There's several different reasons for people wanting/needing their trees removed. The most common tree service requests are if the tree is posing a hazard or inconvenience such as blocking the street or hanging in a precarious position. We will remove the tree if it is a necessary course of action or if it is what you, the property owner, want, so that you never have to worry about something horrible happening to you or a loved one on your property, or the tree damaging the property itself. We will also take care of clearing your property if a tree has already fallen and needs to be cleared.
Good Questions To Consider About If A Tree Poses A Hazard/Should Be Removed
We recommend you not concern yourself with the questions below if you are already having concerns about your tree(s) and have us do an inspection ourselves. As you can probably tell by this info (which still doesn't cover everything) tree inspection has a lot of layers to it!
Is the tree in good health? If 50% of the tree is injured, it should most likely be removed. A declining tree can live for many years, but its development and appearance will always be restricted or irregular. Herbicide-damaged trees commonly have deformed leaves, but they can usually recover.
Is there any damage to the trunk? Internal degradation is indicated by vertical fissures, seams, dead branch stubs, and massive, older wounds. When the main trunk of a tree is severely damaged, it is generally necessary to remove it. If the damaged area is less than 25% of the trunk's circumference, the wound should heal over time and no permanent injury should occur.
Is the tree hollow or solid? The issue is that the tree's trunk strength may be weakened, making it potentially unsafe. A decent rule of thumb is that a tree should be removed if one-third of its interior is hollow or dying.
Do you have any massive dead branches? Large trees with broken crowns or large damaged limbs pose a threat to persons and property. The tree will most likely survive if only about 25% of its branches are injured. Branches that are crossed or rubbing should be removed.
Are there any sprouts or epicormic shoots (tiny branches growing from the trunk) emerging from the tree's base? These sprouts are a tree's response to extreme stress, signaling that something is wrong with it. This is extremely common in trees that have recently been injured by new home building, over-exposure to the sun following forest reduction, or soil compaction.
Is there any trunk rot or a huge fungus near the tree's base? Although not all mushrooms that grow under trees are linked to root issues, fungi that grow on the tree are a sign of inner rot.
Is the tree in the path of electrical lines? Trees planted near electricity lines should not reach a height of more than 25 feet. It will be necessary to thin out a tree that is growing into electricity cables. Electricity can arc up to ten feet to moist tree foliage and ground out during rainy weather, causing a power outage or property damage.
The cost of tree removal depends on the tree condition/health of the tree, the type of tree, tree location/situation and the tree size. Tree Size: As you might expect taller trees tend to be more expensive to remove. Trees under 30 feet are generally considered to be small. 30-60 feet is consider a medium sized tree, and 60-80 feet trees are large, and all trees above 80 feet that are extra large will fall into their own category. Height isn't the only size factor though. Although height and trunk thickness/diameter tend to go hand in hand, this is not always the case. As one might expect trees with thicker trunks tend to be more difficult to chop down and therefore cost more. Tree Type: The type of tree doesn't effect price much but if it is a tree with a thinner trunk than it tends to also be an easier job, but size will give you more reliable information. Tree Location/Situation: The most important thing to state here that probably seems obvious but if the tree already fell on its own and we just need to remove it from the premises, it will be significantly cheaper. If a tree happens to be easier to remove for whatever reasons we assess, it will be an easier job and we will charge you less. Tree Health: A diseased tree poses a health and safety risk to other trees in your yard, your property, and anybody who enters your front yard. A diseased tree may be less expensive to take down since it is usually easier to cut down , but it may be more expensive if it is in a hazardous location and could cause damage if it falls. Call us today and we'll be over to check out your situation and answer any questions you may have