Removing a tree can not only make your home more attractive, but can improve the overall health and safety of your yard. If you have a tree that is dead, dying, or has broken branches, it may be time to consider removal. Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to remove a tree.

How do I know a tree should be removed?

There are a few signs that you can look for that will indicate it is time to hire a tree removal service. If the tree is leaning heavily to one side, this is a sign that the tree may be unstable and could fall over. If there are large cracks or holes in the trunk of the tree, this is another sign that the tree needs to be removed. If there are branches hanging down low or breaking off, this may also be an indication that the tree needs to be removed. Of course, these aren’t the only signs. We suggest reading our full guide on how to know if a tree is dead and needs to be removed for more information.

If you believe a tree is in danger of falling over, it is vital to have it looked at by a professional. Fallen trees can cause damage to your property or even cause injury. If there is any doubt about whether a tree should be removed, you can hire a tree specialist to give you a professional opinion. At Reaching Higher, we can assist you in finding potential problems and making recommendations for next steps. Our evaluation may determine that you don’t need to cut down a sick or damaged tree and can instead save it with treatments or pruning/trimming services.

What time of year should a tree be removed?

As with tree trimming, many believe the best time to hire a tree removal service is in the winter or early spring. Again, trees are dormant and bare in the winter. This makes it easier to see how extensive the problem really is. It also makes it easier for a tree service company to remove it. The trees are usually lighter without their leaves, fruits, and flowers. And it’s easier for the technicians to cut off the branches.

Who should I hire to remove a tree?

When you are looking for a tree removal service, you want to find a reputable company that has experience removing trees. Finding a company that is insured is vital. Many companies do not carry the proper insurance required for tree services, as it is very expensive. If anything does go wrong, this insurance will help protect you and the employees removing your tree. At Reaching Higher, we pride ourselves on making sure our customers and employees are taken care of by having the right insurance. You never know when something might go wrong, so it’s always best to be prepared.

How much will removing a tree cost?

You also want to get an estimate from the tree removal service before any work is done. This way, you know what the cost will be and can budget for it accordingly. The cost of a tree removal service will depend on the size and type of tree, as well as the complexity of the job. It is always best to get a few estimates before you make a final decision. If the tree is small and easy to remove, naturally, the cost will be on the lower end. If the tree is large and/or difficult to remove, then the cost will be on the higher end. Other factors that can affect the price are whether or not the tree is in a difficult to reach place and if any special equipment is needed.

At Reaching Higher, a tree removal costs an average of $800. If you are interested in learning more about what can affect this cost, we recommend you read our tree removal cost blog.

Going Forward

If you have a tree that needs to be removed, Reaching Higher can help you. Reaching Higher is a tree service company that specializes in expert tree pruning and removal. Our team of expert experts has been committed to serving Lancaster and Chester counties for more than 16 years. We are fully licensed and insured, so you can be sure that your tree is in good hands. If you have any questions about having a tree removed or would like a free quote, you can call us at 717-502-4707 or reach out to us on our contact page.