THE NECESSITY OF TREE REMOVAL
There are many reasons why a tree might need to be removed – safety, location, construction needs, personal preference, tree health. The most common reason, however, is tree death. Dead or dying trees become increasingly weak and brittle this presents many safety concerns making removal your best option. If the tree has become diseased and is either incurable or too far gone to respond to treatment, removal is often the only option, especially if the disease in question can spread to other trees in the area. Another common reason for tree removal is construction. Prospective construction projects can necessitate the removal of trees, or the tree itself may simply be in an undesirable location. Whatever the circumstance, we can help navigate through this process, and get you the information you need in order to proceed. Be it for reasons of safety, tree health, maintenance concerns, or construction projects, let us help.
THE REMOVAL PROCESS
The removal process starts up in the top section of the tree. Crew members climb up and begin removing limbs. Larger limbs are cut into smaller pieces and eased down to the ground by using ropes. This allows us to safely control their descent. Smaller branches are also removed from the outside edges of the canopy, back to the main trunk. Once the tree trunk is all that remains the crew then begins removing the smaller sections of the trunk from the top down, until it becomes short enough to cut as low as possible.
The tree trunk is cut as low as possible, usually only a few inches above grade. Depending on the size of the tree trunk, we can discuss stump grinding options with you.
When tree removal is necessary, our highly trained crews arrive on site with years of experience. Essential to this experience is the mastery the crew demonstrates when rigging ropes. We use ropes to attach to the climber’s harness, and also to guide limbs safely to the ground. Rigging makes the removal process safe, smooth, and efficient. The crew is able to take down trees of all shapes and sizes – be it an enormous tree in a tight space, over a roof, over a pool, or simply out in an open yard. Our experienced crews can carefully and remove almost any tree from almost any location.
Tree removal can be messy! The debris pile left after a tree has been taken down can be surprisingly large, but we believe in seeing the job all the way through. Lumberjack includes debris haul off with all of our removals. If you would like any of the tree limbs left on site for your personal use (e.g. firewood) just let us know, we are happy to help.
In addition, Lumberjack is completely insured and bonded, so you can rest easy while we take care of all of your tree removal needs.