FAQs

Why choose Archon?

That's a great question! There are many tree service companies in the greater Gig Harbor-Tacoma area. We believe Archon is your best option because we are licensed, bonded and insured, as well as accredited with the Tree Care Industry Association. We offer free estimates as well as a 100% no-risk guarantee! We have a Certified Arborist on staff as well as a Certified Safety Professional! We have been serving the community for over 25 years! When you hire Archon you hire peace of mind.

Why should I care that you are accredited with the Tree Care Industry Association?

The Tree Care Industry Association sets the national standards for the industry. They perform a rigorous 63 point check on each company that applies for accreditation. Hiring an accredited company ensures that you are hiring expert professional and ethically responsible company. To learn more click Here.

What is your availability?

Most estimates are done Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm with hourly slots.

Because we typically work in residential areas, our teams perform work typically between the hours of 8:30 am -3:30 pm to try and mitigate disturbances to neighbors. Tree care related emergencies are scheduled on a case by case basis, depending on severity.

What causes a tree to have problems?

Most landscape tree and shrub problems are due to environmental factors such as poor growing conditions, temperature extremes, poor water management, soil compaction or mechanical injury. Poor environmental conditions can cause a tree stress, resulting in trees being more susceptible to pests and diseases.

What time of year is the best time to prune? Does it depend on the type of tree?

Because pruning creates wounds on a tree it is optimal to prune deciduous trees in the winter. (Fruit tree especially benefit from January-February pruning.) When a tree is working to grow leaves in the spring it can't devote enough energy to healing pruning wounds, resulting in tree stress and opening a tree up to problems.

Why shouldn't you top trees? What do you recommend instead?

Topping is the indiscriminate cutting of tree branches to stubs or to lateral branches that are not large enough to assume the terminal pole. It is often used to reduce the size of a tree.

Topping the tree removes 50-100% of a tree's leaf bearing crown which are the food factories of the tree. Removing them can temporarily starve a tree and trigger various survival mechanisms.

Recommended techniques for reducing the height include pruning back larger limbs to lateral branches large enough to assume the terminal role. This method of branch reduction helps to preserve the natural form of the tree.

What does "Zero Impact Tree Removal" mean?

We take pride in leaving your property the same way we entered it. Using our crane when possible to remove or "pluck" a tree we are able to avoid a majority of the damage that happens when trees are cut and dropped in pieces. Zero Impact means that we stand by that promise to protect your property as best as we can.

Can you walk me through your process?

Once you contact us via e-mail, phone, social media, or through our website we will find a time for our estimator to meet you at your property. Or receive instructions to visit the property if you are unable to meet our estimator. (Common amongst rental property owners.)

Once on site we can consult with you for your FREE tree care estimate. We will send you a written estimate via e-mail or through the Postal Service. If you are happy with your written estimate we then schedule your job for the soonest availability, or at a time designated by you for a future date.

Do you run any specials?

We offer a 5% discount on our estimates for senior citizens (Over 65) and Military Personnel/veterans. We also run promotions throughout the year via e-mail and social media.

The work was done exactly as described, and the trees look beautiful. The crew was very friendly and did an excellent job on the clean up. — Andy R., University Place, WA October 2016
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