Fall Is the Time of Year for Tree and Stump Removal

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If you've got trees or stumps (frequently called roots, as well) that need to be removed, the fall will be a great time to take care of them. Having these cleared up will make your yard look better and result in safety for you and your family. A lot of factors need to be considered when choosing between tree service and stump removal. There are things like cost, size of the tree or stump, accessibility, etc. 

Evaluating Trees and Stumps

Some tree species might be protected by law or local ordinances. Therefore, you need to make sure that you're not removing a protected tree species or a tree on your neighbor's property. In addition, trees that are infected with insects or disease might be continued to the affected area. Check with your HOA or local government to make sure that there aren't any rules about when it's safe to remove certain types of trees.

Now, you can focus on evaluating the tree or stump itself. Inspect the tree for damage or infestations that are affecting your property. If you see the damage, you will want to take action immediately. If you are not sure if your tree is dying, the smart thing to do is to have it inspected by an expert. You should also have any dead branches removed before they fall and cause damage to your home or property. 

Stump Removal vs. Stump Grinding

Stumps can be dealt with in a couple of ways; removal or grinding. These two options are different from each other. If you are going to have the stump completely removed, a tree service will use heavy equipment to dig it up. Grinding is another option, which is done with a big saw that grinds the stump into sawdust. Grinding is quick and leaves the organic sawdust waste behind. 

The Costs of Tree and Stump Removal

Finally, you are probably concerned about the costs associated with having trees and stumps removed. The first expense is the cost of removing the tree, which should include cutting it down and removing the debris. There might be additional costs if the tree removal requires additional equipment due to issues like difficulties in access. In addition, stump removal or grinding will also be an additional cost that you will need to account for. 

For all the benefits that trees bring to your property, they can become a hazard when they die or deteriorate. This is when you consider hiring a tree service company.