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Benefits of Hiring a CTE
When you care for your trees, they add beauty and also considerable value to your property. Three healthy trees can raise a house’s property value by up to 10%.

Because tree pruning and removal is dangerous work, tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees such as a CTE.

A Certified Tree Expert (CTE) is a person who has been examined and proven to be competent in the science and art of diagnosing, treating and preventing tree injuries. These professionals demonstrate high ethical and moral standards in the practice of tree care and are certified by the Board of Tree Experts. CTEs produce correct, long-term management techniques required in the science of tree care.

Services offered by CTEs include:

Insect & disease spray
Bracing, cabling and guying
Lightning protection
Integrated pest management
Site planning
Casualty loss
Insurance adjustments
Diagnosis of insects & diseases

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