When Tree Removal Is Necessary
- The tree is sick or dead.
- The tree has large dead or dying branches, decay on the trunk or the top of the crown is dying back.
- Tree roots are growing under the foundation of a home or underneath a driveway, sidewalk or underground utility.
- The tree is leaning over a house, pool, patio, play area or other important structure.
Methods Of Tree Removal
There are three primary methods of tree removal employed by tree services to bring down large trees. There are pros and cons for each method and although many tree removal companies will try to use their preferred method to remove every tree, it is best to evaluate your unique situation to determine which is best for you.
Tree Felling: Using a system of ropes and angled cuts in the tree trunk, the tree crew attempts bring down the tree onto an area of your property that will do the least or no damage.
Cons: Considerable potential for collateral damage to your home and property.
Tree Removal Permit Requirements
Some homeowners who want a tree removed on their property are surprised to find out that a permit needs to be filed and approved with the city or county they reside in before they can proceed with the work. There are many reasons for this including whether the tree (or trees) in question is a “heritage tree” which means that it is a large and rare tree that is considered irreplaceable.
If your business has parking lot and you want tree a removed that is located within the parking lot, you will most likely need permit as well. There are different regulations depending on where you live so it is always best to call your local city or county office for help determining whether an approved permit will be required.
Tree Removal Costs
There are many factors that determine the cost to remove a tree including the size, type, location and whether equipment has easy access to the tree. Every company will give you a different price to remove the same tree so we have created several guidelines that will help you discern a fair price.