better homes and better gardens, that I can honestly tell you that I truly understand the art of pruning. The reason I truly understand the art of pruning, is because it’s one of my favorite things to do, and it always has been. It’s one of my favorite things to do because it gives me a sense of peace, calm, purpose, and I get to be out in nature, enjoying the day, loving the day, living for the day, and so much more. Sure, I mean, I’m not on a beach with JLO, living it up and having a great time, but I am for sure enjoying every moment of my peace, quiet, and serenity, when it comes to pruning my trees, and spending time in nature, and enjoying every bit of what I do.

Pruning; it’s easy

For so many people, they truly believe that pruning is difficult and hard, because it requires a lot of work that some people cannot figure out at all. Some people believe they cannot cut away the dead branches, and they also believe that it’s too hard, difficult, or painful to do, because some of the branches have things that prick them, hurt them, and that are painful for them to deal with. Yet, honesty, it’s not different than shaving your legs, or for guys shaving your beard, and the reason I say this is because when you get the hang of it, it not only becomes routine, but it also becomes amazingly easy, and fun to enjoy as a whole. My experience as someone who has pruned for years, has not only been fun, but I also enjoy the fact that I get to save money, time, and effort by doing it all myself.

My advice

Ok, so when it comes to pruning, just remember it’s like a business deal; once you agree to do it, do it!!!!! Be sure to remember that dead branches are not a reflection of you being lazy, but instead it’s just a friendly reminder, that the more you focus on pruning, the better off your life will be. Therefore, be sure to prune away one dead branch, one obstruction, and one thing at a time, because by doing so you can guarantee that you’ll get what you need when you need it, when it comes to the perfect tree. Simple; one at a time, easy does it, and enjoy, that’s the fun of pruning!! Stay tuned for more fun things on this blog.