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Big Dave's Tree Service

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Tree Removal in Southfield

Whoever said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover clearly was never a homeowner! For better or worse, humans are visual creatures, and most of us form first impressions of people and places using our eyes. And that’s never more true than for the yard in front of your Southfield home.

Unkempt shrubs and gnarly trees can make your charming bungalow look like the set of a horror movie. There are few things more important to creating a pleasant look and feel for your Southfield home than curb appeal, and scheduling regular tree service by a qualified arborist like Big Dave's Tree Service goes a long way towards making your home look magazine-cover gorgeous. That’s an ideal way to create a positive first impression that lasts—especially to home appraisers and potential buyers!

More Than Just Looks: Tree Removal for Health and Safety

Having a tall shady tree in your front or backyard is a luxury. It’s satisfying to catch a few minutes outside getting lost in a good book under the canopy. And the shade a tree provides even doubles as inexpensive sunblock! But sadly, trees growing wild and modern electricity don’t mix.

Every three to five years, call a Southfield arborist for an inspection of your tall and leafy friends. Old or dying trees are prone to falling, which can mean big trouble for your home or your family. Overgrown branches require tree trimming, or you may risk a branch breaking at an unfortunate time. Don’t be caught unaware.

The same goes for the stumps that may be present on your property. Many of us walk about our yards not paying too much attention to where we’re going. Tree stumps can be a major tripping or falling hazard, especially for young children and for elderly family members. Stump removal is essential to ensuring your yard remains a safe and obstacle-free place so that you, your pets, and your loved ones can run free to your hearts’ content!

Stump removal also takes care of another significant problem. While a tall tree in a yard is a majestic sight, it’s hard to say the same about a stump. Don’t just opt for tree removal when you call Big Dave's Tree Service—we pull the entire tree out by the roots, giving your lawn an attractive uniform appearance.

Beauty and Value Combined

When you make your yard a safer place with Big Dave's Tree Service’s total arborist solutions, you also make it a more beautiful place for you and yours to enjoy. We offer a wide variety of services including regular tree trimming and pruning shrubs that have grown unruly.

Let us help you build the landscape of your domestic dreams. We offer free consultation and estimates when you call us over the phone. Plus, there’s no obligation required, so if you want to seek out a second opinion, you are free to. But given our years of providing the best service in the state, we know you’ll be satisfied. Beautifying and disaster-proofing your home—now that’s a winning combination!

How to Remove a Tree From Your Southfield Property

First a disclaimer: We do not, and never will, advocate for DIY tree removal. There are simply too many variables for an amateur to take into consideration. And the consequences can be huge. Every year there are countless fatalities caused by improperly felled trees. And if grievous bodily harm doesn’t convince you, the destruction of your house, car, and other big investments should.

The idea of this “instructional” is to give you an idea of what we do at Big Daves Tree Service. It’s a complicated job that requires the professional intuition and years of training that we’ve spent our lives working on.

So let’s begin!

  1. The first thing we’ll do is clear the area. The tree will need a place to lie down after it falls. We make sure that there’s nothing left sitting in its path. When that tree starts falling, it’s going to come down fast! It needs a clear path so that nothing gets destroyed in the fall.
  2. We measure its height and figure out where to make it fall. This part is very important because, even if we guarantee that there are no people in the general area, any buildings or vehicles on the property may be at risk. Once we know approximately how tall it is, we assess the condition of the tree. Is it leaning more in one direction than another? Does it have a knot here or there? All these factors affect the way the tree will fall.
  3. If we haven’t made it clear yet, tree removal involves a lot of variables. Sometimes there are miscalculations. To prevent any injuries, we always make sure we have our own escape route, in case the tree does something we weren’t expecting.
  4. Once the prep is all done, we begin cutting down the tree. The first cut we make is a 45-degree angle V-shape near the base of the tree trunk. The V-shape is cut on the side of the tree we want the tree to fall on. This kind of cut, called an undercut, will weaken the tree significantly and make it fall where we want.
  5. Then we’ll start cutting on the other side. This is called the backcut. The backcut is a straight cut about two inches above the V-shaped undercut. At this point the tree trunk will be extremely weak, so watch out!
  6. Then we’ll yell something like, “TIMBER!” This is both a funny cliché and a very important way to inform people that a giant tree is about to fall near them.
  7. Once the tree is safely on the ground, we’ll begin the process of stripping and clearing away the branches. Once the branches are gone, we’ll cut the tree into manageably sized logs. The logs can be easily transported off your property. And there you have it! Your tree is gone. No injuries, no worries. Just don’t be silly and try to do it yourself. No YouTube how-to videos will teach you everything you need to know about tree removal.

Leave it to the pros at Big Daves Tree Service in Southfield!

Contact us today!