Why is tree service so expensive?

Why does tree removal cost so much The high cost of tree removal reflects the many hazards of the job (and related insurance costs), the specialized skills and equipment needed, and the sheer labor of the project. Tree removal around power lines is slower and more expensive. Difficult and dangerous: pruning and removing trees is a difficult and dangerous job. In addition, there is a reason why the tree is being removed.

It is often considered high risk or represents a hazard on site. Tree crews are regularly asked to work on trees with a compromised structure due to storm damage or years of neglect. These compromised trees are often dead trees, which are particularly dangerous. A tree that has been dead for several years usually becomes brittle and inflexible.

When you try to cut it, controlling the direction of the fall is a challenge and it often breaks, throwing broken branches out of control. Often, arboriculturists are in trees that have electrical conductors running through the branches. That risky situation should speak for itself. So you're probably wondering, “why is tree pruning so intense? The reason is that arbolists not only prune trees, but also remove dead branches and trees that may be hanging from houses and other valuables.

One wrong cut and you could send 5,000 pounds of wood into someone's living room. Make one more wrong cut and you could end up with someone's classic car sitting inside the garage. Another thing that a lot of people don't think about is the fact that we have to insure our employees. Do you have any idea how much it costs to secure an employee hanging from a rope in a tree with a chainsaw? I'll leave that one on Google.

There are many variables that affect the price; some of them are the size of the tree (height and width), the location of the tree (relative to the house, power lines, etc.), the health of the tree, the costs of mobilization, such as the equipment required and the distance to the workplace and, of course, the risk. If it is risky to access or fall into the tree, for example, if the tree is near power lines or near your house or other buildings, you may be charged an additional 50% for removing the tree. Poorly placed trees may also require experts to use complex techniques and state-of-the-art equipment. Tree crews are regularly asked to work on trees with compromised structures due to storm damage or years of neglect.

This requires understanding how the tree is held and how these pieces will respond to being cut with a chainsaw. Some professional tree removal services offer different methods of debris removal for an additional price. If you don't have a driveway and the tree is in the backyard, talk to your neighbor to allow the contractor to access your tree through your yard. Find a Professional A professional arborist can evaluate your landscape and work with you to determine the best course of action to care for and maintain the trees and shrubs in your landscape.

To ensure your safety, call a local arboriculture professional near you so that you can remove your clippers from your hands. Tree companies have to invest in an experienced workforce and also compensate them with salaries that reflect their experience. With the exception of emergency tree removal, most homeowners generally seek to remove trees as part of a larger landscaping project. The less stable your tree is, the more precautions should be taken to ensure the safety of your tree trimmer.

As with many industries, such as orthodontists and pediatrics (albeit in completely different fields), working with trees is a very specialized service. In this case, you may want to look at some of the other services offered by tree removal companies. Pruning involves removing certain parts of the tree to promote health and new growth, such as sick or dead branches. The press reports are full of accidents involving untrained tree workers, or homeowners, trying to cut down a tree without knowing how the tree reacts to being cut.

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