When properly maintained, trees can grow and thrive for decades on commercial properties or residential lots. Unfortunately, trees may need to be removed from a property due to causes such as damage, diseases, drought, or other severe conditions. However, tree removal is not as simple as cutting down the tree as it stands. Tree removal is an extremely dangerous process that involves planning, proper equipment, professionally trained tree crews, and the highest levels of tree care safety and OSHA compliance. Before a tree is removed from a commercial or residential property, there are also three crucial factors that should always be considered. We will highlight these three factors in today's blog post.
One of the most obvious factors to consider before tree removal is the current size of the tree. Over time, trees can develop large and widespread crowns that are time-consuming to cut down. Amateur tree crews often will cut down entire trees without first cutting down sections of the crown, often leading to property damage when the tree falls. In addition, larger trees require additional removal equipment, such as cables and harnesses to secure large tree debris, heavy-duty chainsaws, bucket trucks, and debris removal equipment.
Removing a tree form a commercial or residential property can be vastly complex because of the tree's location. Trees that are located immediately next to homes, businesses, structures, or utility lines require additional safety measures and precise cuts to ensure tree debris does not land on buildings or individuals. Also, not all tree crews are trained and authorized to perform tree removal near power lines, so it is important to have an ANSI-compliant, authorized tree care service provider handling tree removal.
Trees can become weak and unstable over time due to drought, tree diseases or insect infestations, or damage due to construction or lightning. When a tree's stability or health is compromised, it can become much more difficult to remove because of their precarious condition. There is a much higher likelihood of injury or property damage if a weakened or diseased tree is not properly secured before starting the tree removal process.