Tree Removal Considerations For Your Residential Land

Posted on: 9 September 2021

You may benefit by removing a tree that is growing in an inconvenient area or that is diseased and at risk of dying. Consider the factors that surround your decision to have a tree uprooted and choose how you would like the tree components to be chopped up, hauled away, or salvaged.

Tree Removal

Trees mature at varying rates, and some species can become taller than a residence or contain branches that spread outward toward a home or utility wires. If you purchased a property that contains trees that haven't been cared for in many years, you should have each tree inspected by an arborist.

Some tree issues that relate to a tree growing in an inconvenient area can be remedied by having routine pruning sessions conducted. For a tree that has overtaken a section of land and that poses a threat to a residence or utility lines, an arborist may recommend tree removal services.

A tree that is diseased and that will eventually die should also be removed. Dying trees often have weak, dry branches that can break off unexpectedly. The potential for damage or an injury to occur is high when a dying tree remains intact.

Cutting, Hauling, And Repurposing

Some tree services provide topping services and full removals. Tree topping consists of the removal of the tree's crown, including the upper trunk. This practice will control overgrowth but could contribute to poor growth in the future. Full tree removal will require a tree to be cut down. A large tree with a lot of branches may necessitate equipment being used to cut the upper branches first, followed by the lower branches and trunk.

If the tree that you are going to have removed is fairly healthy, but you have decided to have it removed due to poor placement, you may want to salvage some of the wood. Ask the tree removal crew to leave a good bit of the trunk behind. This wood can be used as kindling.

If you aren't going to retain large chunks of the wood, but would still like to repurpose some of the tree, seek a tree service that provides a mulching service. This type of service will chip the wood that comprises the trunk and branches. The chipped wood can be used to add a layer of mulch to your property. Any excess tree waste will be hauled away and taken care of.