6 Common Tree Removal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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6 Common Tree Removal Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Several of the nation’s top real estate agents claim that a home with good landscaping has a 1%-10% higher value than a home without landscaping.

What improvements can you make to the landscaping in your yard? How can you improve your curb appeal in a cost-effective way? Where are the biggest landscaping projects on your property?

You don’t have to renovate your yard in one day, but it is important to evaluate where you can improve and get started attacking that area.

Keep reading to learn about the common tree removal mistakes and how to avoid them.

1. Trying to Do It Alone

Tree removal can be a very dangerous task, and doing it alone could lead to fatal results if anything goes wrong. A big mistake with tree removal is that homeowners estimate that the tree is smaller than it seems and that they will have no problem removing it. 

This can cause issues with using the wrong tools for the job and potentially not being able to remove the tree properly.

2. Lack of Safety Equipment

Safety is a strong point of concern when it comes to tree removal. Hard hats, gloves, and sturdy boots are just a few of the necessary pieces of safety equipment required for this task.

Most people don’t have the proper climbing equipment in their garage to bring a chainsaw up a tree.

3. Losing Focus Can Cause Tree Removal Mistakes

Focus is the key when it comes to cutting down large, heavy objects like a tree. If it falls the wrong way or you take your eyes off of the equipment, it can all come crashing down in a negative way.

Eliminating distractions so that the tree removal is the only focus is a good start.

4. Not Checking for Insurance

While a business may seem reliable from their website and your conversations with them, it is important to check for proof of insurance so that you are not liable if they are injured while removing the trees from your property.

Failing to do so can leave you responsible for the injuries that happen and potentially cost you thousands of dollars.

5. Not Planning for Your Surroundings

What will the removal of the tree do to the rest of your landscaping? Which direction is best for the tree to fall? Can you avoid hitting your house and damaging your lawn?

One creative technique for managing this is our crane tree removal, in which we help to leave the landscaping unharmed. This allows us to remove the tree without fear of damaging your home.

6. Leaving the Stump

While removing the tree may improve your lawn, the stump can be an eyesore. Stumps take years to break down and are a nuisance to mow around.

We have a stump grinder to make this process easier and eliminate the stump after removing the rest of the tree. This will leave you with the freedom to plant grass or any other type of plant where the tree used to be.

Get Started Today

Now that you have read more about the common tree removal mistakes and how to avoid them, you can begin this process today. We are happy to work with you to safely remove the trees so that you can achieve the landscaping goals that you have for your home. Check out our blog for more tree articles like this one.