Tree Removal – A Last Resort
Although tree removal is most often a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary. It’s a very dangerous and delicate undertaking and should only be performed by highly skilled and qualified professionals. When determining whether a tree should be removed, we take the following into consideration:
- Defects in the Tree
- Species of Tree
- Size and Age of the Tree
- Site Conditions Surrounding the Tree
- Weather and Climate Conditions
- Possible Targets (Anything that can be damaged by tree failure)
Removing a tree requires trained and qualified professionals. Strategic tree removal can enable competing species to develop and mature. A tree that is interfering with the health and vigor of other trees, or is a threat to buildings, driveways, or utility wires may have to be removed.
Tree removal on both residential and commercial properties can be very challenging. Many neighborhood trees are surrounded by other desirable and valuable plantings or buildings. Certain trees may pose a threat to the public.
Especially large trees require carefully planned dismantling by highly trained personnel using state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the protection of your home, office building, other structures, or the landscaping on your property.
The use of specialized equipment required is determined by the conditions of your property, the tree’s branch architecture, and the soundness of the tree itself.
A standard tree removal includes taking down a tree, chipping all brush, cutting all wood into logs, and cutting the stumps as flush as possible to the ground. We provide stump removal and disposal services depending your specifications.
If you would like to save a tree there may be an alternative approach. Proactive tree care can be done to save some trees. If a tree requires supplemental support, cabling and bracing may be used to help prevent injuries such as branch failure and to help provide protection from future storm damage.
If the tree has been damaged, there still may be enough strong, healthy limbs to save it. If it is a young tree and the leader and structure for branching is intact, the tree may be able to recover. Sometimes a tree will just need a little time. Even a mature tree may be able to recover from damage. The right professional can assess the damage on any tree that is borderline.
A tree usually is unsalvageable if:
- The trunk is split or more than 50% of the crown is gone.
- The inner core of the trunk is rotted.
- All that remains is the trunk and a small number of branches which won’t be able to provide enough foliage to help the tree to survive another growing season
- The tree has lost too much of its leafy crown.