Getting rid of a beloved tree is not something that homeowners look forward to doing. Unfortunately, there are some circumstances that require the removal of a tree to ensure the safety of your property. Knowing when to call in a professional for help allows you to remove a tree on your own terms rather than waiting for the tree to fall, potentially damaging your home or landscape.
Here are some simple factors that you can consider to help you determine the best time to remove a tree from your yard.
The Health of the Tree
The health of the tree in question should always play a factor in determining when to have a professional come and remove the tree. Any tree that shows evidence of disease or decay should be removed as quickly as possible. Disease and damage can weaken the structural integrity of the tree. As a result, the tree will be more susceptible to sustaining additional damage.
A falling tree can cause major damage to your home, garage, or landscaping features. The tree can even damage your neighbor's property. The immediate removal of a diseased or decaying tree can help you avoid an accident that could compromise the safety of your home.
If you have a tree that doesn't have a major structural issue, you may want to wait until the tree goes into its dormant season before having a professional remove the tree from your property.
Many trees become dormant during the winter months. By waiting until late winter to have an unwanted tree removed, you can reduce the amount of labor required to complete the project. Dormant trees have no leaves, and their limbs tend to be lighter than those of active trees. Your arborist will be able to easily cut and handle the lightweight branches to make removing the tree a breeze.
Demand for Removal Services
The cost of having a professional remove your tree will depend on the demand for removal services in your area. Demand for tree services tends to be higher during the summer months. More homeowners are investing in landscaping projects during the warmer months, which can mean having a tree removed in the summer will be expensive.
Contact your arborist to determine when the demand for tree removal is the lowest in your area. Schedule your own tree removal for this slow period to help keep your costs low.
Contact a local tree removal service to learn more.
I have always been one of those people who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty, which is why I started trimming my own trees. However, after doing it by myself for a few years, I realized that my yard was starting to look a little DIY, which wasn't the look that I was going for. To make things right, I decided to invest in a professional tree service who could come out and fix up my yard. They were amazing to work with, and they even came with all of their own equipment. This blog is all about the benefits of professional tree care, versus doing things on your own.