There is never an easy solution when your favorite tree in the yard dies. You don’t want to get rid of it, but you know that it poses a danger to your home if it starts to fall apart.
You also know that contacting tree removal services is the right thing to do. But don’t leave your removal to just anyone. Be sure you research a tree removal company thoroughly before you invest in one — it’s not a cheap service, so get it done properly.
Here are few tips on picking out the best tree removal company in your area.
- Insurance. Trees are beautiful beings of nature, but they can also be extremely dangerous when they fall. Be sure that a company protects its tree removal contractors with proper insurance, and also that they have enough to cover any damage to property surrounding the fallen tree, or if anyone else is injured during the removal process. Don’t trust a company that doesn’t provide you with this information.
- Get Estimates. One report says that for a 25-foot tree, you will likely pay $8 per foot, and for a 90-foot tree, $10 per foot. So, if you have a monstrous tree in your yard that reaches up 90 feet, you could be paying a little less than $1,000, whereas a smaller 25-foot one would cost you around $200. According to RedBeacon.com, a website that locates home service professionals for you, tree removal prices round out at about $557 nationally. With these figures in mind, you can hunt for a reasonably priced tree removal services.
- Reviews. Most companies have websites that you can visit, and you may even be able to read customer feedback on their site. If not, you can search for reviews on the company that customers have submitted on other websites that relate to home services. Minimal complaints about a company will be a good sign.
It’s definitely sad to say goodbye to any tree, but when it’s your favorite, it’s almost like losing a pet. Just remember that you are keeping your home and family safe by doing so, and you can always plant another tree in its place.