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4 Things To Consider Before Removing A Tree

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If you have a tree on your property that you think you need to remove, there are a few things you are going to want to consider before you bring the tree down. You need to make sure that the tree should be removed, find a professional to remove the tree, make sure that you don't need any special approval, figure out what you want to do with the stump and lumber from the tree.

Make Sure the Tree Should Be Removed

Just because you think a tree should be removed doesn't mean that it actually should be removed. Removing at tree should be a last resort step used to remove dead or dying trees. If you are unsure about the health of your tree, a certified arborist can assess the health of your tree and let you know if removing it really is the best option or if there are other measures you can take to improve the health of your tree before removing the tree. Make sure that you have an arborist look at your tree, and not just someone who removes trees. An arborist has been specially trained on how to diagnose trees and treat issues with trees.

Hire A Professional

If the certified arborist determines that the trees should be removed, you are going to want to hire a professional to remove the tree. A professional will remove the tree in a manner that will not harm your house, property or surrounding trees.

When you hire a tree company to cut down a tree, be sure to ask for copies of their insurance. They should have liability insurance that protects you from any damage that they do removing the tree and ensures that you are not responsible if one of their workers gets hurt. You should never work with a tree company that doesn't have liability; the risk to you is too high.

Get Approval

Depending on where you live, you may not be able to just cut down any old tree on your property. Sometimes cities and counties regular when trees can be removed and require their own independent inspection and permit before a tree can be removed from your property. A tree professional should know what the regulations are in your area and help you secure the right permits.

If you live in an area with a homeowner's association, you should probably check with them before having any tree removed on your property. Each homeowner's association has their own rules and regulations that you have to follow, and your are legally obligated to follow those rules, so be sure to check with your local homeowner's association if you have one before you cut down any trees on your property.

Lumber & Stump Removal

Cutting down the tree is just one step in the process. You need to determine what you want to do with the lumber from the tree. Some tree companies will cut the lumber up so you can use it as firewood and others may chip the wood onsite and turn it into wood chips for you and still others may dispose of the wood for you. Check and see how the company you are interested in hiring handles lumber removal, and make sure you know if this is an additional cost before agreeing to have your tree removed.

Also, many tree companies do not include the removal of the tree stump with the cost of removing the tree. If you want the stump removed as well, be sure to get a quote for the cost of removing the stump. 

Get in touch with a business like Pete & Ron's Tree Service, Inc. to learn more.