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Why You May Need to Remove a Tree

When you are looking at Durham tree service, one of the questions that you may have is why you may need to remove a tree. It may not seem like a big deal to ask, but the truth is, there are many different reasons. In some cases, tree removal is necessary if a tree is considered to be a hazard or poses an immediate danger to people or property. In other cases, tree removal is needed for aesthetic reasons. Today, arborists are trained to know what to do in each of these situations.

Why you may have to remove a tree

One of the most common reasons that arborists make tree removal is to protect homes and other properties. If a tree falls on a house or other structure, it can be extremely dangerous. It is important for homeowners to know how tree care professionals can protect their homes. A tree service can do patchwork for houses that have been hit, making sure that they are properly protected. If a tree were to break on a house without an arborist, it could end up being even more dangerous than it was when it fell.

Another reason that you may need to hire a tree service is to clear away dead trees that are causing an obstruction in your yard or streets. Dead trees can be an eyesore and take up a lot of space. In addition, tree leaves can clog up your gutters and water systems. To make sure that all of these hazards are removed, a tree care expert can come in and get rid of the tree. Sometimes, this is done by cutting it down and moving it to a safer location.

Many times, tree removal is needed because a tree is injured. This can happen when a tree has fallen on a home or on a sidewalk. It can also happen if a tree is trying to grow up towards a house or a person’s home. Sometimes, the tree may become unstable and crash down. When this happens, it is usually very expensive to repair. You should consider calling a tree care professional for tree removal services.

Besides tree removal, tree services can also include tree trimming. Trimming a tree can help to prevent future problems with breaking branches or roots that grow into gardens and other places. A tree service can provide this service, which can make a huge difference in your yard and surrounding areas. This will cost you, though, so be sure to ask how much it is going to cost before you contact a tree service.

Tree removal is not something that you should try to do on your own. There are many professionals that can help you out with tree removal if you ever find yourself needing it. Why you may have to remove a tree is an important question to ask, as tree care is important for everyone. If you ever find yourself wondering “why you may have to remove a tree,” then call a Durham, NC tree service right away to find out what you need to do.

What is Tree Care? Tree Care FAQs

What is tree care? Tree care is the process of keeping your trees healthy and strong. The process involves removing dead, decaying or damaged leaves, branches, twigs and other tree parts. There are different types of tree removal such as tree felling, tree trimming, tree removal, tree thinning, tree pruning, tree removal, stump removal and tree removal. The different types of tree services provided by arborists include tree felling or removal, tree trimming, stump removal, pruning and other tree related services.

What is tree care

The process of tree care is to remove any disease-bearing and dangerous tree part from a tree and also to maintain the health of the tree and its surroundings. The arborist must be an expert in assessing the type of tree that needs to be removed, the size of the tree and the location. It also requires expertise in using specialized equipment for tree removal, like a chainsaw for tree trimming and stump removal. An arborist must have an advanced knowledge about trees since he/she would be required to know how the tree grows, where it is located, what part of it will need to be cut off and how the tree would withstand the impact if that part was chopped off.

For tree care purposes, the arborist must have a license as well as the proper training for the tree services that he/she is providing. A license from the relevant government agency is necessary for tree pruning. This is to ensure that the arborist has followed all the rules and regulations regarding tree felling and tree trimming. The license also proves that the arborist has undertaken specific training and has had to successfully complete a tree care certification course. The training is usually offered by special institutions dedicated to tree care certification courses. A tree service company offering tree pruning services also ensures that the license is renewed after every two years by proving that the arborist has not passed any certification courses.

The term ‘tree care’ may sometimes sound a little strange when used in conjunction with tree removal. However, tree care refers to the preventive maintenance that involves taking care of the health of the tree even after the tree has fallen and is no longer functional. Some tree care services involve tree removal, which is the process of removing the dead or dying tree from its location. However, tree removal is often a complicated and time-consuming process which is often inconvenient for the users. For these reasons, tree services are offered by an arborist who can prune the tree and take care of any problems that arise as a result of the tree’s health. This ensures that the tree continues to provide the necessary fruits and nuts to the community.

The primary goal of what is tree care? is to ensure that the tree continues to provide the goods or services which were provided by the tree in the past. For example, if the tree was a house tree, then tree service professionals would likely focus on tree removal and tree care. However, if the tree was used for garden decoration and other commercial activities, the tree care professional will likely focus their attention on tree pruning.

What is tree care? is a question that many people often ask, especially when they need tree services and equipment to assist with tree maintenance. Fortunately, there are many tree care companies available to help consumers maintain their trees. These companies, such as 719 Tree and Stump Removal,  offer a range of tree care services which include tree trimming, tree removal, tree pruning, tree supplements, and more. Therefore, no matter whether your tree needs tree trimming, tree removal, or tree supplements, it is important to know what is tree care and to find a tree care professional to help you out.

What Can A Tree Service Company Do?

The number one concern when people decide to hire tree services is what tree service can they expect from their chosen tree care provider? What can they get out of doing tree trimming, tree removal or tree pruning? The answers to those questions are many and depend on the tree removal company you choose. There are many common reasons that people choose tree care companies to provide services for them. These reasons include tree removal, tree trimming, tree maintenance, tree pruning and tree care. Ask any of commercial or residential clients and they’ll all make the same honest comments about tree care, communication, quality, workmanship and of course, customer service.

What can a tree service company do

Tree trimming is the most popular tree care service. Tree trimming refers to the process of removing dead, damaged or diseased branches and leaves. It involves cutting down overgrown branches and taking away unwanted material. This material is usually cellulose that clogs the tree’s heartwood. There are many reasons that trees can become unhealthy, but most tree pruning issues are a result of improper pruning techniques.

A tree company has the necessary equipment and know-how to remove branches that are threatening to cause property damage or create safety hazards. tree removal also removes diseased or dangerous tree limbs that are interfering with sidewalks, driveways, garages or any other surface area in which they grow. Tree removal also involves tree trimming procedures. Trimming trees prevents the re-growth of unwanted branches and eliminates the need for expensive tree trimming and removal services down the road.

Tree care services may also include tree removal and related services. One of the most common services is tree removal. If your property has a tree that is blocking a sidewalk, preventing access to a home, garage or other structure or is  broken, a tree removal company can remove it for you. In most cases, they can have the tree removed and the stump ground to make it easier to remove.

In tree trimming and tree removal situations, tree services may also provide necessary tree care services. A tree trimming service can help you prune certain areas of your tree without removing the entire tree. Sometimes, pruning can help tree growth by improving its shape and function. This can be done by removing some of the tree’s branches but allowing the tree to grow in other areas. tree pruning services can also provide tree removal services. In this case, they will cut down a tree that is threatening to hurt someone or that is causing property damage.

In general, tree care needs are important for all trees, but special tree care needs arise for certain types of trees. Tree removal is one such tree service. However, tree trimming and tree removal is not the only tree care services that a tree service can provide. There are many tree care services that a tree service company can provide.

The Proposal

The e-Freedom Coalition’s Proposal to the
Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce
November 10, 1999

Electronic commerce has grown rapidly over the past several years. The Internet is changing the way the world does business. From the perspective of the online consumer, it does not matter if a purchase is made from a Web site in San Francisco, Boston, or Beijing — it only matters who offers the best product at the best price. Everyone — including government — gains from such increasing economic integration.

Unfortunately, the benefits of electronic commerce are threatened by the impulses of some elected officials to regulate and tax. Electronic commerce is changing daily in scope and scale: in the way the industry is structured, the ways information is formatted and transmitted, the ways in which exchanges are created and financed, and the ways in which privacy is protected. Every aspect of electronic commerce is in flux. We believe any effort to assert political control is an assault on this emerging medium. We believe taxes on remote sales will inevitably entail vast and invasive monitoring – Who would levy the tax; what level of tax and of record-keeping would be imposed; how would compliance and sales be monitored. Furthermore, tax proposals pose severe threats to the evolving privacy protections on the Internet such as encryption and anonymous digital money. The emergence of these technologies could be profoundly hampered by new tax collection schemes.

Those are reasons enough for caution. But the problems with e-commerce taxation go far beyond its invasiveness. Indeed, allowing state and local governments to tax across borders is fundamentally unjust. Remote taxation is, quite simply, Taxation without Representation on an unprecedented scale; a practice that cannot be tolerated in a democratic society. The proper role of taxation is to support those functions carried out within a governing jurisdiction. Such taxes cannot be levied on or collected from people who have no say in how the funds are used. Imposing tax collection responsibilities on remote firms violates those important principles by staking a claim on economic activity largely unrelated to the benefits provided by the taxing jurisdiction.

The advocates of new tax collection schemes rely on an increasingly irrelevant distinction between so-called “Main Street” businesses and online business. But the Internet is open to everyone. Even as the Commission deliberates, Main Street businesses are embracing the Internet in droves, through individual Web sites, online auctions, and such emerging forums as Amazon’s zShops and’s automated storefronts. In the name of the small number of Main Street businesses that would stifle rather than embrace the opportunities presented by the Internet, the proponents of new tax collection schemes are willing to sacrifice the ability of future Main Streeters to reach the world via the information highway. If the advocates of expanded taxation prevail, many main Street businesses will stay precisely that – never reaching their full potential in the increasingly global marketplace.

Proposals to apply “efficient” or “uniform” taxes to remote sales are especially distressing. A uniform tax is easily raised and high tax rates, even when administered on a neutral basis, are detrimental to economic growth and development. Electronic commerce empowers consumers to take advantage of competitive tax rates in other jurisdictions and thus serves as a necessary constraint on excessive government. The flexibility in moving capital and economic activities around the globe offered by the Internet, at last, makes it possible to sharpen those disciplining influences.

For those officials concerned about “leakage” from state and local taxes due to Internet commerce, the solution is a re-examination of their own tax-and-spending policies. The first priority should be to cut unnecessary expenditures and streamline tax collection systems. Indeed, it is abundantly clear in this time of unprecedented federal, state, and local budget surpluses that the last thing politicians need is new revenues.

Rather than impose new and onerous tax collection schemes, we take a more open approach that respects the sovereignty of both taxpayers and local jurisdictions.

Recognizing that a citizen’s ability to take advantage of all the Internet offers, including e-commerce, completely depends on the Internet’s accessibility, we begin this proposal with five recommendations to tear down and prevent the re-emergence of government-imposed taxes and regulations that serve only to drive up costs for consumers and retard the investments needed to strengthen and maintain the national information infrastructure. Specifically, we have identified five tax-related barriers to Internet access:

1.  Barrier #1: The federal 3% excise tax on telecommunications. The tax is an anachronism and should be repealed immediately.

2. Barrier #2: Discriminatory ad valorem taxation of interstate telecommunications. Fifteen states tax telecommunications business property at rates higher than other property, driving up costs for consumers. Federal protections against such taxes – already in effect for railroads, airlines and trucking — should be extended to telecommunications.

3. Barrier #3: Internet tolls – new taxes and fees levied on telecommunications providers and their customers when the cable is installed along highways and roads. These new taxes, which can run up to 5% of gross receipts, drive up costs for consumers and should be abolished. Congress should make clear that the 1996 Telecommunications Act intended only for state and local governments to be reimbursed for actual costs incurred for managing public rights of way.

4. Barrier #4: High state and local telecommunications taxes, complicated auditing, and filing procedures. Many governments are using consumer telephone bills as cash cows, imposing multiple and high taxes on services. Such taxes should be slashed to a single tax per state and locality, and filing/auditing procedures streamlined.

5. Barrier #5: Internet access taxes. The temporary federal ban on Internet access taxes should be made permanent. States and localities that imposed such taxes before the ban took effect should repeal any taxes on access to keep costs down for consumers.

Next, we propose that if sales taxes are to continue to be collected online, a pro-growth system for the collection of sales and use taxes by companies with a substantial physical presence within the taxing jurisdiction is appropriate. The system would affirm, update, and clarify existing constitutional law by setting clear jurisdictional standards that are relevant and easily understood in the “new economy.” Originally proposed by Commissioner Dean Andal, this proposal will encourage tax collection by minimizing the compliance burden while at the same time encourage the expansion of e-commerce by improving the certainty of state and local tax responsibilities.

In short, our proposal hinges on many of the principles that have prevailed in fostering the Internet’s own phenomenal growth: openness, fairness, accessibility, freedom, and the minimal involvement of political institutions. We now propose taking the Internet into the next century by increasing its accessibility, encouraging the growth of e-commerce, and enabling tax collection within proper constitutional guidelines.

About Us

What does the E-Freedom Coalition’s proposal do?

The Coalition’s proposal is a comprehensive plan for making the Internet more accessible and promoting its growth. It does this by tearing down many of the barriers to Internet access and updating federal, state, and local laws to ensure Americans can access the Internet at the lowest possible cost. The proposal advances the principle of no taxation without representation in the online world by ensuring that state and local governments cannot use the Internet as an excuse to impose their tax collection schemes on companies without a physical presence in their jurisdiction.

How does the proposal make the Internet more accessible?

The proposal tears down government regulations and taxes that make the Internet more expensive to reach. It repeals the 101-year old federal tax on telephone service. It prohibits state and local governments from taxing telecommunications properties at rates higher than those levied on other commercial properties. It slashes state and local telecommunications tax to a single tax per state, and a single tax per locality. It blocks state and local governments from erecting tolls on the Internet by charging huge fees to companies that bury telecommunications cable along state right-of-ways. Finally, the proposal permanently bans taxes specifically imposed on Internet access.

How does the proposal keep taxes on the Internet low?

The proposal keeps taxes on the Internet low in two ways. First, it permanently bans taxes specifically imposed on electronic commerce. Second, it affirms and expands existing constitutional law to ensure that no state or locality can use the Internet as an excuse to force companies with no physical presence in their jurisdiction to collect sales/use taxes. Citizens should not lose their right of “no taxation without representation” simply because they go online.

How does the proposal protect consumer privacy?

The proposal protects consumer privacy by ensuring that the government does not use its power to collect or compel and the third party to collect, information on individual consumer transactions. Meanwhile, the government should not block information-sharing agreements reached between consumers and producers.

What is the E-Freedom Coalition?

The E-Freedom Coalition consists of taxpayer groups, think tanks, and other organizations working together to ensure that individual liberty and freedom are protected online. A complete list of members is available at