Tree Removal Lititz

Welcome to Douglas Tree Service, we specialize in affordable Tree Services in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Contact Us at 717-538-8762 for a free estimate.. Tree Removal Lititz, Tree Service Lancaster, Tree Removal Service Manheim. No matter the size of your tree service project, we’ve got the professional expertise and the equipment to handle it. Don't trust your tree needs to an amateur who could make expensive mistakes. Bring us a competitors bid and we will beat it on price, quality of service.

​Douglas Tree & Property Service is committed to providing a quality of tree care that is second to none. We have built our reputation by providing this standard of excellence to all of our customers; no matter how large or small their tree care needs may be, and best of all we will do it at an affordable price.  We work hard; not to obtain one time customers, but to add you to our reputable list of long time repeat customers. Don't trust your tree's needs to amateurs who may make expensive mistakes.  We offer a wealth of experience, expertise, equipment, competitive prices, and free estimates.

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Douglas Tree Service

Phone: (717) -538-8762


Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 7:30-7pm

Sat: 9-5pm

Sun: Closed


722 Columbia Ave Ste 1

Lancaster, Pa 17603

Tree Removal Lancaster Pa

Tree Removal Lititz Pa, Arborist, Tree Removal Service

We will work within your budget to beat any competitors estimate, saving you money keeps us in business!

Douglas Tree Service

At Douglas Tree Service, we are focused on providing  tree removal services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!

At Douglas Tree Service, SAFETY is our number ONE priority because it HAS to be. We work in a hazardous environment and our employees are our most important resource. Our primary goal at the beginning of each day is that our employees go home without injury. Accidents are caused by people and the best way to prevent accidents is to “educate and communicate.”

Motto: “Work safely…because LIFE is more important than work.”

“At DTS, SAFETY is our NUMBER ONE priority. It takes precedence over everything else we do.” –Robert Douglas, CEO  

Safety Philosophy

Our safety philosophy at Douglas Tree Service is grounded in the belief that life is not just about following policies or procedures; it’s about doing the right thing. We have a responsibility to work safely and promote safety for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and the public we serve.

Because we work in a hazardous environment, SAFETY has to be our NUMBER ONE priority. DTS employees are our most important resource and at the beginning of each day the goal is for everyone to go home without injury. People cause accidents and the best way to prevent them is to educate and communicate.

Tree removal service in most urban and suburban landscapes presents a challenge. Trees in neighborhoods often are surrounded by other valuable plantings or structures. Tree removal service,  especially for large trees, require careful dismantling by highly trained personnel utilizing state-of-the-art machinery to ensure your safety and the protection of your home and property. The use of specialized equipment during tree service removal is determined by the conditions on your landscape, branch architecture, and the soundness of your tree..

The cost of tree removal varies according to the complexity of the job, a tree's location, accessibility, height, width, number of branches and proximity to power lines or other obstacles.Therfore we need too schedule a free estimate too determine the price of the removal.

> Size: It's a pretty safe bet that the taller the tree, the bigger the bill. Oak trees, for example, can grow to over 60 feet tall and are difficult to cut, so removal costs could range from $200 to $1,000.

Pine trees are easier to cut but can grow much taller, so removal can cost between $200 and $1,500.

A tree with a large mass of foliage will cost more to remove than one with a smaller crown.

>> Condition: A dead or relatively hollow tree may cost more to remove because workers must be extra careful to avoid dangers associated with brittleness and falling branches.

>> Accessibility: Another important factor is how cost or difficult, it is for workers to reach the tree and do their job. The more inaccessible a tree is to workers and equipment, the higher the cost of the job.

One aspect of accessibility that can increase the price is tree location. It can cost more to remove a tree that is close to a house, garage, shed, fence, electrical lines or other structure or object.

If a tree can be easily reached by a bucket truck using your driveway, for example, the cost of removal will probably be cheaper than for a tree near a fence in the farthest corner of the backyard.

Another accessibility factor is how much space workers have in which to move. If they must use ropes and rigging devices to cut a tree to the ground one chunk at a time, that will probably cost more than if they can knock the tree to the ground and cut it apart there.

Tree Removal Lititz generally includes bringing the tree down to a stump, chipping and hauling away all the branches, removing the trunk. Contact Douglas Tree Service  today for a free consult and estimate to remove a tree on your property.

We use a 55 foot Forestry Bucket Truck on all our jobs, if a Crane is needed we will also make use of it. Branches are put through our Wood Chippers.

Tree Trimming Lititz, Affordable Tree Trimming Prices, Cost, Estimate.

There are three basic reasons why we prune trees. The first is to improve the look of a tree; the second is to improve the health of a tree; and the third is to make a tree more storm resistant. We offer thinning, elevating, deadwooding, crown reduction, structural pruning, and corrective pruning to achieve your objectives.

We start with the Structural Approach to Pruning

The primary focus when pruning landscape trees should be to reduce conditions that contribute to weakness and to prepare the tree for removal of low branches. Established older trees in urban landscapes should be pruned primarily to reduce risk, preserve a tree structure that boosts amenity values, provide clearance, and improve the aesthetic value of the property. Achieving these objectives requires different pruning strategies for trees of different species, life stages, and sizes.

Specific types of pruning may be necessary to maintain a mature tree in a healthy, safe, and attractive condition. Cleaning is the removal of dead, dying, diseased, weakly attached, and low-vigor branches from the crown of a tree.

Thinning is selective branch removal to improve structure and to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown. Proper thinning opens the foliage of a tree, reduces weight on heavy limbs, and helps retain the tree’s natural shape. Tree trimming Lititz.

Raising removes the lower branches from a tree to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles, pedestrians, and vistas.

Reduction reduces the size of a tree, often for utility line clearance. Reducing a tree’s height or spread is best accomplished by pruning back the leaders and branch terminals to secondary branches that are large enough to assume the terminal roles (at least one-third the diameter of the cut stem). Compared to topping, reduction helps maintain the form and structural integrity of the tree. Tree trimming Manheim.

The first priorities when pruning established trees are to reduce conditions in the tree that contribute to weakness, ensure strong tree structure by guiding future growth, and create clearance. Treating defect by reducing or thinning stems that compete with the leader, large forked limbs and those with inclusions, or aggressive (fast-growing) or long branches reduces risk by slowing their growth rate or redistributing mass. 

Once this structural and clearance pruning is completed, one or more of the other pruning methods can be applied if needed to complete the job, provided the targeted pruning dose has not been exceeded.

Trees that grow to be large are more structurally sound and cost-effective to maintain when trained with a central dominant leader that extends 30 feet or more into the crown. Trees with branches smaller than half the trunk diameter, and with branches spaced along the central leader, or trunk are stronger than trees with branches clustered together. Vigorous, upright branches and stems that compete with the central leader can become weakly attached. Structural pruning in the landscape aims to develop and maintain the strong central leader structure found in the forest.

Structural pruning selectively favors a single, dominant leader by suppressing competing leaders using reduction cuts (left illustration). Reduction cuts shorten stems back to lateral branches that are at least one-third the diameter of the cut stems. Structural pruning on shade trees that occurs regularly when the tree is less than about 20 inches trunk diameter establishes strong form early. It is normally performed every few years to gradually encourage more growth in the selected leader. Structural pruning performed on most tree species that become large at maturity promotes longevity, decreases future maintenance costs, and reduces conditions in the tree that could place people or property at risk. All branches and stems should be shorter than the central leader after pruning is completed.

Whatever your pruning needs are, our Certified Arborists are well equipped to meet your needs quickly, easily and safely. Douglas Tree Service has been providing a full range of tree pruning, tree removal and arbor care services throughout Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for over Twenty years. Tree Trimming Lititz.

Problem - Before pruning, the young to medium-aged tree has three developing leaders or codominant stems (a, b and c). These are likely to develop into multiple leaders, which are considered weaker than trees with one trunk. Large maturing trees usually perform best and last longest if they grow with one main leader. Structural pruning helps the tree develop one main leader and one trunk.