There are many advantages to being proactive about tree removal. If you have a dead, or dying tree in your yard, then it should go. The same goes for tree branches that hang too close to your home, or the driveway, or power lines. Removing such trees will only serve to prevent damage to property and injuries.

How then, should you go about the process of tree removal and what can you expect? Here is a brief of what you can expect after identifying and hiring a professional tree removal service.

Preliminary Assessment

An expert assessment of the type and condition of your tree will help the removal team to plan for the next steps. The tree experts will identify the species of your tree and look at other factors such as age and size of the tree.

An older and larger tree may require more effort and tools to remove compared to a smaller and younger one. These considerations help the tree removal experts to determine the tools needed for the job, as well as estimating how long the removal may take.

Obtaining a Permit

Based on the findings of the preliminary assessment, tree removal experts can advise you on whether or not you have to obtain a permit from your local council before you can begin the removal. The species, size of the tree, and where you live, are among the factors that inform this decision.

To obtain the permit, you may be required to submit a report by an arborist. Be advised that going ahead with the removal without a permit from your local council when one is required, will cost you. You will be expected to pay the imposed fine.

Tree Removal

Felling trees is quite the involving process, and always best left to the experts. The tree removal crew will get to the site and assemble the required tools and equipment from ladders to chainsaws. Safety is everything, so you should expect the crew to have on protective glasses, gloves, and other protective gear. Based on the size of the tree, and accessibility of the area, among other factors, felling a tree can take less than an hour, and up to several hours.

There is much to do after the tree comes down. This includes cutting the trees into smaller pieces and logs, grinding the stump and cleaning up. Full-service tree removal companies provide all these services from the initial assessment to the final clean-up.