3 Steps To Prepare for Tree Removal
Trees are not only beautiful living things, they are necessary to sustain life for humans and other animals by converting carbon dioxide into oxygen. Therefore, if you have trees on your property, it is preferable to sustain them to the extent possible. Nevertheless, sometimes when a tree is diseased or in the way, tree removal in Kitchener is necessary.
Removing a tree can be dangerous because of the risk of the limbs or trunk falling on someone or something. It should only be done by professionals. If you call tree removal services about a job on your property, they will probably tell you what you need to do to get ready before their arrival, but here are some examples of things that generally need to be done before having professionals remove your tree.
1. Create a Clear Access Route
During the removal process, technicians will have to go back and forth between their vehicles and the site of the tree, carrying equipment or hauling pieces of wood. This is challenging enough without having to navigate around other objects that may be in the way. Therefore, you need to make sure there is a clear path for them to use before they arrive. In particular, move your vehicles into the garage or find somewhere else to park them so that the technicians will not have to keep squeezing past them to get to the tree.
If there is an alternative access point that the technicians can use to get to your yard, this may be easier for everyone. Depending on where you live, you may not have a designated alternative entryway, but if you talk to your neighbours beforehand, you may be able to arrange temporary access via their property. If you can make the case to your neighbours that removing the tree could be to their benefit, it may help to persuade them.
2. Remove Anything From the Yard That Could Sustain Damage
It is often necessary to remove a tree in pieces. The first parts to go may be large branches. If you have items such as lawn furniture or decorative objects such as planters around the tree, they could sustain damage if a large branch were to fall on them. The tree removal technicians could move these objects out of the way, but that would take extra time, meaning that you would be charged more money. Take the time to move these items to a different location before the technicians arrive. If this is not possible, at least keep them out of the way to prevent them from becoming damaged.
3. Make Space for the Service Provider’s Vehicles
Tree removal includes some very large equipment, including a truck and a wood chipper. We have already discussed the importance of providing a clear path for the technicians to back and forth between the tree and the vehicles. However, it is also easier on the technicians, and therefore less costly for you, if the technicians can park the vehicles as close to the tree as possible. You have probably already removed your car from the driveway to prevent damage to it, but your driveway may not be big enough to accommodate the equipment. To make space for the vehicles, you may have to ask your neighbours to avoid parking on the street on the day of the removal. It may also be possible to ask local authorities to temporarily block off some street parking for the use of the tree removal technicians.
Contact Martin’s Tree Service for Tree Removal in Kitchener
The decision to remove a tree can be difficult and sometimes emotional. Our professionals perform an honest assessment of the risks involved either way to provide an expert recommendation. We follow through the entire process, including clearing away residual debris. Learn more about our tree removal services.