Removing trees safely, without causing personal injury or property damage, requires expertise and specialized equipment. When having a tree removed, use a professional tree service with the knowledge, experienced staff and appropriate tools for the job.
Large trees with an extensive root system located in close proximity to dwellings, outbuildings and property lines may cause foundation damage to buildings and driveways and interfere with water and sewer lines on your property and your neighbors' property. Unhealthy trees with noticeable deadwood, cracks and splits in the trunk---or significant wood rot rendering the tree unstable---are candidates for removal.
Limbs and branches are removed first, followed by cutting the main tree trunk to ground level. Tree trunks of significant height and width are removed in small sections to prevent damage to nearby structures.
A grinding machine is used to grind out the remaining portion of the stump and to sever the root structure, preventing sprouting and regrowth.
Use trunk sections and branches as firewood for indoor fireplaces or outdoor fire pits---or ground stump pieces for mulch.
Contact the government agency in your area for rules and regulations regarding permits for tree removal.
- TreeHelp: How to Remove a Tree
- State and Local Government on the Net
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