"Ryan is very professional and knowledgeable. He arrived on time for the quote and then for the work. Because I have had other companies give quotes and do tree trimming, I found Ryan to be very fair with his pricing. I know that I'll need more work done in the future and will be calling Ryan to do it." — M. S.
"Very professional, knowledgeable and yet friendly and personal." — P. G.
"Ryan was knowledgeable, professional, friendly and responsive. He and his apprentice did a great job trimming a large branch in an awkward location over my roof and patio flower beds. Work was done quickly with nice clean up and debris was hauled away." — H. G.
"Very Good was more than good, Ryan was GREAT! Professional, on time, and caring with removing our dead elm tree, protecting the nearby plantings and the garden architecture. Thank you, Very Good Tree Service!" — R. S.
"Ryan is the best! He is a joy to work with, mostly because he listens. His manner is professional - he begins by assessing the situation and gaining an understanding of a client's expectations and needs. Then, he explains what can be done. He appreciates the value and beauty of a tree, and trims with an eye to tree health and aesthetics. He returns phone calls, shows up on time and cleans up after the job. And, he seems to really enjoy what he does. I predict that someday, Ryan will "not be taking any new clients" because he will be so overwhelmed with work. It's easy to find a tree trimmer, but it's very difficult to find a certified arborist with a sensitive and artistic eye to work on a beloved old tree. I say, get on Ryan's client list now, while he's still an up-and-coming star." — CATHERINE SAYLER
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Santa Fe, Albuquerque,
and Northern New Mexico
We Provide Tree Health Care Programs in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Surrounding Areas
Homeowners in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, or elsewhere in Northern New Mexico should contact Very Good Tree Service when they see symptoms such as discolored leaves, dead branches, or early leaf drop. The cause can be a minor problem that is easily explained and corrected, but other times the problem can be more complex, with several underlying causes and a remedy requiring treatments extending over several years.
Tree Health Care (THC) programs help to maintain or improve the landscapes appearance, vitality, and safety using the most cost-effective and environmentally sensitive practices and treatments available. THC involves routine monitoring, preventive treatment, and a strong working relationship between the arborist and the property owner.
Healthy trees increase in value with age and increase property values, beautify surroundings, purify air, and save energy by providing cooling shade from summer's heat and protection from winter's wind.
Trees in cities or near houses need regular maintenance to promote health and structural integrity. An effective maintenance program, including regular inspections and necessary follow-up care—mulching, fertilizing, and additional soil management—can identify problems and correct them before they become damaging or fatal.
Our Tree Health Care Services
If the trunk of your tree does not show a flare at the base, you may have a problem. The root flare is the base of the trunk that flares outward as it changes from trunk into root tissue. Excess soil or other materials around the base can lead to decay, pathogen entry, girdling roots, or other serious concerns. The Air Spade is an arborist’s tool for safely removing soil from the base of a tree or around its roots, without significant damage. The tool uses high pressure air through a hose to blow the soil away from a trunk or roots, which provides the opportunity to examine the condition of roots, root flare, or the trunk. Exposing the root flare can provide our consulting arborist with valuable information regarding the general health or structural integrity of your tree.
Vertical mulching is the creation of holes around the base of a tree that is stressed. The holes are filled with a mixture of organic material. The back fill and aeration can dramatically improve root growth and reduce or eliminate stress caused in a lawn environment or construction damage or just heavily compacted New Mexico soil.
Radial trenching involves air-blasting narrow trenches beneath the canopy arranged like spokes of a wheel around the trunk. This application is especially useful in areas with poor drainage or compacted soils. Radial trenching involves air-blasting spoke-like sections of the root zone of the tree, then filling the holes with amendments and organic matter. It’s used for alleviating soil compaction and adding nutrients to the root zone of the tree. Radial trenching is shown to encourage deep root growth far reaching from the trunk and between structural root leaders.