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What to Expect When a Tree is Professionally Removed

You’ve finally had enough of that hazard of a tree and are having it professionally removed. But you aren’t quite sure what to expect. You know the arborist will cut it down, but you’re pretty sure there is more to it than that.

And you are right. There is much more to removing a tree.

Here’s what you can expect when we are removing a tree from your property:

Tree Assessment

Our arborist assesses the tree, looking at the tree’s structure and for decay and damage. All three affect how we will safely fall a tree.

We also evaluate the tree’s stability and how cuts will impact its stability.

Removal Plan

Before we even pick up a cutting tool, we know what we are going to do. That’s because we have a removal plan.

Here, we determine how we will fall the tree. In urban areas, we rarely fall a tree in one piece. We usually cut a tree down in segments.

We also decide:

  • Where we will make each cut
  • The direction each segment will fall
  • Where each segment will land
  • Our escape routes
  • If we need ropes to guide the segments to the ground
  • Our climbing routes, if needed
  • The tools and equipment we need
  • How we will deal with the stump
  • How we will remove the fallen tree from your property

Site Prep

Now we clear everything from the site. Remove anything that could get broken or make the job site unsafe.

Tree Removal

This is when the director calls “ACTION,” and we execute our removal plan. But not before we don our safety gear.

Here’s a great example of a tree removal we’ve done.

Site Cleanup

Once the tree is on the ground, we begin the cleanup process. We can do this in different ways. We could cut the tree into smaller pieces and load them onto a truck to be removed, use a chipper, or use an entirely different method.

It all depends on the size of the tree, the size of the space we have to work in, where your property is located, and other factors.

How Can I Help?

Here are two things you can do to make the day go smoother. 

One, before your arborists arrive, clear the area around the tree. Remove lawn furniture, toys, bikes, vehicles, BBQs, etc. It will speed up the job on the day and make it safer.

Two, while we are working, keep all people and pets well away from the work site. The last thing you want is Fido running out as branches are falling.

If you are ready to have your tree removed, call us at 250-650-1503.

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