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This month’s Tree Tip was written and researched by Britt Hubbard, ISA Certified Arborist #SO-5792A and Forester. He may be contacted directly via email with any questions concerning this article or any tree related issues.
Tree removal is an inevitable reality for homeowners with trees on their property. As trees age they can succumb to a host of stresses and diseases. Eventually, trees lose structural integrity and need to be removed to prevent damage to people and property. Trees may also need to be removed to reduce competition with remaining trees or to clear an area for new structures. Often trees are located near offices, homes, utility lines, and other sensitive areas. Woodland Tree Service’s highly trained arborists and field crew have the equipment and experience required to remove trees safely and efficiently.
Woodland Tree Service uses tree climbers for manual tree removal. Climbers are not limited by access and have less impact on the landscape than bucket trucks. Our experienced tree climbers are also faster and more versatile than using bucket trucks to remove trees.
When space and landscape features allow, felling the tree is often the most efficient and safest method to remove the tree. In this process, the tree is cut and felled directionally to the ground, where it is then cut into pieces and removed from the property. In more confined space, climbers rig tree limbs, remove them from the standing tree, and lower them to the ground in pieces appropriate for the situation. Rigging is often the preferred tree removal method near homes and in areas with minimal access.
Large trees often require a crane for removal. When access allows, cranes provide a removal method where large trees can be removed efficiently and safely. Woodland Tree Service utilizes small and large cranes so equipment can be matched to the specific needs of the job. During crane removal, limbs are secured to the boom, cut, and then lowered to the ground where they can be fed to the chipper or loaded into a log truck. In situations where large amounts of material are being removed, mechanical skid steers are utilized to move logs and debris as needed.
Our operations are low impact to the surrounding landscape. Our arborists and field crew plan the most efficient and low impact removal method for your specific property. When needed, plywood and rubber mats are utilized to reduce impact to turf and sensitive driveways. Our skid steers are outfitted with low impact landscape tracks that enable us to move large material easily over lawns and driveways. These methods and equipment allow us to remove the tree and debris from your property with minimal disturbance.
Once the tree is removed, remaining stumps can be ground 4-6 inches below ground surface leaving the area sod ready and visually clear.
Trees surrounding our homes and property need to be managed to fulfill their beneficial potential. As beneficial and aesthetically pleasing as trees are, at some point they all need to be removed. The arborists at Woodland Tree Service can help you manage your trees, determine when removal is the best management option, and remove the tree safely and efficiently.
If you have any questions or need any assistance with your trees, please contact us. Email us or call 901-309-6779 and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.