Tree Removal Can Be an Extensive Process That May Also Require a Permit
Mature or established trees can offer a number of benefits on a year-round basis. From the provision of summertime shade and wildlife shelter, to potential energy conservation effects throughout the calendar year, well-developed trees can be welcome assets to any property.
Unfortunately, there will be occasions when a tree or trees of reasonable size will need to be removed. Although this will likely be an undesirable action, and an unwanted cost, on the part of the homeowner, there are several viable reasons/specific situations that could make it a necessity to secure the services of an arborist or a tree removal professional.
Tree removal may be required as a result of one or more of the following circumstances:
- Impaired tree health
- Ice and storm damage
- Disease and/or infestation
- Death/unsalvageable situation
- Thinning out overgrown areas
- Property encroachment concerns
In terms of the costs associated with tree removal, there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration. Some of the more fundamental aspects to determining the cost will relate to:
- Tree height and diameter
- Ease-of-access to the job site
- Safety concerns/elements of risk
- Clean-up and disposal requirements
- Other services (e.g.: stump removal)
Furthermore, throughout the Greater Toronto Area, many municipalities now require the property owner to obtain a permit before any tree removal efforts, whether amateur or professional, can proceed. These by-laws contain very specific conditions/stipulations for which a tree removal permit is required, including trees standing on private property, as well as the type and/or number of replacement trees that a property owner must plant for every tree that is removed.
It should be rather apparent that the removal of any mature or established trees can be a rather extensive process, notwithstanding the need for adherence to appropriate safety procedures. Hence, this may best be left in the hands of a professional tree service and not approached as a do-it-yourself project.
From the permit application process to the clean-up stage, DreamWorks Tree Services can tend to all aspects of the job when homeowners have a tree or trees on the property in need of removal.
Other Tree Services Associated With Tree Removal
Sometimes, the removal of one tree might trigger the need for additional tree services. This can be particularly true when any neighbouring trees have been damaged or their growth has been impeded by the branches or roots of the tree that is being extracted.
In turn, to rectify any such matters for the remaining tree or trees, other services may be needed in concert with the tree felling process. These additional services can include:
- Stump grinding or removal
- Tree planting (as per by-laws)
- Pruning and/or shaping of the adjacent trees
- Cabling/bracing (impact damage from nearby branches)
When homeowners need to have a tree or trees removed from their property, they can rely on the experts from DreamWorks Tree Services for professional and comprehensive care and service, including the recommendation of other services that may be beneficial to the health and vitality of any new and remaining trees.
For comprehensive and expert tree removal service, call the tree care professionals from DreamWorks Tree Services today at 647-261-2627 to arrange for a free assessment at your earliest convenience.