Has a tree on your property become problematic? The faster you act, the better chance you have of saving it.
Ignoring it won’t make the problem go away. And if it is a fairly large tree, it has the potential to cause a lot of damage if it were to fall. Not only is that an expensive risk, but a dangerous one as well.
Here in the Portland metro area, we are susceptible to heavy rain and windstorms. Dead or dying trees should be attended to as soon as possible to determine if they should be cut down. Problems can include:
- Dead branches
These are all signs of internal damage to the tree, and quite often the damage cannot be undone. On rare occasion, the tree can be brought back to life and strengthened by cutting off the diseased or damaged parts and watering it heavily, but it is still at risk. Typically, if 50 percent or more of the tree is visibly damaged, it should be removed.
Determining If It’s Time To Remove A Tree
Deciding whether or not to remove the tree is tricky business because sometimes the damage may not be visible. And in some cases, the type of tree is not suitable for the area it’s in. If the tree is in an area that poses risk, such as near power lines, it may need to be cut down despite its health. If it’s leaning to one side or doesn’t have enough room to grow, removal may be the only option. The weaker the tree is, the more likely it is to fall.
Another reason you may need to remove a tree is to make room for a new building or some other type of renovation on your property. Whether it’s in your backyard or on your commercial business property, Mr. Tree, Inc. will help guide you through the process and effectively provide you with the results you want.
Price Should Not Be the Primary Criteria
How do you know whom to trust with all of your tree removal needs? It takes much more than looking up companies in the phonebook. Sorting companies by price may make sense to stay within budget, but it should not be the only, or even the primary aspect. If you seek a true professional, then you must ask questions assertively. This will make it easier for you to draw comparisons among the contractors and easily narrow down your list.
Things To Keep In Mind
- Insist on seeing the company’s insurance papers, occupational accident coverage and workers compensation, as well as public liability.
- Determine how the service provider is likely to reach the job site. How will they move the equipment into place?
- Their procedure of tree removal. On what basis will they choose between crane and tower? This decision essentially depends on two factors – job site and the state of the to-be-removed tree.
- The duration of the tree removal process.
- The experience, qualification and credentials of the climber who will be executing the job.
- The types, quality and authenticity of tools that will be used during the job.
- The depth of the stump grind.
- Extra cleanup costs.
Ideally, the cleanup charges should be included in the quoted price. Confirm this before hiring a tree removal service. There are numerous procedures to remove the unwanted trees. A wide range of machinery is available to aid in the process. Tree removal companies often differ not only in their approach, but also in their level of skill.
Interviewing contractors carefully will give you a better understanding of their performance. This will enable you to see how they stack up against each other so that you can make the right choice.