Safely Removing That Tree In Your Yard

Safely Removing That Tree In Your YardAt A Touch of Class Tree Service, we know that safely removing that tree in your yard can be stressful. That’s why we offer quick, thorough, and affordable tree services. With help from our experts, you can avoid damage to your home or other structures, damage to the tree and surrounding landscape, as well as serious personal injury. So, get in touch for a quote on safely removing that tree in your yard.

The basic process A Touch of Class Tree Service uses on each project starts with an assessment of the situation and asking questions such as:

• Why does this tree need to come down?
• Is it dead or rotten?
• Is it located in a dangerous area?
• Can part of it be saved?
• Are their power lines nearby perhaps leaking hazardous chemicals into the tree?

These are all serious issues we need to assess and every situation is different. While you may think it’s just a matter of grabbing a chainsaw and cutting the tree down, it can actually be quite complicated. We always start by developing a plan to remove the tree based on the assessment above, as well as to optimize safety for your home, yard and our crew.

Tree Removal is Very Dangerous
Before we get further into our process when safely removing that tree in your yard, let’s talk about why the DIY route may not be right for your tree felling needs.

First and foremost, numerous people trying to remove trees around their homes are injured and killed each year. The statistics do not lie, and per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are typically more than 100 tree and landscape fatalities every year.

Believe it or not, a mature tree can weigh 10 tons or more! Can you imagine an impact with this kind of weight behind it? You could easily crush your brand new car, destroy your house or even take out a neighbor’s home. And if it fell on a person, the results would be devastating. Safely removing that tree in your yard is not to be taken lightly.

Even professionals are at risk when on the job. The Tree Care Industry Association reports that arborist professionals have a ten times fatal incident rate on average than all other related industries. Loggers, on the other hand, are in greater danger and rate at 30 times higher.

Meanwhile, homeowners endure five times the number of injuries that professionals experience just in pruning and trimming procedures alone. These statistics can also include power tool accidents, but the main incidents were from falling limbs and branches. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics states that there are 200 tree related fatal injuries in the U.S. every year.

Do you need more reasons to call in the professionals?

Safely Removing That Tree In Your Yard
As we said, the process of tree removal may seem relatively straightforward, but it is truly a job for the professionals with years of experience and a clear understanding of the dynamics of tree felling.

A Touch of Class Tree Service uses state of the art equipment and safety protection to get the job done as simply and cleanly as possible. We use head to toe protective gear before proceeding with a tree removal job, including helmet and face shields, eye goggles, ear protection, leg and foot gear and gloves before operating any machinery.

We also carry all the necessary safety equipment such as harnesses, picks, ropes and other tools of the trade. The Occupational Safety and Health Organization has numerous regulations that we strictly follow when removing trees. Here are the basic steps and considerations that go into tree removal:

• Assume all power lines are live and contact the utility company about grounding the lines before work.
• If inclement weather is imminent, the job will need to wait for a better day.
• Examine the scene for hazards, either within the tree itself or nearby.
• Assess the size of the tree to determine if it can be removed with a chainsaw or if more heavy duty equipment and advanced methods are needed.
• Estimate the felling zone, giving ample space, then decide on the need for ropes, chains, or other tools to ensure it falls into that zone.
• Notch and wedge the tree in the direction it needs to fall.
• Once the tree is down, remove the limbs and cut large parts into a size that can be hauled away.

The Cost of Safe Tree Removal
When we talk to customers, the most frequently asked question is how much does this all cost? While flat pricing would be ideal, it all really depends on what the job requires and can range from $125 to $1500 and even more for safely removing that tree in your yard.

Typically, the size of the tree is what determines the cost. The process usually includes cutting the tree down, trimming and chipping the branches, and chopping larger pieces into more manageable ones. You may encounter extra costs if you need stump grinding, wood hauling or wood splitting. Sometimes you may be charged mileage fees if the location is a distance away. We’ll walk you through everything when we discuss your quote, so there will be no surprises.

It’s Time to Put the Chainsaw Down
Now that you know what goes into safely removing that tree in your yard, including how dangerous it can be to attempt it yourself, talk to our team at A Touch of Class Tree Service. We’ll make sure it’s done properly and your yard is as good as new when we’re finished. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that the job was done safely with a reputable company.

We also provide 24/7 emergency service along with plant health services, firewood delivery, snow removal, tree cabling and bracing, stump grinding and lot clearing to name a few. So, whether you need help with tree damage after a storm or want healthier plants in warmer seasons, A Touch of Class Tree Service is the only call you need to make. Call or contact us today for your appointment.

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