Diseased trees can easily fall over when harsh winds pick up. In fact, they may be doubly susceptible to collapse in winter because ice and snow can weigh down weak branches. Contrary to what many homeowners think, winter is a perfect time to cut down old trees. Here's what you need to know about winter tree removal.
Are there any advantages to winter tree removal?
There are many advantages to winter tree removal. Many tree service companies have more availability in winter than in summer, making scheduling at this time of year easier. In addition, the heavy equipment required to remove tree is less likely to damage the surrounding landscape when the ground is hard and frozen. Finally, removing a tree in winter clears the way for new landscaping when planting time comes in the spring.
How can I get started?
Contact a tree service company in your area. If your budget is a concern, contact several crews to get multiple quotes. Your tree removal crew will come out for a consultation and quote a price before doing the work, which generally takes no more than an afternoon.
Do I need to be there when the tree is being removed?
Some homeowners want to be at home when the tree is being removed, but others prefer to run errands or go to work while the work is taking place. If you don't want to be on the property while the tree is being removed, speak with your tree service company during the consultation. As long as the workers can gain access to the tree while you're away, many companies will allow you to leave during the actual removal process.
Can I remove my tree myself?
Tree removal—particularly removal of large trees—is not a recommended activity for many homeowners. Safe and expedient removal is especially important in winter, when cold temperatures and harsh weather conditions limit the amount of time that any team should spend outdoors removing a tree. The longer the project takes, the longer the person removing the tree must be exposed to cold weather and icy conditions. Tree service professionals have specialized equipment like cranes, chain saws, gauntlet gloves, lifelines, tackling and safety belts. This equipment allows the tree removal team to cut down the tree safely and efficiently, regardless of the time of year.
Now is the time to have nearby dead and dying trees removed. Contact a local tree service company like Able Scape, Inc to have your trees removed today.