What to Do Before the Pros Arrive For Your Emergency Tree Removal
If a tree in your yard is dying or falling apart, you might need to contact a tree removal professional. Depending on the condition of your tree, you have an emergency on your hands.
While you might be hesitant and feel like the process will be irritating, don’t worry. Our arborists work quickly and effectively, and always make sure the process is far from a hassle. That being said, there are steps you can take before your emergency tree removal to make the process smooth and quick for all parties involved.
Consider the following tips to make your tree removal appointment as easy and clean as possible.
READ MORE: Emergency Tree Removal FAQ
Why You Might Need an Emergency Tree Removal
Unfortunately, some trees reach such a poor condition that they require emergency removal. This is rarely the yard owner’s fault – usually, tree emergencies come from natural causes. The most common reasons include:
Weather damage has made the tree a hazard
The tree is diseased
The branches or roots threaten the condition of you or your neighbour’s home
The branches are broken
The tree is leaning
Most of these symptoms indicate that the tree is not only dying, but that it could cause even more damage should it not be removed. In these cases, you should contact an arborist, who can safely and legally remove the tree.
Steps To Take Before An Emergency Tree Removal Appointment
With a bit of preparation, arborists will by able to navigate your yard with ease, and you’ll have less to stress about.
Therefore, we recommend the following steps, as they will make the process easier for everyone.
Usually, your arborist will indicate how much parking space they need in your agreement. It’s common for a crew of tree removal pros to need up to three parking spots. Why? Think about it: they have plenty of gear, including transport equipment and a wood chipper. They won’t just need space to park, but to transport everything.
Before your appointment, try to determine where the crew will park. How you do this might depend on your property type. If you have a large front yard or driveway, you might find it easy to make space for parking. If you live on a street with shared parking, you might run into challenges, and you will likely have to coordinate with your neighbour.
Remove Personal Property From Area
Before the team arrives, you should ensure that your yard is free from personal property. That means removing decorations, outdoor furniture, and removable plants. In other words, anything that isn’t attached to your yard should be temporarily moved.
There are two reasons why this should be a top priority. First, moving things out of the way will create more space for workers to complete the tree removal. Second, you’ll protect your belongings by ensuring that nothing gets broken by accident during the removal.
Remove Animal Waste
Cleaning up after pets can feel like a never-ending hassle! Trust us, we get it. However, a yard full of animal waste makes an arborist’s job much harder. A clean yard allows workers to move with ease, and prevents safety issues from arising.
Expect Power Interference
It’s possible that your tree removal appointment will interfere with your internet or phone lines. Unfortunately, this is often unavoidable. You may choose to call your service provider to ensure your power comes on as soon as possible following your tree removal.
Communicate With Your Neighbours
Tree removals are bound to be noisy, and they tend to take up a lot of space. For those reasons, it’s a common courtesy to let your neighbours know what to expect before your appointment. Professionals don’t want to infringe on your neighbour’s yard, but it could happen if there are no fences or obvious yard lines. Keep this in mind, and consider communicating with your neighbour to avoid animosity.
What Typically Happens During a Tree Removal Appointment
There are plenty of important steps that arborists take preceding the removal of a tree. Usually, trees requiring emergency services are fragile, and need to be treated with caution. The pros will typically do the following:
Inspect the tree to determine how it should be removed
Create a plan of action
Prepare the worksite – this is where you come in! By getting your yard ready in advance, the crew will be able to get to work right away
Prepare equipment and ensure that safety precautions are taken
Finally, the removal begins! How this is done will depend on the tree’s specific circumstances
What To Do With the Leftover Stump
There will be a stump leftover after the tree is removed, and the size of it may vary. You may wish to continue service by having the stump removed professionally.
READ MORE: Stump Removal vs Stump Grinding
At Green Thumb, our team is ready to dedicate themselves to your tree removal, and ensure that every step of the process is safe and smooth. However, you can help all parties involved by preparing your yard for your tree removal appointment. You’ll end up with a clean, great-looking yard, guaranteed.