If you spy at least one dead tree in your yard, there are a variety of reasons to consider removing them as soon as possible. Dead trees attract unwanted pests, and their branches may fall off and hurt someone or damage your home. They also simply don't look very good within an otherwise healthy landscape. Here are a few things you can do to make the process of removing dead trees from your property easy and stress free.
Consult with an Arborist
Scheduling an in-home consultation with an arborist is one of the first things that should be done before you start your tree-removal project. An arborist will be able to inspect all of the trees on your property to determine which should be removed and which are safe enough to stay.
Even if you know of only one or two dead trees that need to be removed, the arborist may find more that aren't as obvious, and that will save you time and money on future tree-removal services. Have the arborist mark the trees that need to be fully removed with rope or plastic ties. You should also have them use tape to mark dangerous branches on trees that are healthy enough to stay put yet need some trimming for safety reasons.
Hire a Crane Operator
Once you've decided which trees will be cut down and trimmed, it's a good idea to hire a crane operator such as American Equipment Inc to help you out during the project. This will help to reduce stress and save time on the job so you can move on to more pleasant tasks, such as landscaping. The crane operator will be able to pull trees out at their roots and then move the trees to a location where they can easily be cut down into firewood or removed by a tree company.
You'll likely spend more time supervising the project than actually doing any legwork as long as a crane is around. Make sure that the crane operator is licensed and insured so you and your property are protected just in case something goes wrong while the company is taking a tree down.
Rent a Roll-off Dumpster
To help keep your property clean while you're taking down trees, consider having a roll-off dumpster delivered right before you start the project and having it picked up a day after you are done. The dumpster will give you a place to throw everything from leaves and small branches to garbage from lunch away throughout the day so you don't end up with a mess to clean up afterward. You should even find that there's plenty of room in the dumpster to throw away any junk that's been left sitting in your yard. Thanks to renting a dumpster, you should find that clean-up takes just minutes once the trees are removed from your property.
Order Some Fill Dirt
You'll need to fill in the holes that are left behind in your yard after the trees are removed to reduce the chance of trips and falls when people are spending time outside. Having a load of fill dirt delivered during your tree removal project will make the work of filling your holes convenient and less time consuming.
With the help of a shovel and some fill dirt, you can have the holes filled up in just a couple of hours. Don't forget to buy some grass seed from your local gardening shop to throw on top of the fill dirt so the places where your trees used to stand start to blend in with the rest of your yard.
These tips and tricks should make easy work of your tree-removal project and keep your stress levels low so you can actually enjoy and appreciate the process.