Depending on your area, property type, age of the property, etc. you may have many different types and sizes of trees. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to ensure that the trees on your property are in a safe location and do not pose threats to homes, animals, people, or electrical/utility lines. You may be considering the removal of a tree for the purposes listed above – or maybe you are wanting to redesign the layout of your yard. Whatever the reason may be – Mr. Tree has the resources for you!
Estimating Your Tree Removal Job
Because there are so many variables when it comes to tree removal, determining the time it will take to remove a tree will be specific to each job. Our first recommendation is to schedule a free tree removal estimate with our tree specialists to get an accurate assessment of time and costs. In general, however, here are some things to consider:
- Size (including length, width, and branch layout) – Trees come in all shapes and sizes. Smaller trees can take as little as 15 minutes to remove, other, larger trees can take over an hour or more.
- Species – Some species of trees are not as dense or as compact as others. For instance, an aspen tree will come down a lot easier than an oak.
- Location – Depending on whether or not you live in a city or out in the country can affect the time of tree removal. Different cities/counties have different guidelines for permits or land access. Other neighborhoods may require approval from the HOA to remove trees.
- Age/Health – Older trees can be more difficult to remove just based on their dense root systems. In addition, trees with compromised health may take longer simply because our crews will adhere to safety guidelines to remove the tree in pieces so that vulnerable branches or sections do not fall inappropriately.
- Proximity to Structures or Other Trees – Trees that are right up against a home, barn, or even electrical lines will take longer in order to eliminate the risk of damage to the adjacent structures. Trees that are in compact areas among other trees may also take longer to allow the right equipment to get set up in proper locations without posing safety risks.
Time to Remove a Tree
If you are considering removing a tree – now is a great time! We have a current tree removal promotion that gives property owners the option to remove a tree and choose a new tree species to plant. Before you commit to tree removal, be sure to also read our tree resources for additional tips and advice.