Trees can bring a lot of beauty to your property, but they are also prone to disease, decay, and storm damage. As such, they may need to be removed in certain situations.
Whether you’re removing trees from your property for health reasons or because they are causing problems, it’s important to get tree removal done by an expert who can ensure that the work is completed correctly and safely. This isn’t a job that should be taken lightly, as it requires careful planning and a lot of time.
Before hiring a tree service, check their accreditation and certification by the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture). This is a ’trust but verify’ approach because it will allow you to be sure that they are properly trained and equipped for the job at hand.
The size of the tree is another factor that will impact the overall cost. Larger trees can be more difficult to remove and require specialized equipment. Smaller trees are usually less expensive to remove, but it’s always a good idea to get a quote from your tree company to see what it will cost you.
In some areas, it’s necessary to obtain a permit from the city before you can begin to remove a tree. These permits can cover various factors, including how many trees are affected by the work, the type of work required, and how long it will take to complete.
Some cities have special regulations for tree removal on private property. For instance, in Raleigh, there are limits on the number of trees that can be removed without a permit and what can be done to those trees once they’re removed. There are also special rules for the removal of trees near sidewalks.
It’s best to discuss with your neighbors before you remove a tree. This will help you avoid a fight, and it will be easier to work out the details of your plan.
A reputable tree service will have experience in your area, and they will be certified. It’s also a good idea to check that the company is licensed and insured.
Removing a tree is a hazardous job, and you don’t want to risk your life or property by entrusting it to an unlicensed or inexperienced contractor. To find a company that has the right qualifications for your job, check with the Better Business Bureau and local tree services to see if they are accredited and if their work is backed by insurance.
Lastly, make sure you have adequate space around the tree to remove it. This will help prevent it from falling and causing further damage to your property.
Once you’ve determined that the tree needs to be removed, you’ll need to clear away any debris from the area and estimate how tall it will be when it comes down. Taking care of these steps ahead of the arrival of the tree service will save you a lot of time and money when it’s all said and done.