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Keeping Your Trees Healthy

When I first bought a new house, I realized that the front trees were a little overgrown. I was worried about a branch breaking in the wind and smashing into a window or the roof, and so I decided to invest in professional tree service. When the arborist came, he had more concerns than just a few overgrown branches. Apparently, a few of my trees had also developed serious pest infestations, and I was worried about what it might mean for their health. He carefully trimmed each tree to ward off disease, and within a few weeks, they were looking a lot better. This blog explains how a professional tree trimmer could help you, so that you aren't left with dying trees.


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

Planning For A Tree Removal: Tips And Pointers

Joshua Mercier

Removing a tree is not easy. It requires specialized skills and also specialized equipment. Thankfully, there are professional tree removal companies that you can hire to do this work for you. However, you still want to do a little planning in the weeks and days leading up to your tree removal. Here are some tips to get you through that planning phase.

If it's a complicated tree removal, get several quotes.

If the tree is in a wide, open space and will be easy to access and remove, then all tree companies are likely to charge a somewhat similar amount to do the job. On the other hand, if the tree will be really complicated to remove, you may see some variability in quotes. This is because some tree removal companies are likely to have more specialized equipment than others, which means the job may not take them as long. So, get several quotes and compare them before you pick a company to hire.

Make sure there is access.

You can only do so much to make a tree accessible to the tree removal company, but do what you can. Move patio furniture out of the way, park your car elsewhere for the day, and let the neighbors know about your plans so they can move their items, too.

Know what you want done with the wood.

Maybe you want to keep the wood for fires, or perhaps you don't have anywhere to put it and would like it to be hauled away. Either approach is fine, but think about it beforehand, and contact the tree removal company to tell them what you prefer. Some companies haul the wood away by default, and others leave the wood unless the customer requests otherwise. 

Ask the neighbors if they need trees removed.

Some tree removal companies offer "bulk discounts" to remove more than one tree at once. Even if you only need one removed, ask the neighbors if they have any dead or damaged trees they'd like taken care of. You may be able to both get a better rate if you hire the tree removal company together.

If you follow the tips above during the planning phase, you should have an easier time having a tree removed from your land. It will be gone before you know it.

Contact a company like Knock on Wood Tree Service LLC to learn more.