Posted on: 18 September 2017Share
Having a tree that is too close to the house or is heavily damaged can be dangerous. You don't want to have to worry about branches smashing into a window, roots breaking pipes, or the tree falling onto the roof. However, before you hire a tree removal service, there are a few things you need to clarify so you know what to expect.
How to Prepare
When the service sends a representative to look things over and give you a quote, make sure to ask how the yard will need to be prepared and who is responsible for it. You will have to move any vehicles or toys in the area. However, you want to be sure you know who is going to be covering the windows or protecting bushes and other landscaping from falling debris.
Cleaning Up Afterward
There will be branches, twigs, bark, and leaves that fall all over when a tree is removed. You don't want to have all the debris sitting there. It can leech nutrients out of the soil to start decomposition, and prevent grass from growing. While it is not a huge job to do the clean-up, you should find out if it will all be left to you or if the company handles it. If you will be doing it, make sure you have the tools and equipment to pile and move it all.
Make sure the quote includes stump removal. You do not want to have to pay extra for this after you accept the quote. You also do not want to be stuck with a stump that could start to regrow. In addition, ask what form of stump removal they use so you can be prepared. If they use chemicals, you will need to adjust the soil in the area if you want to grow anything there. If they will be pulling it out, make sure there is room for the equipment and how they protect the rest of the yard from any damage during the process.
Of course, you also need to check that the company has insurance to cover any damages that do occur. In addition, ask for references and call a few of them to verify they do good work. You should never attempt to get rid of a tree on your ow unless it is not very big. There are a number of things that can go wrong that will cost you more money than paying for a professional in the first place. Contact a service, like Outstanding Landscaping, to get started.