Our Reviews
John Miller

It took a while for the weather to cooperate, but when the time came, all went well with excellent results. The crew removed a large water oak and a small trash tree. They worked well together and when finished, the job site was cleaned up nicely. They were friendly and informative. Neighbors were also impressed. I highly recommend Driscoll Tree Service.

Chad Thibodaux

I was very impressed with how quickly and professionally they worked. They were in and out in an afternoon. They had to remove a giant Red Oak, and did so with great skill and speed. Their price is very affordable and beats out most of the competition around. I highly recommend Driscoll Tree Service. We will use them again for all of our future tree removal needs! Seriously, give them a call. They are awesome!


Tree Removal Services Today

Get Appointment

The Life Cycle of a Tree

Trees grow over 30 feet tall, with canopies that expand over half their height. However, trees start as tiny seeds and require routine care to enhance growth. If you have a tree planting project lined up, it is advisable to understand the different stages of development. At Driscoll Tree Service, we have professional arborists with extensive experience in tree planting and maintenance, giving you peace of mind throughout the project. If you prefer a more hands-off approach to landscaping, hire a tree care company to handle the heavy lifting. Here are the growth stages of a tree.



As mentioned, every tree starts as a tiny seed that needs a safe place to sprout. Germination is when the primary roots break through the seed, anchoring the seed and providing water for development. Once this happens, the shoot grows upwards and has a leaf. The seed can grow above the shoot leaf, pulling the tip through the soil, or below the shoot leaf, pushing the entire shoot through the soil.


Once the shoot grows above the ground, it becomes a seedling. Many trees are susceptible to infections and infestations during this stage, hence the need to schedule routine inspections with a tree service provider. We leverage unmatched industry knowledge to inspect, diagnose, and address problems before things worsen. We recommend investing in regular care until the seedlings reach three feet tall.


What is the difference between a sapling and a mature tree? Well, saplings have flexible trunks and thinner or smoother bark. Once your seedlings exceed three feet, they become saplings. However, different species vary in their duration during this developmental stage. Trees with long lifespans, such s oaks, can remain in the sapling stage longer than short-lived species.

Mature Tree

If your trees produce flowers and fruits, they enter the next stage: maturity. Based on the species, healthy trees can live up to 300 years before reaching the next stage. A popular tree species in many homes is the English oak, which produces acorns in the 40th year after planting. Besides the tree’s longevity, regular inspections and maintenance by a tree care company go a long way in maximizing health.

Ancient Tree


Ancient trees can’t be labeled by age because many generations have come and gone. So, how do you identify characteristics of a tree beyond maturity? There are two giveaways to help you identify an ancient tree: a wide trunk and a small canopy. A tree can also be ancient if it is a few hundred years, like Rowan, or when it’s several millennia old.

Decaying Tree

This is the final growth stage, also known as a snag. It comprises dead or dying trees that pose a safety hazard to the environment. In addition, dead wood attracts insects, pests, and other vermin to your home. Call a tree service for professional removal if you suspect a dead or dying tree in your backyard.

Contact us at Driscoll Tree Service and schedule an appointment with our experts. We understand the importance of trees in your home and offer exceptional care to ensure you maximize your investment.

Other News

Aug 10,2022
The Best Way to Remove a Tree Stump

The Best Way to Remove a Tree Stump When a tree is cut down for whatever reason, the stump left behind is not just an eyesore but also a safety hazard on your premises. Waiting for the stump to decompose…

Read More
Jan 25,2024
What Exactly Is an Arborist Report?

What Exactly Is an Arborist Report? Trees are a valuable addition to our environment, providing oxygen, curb appeal, shade, and a habitat for various species. However, when it is time for tree removal, especially protected ones, there are legal and…

Read More
Jun 05,2022
How to Find a Reliable Tree Service Company

How to Find a Reliable Tree Service Company Trees are incredible ornaments that beautify the landscape and increase the value of properties. They can also provide fruits and much-needed shade as well as protection from high winds. Unhealthy and disheveled…

Read More
Dec 15,2023
Common Land Clearing Mistakes You Should Avoid

Common Land Clearing Mistakes You Should Avoid Land clearing is an essential step in many residential and commercial development projects, whether building new infrastructure, expanding urban areas, or creating agricultural fields. However, the land-clearing process can be overwhelming, increasing the…

Read More
May 16,2024
5 Tips to Maximize Your Curb Appeal

5 Tips to Maximize Your Curb Appeal First impressions matter, especially in your home. Whether you plan to sell your house or stand out in the neighborhood, enhancing your curb appeal is an excellent way to achieve your goals. As…

Read More
Mar 21,2023
Signs a Tree Might Fall

Signs a Tree Might Fall Many property owners appreciate and love their trees but must notice the potential danger some trees present. Research shows that many tree-related accidents could be avoided if people knew the signs and symptoms of a…

Read More
Feb 22,2023
Georgia Guide to Growing Trees

Georgia Guide to Growing Trees If you are a resident of Georgia, there’s no better time to grow trees than now. With over 100 tree species, it is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the United States. Before planting…

Read More
Jan 13,2024
Facts About Winter Tree Planting

Facts About Winter Tree Planting Planting trees is a major decision that requires consideration of crucial factors like planting time, soil quality, tree type, and tree placement. While most people often avoid landscaping projects during the cold months, winter is…

Read More
Aug 23,2022
Iron Chlorosis in Trees

Iron Chlorosis in Trees Trees play a crucial role in the ecosystem, from purifying the air to improving curb appeal. However, many signs of tree damage go undetected, hence the need to schedule regular maintenance checks with a reputable tree…

Read More
Aug 23,2023
4 Tree Pests to Look Out for this Fall

4 Tree Pests to Look Out for this Fall As the leaves change color and a crisp breeze fills the air, fall shifts the natural world. However, not just the season’s beauty capture our attention. With the changing weather, certain…

Read More