Removing a tree might look like a straightforward thing to do. But, like many things in life, there is nothing easy and straightforward about it. The problem even escalates if it’s a big tree that has been sitting in your yard for many years. Here are ten things that you didn’t know about tree removal.
#10 You can’t do it on your own:
Technically you can, but it will take you many hours (if not days), it will be hard work, it is risky and potentially dangerous (especially if it is a big tree), and you will need plenty of equipment. To be honest, the risk is not worth the effort. Instead, you should hire a company to do the removing for you. The cost is way lower than the potential risk.
#9 There are plenty of companies that are in this business:
Tree removal in Charlotte is big business. That’s understandable considering how many trees there are in the city. To find one a tree removal company, open a search engine and type “residential tree services in Charlotte, NC”. The best ones are those with the best reviews.
#8 There is no standard fee for tree removal:
The tree removal fee can vary from company to company. However, it is also affected by the size of the tree, the terrain, the condition of the tree, and so on. Most companies that are in this line of business first visit the site before giving their estimate.
#7 Stump grinding vs. stump removal:
After the tree is cut down, you need to deal with the stump. You can choose between stump removal and stump grinding.
Stump removal includes pulling out the entire stump and leaving a hole that needs to be gapped. All roots are removed, and there are no health hazards. Replanting is easy, and the space created by the stump can be used for any purpose you want.
Stump grinding doesn’t leave any hole to be gapped. However, large roots may remain under the surface. The biggest downside is that there is a chance for root decay and the tree may sprout again.
Deciding on the better process is something that depends on the tree, the terrain, the size of the tree, and the preferences of the property owner as well.
#6 Stump removal is more expensive than stump grinding:
Stump removal can be fairly complicated as it involves various machines and methods if it is a big tree, tricky terrain, and there is a building or any other facility nearby.
#5 You can replant the tree elsewhere:
Not all trees are removed because they are decaying and are dangerous to both the people and property. Some are removed because they are simply in the way of renovation or a home upgrade. In any case, if the tree is removed and not cut into pieces, it can be easily replanted elsewhere – on the property or any other place.
#4 Most companies have experienced arborists to take care of the tree removal:
The companies that deal with tree removal don’t hire only guys that can handle a chainsaw and other equipment, but arborists as well. The arborist is the one that plans the entire procedure and makes sure that all goes smoothly. He takes into account all the things that can influence the process of tree removal and makes the final plan.
#3 You can plant a new tree in its place:
Many times old trees are removed because they present a danger to both people and property. After the old, dying tree is removed, it is relatively easy to plant a new one in its place. Of course, it is essential to speak to an arborist and see what he thinks is best before planting a new tree. Some of the things you can ask him are “Whether it is the best time to plant a new tree?” or “Which type of tree is best suited for that location?”. An experienced arborist can help you make the right choice and grow a new one in its place.
#2 If your tree falls in your neighbor’s yard you can get sued for the damages:
Old and dying trees can easily fall on the street and in someone else’s property. If the tree causes damage to someone else’s property, you may need to pay for the damages. Therefore, removing the tree before causing any damages is for the best. It doesn’t matter if it is not your fault that the tree has fallen. It is your tree, and you are the one responsible for it.
#1 Tree removal reduced the risk of fire caused by a lightning:
Large trees attract lightning and can cause a fire on your property. That’s another big reason to remove a tree from your yard. Most homes are protected from lightning, but trees are not. So, if the tree is hit by lightning, the fire can easily spread to your house, a fence, or even a shed on your property.
Having a tree or more on your property is a true blessing with many benefits. However, there comes a time when even the tree needs to be removed for whatever reason. Not removing the tree can bring all sorts of consequences. On the other hand, doing it brings you peace of mind.