Here’s a little checklist of things to do before having a tree removed this summer courtesy of Kleber C’s Danbury Tree Service:
Take Care of Your Yard: A Checklist For Before Tree Removal
If you have a tree in your yard that doesn’t look so good, it could pose a potential risk to you and your family. You need that tree removed ASAP. But before the professionals come and take care of the job for you, there are some things you need to do in order to protect your property:
Get a Professional’s Opinion
Yes, we are professionals ourselves, but that means that we know the dangers of Do-It-Yourself tree removal. The results are never going to be the same as what you would get from a professional tree service, but your safety is more important that the results. Be safe and get a professional’s opinion on your tree removal. If you’re just cutting down a sapling with a hand saw, odds are you’re in the clear! Otherwise you might just need a pro.
Get You Yard Ready For Your Tree Removal
You need to clear your yard before tree removal. We can’t stress this enough. You need to get rid of twigs, branches, leaves, any debris at all. This needs to be removed from the entire area around the tree. You should clear enough room for the entire tree to be flat on the ground without any obstructions…. plus a few feet. The tree could come down in an unexpected direction. it might just be time to clear your whole yard. A nice side effect of this is a better looking yard!
Make Room For Vehicles and Equipment
This falls under the category of “getting your yard ready,” but it’s important to understand just how large some tree removal equipment can be. You can bet on needing room for a few large trucks as well as parking on the street. you might need to speak to some of your neighbors and get some cars shuffled around the street for parking, but it will help make the tree removal job go smoothly.
Remove Breakable Plants & Objects
As part of getting your yard ready, make sure that you clear your yard of breakable things. Things like potted plants, furniture, decorations, and especially any lawn gnomes. Remember that trees have lots of branches! Branches can, and will, break during the tree removal process. Storing things in your garage is often the best bet to be 100% safe. You don’t want any precious lawn gnomes breaking.
Have an Agreement in Place
You need to know exactly what you are hiring a tree removal company for. Anyone who runs a tree service company has dealt with dozens of angry customers who who simply didn’t know what they were paying for. Is post-removal cleanup included? Is lumber disposal included? Have an agreement in place and know exactly what you are paying for!
Looking to have a tree removed? Get in touch with your local professional tree removal service and have a chat.