Stein Answers Frequently Asked Tree Removal Questions

By Stein Tree
Posted on January 22, 2019

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’ home or planted to commemorate a special event. In these types of cases, no one wants to consider tree removal, but sometimes removal is necessary for the safety of residents.

Four 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 and awe-inspiring, are they safe? Only a 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, he/she will perform other tests, like a resistograph test, to be certain if the tree is still viable, or if cavities within the tree create vulnerability.

What Will Happen to The Stump?

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Homeowners who have to get a tree removed from their yards are often concerned about the stump and about what kind of conditions will exist in their landscape when a tree is removed. 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. Stein Tree Service uses a stump grinder to grind the tree stump into small chips. These chips can be used to fill the hole, or we can haul them away. Either way, we are able to remove the tree in its entirety in almost all cases.

Can I Have a Tree Removed if The Space is Small?

Homeowners who have small yards or whose homes are in close proximity to other homes worry that felling a tree could endanger the property or people nearby. For an inexperienced person, this is a real concern. Any time a tree is being removed, especially a large one, a professional should be asked to do the job. 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 type of area. We are also insured, so if an accident should occur, both homeowners and specialists have protection.

Can I Just Cut Off the Top?

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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 the trees down to fit the space. This practice is called tree topping and is very detrimental for 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 can advise homeowners of the best course of action if a tree has outgrown its space.

Stein Tree Service Provides Skilled Tree Removal in Delaware and Pennsylvania

Stein’s certified arborists and skilled specialists are committed to excellent tree care. 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, or your tree could simply need careful trimming and pruning, or other special care. Contact Stein for a free consultation.


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