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Many homeowners who are used to doing their own yard work may think that they can handle their tree trimming and removal needs on their own, but the reality of the situation is that these are not do-it-yourself jobs. For the sake of your personal safety, the safety of your property, and the health of your trees, you should always contact a certified arborist or a professional tree service company for these tasks.

Avoid Injury

There are many hazards involved in working with trees. Chainsaws, for example, are extremely dangerous, and can easily lead to injury. In situations where the tree being trimmed or removed is near a power line, there is also a very real risk of electrocution. Finally, there is also the possibility of falling. Professional tree removers have the equipment and experience needed to safely trim or remove your tree while avoiding these dangers.

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Prevent Property Damage

A common reason for tree or limb removal is to prevent damage to your home or nearby power lines. However, if you attempt the removal yourself without hiring a professional, things can get out of control, and a limb may fall and cause the damage that you were trying to prevent. If you do manage to remove the tree successfully, what will you do with the stump? Professional tree service companies have stump grinders and chipping equipment, allowing them to remove the tree in its entirety without leaving a stump as an eyesore in your yard.

Keep Your Trees Healthy

Tree trimming done correctly is not harmful to the tree, and can provide many benefits. However, pruning that is done incorrectly can put unnecessary stress on the tree and invite disease and infection. Pruning should always be carried out by an experienced professional who knows the trimming methods that are best for the tree’s health.

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Identifying the Best Tree Removal Services

In December trimming the tree means the Christmas tree, complete with ornaments and tinsel, but it can also mean something else--the trimming of your outdoor trees. Yes, in the late fall or early winter is the best time to trim those branches and that is because this is the time of year where the tree is dormant and cutting the branches will result in less sap loss and also lower the risk of fungus and/or insect infestation for the tree itself.

Most trees require regular pruning or trimming. In the forest setting, trees that are left alone will shed branches naturally due to shading, but in a backyard, its the humans who have to do the work. There are many reasons for trimming a tree's branches. It may be because there is dead wood that needs to be removed, it could be that there is storm damage or disease that has damaged part of the tree. It may also be imperative to trim branches to allow for the tree to clear power lines, keep vandals out of the tree (the higher the lowest branches are the less likely people are to try and climb the tree) and it could be that the tree hangs over the road and so for trucks to get past, the tree needs to be trimmed.

Other reasons for trimming or pruning a tree is to thin the crown to allow for more growth, to reduce the height, to shape the tree into a more pleasing appearance and to remove obstructing lower branches. Who wants to continuously duck while cutting the lawn to get around a tree branch?

Whatever the reason, tree trimming at the right time with the right tools will significantly reduce damage to the tree and keep it looking healthy for years to come. If you allow a tree to remain in its natural state for too long without trimming it can mature and the limbs can then break off in an irregular fashion which could lead to property damage and/or death or decay of the tree.

We all want our trees to remain strong and healthy, and trimming them while they're young goes a long way in getting them to maturity with less need for trimming or pruning. Doing a little work at first will greatly reduce the work load for years to come, so get out there and trim that tree!

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Tree Removal Cost In Melbourne - Determining Factors and Estimates

The cost of tree removal changes with the trees position, height, width, quantity of branches and how close it is to utility lines or additional obstructions.

Typical prices:

Smaller trees equal to or up to about 30 feet in height, and with clearance of buildings, obstructions and city utility lines cost approximately $125-$450 to take out.

Medium type trees ranging at 30 - 60 feet high that are isolated from obstacles and Calgary utility lines run $175 - $900.

Larger taller trees at the range of 60 - 80 feet in height, are approximately $400 - $1,000.

Massive Trees 80 -100 feet in height could cost the owner anywhere from $900-$1,500 +.

Here are some things that should be included and looked at before work begins.

Tree removal typically includes bringing the tree down to a stump, as well as, chipping it, hauling off all of the small branches and cutting the trunk into smaller portions. Stump removal involves a different type machine, this should be included in the total cost. The tree roots are commonly not included in an estimate, although a few revealed roots close to the stump can be attended to while the stump removal takes place. For an additional cost, the trunk can be taken away. Many landscape companies have a wood splitter and for an additional fee will split and stack the wood for you.

If the trees are close to buildings, the tree can't just be cut-down. Every end to be chopped must be roped down. The tree climber will tie a rope around the pieces needed to be chopped off. Afterward, the segments of wood is let down slowly to the ground.

If any trees are close to some utility lines, get hold of the city utility company for their inspection.

Further prices:

Tree stump grinding demolishes the left over tree stump into a heap of sawdust and might be priced on an individual basis or as part of the initial estimate. Larger stump grinding averages $170 - $300. Small stumps are usually about $75.

Although branches and any litter from the tree removal are picked up by the tree laborers, the price estimate doesn't always include carting it away the larger pieces of potential firewood. Many landscape businesses charge up to $350 to haul trunk wood from a 30 - foot tree removal.

Chipping branches could be an additional $60 - $150/hour, if not included in the original estimate. A lot of companies charge approximately $50 - $100 to haul away the load of tree chips.

Using an out of city arborist will cost drive time plus their mileage. Arborist consultations could cost up to $125/hour.

Check up on your local city codes. A lot of trees, weather on the street or on private property, are protected in different areas. This is one matter we can personally advise with our estimates too.