Trees, they’re everywhere. Generally, this is a good thing as they’re responsible for creating oxygen. Unfortunately, however, there are times when a tree is not necessarily a good thing. For example, sometimes a tree may be growing into a utility line. Another possibility is that it is too close or leaning dangerously towards your how, barn, outbuilding, garage, or children’s play area. The roots of a tree could be growing in a way that can damage the foundation of your home. Also, trees can become damaged during storms. Even if the tree is not knocked down, it can become so damaged that it needs to be removed. Unfortunately, trees can also get diseases or damaged in a way that makes them begin to rot. When this happens, there are only two choices, treat or remove and sadly, it is not always possible to treat. Other reasons a tree may need to be removed include insect infestations, cracks in the trunk, overcrowding, too much shade, and a simple desire to not deal with the dropped leaves or needles. If you have a tree that you want to remove, there are only two possible options, hire a professional or do it yourself. As a general rule, it is best to always call a professional when considering removing a tree from your property, especially depending on the reason. If the problem is a single root or the tree seems to be damaged, it is possible that the entire tree does not need to be removed. Also, any time the tree is near utility lines, you must rely on a profession to avoid causing damage to the lines. It is incredibly easy for damage to occur when working near utility lines. Not only do you want to avoid touching the lines, but you also want to avoid any damage to the lines, possible service interruptions, and even a lawsuit from the utility company. Here, you will find all the information you need to help you get that pesky tree removed as soon as possible.
First, because you will need to hire a professional in most cases, it is best to know what options you have, even if you do not currently have need. If you have one or more trees on your property, you should know about the professionals in your area. This information is simple to obtain, a small amount of research is all you need. There are some truly wonderful tree removalists available including Richmond Tree Care, all you have to do is look. Obviously, some areas will have more options than others and certain areas may require you to look at neighboring cities and towns. Regardless, take your time and compile a list of all tree removal companies close to you. If you do not know how to find this information, there are a few basic options. You always have the option of looking in a phone book to obtain the information you need. You can also look for local signs which can come in the form of flyers, posters, or even billboards. Another option is to scour the internet for the information you seek. No matter which method you use, always make a list of the name, phone number, and email address when available. This way, should the need ever arise, you already have the information to get you started. If you find that you have multiple options to choose from, it is also a good idea to list how far away each one is and any other pertinent information. This can include prices, years of experience, or anything else you deem important. It is important to note here that you can search for a professional a couple of different ways. Of course, you can use the term “tree removal” or “tree removers”, but you can also use the term “arborist”. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it literally means tree surgeon. An arborist will be able to assess your tree and determine the best course of action, especially it the tree is damaged in some way.
If the time comes that you need to hire someone to remove a tree for you, there may be some concerns that you would like to address. A common concern is the price. Many professionals offer a free estimate to get you started so that you know what to expect. An estimate is also important because there are quite a few factors that determine how much it is going to cost to have a specific tree removed. One such factor is the size of the tree. The smaller the tree, the lower the price is going to be. Likewise, the bigger the tree, the higher the cost. Keep in mind that large trees are going to require much more work to completely remove. In fact, even if all you need is a trim, the larger tree will cost more because that will require more work. Incredibly tall trees require the professional to go up into the upper areas of the tree, sometimes even for an assessment. This is one of the reasons that you should not attempt removal on your own; it can be quite dangerous. Another factor that goes into the price is whether or not you also want the stump to be removed. This is an incredibly personal choice and there is a myriad of reasons to choose either way. If the tree is posing a threat and you are on a budget, consider leaving the stump, at least for the time being. You can also opt to have the stump removed later. Also, of course, the price will be determined by whether you are having the entire tree removed, part of the tree removed, the tree trimmed, or if treatment is the best option. Of course, it is also important to note that each professional will have their own prices which means that which professional you choose to hire will play a part in the final cost. Tree removal can cost anywhere from $150 to over $1000. The best thing to do is call your local arborist as soon as possible to get an estimate and discuss your options.