Chopping down a tree often seems like a rite of passage for most men. It’s hard work that takes hours or days, but provides the satisfaction of felling it. However, that romantic ideal isn’t so romantic when the tree might collapse on your house.
Doing tree removal by yourself is a bad idea for many other reasons, too. It could take physical effort and time that you can’t afford. Or it could injure and/or kill an unprepared bystander in the immediate vicinity.
It’s best to play it safe and hire a tree removal company. But if you’ve never called upon tree removal services, what can you expect?
Keep reading as we give you everything you need to know about tree removal near you.
Some of the Reasons You Might Need Tree Removal
It’s always a shame to remove a tree, especially an old one. But in most cases, you likely have no other choice. Here are just a few reasons you may need tree removal:
- You need to clear a lot
- You need to reduce growth near your home or property
- An unstable tree is located where it could fall and cause damage (i.e. a nearby power line)
- The tree is diseased or dead
- You need a tree out of the way for renovation purposes
- The tree requires too much annual cleanup
If your tree needs emergency removal, you shouldn’t delay in contacting your local tree removal company. A falling tree can cause some serious damage, and your insurance policy might not cover it.
In some cases, your tree just needs trimming. You can save a lot of money by simply paying for tree care or yard work service.
What Is the Included Cost for Tree Removal and Stump Removal?
It’s difficult to give a ballpark estimate for how much a tree will cost to remove. Generally speaking, trees of similar size cost the same to remove. The main factors that affect removal costs are:
- Stump removal
A small tree may only cost a few hundred dollars to remove, or several thousand.
Small trees are, generally, any tree under thirty feet in height. Medium trees are up to sixty feet in height. Large trees are those that reach or exceed eighty feet in height.
Of course, it’s difficult to give you a clear-cut number. You will need to contact a professional to get a stronger estimate.
The location has a big impact on how much the removal costs, and how long it takes. If a tall, heavy tree is leaning over your home, it may require a crane for the removal process. Some areas may require a permit to remove a tree that stands over ten feet tall.
Areas with tough soil, steep inclines, or rocky terrain may incur more of a cost. Trees farther away from urban centers may require an additional travel fee.
Type of Tree
Some trees have very deep and robust root systems. Some have heavy-duty boughs and widespread canopies. Some species have very thick trunks with dense wood that is more difficult to saw through.
All of these aspects add time, effort, and risk to the job, and may incur additional costs.
Stump removal is a different process that is not included with standard tree removal. You will have to pay more if you want the stump removed.
This will cost a few hundred dollars at most, depending on the complexity. The company can grind the stump as well or haul it away to a biomass facility.
What Does the Tree Removal Process Include?
Now that you have a rough idea of the cost, what does the tree removal process look like? Here is a general list of what will happen on removal day:
- Employees clear and secure the area to make sure no bystanders or property gets harmed
- They remove any problematic branches or boughs
- They cut the tree and fell it in a safe direction–or use a crane for trees that risk damage to surrounding structures
- They dismember the tree, breaking it up into much smaller pieces
- They load these pieces onto a truck and take them to a biomass facility
- They blow and rake up the area of any remaining branches and leaves, leaving you with a clean yard
Other Things to Consider for a Tree Removal
You should clear the area as much as possible before a tree removal job. Park any vehicles away from the area, as the tree removal company will need some space for their own. Make sure family and friends are accounted for and remain at a safe distance.
If you want to save money, then you can go for a “cut and drop” job. This is a no-cleanup job where workers will fell the tree and nothing else. Once the tree is safely on the ground, you will be responsible for breaking it down and cleaning up the mess.
Workers can also remove the stump if you desire. However, this is an involved job that will cost extra.
Have Tree-Line Arbor Care Remove Your Tree
Tree removal with an axe might be fun if you’re in the forest, but near your property, it presents a liability. Tree removal services can take care of the entire process for you, even in tricky situations where property damage is a risk. They can provide additional services such as yard work to clean up the mess, or stump removal.
Tree-Line Arbor Care specializes in tree removal. We do so with industry-approved practices in a safe and efficient manner. Get an estimate for your tree removal on our website.