TREE REMOVAL SERVICES
In most situations, we use modernized mechanical felling for our tree cutting. Mechanical felling removes the tree in one piece which, in our opinion (as well as other professionals), is the most practical, effective and safest approach to tree removal. Once the tree has fallen, we remove the above ground portion and perform stump grinding, if desired.
In some instances, the removal of a whole tree is not necessary. In these situations, we are able to provide a full tree trimming and pruning service by any one of our fully qualified and dedicated team of arbor culturists. We will always provide you with our expert advice and opinion on the best solution for you, whether this means full tree removal or simply tree trimming.
Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked tree removal questions:
Tree removal requires a highly skilled professional, but that does not mean that it is not affordable. It’s difficult to provide a flat rate for tree removal because no two jobs are the same. Many factors affect the cost of tree removal, including location, surroundings, condition of the tree, method of tree removal, debris disposal cost and access. For this reason, we recommend that you get in touch with us for a no obligation quote today.
There are several factors that affect the price of tree removal including:
THE SIZE OF THE TREE
When it comes to tree removal, size matters. Not only do we need to take into consideration the height of your tree, but also its diameter, canopy, and stump size. Generally, the larger the tree, the more hours it will take to fell, and the more material that will need to be removed, making the removal of the tree more expensive.
THE DANGER ASSOCIATED WITH THE TREE
With tree removal, danger comes with the territory but there are certain things that can make a tree removal trickier such as overhead power lines, proximity to a railway, or positioning on a steep embankment. If your tree is classed as being in a dangerous location then the price is usually higher as it puts the safety and lives of the tree specialists in danger.
- Whether you wish to dispose of the tree yourself
When you have a tree removed there is usually a lot of wood to dispose of. Some people prefer to dispose of this themselves or to cut the wood into logs for their fire – in this case, the cost of the removal is often slightly less as the materials do not need to be removed from the site.
- Whether the removal is an emergency
If your tree has been struck by lightning and is ready to fall, or needs to be removed in an emergency, then you will need to pay extra for an emergency call-out. Emergency call outs take into consideration the added dangers of the situation and also unique hours of the job.
HAS THE TREE FALLEN YET?
Many insurance providers will only cover the cost of tree removal if it has already fallen. If it has not fallen then the homeowner is responsible for pruning and removing it.
DID IT CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR HOME?
If a tree has fallen, or partially fallen, causing damage to your house, then home insurance generally covers the cost for any repairs or damage caused. If the tree has fallen without causing any damage, then usually insurance providers do not cover the bill.
IS IT BLOCKING YOUR DRIVEWAY?
In some cases, home insurance providers will cover the cost of tree removal if the tree falls and damages your home or other structure on your property or blocks your driveway.
As you can see, it can be difficult to know whether your tree removal will be covered by insurance, and so we recommend contacting them to clarify their policy on tree removal to remove any element of doubt.