Do you have a commercial project in development that requires significant work to your lot? Not certain where to begin or what commercial tree service even entails? Mr. Tree has more than 30 years of experience providing residential and commercial tree care service, so we have the expertise to get you up to speed.
We’ll help you understand the process by providing an overview of commercial tree service in the Vancouver area, and what you can expect from each service. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for your next commercial development project.
The first thing to know is that if you’re looking to clear your land, there’s a way you can do so while turning a profit. Maybe this is something you’ve done in the past or it’s a new venture for you. If the latter is the case, you may be wondering exactly what we mean when we say logging.
Commercial logging refers to the cutting down of trees in order to sell them as timber or pulp. Timber can be used for a variety of purposes, including the building of homes or furniture. Tree pulp is typically used to make paper products.
There are two main types of logging—selective logging and clearcutting. Selective logging refers to the removal of only select tree species, whereas clearcutting refers to the removal of most trees in a given area. There are advantages and disadvantages to each approach, so if you’re considering embarking on a commercial logging venture, it’s best to consult with one of our expert arborists to select the option that’s the right fit for you.
If you have a commercial property, you may want to clear your land to make way for new development. This involves removing trees, shrubbery, and any debris to clear your lot for construction.
As we said before, trees carry a large amount of value even after they’ve been cut down. That’s why if you’re planning to clear your lot, it’s a good idea to consult with a timber broker. They can evaluate your land and assess which timber is the most valuable. Make sure your broker carefully delineates the trees based on value so you can determine which trees you want to salvage and which ones you want to cart away instead.
Before hiring a professional, you can consult this guide. It has valuable information on how to evaluate your timber’s worth and even provides advice on where to look for a professional forestry consultant. It’s beneficial to do your research beforehand so you fully understand all your options for repurposing your timber.
Excavation may also be necessary for the development of your commercial property. Excavation involves removing soil or rock from the property to create a trench, tunnel, or foundation for a construction project.
Before finalizing a budget for a project, you’ll want to schedule a site visit with a commercial excavation contractor. Your contractor will determine how much preparation will be necessary before the foundation dig can get underway. A surveyor will also calculate grading and determine if any areas of the lot require leveling, as well as confirm lot and building size.
Once the lot has been cleared, an excavation contractor will work with a foundation contractor to remove earth to the depth required for a secure foundation. The soil is then tested and the foundation laid. To streamline the construction process, it’s best to find a contractor who can perform each phase of your commercial development project, including the lot clearing, excavation, and demotion, rather than hiring different contractors to perform each task individually.
If you have an existing structure on the site, then you will also need to secure demolition services. Since demolition is a very involved and dangerous process, it’s important to hire someone who is licensed, bonded, and insured. Mr. Tree is an OSHA-approved workplace that uses top-of-the-line equipment, which many other companies choose not to invest in. Safety is a priority for us, and we make sure we do the job in the most efficient manner, while also adhering to the strictest of safety standards.
As part of the demolition process, we also determine if any trees in the area will be impacted and may require tree removal services.
We will do our best to salvage all the trees we can during the demolition process. However, if a tree is damaged and needs to be removed, we will do it in the quickest and most efficient way possible.
Once your project is complete, it will be important to maintain your property’s landscaping by scheduling regular tree service appointments with your Vancouver arborist. Regular maintenance should include the pruning and shaping of your trees, as well as a thorough inspection to confirm their overall health and appearance.
It’s important to remember that for any of these commercial tree services, you should hire only a licensed and insured arborist. Tree service of any kind is dangerous work, so you want to be sure that you hire experts to perform the job.
Furthermore, there are certain state and local regulations that need to be followed for tree service in Vancouver, so it’s imperative that you hire a trusted and knowledgeable arborist who will follow all the laws.
Mr. Tree cares not only about your trees but about your entire project. We will make sure we uphold all safety standards while providing quality service. If you’re interested in a service that we have not discussed here, give us a call. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have and discuss your particular commercial tree service needs. Leave it to us (get it?) to clear your leaves, take care of your trees, and be your go-to commercial arborist.