How to Safeguard Your Property with Step-by-Step Hazardous Tree Removal

A dead or damaged tree on your property can be a serious safety hazard, threatening to tumble at any moment and potentially causing injury to bystanders or damage to nearby property. Fortunately, professional hazardous tree removal is a specialized service that can quickly and safely remove dangerous trees from your property. You can quickly go from dangling tree limbs and rickety branches to a hazard-free property—all it requires is a little bit of expertise and care.

Big Dave's Tree Service is here to walk you through the steps of professional hazardous tree removal, so you know what to expect when calling tree-care professionals like us. Feel free to contact us at (586) 727-4469 if any questions arise.

Prepping for Tree Removal

When a tree becomes hazardous, it poses a danger to both people and property. While it may seem daunting to remove a dangerous tree, the process can be quick and safe with the help of a professional tree removal company.

First, the tree removal company will assess the situation and determine if the tree can be safely removed. If so, they will develop an action plan and get approval from the property owner. Next, they’ll secure the area around the tree and set up any necessary equipment. The final series of steps see your trusted experts removing the tree, which is done using specialized techniques depending on the size and location of the tree.

Assessing Your Tree’s Safety Hazards

A few factors must be considered when assessing a tree’s safety risk. These are:

  • The size of the tree
  • The condition of the tree
  • The location of the tree

It’s easy to understand why these issues should be taken into consideration. A large tree is more likely to pose a hazard than a smaller one. Furthermore, a tree that is unhealthy or has died is more likely to fall and cause damage than a healthy tree that needs to be removed for other reasons. Finally, a tree located near a power line or in an area where people often walk or play is more likely to pose a hazard than a tree in a remote location. Assessing the risk posed by the tree is important and can be done by looking at the potential consequences of the tree falling.

Tree Removal: Necessary or Not?

After assessing the risk posed by the tree, it’s important to determine whether or not removal is necessary. Trees can sometimes be made safe by trimming them back or removing dead branches, removing the need to extract the entire tree.

In some cases, however, removal may be required. If removal is deemed necessary, professional hazardous tree removal services can be contacted to remove the tree safely and without posing any further risks.

Prepping the Area and Obtaining Permits for Tree Removal

When preparing your property for hazardous tree removal, you need to keep a few key things in mind. First and foremost, you must ensure that all the necessary permits have been obtained. Without the proper permits, you could face serious legal repercussions–and no one wants that.

Secondly, you need to create a safe work zone around the tree. This means clearing away any debris or obstacles that could potentially get in the way or pose a danger to workers. Lastly, it would be best to ensure the tree is adequately secured. This usually means using ropes or chains to tie it down so that it doesn't fall as you remove each limb during the removal process. Professional tree-care teams will sometimes use cable and bracing techniques to ensure that other neighboring trees stand tall during the process too.

Limb-by-Limb Tree Removal

If you’ve never had a tree removed before, you may be expecting a tree service professional to show up, chop down the trunk, and haul away the tree. This is far from the reality!

Tree services professionals will gradually dismantle a tree by removing one branch at a time and cutting the tree down into manageable sections. When ready to get to work removing your tree, they’ll cut off any small branches close to the ground. These can be removed by hand if they aren’t too big. Once the small branches have been removed, they can start working on larger branches. This process begins by cutting through the bottom of the branch about two feet from where it meets the tree trunk at an angle so that the branch falls away from the trunk.

Using Chainsaws and Ropes

To safely dismantle or lower limbs and sections of the tree, professionals need to deploy a few tools and supplies. Firstly, they make use of a chainsaw. This is by far the most important tool for this job, so don’t be alarmed when you see your arborist unloading their trusted chainsaw. This isn’t a shortcut–it’s the tried-and-true approach!

Arborists may also use ropes and chains to keep tree limbs and trunks in place while cutting them down. This ensures that nothing comes unexpectedly crashing to the ground throughout the process but is instead carefully lowered to avoid harm or damage.

Removing Debris and Cut-Down Trees

After the removal process, a fair amount of debris is often left on the property. From sawdust, leaves, and twigs dropped in the process to the branches and tree trunk segments, your yard could be cluttered and unsightly—not to mention unsafe. The best tree removal companies will have trucks on-site to aid in swiftly removing these limbs and debris.

Request Our Tree Services Now

Is there a tree on your property that has to go sooner rather than later? Do you want a professional to oversee the removal of this hazardous tree? If so, there’s no one better suited to serve you than the team at Big Dave's Tree Service. Over the years, we’ve restored countless properties to their safe and hazard-free state in little time at all and without causing any property damage.