Tree Removal Tips
Tree removal can be dangerous and requires specialized equipment and highly-trained individuals.
An arborist can inspect the tree and determine if it needs to be removed. To ensure that you make the right decision for your tree and yourself, you should read the following tips before you hire a contractor.
Relocation should be the last resort
Removal should not be considered an option in many cases. Trees that are well-maintained add value and beauty to your property. They also help local ecology.
Some people are not certified arborists or specialists in tree care. A contractor may suggest removal of trees when there are other options.
Many problems can be diagnosed and treated by tree specialists, which is often more expensive than cutting down the tree.
When hiring a contractor, compare apples to apples. There are many ways to remove a tree and the costs can vary. Arborists have extensive training to safely remove trees without causing damage to your home or landscaping.
Removal can be costly and complicated depending on where the tree is located. The cost of removing a tree from its base and allowing it to fall naturally will be less, but your property could be more damaged.
There can be a demand for qualified tree professionals after heavy storms. Do not let people offer tree work to you. Only certified arborists or other degreed foresters practice this.
You and your assets will be protected if you hire a tree professional that closely follows industry safety standards.
Regulations for Tree Removal
Red tape, green trees. Although a tree is part and parcel of one's property the homeowner can decide to take it down. Tree removal can be regulated by cities and counties. Often, permits and inspections are required before the tree can be taken down.
Some homeowners' associations might insist that all removals be approved. Reputable tree service firms will help homeowners obtain the permits and coordinate a schedule to remove the trees.
Stump and Lumber Removal
Professional tree companies can remove stumps, keeping your yard clear of long-standing eyesores. Double-check that the stump removal is included in your estimate before you submit it.
Many companies offer homeowners multiple options for lumber. You can either have the tree cut to a size suitable for your firewood or use a chipper on-site.
Ask your professional to discuss the various options and associated costs.
Trees on a Neighbor's Property
A tree or limb that falls can cause damage to property and other properties. Experts recommend you request a certified letter to notify your neighbor that your tree is unsafe.
The letter could be helpful during an insurance claim process if the tree causes damage to your property.
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