Tree Removal FAQs: Five Questions We Get All the Time
October 6, 2016
We get questions about the in’s and out’s of professional tree removal every day. We’ve compiled a tree removal FAQ to answer these questions and help you determine what to do with that tree in your yard.
Tree Removal FAQ #1: What’s involved in the tree removal process?
During the process, licensed tree removal technicians from a company such as Elite Tree Care use special tools to cut the tree into a series of sections from the top to the bottom. This might be less exciting than a single giant chop at the base of the tree, but much safer. You never know where that tree will land!
At Elite Tree Care, we use a crane to remove large trees. That allows us to lift the tree without letting it fall to the ground, thus minimizing risk of damage to your home and property. We also use chippers, a logging truck, and an aerial lift truck to complete our jobs, and we follow the latest industry standards to ensure your safety and ours.
Tree Removal FAQ #2: Do I need a permit to remove a tree?
Maybe. Some municipalities in the area do require a permit for removing trees. It often depends on the size and the location of the tree, whether the tree is a hazard, whether it is a street tree, an invasive species, etc. The arborists at Elite Tree Care can help you determine whether permits apply and assist you in obtaining them.
Tree Removal FAQ #3: Do I have to be home for the removal process?
No. As long as you can provide the contractors with access to the property, you do not need to be home for the process.
Tree Removal FAQ #4: How much will the service cost?
The price of tree removal depends on a number of factors. The height of the tree plays a big role. The diameter matters, too. Other considerations include the condition of the tree, how easily accessible it is, what you’d like done with the trunk and branches after removal, and whether or not you want stump grinding. You might also have to pay for mileage and drive time. The removal process can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand. Make no mistake: this work is complex, time consuming, and dangerous. It’s best performed by an experienced arborist such as the team of professionals at Elite Tree Care.
Tree Removal FAQ #5: Is it ok to remove trees close to the house?
A towering tree close to your house can provide important shade and shelter, along with impressive beauty and drama. Sometimes, though, that nearby tree can pose a serious threat. Growing branches can scratch and bang up the siding or roof of the house. A buildup of leaves and sticks on the roof can contribute to rot. The roots of a large tree can destroy the foundation of your home, causing cracking and other issues.
A tree near the house might require more careful planning and work to remove, but it can be done safely by a reputable tree service company.
To help you decide whether the tree next to your home has to go, schedule an appointment with the experts at Elite Tree Care. Our experts have the tools needed to map the location of the roots of the trees around your home. Once you have this, you can more easily ascertain whether the trees are a true threat to your foundation.
You can also rest assured that the team at Elite will not rush you into removal if its not necessary. Our trained, ISA-certified arborists have extensive experience and skills. They can help you determine the health of the tree, the extent of its damage, whether its life could be spared, and if so, how.
Have a question that we didn’t answer here? Want advice on the health or safety of your tree? Contact Elite today at 610-935-2279. We’d love to hear from you.
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