Most arborists work for a tree service, or start their own tree service, to save trees. Despite this, there are situations where tree removal is necessary. The most common reasons for tree removal are:
* Removal of a dead tree.
* Removal of storm damaged trees.
* Lot clearing to build a home or business.
* Tree removal prior to building a home addition.
* Removal of a tree killed by insects or disease.
* Removal of a hazardous tree.
* Removal of a tree too close to a house or building.
* Removal of a tree before new landscaping is planted.
* Remove trees growing too close to other trees.
* Removal of a tree that has outgrown its planting location.
Tree removal the most dangerous work performed in the tree care industry. A qualified tree service will have experienced arborists and the tree removal equipment necessary to safely and efficiently remove trees and dispose of tree branches and wood. A tree service that removes trees will also be able to grind tree stumps after the tree is removed.
Tree removal contracts should be in writing and should say what trees will be removed and if the entire tree will be removed from the site. It is important to have in writing if the tree removal cost includes the cost to remove the wood from the site and if the tree removal cost includes the stump grinding. Sometimes a tree removal cost only includes getting the tree on the ground and removing tree branches.
It is also important to make sure the tree service has the proper insurances in place before the tree removal is started. This usually means having both workman’s compensation and liability insurance. If the tree removal service isn’t insured than the property owner is liable if any accidents occur.
Tree removal is permanent, so a property should not make a rushed decision into having a tree removed. Sometimes tree removal is necessary, but in other situations there are alternatives to removing the tree. If tree removal isn’t requested, but is suggested by an arborist, a property owner may want to consider getting a second opinion from another arborist just to make sure the tree removal is warranted.