Stein Answers Frequently Asked Tree Removal Questions
Trees are beautiful, provide shade, clean the air and provide homes for all types of wildlife. In addition, trees can have a high sentimental value to us, having been a fixture in our great-grandparents’ homes or planted to commemorate a special event. In these types of cases, no one wants to consider tree removal. However, sometimes hiring a tree removal company is necessary to prevent damage to your property and residents’ safety.
Five Top Questions About Tree Removal
Stein answers some of our frequently asked questions about tree removal.
Do I Have to Get Rid of My Tree?
Sometimes you pass a yard and see wide-trunked and towering beauties in a yard that rise a hundred feet over a home or other structure. Though these trees are impressive, are they safe? Only an certified arborist or other tree care specialist can determine whether a tree is at risk for falling if no blatant signs exist. The specialist will evaluate the visible signs, like dead branches, fungal growth, dieback, or insect infestation. If necessary, they will perform other tests, like a resistograph test, to determine if the tree is still viable or if cavities within the tree create vulnerability.
When is the Best Time for Tree Removal?
While tree removal can be done all year, late winter and early spring are ideal times for the tree removal process. One reason is that most trees will have bare branches, which makes it easier for a tree service company to inspect and remove them. That improved visibility is especially important if a tree is near other structures, like a house or power lines.
What Will Happen to The Stump?
Homeowners who have to get a tree removed from their yards are often concerned about the stump. Specifically, people are worried about the conditions of their landscape when a tree is removed. Of course, a homeowner can opt to leave the stump in the yard, but many reasons exist to have them removed.
Professional tree care companies use different methods to remove the stump. For example, Stein Tree Service uses a stump grinder to grind the tree stump into small chips. After stump grinding, our team can use these chips to fill the hole, or we can haul them away. Either way, we can entirely remove the tree in almost all cases.
Homeowners with small yards or homes close to other homes worry that felling a tree could endanger the property or people nearby. For an inexperienced person, this is a genuine concern. However, a professional should do the job whenever a tree is removed, especially a large one. And in a tight space, having the knowledge and skill to make the precise cuts necessary is even more vital. Stein Tree Service has the equipment and skill to remove trees from any area. We are also insured, so homeowners and specialists have protection if an accident should occur.
Can I Just Cut Off the Top?
If trees are planted in a space that is insufficient for their mature size, they may have to be removed to avoid contact with homes or power lines. Homeowners often ask if we can just cut down trees to fit the space. This practice is called tree topping and is very detrimental to the tree. The tree can be weakened, which, when combined with the many open wounds created by tree topping, can lead to disease, insect infestation, or premature death of the tree. A certified arborist or tree care professional can advise homeowners of the best action if a tree has outgrown its space.
Stein Tree Service Provides Skilled Tree Removal in Delaware and Pennsylvania
Stein’s arborists and skilled specialists are committed to excellent tree care. In addition, our company has liability insurance to protect you and your property.
If you have questions about your trees and their proper care, we can help. We will evaluate the trees in your landscape and recommend the best solution, which could be tree removal. On the other hand, your tree may only need careful trimming and pruning or other special care. Contact Stein for a free consultation.