Richmond’s Natural Choice for Tree Care

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Welcome to Truetimber Arborists

Richmond’s Home-Grown and Award Winning Tree Care Provider

We are DRIVEN in our pursuit of personal and professional growth.
We are RESPECTFUL of our natural environment and the people we share it with.
We are LOYAL to our community, to one another, and to the cause of setting a new standard for safety and professionalism in tree care.

Tree Management

Truetimber always offers and delivers a fair, reliable solution to your tree care needs.

Truetimber in the Community

What we have been doing, and what we will be doing, to support and share life with you in this great city of rich culture and natural beauty.

Who We Are

Its not just business. . . its personal.

Tips From Our Arborists

Fall is for Planting

We lost a lot of trees to a stormy summer in Richmond this year!  Whether you are replacing an old recently fallen tree friend or are just adding new trees to your yard, fall is the right time for planting.  If you plant your own be sure to use a good guide like this one from the Arborday Foundation. https://www.arborday.org/trees/planting/.   If you are not the shoveling type give us a call.  We’re glad to help.

 

Proper Mulching

  • Apply Mulch no more than 2-4 inches deep
  • Avoid any mulch piled up against the base of your trees.  You should always be able to see the root flare, or the place where the stem of the tree widens as it enters the soil
  • Extend the mulch away from the trunk as far as you can without disturbing the aesthetic of your landscape
  • No mulch volcanoes!  These can lead to rapid deterioration of the lower stem, affecting tree stability and often leading to tree death.

Visual Tree Inspection

Sometimes just a casual glance at your trees can help you find and even prevent potential problems. Look for these:

  • Excessive lean.  Leaning trees can be more likely to break or uproot in high wind and/or heavy rain events.  If you think your tree might be gradually increasing its lean, its time to give us a call
  • Poorly formed branch unions.  Stronger branch unions create more of a “U” shape where they meet the main stem, and not much seam between branch and stem.  Weaker unions create a “V” shape with the stem and are often predisposed to break, sometimes under their own weight.
  • Hollow spots or cavities in the tree the may cause stability problems.
  • Mushrooms or conks growing out of the trunk or the ground around the tree that signify wood decay

Why Choose Truetimber

  • First privately owned tree care provider in the Richmond area to earn Accreditation from the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA).
  • 8 International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Arborists on Staff, affording you confidence that your tree management is being handled reliably, responsibly, and professionally.
  • Through common ownership with Riverside Outfitters, we are committed to the stewardship and protection of Richmond’s great outdoors.
  • 2014 Finalist for the Richmond Chamber of Commerce Impact Award in recognition for the wholesome nature of our workplace and our community involvement.
  • 2 Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Certified Tree Care Safety Professionals (CTSP) on staff to direct the development and maintenance of safe work practices.

Estimates Are Always Free

Give us a call. We know we can help you address any tree problem with professional advice and responsible service.

We Have the Credentials