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Richmond’s Natural Choice for Tree Care

North of the James 804.355.2275
South of the James 804.218.8733

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.

Truetimber employees removing tree limbs.

Tree Management

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

Truetimber employee holding climbing line at community event

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.

Truetimber employee holding climbing line at community event

Who We Are

It’s not just business. . . it’s personal.

Tips From Our Arborists

Big Summer Home Improvement Project?

Be sure to consider the root zone of your trees as you work on your homes.  Abrupt grade changes or root zone soil compaction can begin the slow suffocation of your tree.  Tree roots depended on aerated, oxygenated soil for proper function.  Always consider having a tree protection zone around valuable trees during construction projects.  Ask us if you don’t know how!

 

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

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