Study your options circumspectly once you find out that there is a need to get rid of a tree that stands in your property.
You can hire a tree service.
This is a more costly but practical alternative to cutting and pruning a tree yourself; you can opt for the DIY method, but it can be dangerous to your life and the lives of others. However, if you have the proper tree cutting tools and have knowledge about tree pruning, this method is the way to go. Also, remember that you are responsible for any damage, injury, or other negative effects that may occur during the tree removal process.
Hiring Removal Experts
The cardinal rule for getting professional help is to hire a reliable contractor or a competent person. Choosing someone who is experienced will save you valuable time and financial resources. Before cutting down a tree, experts will check for hidden structures such as power lines, gas pipes, and water pipes. They make sure that tree removal services do not affect electrical cables or communication systems. They are equipped with electric saws and special equipment to cut down trees of all sizes. The only thing you need to worry about is getting liability insurance with your regular homeowner’s policy. This ensures that if someone is injured in the process, you will not be held financially and legally responsible.
Check out references of tree cutting companies. Make sure that it is properly bonded. Ask for references and spend time to look at testimonials and reviews made by past customers. It is even better to ask for referrals from colleagues, friends and your close relatives. Professional cutters do not leave stumps.
Removing Decomposed Trees from your Property
Remove rotten or decomposing trees from your backyard. However, before undertaking the task of removing decomposed trees, consider the following suggestions
- Make sure there are no overhead wires, parked cars, buildings, or pathways around the tree. Before cutting down a tree, check the surrounding area.
- Before cutting down a tree, check the property line, land deeds, and other documents. As a courtesy, inform your neighbors of your decision to cut down the tree.
- You may need to coordinate with the local power company, especially if you have gas or water service.
- Examine the base of the tree to see if it is hollow. A hollow tree is weak and easy to cut down, but a tree with a solid base will take longer to cut down.
- Small trees can be cut with a chainsaw and large trees with an axe, even at a 45-degree angle without difficulty. Before cutting down a tree, remember to have an evacuation plan in place to prevent accidents.
- The tree may not fall immediately, but it will eventually, so try to leave the area until it is completely down.