Trees offer many benefits to your property. It’s estimated that one tree can add up to $3,000 to the value of your home. Even more importantly, they improve the quality of life by absorbing carbon dioxide and purifying the air, offering shade, acting as natural sound barriers and creating a beautiful atmosphere. The decision to remove a tree shouldn’t be easy. If you’re thinking about cutting down one on your property, here are some things to consider and why you should call a professional tree removal service.
Does the Tree Really Need To Be Removed?
A tree that appears dead or diseased may not be completely beyond redemption. Tree removal should be a last resort. An arborist possesses the knowledge and experience to recommend the right techniques for minimal impact and effective treatments. Dead and unwanted limbs can be pruned to encourage growth without harming the trunk. Disease and pests can often be treated without removing the entire tree.
Do You Have the Right Equipment?
A professional tree removal service has the protective equipment to protect hands, hearing, and body against injury. Working with chain saws is hazardous enough on the ground. You can’t simply climb a ladder and cut down a tree. Homeowners often don’t realize how much a full-grown tree weighs. Not having the right equipment to bring down as much as 10 tons of timber could cause more damage to your home than you could imagine.
Do You Have the Biological Knowledge of Trees?
Professional arborists know where to make cuts to prune or take down a tree to safely remove it. Diseased plants have to be properly taken down and removed so that other trees aren’t infected. For instance, ash infested with emerald ash borers must be taken down under strict regulations to prevent transporting the branches into a community where the larva or adult insects could infect other trees. These are complex organisms. The branches could be hollow, but they also could be heavy. It takes someone with experience to understand how to take down a tree without damaging other landscaping and property.
Do You Know How To Deal With Electrical Wiring or Other Obstacles?
Electrical wiring may not appear to be close by, but it can be difficult to judge distance from the ground. Ash can grow up to 120 feet high with a width of 30 to 40 feet. Wires or cables near the trees could be damaged while taking down such a giant. A professional arborist knows how to coordinate with the providers to make sure no one is injured by live wires and to ensure that no other property is damaged.
Do You Have the Time To Handle the Entire Process?
Professional arborists have the knowledge and experience to get the job done safely and efficiently. Cutting the tree down is only half the job. The other part is cleaning up the debris left in your yard. You may think that you’ll have lots of firewood, but it will still need to be cut up and stacked. There will be sawdust and leaves to clean up. A professional tree removal service has a team that works well together with the right equipment to prevent too much inconvenience on your property and in your neighborhood.
Some Trees Do Need To Be Removed
Whether you’re looking at a decaying tree that is entering the final stages of its life or needing to remove a tree for a construction project, you should work with a professional arborist to find the best outcome. You can save time and money working with a tree removal service that can help you find solutions and prevent further damage to your property. Contact Martin’s Tree Services for a plan and estimate to take care of your yard.