As a property owner, it is your personal responsibility to make sure that everything within your property is in proper order. From the structure of your home and everything in its interior and exterior, you should be responsible. Among these responsibilities include tree maintenance. Tree removal or tree trimming services may be required if the tree in your property has already become a hazard to your safety. Other tree services are necessary if you want to keep trees healthy and your surroundings aesthetically pleasing.
When preparing for tree removal, you must first realize that this should not be a DIY project. In most areas, the law requires property owners to call licensed contractors for tree services that are quite risky such as tree trimming or removal. Of course, you must also look through other options other than removing the tree. If there’s a chance for you to save it, then keep the tree in your yard.
Here are other considerations and important matters you need to keep in mind:
1. Check your insurance policy.
Tree services can sometimes be pricey depending on the scope of work you require on your property. Some homeowners are tempted to DIY because they refuse to spend money on something they think they could do. If you’re too concerned about your budget, it is highly recommended for you to check your insurance policy. In many cases, insurance covers expenses for tree maintenance especially if the tree has become hazardous.
2. Clear the tree’s surrounding area.
When you’re positive that the tree needs to be removed, you would now have to clear its surrounding areas. This is to ensure that the rest of your property will remain undamaged once the tree removal service takes place.
3. Inform your neighbor about the upcoming tree removal service if necessary.
Be a good neighbor by informing the people next door that you’re going to have tree removal services done. It isn’t necessary when the neighbor’s property is located far away from where the work will be done. However, if you believe they will be disturbed by the noise or if branches and leaves could possibly fall down on their side of the property, then it is best to inform them.
4. Secure permits for tree removal.
Trees are protected by law, hence it is recommended for you to find out ways how to save a tree instead of deciding to cut it down immediately. If necessary and if you’re sure tree removal will be done, then you have to secure a permit for it.
5. Look for a reliable tree contractor.
Most importantly, you must work with a reliable tree contractor. The contractor must be licensed and equipped to work on any kind of tree removal job, whether they’re dealing with a large or small tree. Honest services and fair prices are things you should be looking for.
When you need tree removal services in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach, and surrounding cities, Aardvark Tree Service is the company to call. We’ll assist you through the entire process including the preparation steps mentioned above. Call us at 386-233-5069 for a free estimate.
Jon is a 20-year tree professional, and has a passion for serving Volusia County with the finest tree service in the market.