Tree Removal FAQ

We often receive queries about the nitty-gritty of professional tree removal. Below, we have compiled some of the most common questions asked by our clients and their short and straightforward answers. 

#1 What entails the tree removal process?

Tree experts will use a systematic approach in removing a tree, beginning with the top portion working their way down. Using state of the art equipment, they will cut the tree one branch at a time until they only got the main trunk to deal with. For larger trees, they can use cranes to eliminate branches and limbs safely. The job is done once they have made sure the site is clean and safe again. 

#2 Do I need a permit to remove a tree?

In some cases, yes. There are cities that require a permit before you can remove a tree. Municipalities usually base their decision on the size and location of the tree. Trees that are hazardous and are located in the pedestrian area may need a permit to be eliminated. Your tree contractor will be able to help you obtain whatever permit is necessary. 

#3 Do I have to be home for the removal process?

Not necessarily. You only have to make sure the tree professionals have access to your yard, and they will be able to finish the job without you in the area. 

#4 How much does the service cost?

There is no specific price for tree removal because it changes depending on certain variables. One of the significant factors to consider is the height, as well as the diameter. The present condition of the tree also comes to play. We also look into the accessibility and location of the tree and other circumstances, such as if it is near power lines. The cost can also increase depending on additional services you will add, such as stump grinding and wood chipping. If you live in a remote place, you may also need to pay for travel fees. On a rough estimate, tree removal can cost around a hundred to a thousand dollars. 

#5 Is it okay to remove trees near my house?

Trees always add color to the surroundings and provide much-needed shade on a hot day. However, sometimes, they present dangerous situations that can be prevented with tree removal. Overgrown limbs can touch your roof and cause damage later on. Further, fallen leaves that accumulate through time can cause your roof to rot while invasive roots can be a severe threat to the foundation of your home. 

Removing a tree near a house needs more careful consideration and labor. For this reason, you should only let tree experts do the job. If you are unsure whether your tree has to go or you can leave it be, set an appointment with your trusted tree removal experts. They will be able to provide you with an accurate assessment of the health of your tree so that you can make an objective decision regarding the future of your tree. 

Keep in mind that tree removal is not always the option. Some trees can still be salvaged with proper tree care, so it is best to consult with a professional.  For tree removal Spokane trusts for quality and affordability, call Jim with Grace Tree Service Spokane at (509) 992-1700.