Why A Tree Removal Company Is The Best Option For Dealing With A Downed Tree

If a storm topples a big tree in your yard, you're facing a big job to dispose of the tree. Even if you have a chain saw and are in good enough shape to cut the tree into small chunks, you're still left with the problem of how to get rid of the debris and the stump. Here's why the best option is to call a tree removal professional.

Quick Service

It could take you a long time to saw the tree into chunks and haul it away. If the tree is across your driveway, you want the tree gone as quickly as possible. An arborist has heavy machinery that can get the job done in a few hours. For instance, a grappling truck or crane can lift huge pieces of the tree and place it in a truck to be hauled away. This eliminates the time you would spend sawing the tree into smaller pieces. Plus, an arborist usually has a large, portable chipper to feed the tree into so it can be ground up on the spot. You may even get to keep the mulch for landscaping if you want it.

Getting rid of the dead tree helps you avoid problems with insects too. Termites or carpenter ants will be attracted to the tree as it decays. So even if the tree is on the back part of your property and you can spend weeks cutting it up, it might not be a good idea if it will feed a colony of pests that may find their way inside your home.

Disposal Of The Tree

Unless you want to cut the tree in small enough pieces to use as firewood or grind it up for mulch, you face a big problem when it comes to disposing of the wood. One choice is to take the tree to the dump and pay the disposal fee. You may even need to rent a truck and make several trips to get rid of all the tree. To spare the trouble of hauling and dumping the wood, you could bury it in your yard if you have the space, but that would take a lot of work. Another option is to burn the wood in a huge bonfire. If you live in the country, you may have some of these options, but if you live in the city, your best choice is to pay a tree service, like Mead Tree & Turf Care Inc, to haul away the tree. Plus, this allows the tree to be put to good use since the tree service will probably make mulch of the tree to use on its landscaping jobs.

Stump Removal

Even if you find a way to chop up the tree and dispose of the pieces, you're left with a stump. Stumps are notoriously difficult to remove, especially on large trees. You don't want to let the stump naturally rot because that attracts insects. Plus, it takes a long time and it will detract from your property's curb appeal. The easiest way to get rid of a stump is to let a tree removal company use a stump grinder on it. This is a machine that sits on top of the stump and chews it into small bits all the way to the soil line. When finished, you'd never know the stump used to be there. A stump grinder gets rid of a stump in a single afternoon, while it takes nature months or years to do the same job.

A tree removal company is a big help when you have a downed tree you need to deal with. Plus, if you have other damaged trees in your yard that are still standing, and arborist can offer advice on how to support the trees so they can be saved if possible.