Decatur Tree Trimming and Removal

INSURANCE

WORKERS COMPENSATION

Workers compensation is a very Important factor when it comes to services provided to you as a homeowner. 


By law, tree services are required to carry workers compensation. Things you may not know – there are loop holes (ways around) in paying the cost that is required to have workers compensation.  One type is a sub-contractors workers comp, which basically says in the policy (that you never see) is that if someone gets hurt working on your property, that they will pay your homeowners insurance deductible and claim it on your policy.  Employee workers compensation means the company will pay their own deductible and claim it on their insurance.  


Most companies will provide you with a copy of their workers compensation policy when the estimate is completed.  You, as a homeowner, need to call the insurance company and ask how many people are covered under the policy.  


Some companies, who cut corners to get a legit looking copy of workers comp, will only cover the owner (1 person).  Most tree removal jobs require more than 1 person to remove the tree from your property.  We, at Motta's Tree Service, carry an employee workers compensation policy for all of our full time employees.  


Our high standard of safety has earned us one of the lowest workers comp rates in the southeast.  Safety, on top of proper coverage, insures that your homeowners insurance will never be involved or held liable for any injury, if ever occurred on your property.

Motta's Tree Service Lawrenceville, GA (678) 956-0500

Motta's Tree Service (678) 956-0500

Recycle

Additional Information

In the recycling process there are many different steps you can take to really make a difference.  The first is the most common, which is taking the logs from the trees we cut and take them to our lot where they are sorted by types of wood and taken to the appropriate mill.  They are used for paper, pallets, etc.  This is common with most of your larger tree services.  Another step is the wood chips.  


To learn more about wood products and the recycling process, go to WWW.GP.COM

Motta's Tree Service Lawrenceville, GA (678) 956-0500

Motta's Tree Service (678) 956-0500

Coverage Area

  PROUDLY SERVING OUR COMMUNITY FOR OVER 20 YEARS! 


Tree Service Provider for:


Atlanta, Stone Mountain,

Lilburn, Grayson, Loganville

Snellville, Lithonia, Lawrenceville, Tucker, Decatur, Norcross,

Duluth, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody,

Buford, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Roswell

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to remove a tree?

The cost of removing a tree depends on the location, size and how dangerous the tree may be. Another cost factor would be landscaping considerations such as sod, shrubs, ornamental trees and grandma's favorite flowers. Motta's Tree Service Inc. offers multi-tree discounts! 

When is the best time for trimming?

The best time to trim your trees is between November and February. 

Are you insured and licensed?

We have all necessary licenses for our area, and we carry insurance for all of our projects.

Some larger construction projects require special licenses and certifications. We have trusted members of the landscaping community that we work with for those special cases.

Are you insured and licensed?

We have all necessary licenses for our area, and we carry insurance for all of our projects.

Some larger construction projects require special licenses and certifications. We have trusted members of the landscaping community that we work with for those special cases.

How soon after I call or email can I get an estimate?

Depending on several factors such as emergency and time of year we try to get our representitives to your home as soon as possible.  Our normal turn around time is 2-3 days.  However if your situation requires immediate attention we prioritize accordingly. 

Do you recycle tree waste?

All of the logs are recycled for building homes, making pallets and bio-fuels. Our wood-chips are recycled for use in landscape. 

Education

Root Diseases

Foliage Diseases

Foliage Diseases

Motta's Tree Service Servicing Gwinnett County 678-956-0500

Root rot diseases are by far the most damaging diseases in Georgia's landscapes. They occur in wet soils with limited soil drainage (porosity) or in areas that are over-watered or remain wet due to location of gutters and downspouts, air conditioning units and slopes, etc. All landscape plants (trees, shrubs and flowers) are susceptible to root rot. The most common pathogens causing root rot diseases are the soil-borne fungi Pythium, Phytophthora and Rhizoctonia. Several other fungi also cause root and crown rots, but they are more common on some plants than others. For example, Southern blight caused by Sclerotium rolfsii is more common on herbaceous perennials and vegetable transplants. Black root rot caused by Thielaviopsis basicola is more common on bedding plants such as pansy, petunia and annual vinca, as well as Japanese holly (Ilex crenata) and anise (Illicium spp.).. Ref: UGA.edu .. 

Foliage Diseases

Foliage Diseases

Foliage Diseases

Motta's Tree Service Servicing Gwinnett County 678-956-0500

Blight is a general term used to describe a symptom that occurs in trees when any number of pathogenic organisms infects them. They all exhibit a browning affect on the leaves that progresses to a complete death of twigs, branches and floral organs.


Anthracnose is an organism that induces blight on many species of trees. It is identified by the small, purple-rimmed spots and large blotches on the leaves.


Verticillium Wilt is not a true foliage disease; it is a fungus that lives in soil, although it is most apparent in the crown of infected trees. A prime example is seen in maples, where half the crown has been stripped of its foliage. This is a very prominent sign that a tree has been infected by verticillium.

Insects and Pests

Insects and Pests

Insects and Pests

Motta's Tree Service Servicing Gwinnett County 678-956-0500

Many species of insects or mites attack Georgia landscape plants. Homeowners have difficulty controlling these pests because they often are either not aware of the problem until both the infestation and the damage are extensive or they may apply insecticides improperly or at the wrong time.

An effective pest control program on landscape plants begins with proper plant selection. First, select plants that are less prone to insect problems when designing, purchasing or replacing landscape plants. Second, closely inspect landscape plants for developing pest populations on a weekly basis during the growing season. Remember that some insects and mites are minute in size and are frequently found on the undersides of leaves. A close and thorough inspection is necessary to detect these pests. Finally, if you find a developing pest population that you cannot identify, ask your local county Extension office or a reliable nursery for assistance. You must know what pests you have before trying to control the problem.

This publication provides brief descriptions of major groups of pests found on Georgia landscape plants (and the damage they cause) to assist with identification. Ref: UGA.edu ...

Squirrels

Insects and Pests

Insects and Pests

Motta's Tree Service Servicing Gwinnett County 678-956-0500

The fox squirrels are reddish-brown in color with tan undersides. Eastern gray squirrels are small gray squirrels with a white underside. The abundance of these rodents raises the competition for food which leads to an increase of squirrels feeding on the cambium layer of trees. The trees most often targeted are maples and oaks. This can be seen as spots of brown in the canopies of trees. Simple measures to deter squirrels from your trees are not feeding squirrels and using bird feeders that do not allow access for squirrels.