Preparing Your Property For Tree Removal


Whether you have one or several trees you need to be removed from your property, getting ready for the process is important to keep your property and those on it safe. Here are some steps to take before your tree removal service arrives.

Check That There Is Room For Vehicles

Many tree removal services use trucks to haul away trees after they have been cut down. They take the trees to be processed for wood in exchange for money. Because of the size of these trucks, it is necessary for you to check your property to ensure there is enough room for parking and maneuvering. If you have vehicles on your property, consider moving them to another area to free up room for the tree removal service's vehicle. If you are having a tree removed from a business site, hire the service to tend to the task during a time when customers are not utilizing your parking area.

Remove Personal Belongings

All items in the vicinity of the tree being removed are at risk of damage if a branch falls on them. Remove all personal belongings from your property if you are worried about damages. This includes moving swingsets, birdbaths, yard decor, and children's yard toys. If you have a small structure present, such as a shed, add boards to windows to protect them against breakage. Check that the tree removal truck is not to be driven near propane tanks, septic tanks, or wells. If these items are near the tree being removed, consider plotting another area for the truck to access the tree, to safeguard these key home system necessities.

Prepare The Area Beforehand

The tree itself is a hazard if it is overgrown and unruly. Branches could cause damage to windows when a tree is felled, making it necessary to cut these off in advance if possible. A tree service provides this work as part of their package; however, if you take the time to remove some branches yourself, you save time and possibly money on your overall bill. Make sure to move branches to an area away from the tree itself so they do not hinder the progress of having the tree cut down. Saturate the ground area the night before a tree service is to arrive if you intend on having the stump ground down or dug out after the tree itself is removed from your property.


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