Tree removal is a serious job, and not one to be taken on by amateurs. Some people think they can safely remove a tree with a chainsaw and ladder, but it’s easy to underestimate how much debris they’ll create. According to Joe Villagomez, owner of Joe’s Tree Service, you should hire a professional tree service for the job.
A professional tree service will be able to assess your tree’s condition and determine whether it’s time to cut it down. Dead branches, for example, may be just a sign of pruning, or they could be indicative of disease or damage to the trunk or roots. A tree that leans more than 15% is probably time to get it removed.
The tree removal service you hire will prepare your property, and may use large trucks and a wood chipper to complete the process. If possible, arrange for alternate access to your yard to avoid blocking the crew. Make sure you notify your neighbors beforehand to let them know that a tree needs to be removed. It’s also best to arrange for the tree removal company to check for any animals or structures that may pose a safety hazard.
There are no city rules restricting the removal of trees on private property. Even the two largest metropolitan areas don’t have special rules for the removal of trees. However, property owners should understand that they’re ultimately responsible for removing the trees on their property. Failure to remove a tree can result in damages and even legal actions.
Tree removal is an important task, especially if the tree is interfering with buildings or power lines. A tree can pose a danger if it falls on the power lines, so contact the utility company and ask about tree removal. Once the tree is removed, it may remain stumped or have roots. In some cases, tree service workers must grind stumps and other parts of the tree to ground level. Some companies have trucks large enough to accommodate large pieces of wood that have been cut down.
While tree removal companies typically charge a flat fee, the removal of a stump can cost $150-$500. This fee depends on the size of the stump and the amount of time needed to complete the process. If the stump is small, a stump grinder can be used. A stump grinder can cost between $100 and $400. If the stump is larger, chemical treatment or burning are available, but they’re more expensive.
Before you begin the process of tree removal, you must get a permit for the project. You can purchase a permit online or visit a local tree preservation office. You’ll need to fill out the form with the necessary information. This includes information about the homeowner and the tree removal contractor. You’ll also need to provide a certified arborist letter. This letter will be used to determine if your tree removal project is permitted or not.