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What to Think About When Considering a Tree Removal Service

When you’re considering tree removal services, tree trimming services or other tree care services, there are many factors to be aware of.

Tree Removal Service Considerations

First things first, before revving your chainsaw and doing a DIY chop job, consult the local town bylaws in your area to ensure you’re free to do so. For example, in the Town of Comox, there are tree cutting bylaws to note ahead of time. Here is a link to Courtenay’s tree cutting bylaws as well.

If you’re at all unsure about the laws or how to remove a tree safely, then hire a professional and experienced tree removal service company to do the job quickly, legally and safely. They have the expertise, equipment and insurance to remove your trees without any drama.

Here are three other points worth noting when considering removing trees from your yard.

Prepare for the fall

Before any tree removal, clear a path for the tree to fall and remove debris such as leaves and twigs. Feel free to clear multiple paths if you’re unsure of where the tree will come down. The big idea here is to prevent the tree from damaging anything when it falls such as pets, personal property, outdoor furniture, power lines, structures, etc.

If you’re bringing in professionals, also consider parking. In general, workers will need access to several vehicles during the tree removal service, including at least one large truck and possibly a wood chipper or other large equipment.

Tree removal and safety equipment

No matter the size of the tree, you want to make sure you’re using the proper equipment so the job is done safely and properly. This includes everything from work boots and helmets to safety gloves and earplugs. It’s also advisable to work with another person in case of an emergency.

If you don’t have the right equipment, renting is always an option. But again, think about if you have the knowledge and training to do the job right, and what your local tree removal regulations are.

Get a professional assessment

Now, because Precision Tree Services is a company specializing in tree removal services, you may think we have a vested interest in being the ones to remove your trees. We know you don’t want to spend money on your trees. But the bigger story here is we love trees and we’re passionate about helping you have a safe and ridiculously good looking yard you love to be in. When we come in for an assessment, we’ll take a look at your unique situation and let you know if tree removal is the best option. It might not be. There are many other tree services like crown raising and tree pruning, which may provide an even better solution than removing the tree altogether.

Every tree is different and they all need to be dealt with in their own way. If your tree is dead or diseased the process for removal is different than when you’re removing a healthy tree. The same goes for removing an older tree versus a younger tree. The assessment process is critical for ensuring you are aware of your options and are equipped to make an informed decision.
If you’re wondering about tree removal services, request a quote. We provide services in Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and the rest of the Comox Valley.

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