Tree Guardian Frequently Asked Questions

When should I trim my tree?

Anytime is a good time to trim trees. Removing foliage is always a benefit to the tree.

How close is too close to have a tree near the house?

It really depends on the type of tree. Water Oaks are the worst because they soak up all of the moisture and can break the house slab. Small trees are okay no matter how close. Of all of the large trees that are allowed near the house, the live oak is by far the least threatening. They only have surface roots. Trees don't break houses by lifting. Trees break houses by extraction of moisture. So those large trees that have lots of deep rooting can affect a house slab when there is a drought.

What is a certified arborist?

Certified arborists understand the needs of trees and are trained to provide complete health care for your trees. Dean Guidry of Tree Guardian is a certified arborist accredited by the state of Louisiana. He can handle any form of tree maintenance no matter how big or small.

Why should I prune my trees?

There are a lot of reasons why trees need to be pruned including safety, tree health and more. Broken or dead branches can be dangerous if they fall. They also need to be pruned if the branches grow too big for the tree or get too close to your home. Call Tree Guardian to trim or prune your trees to protect your home from any damage due to overgrown trees.

What's the difference between trimming and pruning?

Trimming ensures perfect growth of the tree whereas pruning is performed to protect the tree.

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes, Dean Guidry of Tree Guardian is a licensed arborist and contractor in the state of Louisiana and insured as well.