If you live in the forested rural areas of Northern Idaho, wildﬁre is an annual possibility. We can provide valuable advice on reducing your exposure to wild ﬁre. Arborist Michael has 18 years experience in the ﬁre service: 7 years in a big city, and 11 years volunteering locally (9 years Asst. Chief). For many years, we were a vendor for the Bonﬁre (Bonner County) and Boundary FireSafe programs. In addition, we own a 2800 gallon Wildland Type II Water Tender which is used for contracting with the USFS. As you can see, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to advise wisely on ﬁre risk and prevention.
Caution: When ﬁres happen, it’s often extreme weather events which drive the ﬁre. We can only provide advice to reduce, not eliminate the threat of ﬁre to your home.
Arborist Michael also has an education background (B.S. Forestry) and experience in forest management. If you’re looking for sound advice on managing a small piece of forested land, give us a call. We don’t set up large scale logging projects. There are other companies which do this well.
Our Forest Management services include the following:
Tree lightning protection systems (TLPS) professionally installed can prevent damage to your tree if struck by lightning.
Proper care for your trees promotes growth, insect and disease resistance and overall vitality. We offer:
Trees young and old can be trimmed for function, structure and beauty.
Pruning young trees: Proper pruning of young trees will help to develop strong structure and good form. Done well, future problems and maintenance may be reduced.
Pruning mature trees:
Sometimes, a tree needs to come down. We can remove a tree safely from the tightest of locations. This also includes the removal of large, broken or dead limbs, leaning trees, branches with unsafe (split) attachments, and the installation of dynamic or static support systems. A risk assessment should be performed first to determine the treatment needed.
We can chip and haul the brush from your job or we can leave the chips there for your landscaping needs. Price-wise the cheapest is if you deal with the brush and wood yourself. Next cheapest is for us to chip the brush and leave the chips on site. If you want us to chip it and haul it all away, it will cost a bit more.
We can grind stumps of any diameter down to approximately 6 – 10 inches below grade.