Hiring A Good Tree Removal Service

Healthy trees around your property that aren’t too close to buildings or power lines can help to enhance the value and aesthetics of your property. However, if that mentioned tree is seriously diseased, decaying, or leaning to close to your property, it can be an eyesore and a hazardous threat to you, your property, or neighbor’s property.

In the majority of cases though, trees are desirable for residential or commercial properties. Trees help add a little more value to a property and contribute to its overall visual appeal. Occasionally, trees can create problems for property owners or developers and have to be removed or cut back. When trees become a hindrance rather than an enhancement, it’s time to find a reliable tree removal service.

To make an informed decision when choosing a tree contractor, it’s necessary to get a minimum of two quotes. If you only contact one tree cutter for an estimate, you’d have no way of knowing if they’re overcharging you. By getting two or three comparative quotes from different tree contractors, you can usually save money and hire the tree removal service that you feel the most comfortable with.

Choosing A Reputable Tree Removal Service

Since the work involved in removing or trimming trees can be hazardous, it’s advisable to make sure a tree removal service you’re considering carries the necessary insurance and has at least four or five years of experience.

To avoid fly-by-night tree removal services or those that have questionable qualifications, a little research on the Internet can help weed out unprofessional or unqualified tree cutters. Doing an Internet search for “tree removal service” can often yield an immediate list of local tree contractors. The ones that have taken the time to have a Web site created are often more professional, organized, and detail oriented than those that haven’t.

A tree cutter or tree trimming service that has invested the money and time to create a presence on the Web is more likely to be established and well managed. You can also search for a tree contractor by name, followed by “reviews” to see what past clients have to say about their experience with the tree service.

When visiting the Web site of a tree removal service, three things to take note of are whether safety, experience, and customer service are emphasized. Tree contractors that make mention of affordable or competitive prices may also be worth a closer look, too.

The best method for selecting a tree trimming service–or any type of contractor, for that matter–is through a personal recommendation from someone you know and trust. A neighbor who has used a reliable tree removal service may be an excellent source for a referral.

If you have the time and inclination to look, you can often get eye-opening reports about a tree removal company from the Better Business Bureau’s Web site. The BBB rates many established businesses according to a list of relevant criteria, including such things as the number of customer complaints and if the tree service (or other contractor) has made a good-faith effort to resolve these issues.

Whether your objective in hiring a tree removal service is to get rid of a decaying tree or clear the area for construction, it’s always a good idea to choose a tree cutter that is experienced, safety conscious, and insured. Establishing a working relationship with a reliable tree trimming or removal company can also come in handy for future needs, such as stump removal or firewood.

Tree Removal

In the tree removal process, certain techniques and cross cuts are usually done on the top of the trunk using appropriate tools and equipment. Chain saws are usually used due to their sharpness and adeptness of use. They aren’t always easier to handle and maneuver but they are very effective for cutting. Each professional tree cutter will have their preference when it comes to chain saw styles, makes, and models.

For the stump, a called stump grinder is used by professionals since roots tend to run deep beneath the soil.  It has rotating teeth that makes it easier to dispose of the remaining stump and roots. For larger growing ones, there would be a need for bigger machinery like a tow or a crate to remove them safely.

Removal would involve special knowledge and skills in handling special tools and machinery. If you notice that a tree is becoming unmanageable or the roots of a tree are growing in such a way that damage is inevitable then its best that you call in the professionals.

Know about the pros and cons of tree removal:

No matter if you decide to plant one tree or multiple trees in your yard or on your property, its going to require careful thought. And just like the planting is going to need special attention, so is removing one. If you want to void any possible damage that may harm your neighbor’s property or your own, then it would be wise to rely on a professional tree service provider to do the job for you. However, it is equally important for someone growing a garden to consider acquiring knowledge – even just a little know-how just to know what’s involved in the process.

A number of techniques in tree service can be used depending on the arborist’s choice. An arborist is a professional tree specialist who is either employed by a tree removal service or the owner of his or her own tree removal service. The arborist will take in to consideration several factors before removing a tree and a couple of those factors are size and location. These factors are vital in assessing which method is best to use and in predicting possible problems that may arise.

The following are common removal techniques by arborists:


How-to: Felling is done by cutting as close to the base as possible allowing a larger portion of the trunk to simply fall to the ground.

Pros: This is probably the simplest among the methods commonly used.

Cons: Considering a larger portion of trunk being removed from its base, this method requires enough space to make sure the trunk falls off to the ground without causing any harm to its surroundings.

2.Cut and Chunk

How-to: Cut and Chunk involves climbing up branches to manually cut them off one by one. The remaining part of the trunk will then be cut into chunks and are then guided by ropes as they are being taken down.

Pros: This technique makes it easier to take down smaller parts before removing the larger part of the trunk. It is best done in areas with little space for extensive removal available.

Cons: Tedious and time-consuming.


How-to: Almost the same in cut and chunk, however in this method, both branches and chunks cut down from the trunk are lowered to the ground manually through the use of ropes or a cane.

Pros: Allows for the least amount of probable damage during removal. This would be the best technique to use in crowded locations to avoid any damage to surrounding properties.

Cons: Also, tedious and time-consuming.

After removal, comes the next step of uprooting the remaining stump. However, this would be a completely different task and involves just as many techniques as in removal. It is suggested that you contact a tree service provider to help you in the removal and uprooting processes.