There are many home and garden projects that can be easily done yourself, but tree removal is really not one of them. Cutting down a tree can be a dangerous project which is best left to a tree professional.
Chainsaws are not an easy tool to deal with. They can have a significant amount of kick back which could result in serious injuries and lost limbs. A trained tree professional is experienced and insured to handle this type of job.
How to know you need to remove a tree
There are a variety signs that will let you know a tree needs to be removed.
Damage to half or more of the tree
When there is considerable damage to half or more of the tree that is visible from the ground it is a good indication that you may want to have it taken out.
Main trunk is cracked
When the trunk of the tree is cracked or broken vertically, it weakens the tree significantly, and it should be removed. Vertical cracks can also be a signal that there is decay inside the tree.
A large branch has broken
If a large branch or limb has split off from the tree, this will usually cause serious decay and weaken the tree substantially. It may be a good idea to have it taken out.
Dead, rotten, or weakened roots will cause a tree to be unstable, lean and fall over. This can become dangerous and it is a good idea to remove the tree.
Tree is Leaning
When a tree is leaning, it is at risk of falling over, and could be hazardous. Falling into a building, telephone pole, road, or onto a person could be a serious issue. Safety should always be a top consideration.
Dead trees can quickly become infested with pests such as termites, rats, ants, and wood boring insects. This infestation can quickly spread to your home, and other neighboring trees or structures. It’s wise to have a dead tree removal service take out the tree before it causes further damages.
Cost of Tree Removal
Tree removal cost has a wide range depending on the size of the tree and how difficult it is to remove.
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