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5 Things to Do Before a Tree Removal

There are some things to do before doing a local tree removal which we will discuss the 5 things.

Preparing to Have Your Tree Removed

Trees are important to the environment and offer humans several benefits. Beyond adding beauty to our surroundings and our own personal property, trees benefit the air that we breathe and offer shade and cooling, among other things.

There are times when we have to make the decision to remove a tree from our yard. Here are a few tips to make the task as easy as possible.

Are You Sure It Must Be Removed?

You may notice your tree is not looking as healthy as it normally does, and see signs of disease or infestation. You may think that there is no hope for your tree. Before you make the decision to remove the tree, have a professional come to your home and assess the tree for you. It may be possible that with proper treatment, the tree can actually survive and thrive again. A tree specialist is knowledgeable about diseases and pests and will know if you have more options than just having the tree removed.

Do You Need a Permit?

Depending on where you live, you may be required to get permission from your city before taking down your tree. Before you begin the removal, check with your city to make sure you don’t need any inspections or permits. A simple phone call can save you a lot of hassle.

Ask the Tree Service for Options

A tree service can simply remove your tree for you, or they can do additional tasks, such as grinding the stump. Because they are already on your property with their crew and equipment, they may offer you a package deal. It is more convenient to complete every part of a tree removal at one time rather than having separate times to do each task.

You can also ask if they offer cutting up your tree into firewood length pieces for you.

What About Your Neighbor’s Tree?

There are times when you believe that your neighbor’s tree is in danger of falling on your property or home. You can send a letter to your neighbor addressing the problem. You will want the letter to be certified, in case your concerns are ignored, and an accident with the tree happens. It will be your evidence that you requested action before the tree fell, and may help when it comes time to deal with insurance.

Hire the Professionals

Removing a tree entails more than simply grabbing your chain saw and cutting the tree down. Safety gear, the proper tools and equipment, training and skills to avoid accidents to your property and people around the tree are all a part of removing a tree. Many accidents have occurred by well meaning homeowners that don’t realize the risks involved in removing a tree. Most are not equipped with the proper gear or tools to do the job safely. The haven’t had the training to make a tree fall the correct way, or the preparations for the tree before finally bringing it to the ground.