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Dealing with Debris

Crane-assisted tree removal is another option. Using an arborist’s crane to remove sections of the tree makes the job faster, safer, and less damaging to the surrounding landscape. The time and labor saved mean this method is often cheaper than traditional methods...

Felling the whole tree

The arborist will start the removal process by assessing the tree’s height to determine if there’s enough room to fell the whole tree at once. This requires having enough space for the tree to lie horizontally. Typical urban home landscapes don’t have room for this,...

Tree pruning and more

Having a larger tree, you’ll need three cuts. First, you need to cut approximately one quarter of the way through the trunk on the side you want the tree to fall toward. Make the next cut around 2 inches above the first, angling downward 45 degrees to form a wedge....

The removal process for a small tree

If you have a tree that is smaller than around 10 inches in diameter, you can easily remove it yourself as long as you have the right equipment. But you need to make sure you have space for the tree to fall without hitting anything it could damage. Wear safety gear,...

Relevant Tree Service Resources

Deteriorating and dead trees still offer shade and provide shelter to wildlife, so complete removal is best reserved for structurally unsound trees. These are more likely to fall and damage property or cause injury. Not all tree defects are equal, though. In general,...