For various reasons, it may be necessary to remove a tree from your property. Local tree-felling services may be able to save a tree from being removed, but in some cases, you may really have no other option with removal being the safest. In general, there are 2 ways of doing this.
1. Dismantling a Tree
When it comes to tree felling, very often the space you work in is limited. and the tree must be taken down piece by piece. If the area below the tree is clear from obstructions small cut branches can be allowed to fall to the ground. When branches are large and heavy then lowering ropes must be used.
2. Directional Felling
If you have enough space and the necessary safety permits the tree can then be felled in one piece.
DIY vs Professional Tree Felling Services
Removing a small tree from your property can be quite challenging and will require a degree of fitness and proficiency with the necessary equipment to get done. Doing it yourself can save you a few dollars too while learning a new skill if you’re an avid DIYer. However, when it comes to larger trees, you probably shouldn’t even consider doing it yourself. Tree felling is a lot more dangerous than most people think. In fact, tree surgery is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, with a high potential for accidents.
How dangerous is tree felling really?
Tree surgery is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. It has a very high potential for accidents due to the heights involved and the powered machinery. However, regardless of the safety precautions taken alongside the necessary training, accidents still happen with roughly 50 professionals dying each year. Be sure to consider this when you start to imagine yourself dismantling a tree.
Other Services to Consider From a Professional Tree Felling Service
This is the pruning operation to raise the crown/canopy. It involves pruning or removal of branches to increase the distance between the base of the canopy and ground level. It is normally carried out to improve access or provide visibility beneath the canopy.
This involves the reduction in the density of the crown. This operation would not normally be carried out on conifers, so it is generally confined to deciduous broadleaf trees. Trees may be crowned thinned to reduce the damage that could result from crown resistance to strong winds. Crown thinning may also be carried out to admit more and light into and through the canopy.
This involves the removal of deadwood from the trees and is normally carried out for cosmetic and of course safety reasons.
This includes the removal of dead, diseased, damaged, weak, and crossing branches. Epicormic growth and watershoots may also be removed. Cleaning out also entails the removal of foreign objects and climbing plants such as Ivy.
Stumps of any size can be removed cleanly and efficiently using our specialist stump grinding equipment. The stump is ground down normally to a depth of between 6″ to 10″ below ground level, it can be deeper depending on your requirements. The hole is then backfilled using the grindings and the excess is piled on top of the hole.
How Much Does Tree Removal Service Cost?
There are a number of factors that can influence the overall cost of tree removal services. Naturally, the size of the tree being removed will influence the overall cost. The width, as well as the height of the tree, will have to be considered. Also, the tree’s stability will be assessed alongside whether or not additional equipment will have to be used. Moreover, the accessibility of the tree in question can make a difference to the bottom line. If it’s in a hard-to-reach place, some preparation might be required. It can also be located near power lines, which means additional safety measures would have to be put in place.
Therefore, it is virtually impossible to figure out exactly how much your particular tree removal will cost without visiting and assessing your unique property.