No time of year really seems like a good time for tree removal. But when a specimen is dead or severely decayed, removing it is the right course of action. The same is often true for diseased, infested and storm-damaged trees and those that are growing too close to a house or other structure.
Removing a problematic tree can protect your home, your family, visitors to your property and the surrounding landscape. After all, a specimen that isn’t healthy and strong could come crashing down at any time, injuring someone or causing costly damage.
So, should you call for emergency tree removal, or does it make better sense to wait awhile? Here’s what you need to know to make a smart decision.
If you have a tree with a serious lean or one with upheaving roots, major storm damage or huge cracks in the trunk, call a certified arborist right away – regardless of the time of year. The specimen poses a definite risk, and taking quick action could prevent injuries and property damage.
Not sure if you’re dealing with a safety concern? Many certified arborists, including the team at Rivendell Tree Experts, offer free tree removal consultations. And rest assured, arborists only recommend removal when it’s absolutely necessary – so you can count on getting an honest opinion.
If your tree isn’t a threat, but you simply want it removed because of how or where it’s growing, schedule the service in the winter.
The cold weather months are the off-season for tree service companies. Most people don’t spend much time outside in winter, at least not on their own properties. Spring, summer and fall are much busier periods for certified arborists – and scheduling tree removal at those times will cost you more money. Get it done in the wintertime, and you’ll pay a much lower price.
When you decide to move forward with tree removal, make sure the arborist you hire has certification through the International Society of Arboriculture as well as extensive experience in the tree service industry. And to protect your interests, choose a licensed and insured professional.
Before you choose an arborist, however, get bids from several local companies. That way, you can be sure you’re paying a fair price – and during your consultations, you’ll have a chance to assess each professional to determine their level of expertise.
At Rivendell Tree Experts, we’re committed to providing quality services at affordable prices. Our ISA-certified arborists have years of experience helping homeowners and commercial clients in the greater Salt Lake and Utah country region, and we only recommend practical, cost-effective solutions.
To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss tree removal with our friendly team, contact our Lehi, Utah, office today.