Tree Removal Services

Written by Patricia Tunstall
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Tree removal services are sometimes elective and sometimes necessary. Elective tree removal services might include transplanting a tree, an increasingly popular request. Some homeowners do not want to wait five years for a fast-growing tree to produce minimal shade, or 20 years for a tree to reach maturity. Although transplanting is dangerous for the tree and expensive, it does provide large trees instantly.

For those with exterior landscape designs that call for certain trees to shade a house to cut heating and cooling costs, 20 years may seem like a long time to pay higher energy bills. Tree care management specialists will assess whether or not the tree is transplantable, and whether or not the root ball is the right size. Transporting the tree is difficult, but the most important period is after the tree is planted in its new home. Typically, trees lose up to 90 percent of their root system, and they must receive intensive care in order to survive and thrive in their new environment.

Factors in Tree Removal Services

There are many factors to consider before removing a tree from a home site: species, age of the tree, its health, affect on surrounding trees and shrubs, and stump removal. Some types of trees have more extensive root systems than others, but generally, older trees that are in porous soil will have deeper roots. When the tree is destroyed, the roots slowly decay, and this has an affect on the shrubs and trees around it.

Was the tree shading shrubs and vegetation that cannot take the sun? If so, what will be done to protect them? Will they, too, have to be removed? Stump removal is costly, but often it must be done, especially if the removed tree is the type that sprouts readily from the stump. Tree removal services will be able to provide information about all these matters, as well as do the actual work.


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