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Tree Removal FAQs

Keeping your trees trimmed and proper is essential for their health and also for the safety of your property. However, at times we have to make certain tough decisions about our trees such as removing them completely. Here are some frequently asked questions about tree removal and expert advice to help you make informed choices. 

When Should I Remove a Tree?

  • Safety Concerns – If trees are diseased, structurally weak, or damaged due to a storm they should be removed promptly.
  • Health of the Tree – Infected trees that have severe diseases or pest infestations should be removed as a preventative measure to ensure that they don’t make the nearby trees unhealthy.
  • Property Damage – Any trees that are too close to the buildings and powerlines can cause major damage as roots can invade plumbing and branches can damage the roofs.

How Much Does Tree Removal Cost?

Various factors affect the cost of tree removal such as –

  • Size of the tree –  Larger trees need more labor and equipment, thus making their removal more expensive. 
  • Location – The location also matters and trees that are in hard-to-reach areas or near structures are trickier to remove. 
  • Condition – Trees that are diseased or dead often require extra safety measures and special tools.
  • Urgency – Tree removal due to emergencies such as storm damage can be more expensive due to the immediate need. 

On average tree removal can cost between $200 to $2,000. Small trees may cost around $200-$500, medium-sized trees $500-$1,000, and large trees $1,000-$2,000 or more.

What Are the Signs of a Dying Tree?

Common signs of a dying tree include:

  • Leaf Issues – Leaves that are turning yellow, wilting, or dropping outside the normal cycle.
  • Bark Problems – Barks that have cracks, are peeling, or have visibly decayed.
  • Fungus Growth – The growth of mushrooms and fungi at the base of the tree can be a sign of root rotting.
  • Branch Health – Twigs and branches that are falling or are dead can indicate a dying tree.

Can I Remove a Tree Myself?

  • Safety Risks – It’s best to let the professionals handle tree removal as it can be dangerous and improper handling can cause life-threatening injuries.
  • Special Equipment – Tree care experts are experienced and use specialized equipment such as chainsaws, ropes, and cranes. Using these tools without proper training can be dangerous.
  • Permit Requirements – Some areas need permits for tree removal and professionals can help you get them to ensure that you don’t face any legal problems.

What Happens After a Tree is Removed?

  • Stump Removal – Afetr the tree removal you can choose to have the stump removed to prevent regrowth and to ensure that no pest infestation happens in the stump.
  • Debris Cleanup – After the tree is removed, most tree care services provide cleanup to remove any branches, leaves, and wood that may have been left behind.

For expert tree removal contact Anchor Tree Services. We provide professional tree care services, ensuring that your trees remain in top condition and don’t cause any damage to your property and loved ones during storms. Visit our website to explore our range of expert solutions to keep your landscape thriving.