3 Things You Need To Consider Before Removing A Tree

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If you have a diseased tree on your property that you are thinking about removing, make sure that you take the following three things into consideration before you have the tree removed.

#1 Make Sure You Have Done Everything You Can To Save The Tree

Before you move forward with the tree removal process, you need to make sure that you've done everything you can to save the tree first. Consult with a certified arborist and see if there are any further actions you can take to fight the disease that is affecting the tree you want to remove.

Often times, a tree that may seem like it is beyond repair may actually be savable. A certified arborist will be able to let you know if there are any additional steps you can take to save the tree.

If the tree can be saved, it could save you a lot of money.

#2 Consult With Your Local Government

Next, you need to consult with your local government. Many cities and counties have specific rules and regulations concerning the removal of trees, even on private property.

You'll want to call up your city and county offices and see if they have any special permits that you have to obtain before you have the tree removed. You may need to pay to have the tree inspected and for the permit.

If you live in a neighborhood with a homeowner's association, you may need to get approval from the board before you proceed with the removal of the tree.

#3 Find A Company That Can Do The Entire Job

If the tree still needs to be removed after going through the two steps above, find a company that can do the entire job in a safe manner. Do not just accept the lowest quote that you are given.

Make sure that the offer you accept will employ a method to safely bring down the tree without harming you or your neighbor's property. Next, make sure that they will break down and remove the timber from the tree. Finally, the contractor you choose should also remove the stump.

Before you move forward with removing a diseased tree, make sure that you've done everything that you can for the tree. Then, make sure you have the proper permits in place and that your contractor will be able to remove the stump along with the timber. By following all three steps above, you should cover all your bases. Contact a professional such as Desert Gardens Outdoor Services, Inc. if you need help removing your tree. 

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