Trees offer a number of benefits to this world. No matter where you are, trees will always be useful. Aside from being beautiful features in a property, these trees can help filter out pollution, offer shade and so much more. However, there may be times when you need to cut one down. If so, here are some tree removal tips you must keep in mind.
1. Check local rules and regulations about tree cutting.
Most often than not, even if you are the property owner, you still don’t have the first and final say on whether you should cut a tree down. Depending on the area where you live, permits may be required before a tree removal. Better do you research first and call authorities to be sure than sorry.
2. Clear the surrounding area first.
Of course, you have to clear the surrounding area. You wouldn’t want your tree falling down on your family members, pets, beautiful plants and flowerbeds, your car and of course, your house. Make sure that all areas that surround the tree are free from obstructions or items that can be damaged when cutting it down.
3. Consider tree maintenance or trimming rather than removal.
Before deciding whether you should remove a tree completely, check your other options first. If a tree is ill and needs treatment, try calling an arborist for assistance. Arborists and other tree service experts can also help you with tree trimming. If a tree has grown so much and is taking a lot of space in your property, perhaps it can just be trimmed down. In the event that you will have a home expansion or building a structure over the spot where the tree is, you may also consider moving the tree or transplanting it.
4. Know about the height of the tree and make sure it won’t reach your property or the neighbor’s property when cut down.
Another important consideration is finding out the actual height of the tree and measuring the property that surrounds it. Of course, you can clear people and items that can be carried out of the area, but there are other things you just can’t remove that easily like your actual house and your neighbor’s house. If a tree is way too tall, it can be cut down in sections rather than in just one full go.
5. Call professional tree removal services.
Most importantly, you must not remove the tree on your own, unless you’re a tree expert too. This process is very risky and requires the proper tools, knowledge and experience. If you’re worried it would cost you a lot to call a tree contractor, know that there are companies like New Smyrna Tree Service offering reasonable packages so that the tree removal process would be hassle-free and safe for you.
New Smyrna Tree Service offers tree removal assistance as well as other tree-related services across New Smyrna Beach and other surrounding cities. Call us at 386-267-8027 for a free quote.