Removing a tree can be a dangerous and time-consuming process, especially if it’s a large tree, but it is often necessary because of the danger it poses to people living nearby if it is damaged or dead.

A tree’s root system can be very extensive, sometimes as big below ground as the tree is above ground, so removing the entire stump is not nearly as easy as just felling a tree.

That’s where tree removal experts come in, to make the process as easy and painless as it can be while still getting you what you want.

So, what do you need to consider before you remove a tree? Let’s take a look.

Is tree removal necessary?

While removing dead or dying trees, or just getting rid of trees that are in the way of another project, can be a necessary part of managing your land, there are some cases where it’s a requirement rather than just a ‘nice to have’.

Trees that are dead, dying, leaning or growing too close to a structure could pose a safety hazard if they end up falling on buildings or people, so it’s sensible to get rid of them before they cause any harm.

Location and accessibility

It’s difficult to say exactly what a tree removal is going to cost because no two trees are the same, and even if they’re roughly the same size then their position in the land will affect how much they cost to remove.

Complex trees with large branches and multiple trunks are more expensive to remove than smaller or simpler trees. More expensive still are trees that sit in a less accessible location, so they’re harder to reach.

Trees that require delicate extraction are even trickier, such as ones that overhang property or roads, so you’ll have to budget even more for one of those.

What else do I need?

Removing a tree is one thing, but even when it’s completely out of the ground, you’re still going to be left with a big tree on its side in your garden, so what you do next is also important.

Depending on what you want to do with the tree, there are various extras you can undertake that can give you what you want, and the most costly of these is the total removal of the tree from the site.

Some people want to keep the branches for firewood, and you can also have these cut and have the resulting logs split. These are extra services, but your savings from the cost of buying your own firewood can offset the cost.

It’s important to think about what exactly you need and mention it early on so it can be factored into your quote.

Give our tree removal team a call today!

Whatever you need, Summerland Tree Services can help you with all your tree removal issues, from felling to complete extraction and removal.

Our highly trained tree removal team are professional and effective, and whether you need an emergency removal or just a bit of a trim, we are on your side.

Wondering if you need council approval to remove a tree, read our previous blog!