Posted on: 7 May 2021Share
Chances are that you have some questions if the time has come to remove a tree on your property. The following will answer some of these questions to help you better understand the tree removal process.
What If There Is No Room to Fell a Tree?
Fortunately, tall trees can be removed even in tight spaces. To do so, the limbs of the tree are first removed and carefully lowered down with pulleys so that nothing below is damaged. Then, the trunk is cut down into sections, with each section lowered using the same pulley method. Although this takes longer than just letting the trunk fall, it ensures that no nearby structures or other trees are damaged.
Are Power Lines a Problem?
It's especially important to trust professionals if the tree is growing into power lines. In some cases, the power must be cut before removal for the sake of safety. Your removal service will then carefully limb the tree so that there are no branches that remain entangled in the lines. Finally, they will bring down the trunk, taking care to make sure it doesn't fall into the lines.
Will Tree Removal Damage the Landscape?
Generally, the only damage to the landscape will be the hole where the tree once stood. If you mow the lawn and refrain from watering at least 24 hours before the tree removal, any lawn damage from the removal equipment will be minimal and the grass will quickly recover. Damage mainly occurs when heavy equipment is moved over wet ground. Plus, your removal service will use tarps and covers to protect nearby plantings from falling debris during the removal process.
Can the Tree Grow Back?
Some trees can survive being cut down to the stump. New shoots, called suckers, will grow up around the dead stump and create a shrubby growth. If ignored, one or more of those suckers may grow into a full new trunk. Removal of the stump prevents this problem from occurring. The industry standard for stump removal is to grind the stump down to well beneath the soil surface. Soil is then backfilled into the resulting hole. You can then plant over it with grass or other desired plants.
Are the Roots Removed?
Although the stump is ground down, it is too difficult to trace and remove all the roots from a large tree. By grinding down the stump, any remaining living roots will soon die and begin to decompose. You may experience some sinking of the lawn over the roots as this occurs, but you can topdress the low areas with soil to counteract the problem.
Contact a tree removal service if you have further questions.