Tree removal is the process of removing a tree that is unwanted for one of several reasons. Tree removal can be for a variety of reasons including property reasons or aesthetics. The act of getting rid of a tree can be challenging and dangerous and therefore should be undertaken with care.
Tree removal usually means to either cut down the entire tree or take away 50% or more of its crown, root, or branch system and also damage the tree in order to make it drop or die; or just to stunt a tree in order to make it decline or eventually die. The process of tree removal can be best described as surgical; which means the branch cut off is actually removed from the tree, and all of its roots are also subsequently killed. If this is done successfully, the tree is then usually “picked” and relocated or remade so that it grows in the new location. There are two different types of tree removal services depending on the method of removal used; arborists usually remove the entire tree, while shrub removal services usually only involve removing particular branches or sometimes the whole tree.
Typically, when a tree is removed, a stump collection is made, and if it is a small tree, there is also often a pruning that needs to be done prior to it being removed. After the tree is removed, the stump can often be cleared away by simply digging a hole, installing a small pump and using a hand-operated shovel to remove it. However, the tree could also have large roots and larger and denser roots that could simply be removed by digging a hole, setting the shovel and pumping it out. Many times, tree removal companies will dig the hole, set it with a shovel and pump it. In some cases, a crane is used to lift the tree removal company may even use a chainsaw to cut through the tree’s crown.
If the tree is removed and the stump is not pruned, the remains of the tree can create a very unsightly “blob” of ground clutter that could cause safety problems for you, your neighbors and other property owners. Because some trees grow more slowly than others, the removed stumps and roots could grow back and encroach on your lawn, causing a great deal of property damage, injury and costs. If a tree removal service is used, you can easily have the roots removed and the entire stump removed, leaving you with an area that is free of clumps and unsightly remains.
Tree removal company professionals will often determine the total price of removing an oak tree based on a variety of factors. The total cost of removing an elm, maple or birch tree could be determined by the volume removed, the size of the tree and any other special considerations. For example, if the tree had an extensive root system, the amount of ground it covered could count in its value.
When you contact a professional tree removal company to remove your tree stumps, you will most likely be given a free estimate. The estimate will be based upon many factors, including the size of the stump, how far it is away from your home and other factors such as the amount of work required. If the estimate is too expensive, you may want to consider hiring a tree care service.
Tree care companies will most likely ask you to remove the tree completely and dispose of it properly. If you do not want to hire a tree removal company, you can still remove the stump yourself. You could hire a friend or neighbor to help you prune branches that are close to power lines. This will allow you to keep power lines out of the ground while the stump is removed.
The main thing to remember about pruning is that you must always use the pruning tools when removing it. Do not cut the branches too close to the power line or you could electrocute yourself. Always take the time to inspect and fix problems before you cut. With a little bit of effort, you can remove that dead tree quickly and efficiently.