With the short summers here, a lot of folks are scrambling to take of their tree removal in Ottawa.
One of the more common questions we are asked here at Croft Tree Experts is: Does My Tree Need to Be Removed Before the End of Summer?
That’s what we’ll explore in this edition of the Ottawa Tree Removal & Tree Care blog.
When Is Tree Removal in Ottawa Possible?
Ottawa tree removal can be done year-round, as the calendar goes.
However, weather and surface conditions in this part of Canada can vary quite a bit, as you know, and thus tree removal in Ottawa is not a 365-day-a-year operation.
In the spring, summer and fall, we are able to remove trees in Ottawa on an ongoing basis, typically scheduling Ottawa tree removal services for several days or weeks in advance.
We do not conduct tree removal in Ottawa on days where lightning is in the forecast, or when heavy rains threaten our operations and the safety of our Ottawa tree removal crews.
In the wintertime, our activities for tree removal in Ottawa are pretty much limited to an emergency tree removal basis – unless the snowfall is late in arriving; a warm spell has occurred, relieving the tree branches of their snow and ice; or an early melt has occurred.
When is the Best Time for Ottawa Tree Removal?
Ideally, there are two optimal times during a given year for tree removal in Ottawa.
The first is spring.
The other time when Ottawa tree removal is at its most ideal point is during the fall.
Both these Ottawa tree removal windows occur when the leaves are off the trees, but either before the snow & ice have accumulated or after it has melted.
As you can imagine, trees weigh enough on their own. Felling trees with leaves on the branches isn’t impossible – we do this regularly as part of our Ottawa tree removal and arborist services – but it does add a bit of time and potentially cost to the tree removal project. Tree removal in Ottawa busily continues from the spring through the summer and into the fall.
Tree removal with snow or ice on the branches, limbs and trunk/torso, however, presents an added challenge beyond weight. The tree may not be safe for us to operate on.
If you require an emergency tree removal in Ottawa, exceptions can be made. Emergency tree removal is defined as a tree that (by means of falling or breaking) threatens the safety of people and/or the structure of your home or commercial building.
A winter windstorm or ice storm, for example, could force a tree to lean drastically, and put you in a situation where it wouldn’t be safe to wait until spring for Ottawa tree removal.
In such cases, please contact us so that we can assess your tree(s) and determine how best to proceed.
How Croft Tree Experts Can Help with Ottawa Tree Removal
Should you require Ottawa tree removal services, you have several options.
How best to narrow it down?
Make sure you choose a company with years of experience performing tree removal in Ottawa, one that gets great reviews & referrals, is fully insured and WSIB compliant, and has a certified arborist on staff.
That’s Croft Tree Experts!
Contact us today to get a free quote for Ottawa tree removal.