Things to do when planning to remove a tree

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Things to do when planning to remove a tree

31 July 2017
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

So you are wanting to remove a tree from your backyard but don't know where to start. It is a good idea to research a few things before going out and having the tree removed. Here are a couple of things you should look into and know.

Consider The Seasons

When cutting down things like trees, it is important to know what season it is and whether there are any animals living in the tree and if they are breeding. In some cases you will need to wait until the end of the breeding season. You should also call your local animal centre to find out if they are endangered, as endangered species need to be removed professionally. In some rare cases, you will be told that you can not remove the tree as part of a protection order.

Know Who To Call To Remove The Tree

Now that you know you can remove the tree without any problems, it's time to find someone to remove the tree for you. There are a lot of companies out there that will happily come over and cut your tree down, but like a lot of things, it's all down to how much they are going to charge and how much you are willing to pay. It is advised to call a few companies, and once you have some figures, try and work a deal with them and see if you can gain some discount.

Decide What To Do With The Stump

In most cases, the tree removal company won't take the entire tree. They'll leave the stump in the ground on your property. In those situations, it's up to you to determine what you're going to do with the stump itself.

One option is to have it ground up and turned into mulch material. This is great if you have landscaping and a garden that you want to protect through the summer. If you'd rather preserve the stump, you can work with someone to carve the stump out into a seat. Once carved, you can even seal it to protect it against the weather and potential pest infestations.

As you can see, there are a lot of things that go into deciding to have a tree removed from your property. With the information here and the help of a tree removal professional, you can have that problem tree dealt with in no time.