Contents (Click To Jump)
- 1 What Are the Most Common Tree Issues in Supply?
- 2 Does the City of Supply Provide Any Assistance in Tree Removal Problems?
- 3 Who Is Responsible for Fallen Tree Removal in Supply?
- 4 How Does the Soil Affect Trees in Supply?
- 5 Does Weather Affect Tree Health in Supply?
- 6 What If Dead Trees Are Near Power Lines in Supply?
- 7 How Much Does Tree Removal Usually Cost in Supply?
What Are the Most Common Tree Issues in Supply?
Just 8.6 miles north of Holden Beach, you will find the sleepy little town of Supply, North Carolina. It is a small, unincorporated community that is part of Brunswick County. Brunswick County was first discovered in approximately 1664.
The name “Supply” dates back to when the area was used as a trade route during the 1700s to the 1800s. People from Holden Beach, Caswell Beach, Oak Island, and more would visit Supply to pick up goods and, well, supplies.
Today, Supply may not be the busy place it once was, but this doesn’t mean that its roughly 12,300 residents aren’t happy to call it home. Anyone who is lucky enough to travel through will see nice homes, a lot of trees, and a small-town atmosphere that is appealing.
All those trees that are in Supply make visitors wonder what it may take to keep everything so green. We are here to tell you that it isn’t always easy. There are several pests and diseases that may plague the trees of North Carolina. They include:
- Emerald Ash Borers
- Southern Pine Beetles
- Gypsy Moths
- Sudden Oak Death
- Thousand Cankers Disease
- Laurel Wilt
Each of these diseases and pests can take a serious toll on the beauty of Supply. They may also affect other parts of Brunswick County. The risk of this increases if we don’t do our part to control them now.
Does the City of Supply Provide Any Assistance in Tree Removal Problems?
In Supply, you will not find a tree removal assistance program that can help you remove a tree. However, this does not mean that you should allow a sick tree to remain standing. There are a few other options that you may want to consider. One of the main ones includes the Brunswick Family Assistance Program. They are a non-profit group of volunteers that try to make the life of residents in the area a little more comfortable.
Therefore, if you have a tree that is threatening your home or family, you may be able to contact them for assistance. All it would cost you is a phone call, and if nothing else, they may be able to tell you other options for assistance with your dangerous tree.
Who Is Responsible for Fallen Tree Removal in Supply?
In Supply, the rules for tree ownership are set by Brunswick County. In general, the rules are quite clear as per 6.1.6 Requirements for Maintaining Planted Areas. It states that the responsibility for maintenance landscaping shall remain with the owner of the property, his/her successors, heirs, assignees, or consenting grantee.
What does this mean for you?
If you’re a homeowner?
As a home or property owner in Supply, you must keep up with maintaining your planted trees. You must also remove them if they are diseased or dying. It also leaves you with the responsibility of maintaining safe fences and being able to supply water to your landscaping in the event of a drought.
If you’re a renter?
Renters do not fall into the same category as homeowners. It is not your property. However, you do still hold some obligation to have a tree removed if it is sick or dying. You are urged to contact the property owner for assistance and advice, even if it is in your lease agreement that you are responsible for landscaping upkeep. This is because it is technically unlawful to damage a tree that is located on another person’s property.
If you’re a landlord?
As a landlord, it is assumed that you own the property where renters may live. If it is a multi-family home or an apartment, you will have not only the responsibility of maintaining the trees on the property, but you will also be encouraged to have at least one healthy heritage tree. These trees include:
- Live Oaks
- Longleaf Pines
- Laurel Oaks
- Black Tupelo
You will need to contact Brunswick County to find out how it pertains to you.
If you’re a neighbor?
In North Carolina, it is unlawful to do anything to a tree on your neighbor’s property if it requires you to step onto their property. If you do this, you could be charged with a misdemeanor. You can, however, call us to trim the tree branches that may hang over your own property to the fence line.
It is also important to note that the landowner is not responsible for tree limbs that fall from healthy trees onto your property. They are only liable if they knowingly allowed a dead tree to fall and damage your property.
How Does the Soil Affect Trees in Supply?
Brunswick County has a healthy mixture of a variety of soil types. With a little digging you may find:
- Sandy Loam
- Fine Sand
- Beach Sand
If you have questions or concerns about the trees on your property, you can contact our professional arborists or the North Carolina Forest Service. However, the soil is not generally a problem for trees in this area. Deer may cause damage to some trees if they aren’t protected. You may also want to stick with specific trees if you are closer to the coast. Some great coastal trees for Supply include:
- Wax Myrtle
- Palmetto Palm
If you grow any of these trees in Supply, you should have success and a beautiful, shady lawn to prove it.
Does Weather Affect Tree Health in Supply?
The weather in Supply is relatively nice all year. There is usually ample rain with very little concern over droughts. However, it is also a place that is located along the Atlantic Coast. Since it is on the southern side of North Carolina, tropical weather is a constant concern from June through the end of November. Tropical storms and hurricanes can cause massive numbers of trees to fall, even if they are healthy before the storm. Hurricane Isaias was the last substantial hit for Brunswick County.
In February 2021, there was also a tornado that ripped through Brunswick County, proving that severe weather can strike any time. Therefore, it is important that residents stay on top of tree trimming and pruning to lessen the risk of severe damage from these storms.
What If Dead Trees Are Near Power Lines in Supply?
In most cases, you should always contact your electricity provider if you notice that a tree is dangerously close to a power line. For many in Supply, that means you will want to contact Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC).
You should stay away from the power line if it is down and avoid contact with a tree that is nearly touching it. If possible, contact neighbors to warn them to keep their own kids and pets away, as well, until help can arrive.
In the event that you are unable to contact the power company for some reason, you should call 911 to get help. They can safeguard the tree until the electric company can arrive to remove the danger.
How Much Does Tree Removal Usually Cost in Supply?
We are unable to give exact quotes on tree removal until we have an opportunity to see the tree you want to be removed. Therefore, we can only provide average prices.
In Supply, the average tree removal will cost approximately $580.00. However, the range that most homeowners should expect is between $450 and $700. Some may be significantly more expensive or less, depending on several factors. The most common and cost-influencing are:
Supply is a great place to find beautiful and tall trees. They are everywhere. Homeowners are encouraged to keep the trees that they are able to keep and plant more if one gets sick. With this in mind, you should understand that removal of a larger tree will cost you more than removing a small tree that simply wasn’t meant to grow.
Taller trees with a large trunk diameter have a larger root system on them. This makes removing them more of a challenge than a tree that measures 5 to 6 feet tall and only a few inches around. Our arborist will not know the size of the tree until they have a chance to meet with you.
Along with the size making tree removal more difficult, there are other considerations. If the tree you want to be removed is close to a building, a power line, or your neighbor’s property, the risk of doing it becomes greater. If special equipment or manpower has to be brought in, your price will go up. If you are lucky enough to have a tree that isn’t difficult to take down, your price will be less.
You may also have to spend more for removal if the tree is diseased or infested with bugs since special care may be required to remove it. It wouldn’t be good to remove a dead tree and have whatever is killing it, spreading to other trees nearby.
Most tree removal jobs take a few of our crew members to get the job done, especially if it is a larger-sized tree. You are going to have to pay for everyone on the job. Your labor cost may decrease if the tree is smaller and fewer people have to be there to remove it.
You may also be expected to pay more if the tree removal must happen on weekends, holidays, and evenings. These tree emergencies that take our arborists away from their home will likely cost more in labor. This is one of the main reasons you are encouraged to take care of your trees before they become a problem.
In Supply, there are some trees that are protected. If you remove them, you may need to be able to provide a good reason for doing it. Therefore, before you attempt to remove any tree, you need our professional arborists to help you decide if it should be removed or left alone.