3 Things To Consider Before Having An Old Tree Removed From Your Property

16 July 2019
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Are you getting ready to have an old tree removed from your property? Here are a few things to think about before scheduling an appointment with your service provider:

Will the Tree Be Replaced With Something?

It's a good idea to decide whether you'll replace the tree with something else once it's been removed so you can plan and prepare accordingly and ensure that you're ready to make the replacement. If you'll be replacing the tree with another type of tree or kind of plant, get the exact measurements of it so you know whether you'll need to dig a bigger hole or fill the tree hole in before planting the replacement.

And ask your service provider if they can put the replacement in for you to ensure that it's done properly and that it is well taken care of during handling. If you aren't sure what to replace the tree with, your service provider should be able to recommend options that would do well where your old tree is currently growing based on things like soil condition and sun exposure.

Do You Use a Lot of Mulch in the Yard?

If you use a lot of mulch to garden within the yard, you should let your service provider know before they come to remove your old tree. Your technician may be able to bring a mulching machine with them and turn the old tree into a fresh mulch that you can reuse on your property.

If they can't mulch the tree for you, they can show you how to mulch it yourself with your own mulcher. If you don't want to deal with the remains of the tree, make sure that your service provider is willing to take the tree and the stump away with them. Bear in mind that you may have to pay a small fee for the service.

Have Your Other Trees Been Inspected?

If the other trees that are growing on your property have not been inspected by a professional recently, it's a good idea to schedule an inspection before having your old tree removed. If any of your trees are diseased or are having trouble thriving for some underlying reason, your service provider can try to save the trees or recommend that they are removed as well. This can save you a lot of time, stress, and money, as time goes on, and give you peace of mind in knowing that all the trees growing in your yard are happy and healthy.

Contact a tree removal company, for more information.