The Basics of Tree Removal Every Homeowner Should Know
One of the bigger perks of living in Georgia is enjoying its sprawling landscape and beautiful trees; those trees provide great shade in the summer and can bring together a yard aesthetically, but they might cause damage if not removed in time. If a tree has reached the end of its life, it might come crashing down on your yard or home—thankfully, these trees can be removed before they become a problem. Where to start though? If you’re like many homeowners, you may have so many questions about tree removal. Let’s cover the basics with these top five questions!
FAQs to Know About Tree Removal
1. How do I know it’s time to get tree removal?
Dead, damaged, or diseased trees could be a threat to your home, especially during storm season. You may have noticed a few red flags on your tree and wondered if it should be removed. Some signs that your tree should be removed include fungi at the base of its trunk, dead branches, chipped or peeling bark, or holes in the trunk. These are just a few surface-level signs, but a professional opinion would be able to guide you better. The best thing to do is to call tree removal specialists to help you identify whether a tree should be removed or not.
2. How long does tree removal take?
We understand this process might be stressful for you. You have enough going on in your life—tree removal doesn’t need to be a headache. Depending on the job, tree removal can be done in one day. Of course, this depends on how many trees need to be removed among other circumstances.
3. Can the wood be used for firewood?
This is the question burning on everyone’s minds. Yes! At Trees of Georgia, we treat and season the wood we collect from tree removal jobs. The wood we offer is perfect for cooking or for your fireplace. If you have a specific wood in mind you’d like to burn, we have White Oak, Red Oak, Hickory, Cherry, and Pecan available. Stock up on your firewood with Trees of Georgia, whether from the wood of a tree in your yard or that of a job we’ve done in the past.
4. What happens to the stump after the tree is removed?
If you get a tree removed, the stump will be left behind. It can get removed or ground, but that is in addition to the tree removal project. Many homeowners look into stump grinding because stumps attract termites and disease while also creating an obstruction in your yard. For the best yard health possible, consider stump grinding. Even if the tree was removed years ago, that old stump can still be taken care of today.
5. Should I remove trees that are too close to my house?
Depending on the size of the tree, many experts recommend that the tree should be more than 15 feet away from your house. If it’s closer than 15 feet, should you get it removed? It all depends on the situation. If it has large branches that hang over your house, then yes. If it’s a small and sturdy tree, then it might be OK to let it stay for a while. If you’re unsure about your particular case, then meet with a tree removal expert.
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We have the answers to your questions. Trees of Georgia is here to help you. Count on us to offer quality services at a price point that is easy on the wallet. For a free estimate on tree removal services, reach out to Trees of Georgia today at (770) 882-4955 or by filling out the contact form on our website.