Tree removal is perhaps the most dangerous aspect of the arboriculture industry. It requires a great deal of training and years of experience. Most importantly, it requires strict adherence to all industry safety standards.
Here at Trapper’s Tree Service we are highly trained in the practice of tree cutting and removal. We have the expertise, experience, and working knowledge necessary to handle any tree removal project in Columbus, Grandview, Upper Arlington, Worthington, Dublin, and many other communities in Central Ohio.
But for us, simply removing a tree is not enough. Throughout the process, we strive to cause as little disturbance to your property as possible. In addition, we thoroughly clean up after each project. We know that you spend time and money to keep your property looking beautiful, which is why our goal is to leave it looking as good or better than it did before we began.
Because of the complexity, risk, and cost involved with tree removal, it is always worth considering possible alternative tree care options. See our Tree Care page for more information.
There are a number of common situations where tree removal is usually necessary. Here are some of them:
- Dying trees: Dying trees can often be cured through root collar excavation, soil management, pest and disease control, and other tree care services. But in the event that this is not possible, early removal of the dying tree is necessary.
- Dead trees: Dead trees are dangerous and should be removed immediately. Dead trees will shed branches and are more susceptible to falling in a storm, thus they pose a threat to your property and personal well-being.
- Heavily damaged trees: A tree with heavy damage means that it is more susceptible to disease and more likely to die. If it cannot be fixed, the damaged tree must be cut down.
- Hazardous trees: Leans, hollow spots, and weak root bases are just a few of the indicators of a potentially hazardous tree. Such a tree should be carefully evaluated by one of our ISA Certified Arborists. If it truly poses a threat that cannot be mitigated except through removal, it should be cut down.
- Trees in the wrong location: Trees that are too close to houses and other structures, or certain species of trees planted in the wrong location, are all candidates for removal. Trees of this nature pose threats during hurricanes, tornadoes, strong thunderstorms, and during ice and snow accumulation. After all, if one of these trees loses branches or falls over, it is likely to cause costly damage. These trees can also cause damage to foundations, lift sidewalks, lead to mildew on siding, rub paint off structures, clog gutters with leaves, provide a path for squirrels, ants, and other critters to get into your home or business, and much more.
- Construction/landscape project: If you are adding an addition to your house, expanding the parking lot at your place of business, or embarking on any number of other construction or landscaping projects, tree removal is often a must in order to create open space.
- Tree thinning: Thinning out trees is important for a number of reasons. First, by cutting down some of the trees it creates more room for others trees to grow and flourish. Second, it allows for better airflow. Third, more space allows for greater sunlight penetration. Last, it can help reduce available breeding ground for mosquitos and irritating insects.
- Aesthetic purposes: Cutting down select trees, removing problematic trees, and cleaning up existing trees can greatly enhance the overall beauty of your property. This will also increase property value.
So whether you have a simple tree cutting task or a complex, multi-day tree removal project, contact Trapper’s Tree Service today for a free estimate! We will send one of our ISA Certified Arborists to meet with you in order to determine which trees need to be removed and to help formulate the best plan of action.