What To Expect From A Tree Removal Service

Tree removal is often considered a last resort in managing trees. When a tree becomes a hazard, it should be permanently removed. Here are a few things that tree arborists do to get rid of the tree safely.

1. Tree Inspection

Before you decide to have a tree removed, get an arborist to inspect it. They will look for signs of disease that can move from tree to tree. They also need to ensure that there were no pests in the tree that could also choose to move to another tree. They can include disease-carrying pests and little creatures that find refuge in large trees.

Once the arborist completes the inspection, you can then take the right cause of action. The arborist needs to identify the disease to decide the right cause of action. For instance, a disease like Citrus greening brought on by sapsucking insects can kill a citrus tree. In such a circumstance, the arborist will recommend tree removal and heat treatment for the surrounding ground to avoid spreading the disease.

2. Use of the Right Equipment 

The purpose of the visit will determine the equipment the tree service comes with. For instance, arborists do not need trimming equipment when they are coming for tree removal. Also, if you want the tree removed and have no need for the space it occupies, they might not need stump grinding equipment.

Using the right equipment ensures no impending accidents, and the tree will not affect other trees if it had a disease. The tree removals will come with rigging equipment handy. Such rigging equipment includes carabiners, swivels, power pullers, and rigging thimbles, among others. This equipment helps them climb the tree, cut limbs, and even bring down large trees safely.

3. Stump Grinding

If you want to use the space occupied by the tree you want to remove, the tree arborist will apply stump grinding techniques. This is the process of totally removing the tree stump left after a tree is cut. Stump grinding is done using a stump grinder, a power tool that blends the function of a circular saw and a lawnmower. 

With this procedure, the grinder is fed into the tree stump and chews away at it. The rotating blade ensures that the wood is ripped apart as it goes through it. The arborist guides the blade through the entire stump until it is cut down below ground.