What Is Involved With Tree Removal And Tree Stump Removal?

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What is involved with tree removal and tree stump removal

Safety concerns, disease, or damage can turn a beautiful tree into a liability and a hazard. If this has happened, you need expert ISA certified arborists to provide efficient and safe tree removal. In this guide, we will reveal everything you need to know about tree removal and tree stump removal.

Why Should You Remove a Tree?

There are several different types of trees that you should think about removing. This includes the following:

Annoying Trees

Annoying trees

Let’s be frank: some trees are purely irritating. They may be healthy, but they could merely be a nuisance. This could be because they shed fruit or seeds. It could also be because the wood is weak and, therefore, there is a high chance that it is going to break. Of course, you may need the trees to be removed on your land because you require the area for other purposes.

Encroaching Trees

Encroaching trees

When a tree is alive and growing, they can have an impact on the surroundings. A tree that was initially planted in what was a good location can cause trouble in some years down the line. This is because new structures are built around the trees and, of course, trees grow. This could result in the tree roots disrupting the foundation of a building or house, as well as trees getting in the way of power lines and other utilities.

Damaged Trees

Damaged trees

Sadly, there are sometimes healthy trees that experience simply unavoidable damage. This could be severe weather as well as accidental contact with a vehicle or animal damage. In such a case, you should not only remove the tree. You need to consult experts so that they can assess the situation and help you to make an informed decision. After all, there could be the possibility that the tree may recover.

Diseased Trees

Diseased trees

A lot of trees die because of disease. While you may want to keep a tree and do all in your power to save it, sometimes removing the tree is the best solution because it will prevent the disease from spreading before it is too late. Of course, if a tree has already died, you will need to get it removed. Dead trees will lose their strength, and this can cause them to become a safety hazard. If a dead tree was to fall, or even a branch from a dead tree, it could cause a lot of damage to nearby cars and houses, as well as people.

So, what are some of the signs that a tree is dead or diseased? If you have noticed any of the symptoms mentioned below, it could be time to give the experts a call:

  • Fine twigs without any living buds at the end of the branches
  • Hanging branches or dead branches in the upper crown
  • Cavities in large scaffold branches or the trunk
  • Peeling bark or chipped bark in the trunk’s cracks
  • Mushrooms and other decay-producing fungi growing at the trunk’s base
  • Heaving soil beneath the canopy and at the bottom of the trunk

What Is Involved in Tree Removal?

It is always better to consult tree experts when you need any tree work carried out. They will access the situation to determine whether tree removal is necessary or whether anything else can be done to save the tree if you would rather it was not removed.

As tree removal is dangerous, this is something you should never attempt to take on by yourself or in-house. After all, tree workers often need to remove trees that are growing in confined spaces near utility lines, properties, and other sensitive areas. This shows why considerable expertise is necessity to perform this task successfully.

There are many ways this tree service can be carried out. A professional will use the method that least impacts the surrounding area. If the tree is significant, the arborist may decide to climb the tree to remove the more significant limbs before felling the tree. After this, he or she will cut down the trunk safely. Both of these tasks present a massive risk of a personal injury if not carried out correctly.

Tree Stump Removal

Tree stump removal

As part of the process of removing a tree, the stump will tend to be left as close to the ground as it can be. However, the removal of the stump can also be provided if required. This can be complex, and it often demands special machinery. However, it may be a necessity if the hump could be a hazard to the surrounding landscape, or if you don’t want it ruining the scenery.

Here are some of the reasons why people decide to have the stump removed as well as the tree:

Unappealing Regrowth

Unappealing regrowth

Sometimes a stump can start to sprout. These are unsightly, and they can present further trouble because they cause new tree spouts to be established in the area.

Decay and Insects

Decay and insects

Fungal growth can also arise because dead trees tend to decay. Wood and fungus combined attract unwelcome pests. These insects can be destructive to property structures in the area.

Trip Hazard

Trip hazard

Another reason to consider stump removal is that they often represent a trip hazard, making them dangerous.

Contact Christianson Tree Experts

Christianson Tree Expert provides residential and commercial tree removal services, including tree stump removal, in the Santa Cruz area. This includes Aptos, Boulder Creek, Felton, Rio del Mar, Live Oak, Watsonville, and beyond. They are fully licensed and insured arborists, who know California like the back of their hand. With many years of experience in the area, there is no one better to provide you with tree removal in this part of the United States. The services that they provide include hazardous tree removal, tree stump removal, tree trimming and pruning, excavation, demolition and hauling, and much more. You can reach their team on (831) 338-6984, or you can request a service via the online form. Alternatively, send an email to ed@christiansontreeexperts.com, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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