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.