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Wondering When’s The Right Time For Tree Removal? Here’s a Guide For You

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Tree removal isn’t something that you’d prefer ideally but there are times when you don’t have any other option. If you notice that any of the trees in your yard is not as healthy as it used to be, sadly, it is time to say goodbye. Deciding to get rid of a tree that’s been in your yard for years is a difficult decision. However, there are times when Tree removal is the only option that you’re left with. It is necessary to get rid of it before it becomes a threat to other trees around it and to your property as well.  

What to do before the tree is removed? 

Tree removal generally requires a permit which many times the professional you approach issues for you. Make sure that the area around the tree is clean, and you remove any furniture or other objects around the site. Another humble gesture is to notify your neighbors so that they’re prepared for any mild disturbance. 

What is the best time to remove trees?

If your tree is leaning, posing a threat to a nearby structure, or the roots are upheaving and causing Tree root damage it is ideal to get your tree assessed by a professional regardless of the time of year it is. You can contact us and we’ll come to your place to examine the tree and we’ll provide you with an estimate quote. 


Taller trees require more removal time than shorter trees. Cutting tall trees requires a special grinding blade which is usually big in size and finishes the job quickly.  Hence it is important that we conduct a preliminary inspection to figure out what kind of equipment we need to carry along. 


The tree’s location is also an important factor to consider. The obstacles are less in remote areas which makes it easier to remove trees in a few hours or so. If you live in a busy area, the power lines might be passing in between your trees. Tree removal during such circumstances requires extra care. 


Health and condition of your tree is also an important factor. Healthier trees are harder while weaker trees are easier to remove. Your trees turn weak when they are infected, dying, diseased or pest-ridden. The signs of a damaged tree are discolored leaves, soft crumbly wood, the appearance of fungi, unwanted pests, and dead branches.   

What is involved in the tree removal process?  

We will determine the direction of tree growth so that we can figure out the right method to remove it effectively. Below are a few other factors that will be a part of the tree removal process. 

Risk of large trees 

Large trees pose a greater risk and it is essential to take safety steps in order to avoid getting in any sort of trouble. 

Create an escape route 

An escape route helps the most at the time of emergency. If an accident takes place, there must be a last resort where you can escape safely. This will help you and our team to remain safe and get out of the site as fast as possible.  


Have a consultation call before choosing the right tree service company. Some companies provide consultation for free which may also involve inspection of the problem. Based on that professionals determine whether a tree needs removal or just trimming. Consultation helps you decide to take further action. 

What to do after tree removal?

After removal, the tree would be left with only a bottom stump. Stumps can either be cut into pieces and used for purposes like a bonfire. There might be additional charges for that. Confirm it with your arborist before eliminating the stump. Stump removal is a better alternative because if it stays in one place for a long time, the termites and pests might appear, and also the stump will begin to decay shortly.  

Whether you’re looking for Storm damage tree removal or you want to get rid of an infected tree, we’re here to help. Call us on 804-430-9955 and we’ll be right at your rescue!

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