Proper Tree Removal Techniques

When Should I Call An Arborist?


There may be times where you may have mishandled your tree or nature has taken its own course. If your tree is dead, diseased, or damaged, you may need to call an arborist to take it down. Of course, their process is honed over years of training, expertise, and certification. They take care with your property and with the safety of their crew by using proper tree removal techniques.

Why Should I Remove The Tree?


Proper tree removal techniques will allow you to prevent unforeseen potential damage caused by nor’easters, hurricanes, and other natural calamities. When a tree dies, they become weaker and so does their grasp on the ground. Weather calamities come unexpectedly and weakened or dead trees may cause damage to your home. Removal of all dead trees is recommended to avoid issues.


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Do I Need An Arborist To Do It For Me?


The answer to that question is indeed a yes. Proper tree removal techniques are learned and applied by certified arborists over a course of years. It is advised that you shouldn’t handle this on your own to avoid injuries and improper handling of the tree.

Things To Do Before Removing The Tree


Before removing the tree, make sure to have the equipment you need. After that, you must clear the surroundings of any other items that may be broken or affected when the tree is removed. Know where the tree might fall and determine which direction you can take cover while it falls.

The Proper Tree Removal Techniques


Unlike “landscapers” who are not arborists, often leave the stump and remove the trees improperly, we employ the following proper tree removal techniques:

Digging The Stump


Proper tree removal techniques also vary depending on the size of the tree. For small trees, you can start to dig the stump to expose the roots of the tree. You can then cut it out and remove it. With this technique, you can also recycle the roots through compost. Another tip before digging the stump out is to water the soil a day before so that it’ll be easier to dig.


What About Big Trees?


Different tree removal techniques should be applied to removing large trees. Unlike small trees, removing large trees cannot be done by yourself. You should hire an arborist to do it for you to avoid hassle and injuries.


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What Should I Do When The Arborist Comes?


When the tree is too much to handle for you and you hire an arborist, never forget to do the following:

  • First, always look for their credentials – it’s better to be safe than sorry.
  • Ask for receipts and certifications.
  • Get a permit! It will help you avoid further complications.
  • Lastly, never forget about the stump! This is what unprofessional landscapers often do. They forget to take out the stump. Proper tree removal techniques end with the removal of the stump as skipping this step can cause problems down the line.

Dead/Damaged Tree Removal Techniques


When your tree is dead or very damaged, remove it to avoid unforeseen problems in the future caused by storms. When the tree is too large for you to DIY, you should call an arborist. Before removing the tree, remember to look at your surroundings, your equipment, and do a safety check. To remove small trees, dig out the stump and remove the roots. Big trees can be handled by certified arborists like Owens Bros Tree Service, and we do recommend you contact us right away. The last rule in removing trees is to never forget the stump!


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