Can you do tree removal in Ottawa during the winter?

That’s a question we’re often asked here at Croft Tree Experts, the leaders and trusted providers of Ottawa tree removal and other tree care and arborist services.

The short answer is yes, you can hire us for tree removal in Ottawa any time of year, even in the winter. Now to that there are a few caveats.

Read on to find out more about when and under what circumstances we can perform Ottawa tree removal in the winter, and how it compares to other times of the year for removing trees in Ottawa.

Ottawa Tree Removal: Why It Can Be Necessary

ottawa house with trees in winterThe ideal place for a tree removal business would be somewhere that didn’t have winter and didn’t rain much.

Somewhere like Arizona… except that they have more cacti that trees.

Anyway, we live in Ottawa – and we count ourselves lucky to do so!

Ottawa is, of course, a four-seasons climate. And we have a lot of trees in Ottawa; big, beautiful trees that generate oxygen for the air we breathe, provide nutrients for the earth, give us shade for the summer heat and serve a very important aesthetic purpose as well.

Sometimes tree removal is necessary.

This can be due to a number of factors:

  • The tree is diseased or is sick beyond saving
  • The tree has a parasite that poses a threat if spread to other trees
  • The tree is dead
  • The tree itself is fine but is growing or has shifted into a position that poses a threat to person and/or property
  • Tree(s) cleared for property (re)development

For these reasons, Ottawa tree removal can be performed.

Ottawa Tree Removal: Winter Possibilities

cutting down a tree in winter in ottawaThe next question is, can tree removal in Ottawa be performed even in the winter?

As we said earlier, the short answer is “yes” – but with some caveats.

Since Ottawa is a four-seasons climate with our fair share (more???) of rain, wind, snow and ice, there are some days and conditions in which Ottawa tree removal cannot take place.

Tree removal is halted temporarily when it poses a threat to the safety of our Ottawa tree removal and tree care team, and/or when the safety of people and/or property in the vicinity is in question.

At Croft Tree Experts, safety is our top priority.

That is why, while we will take a request to remove a tree in Ottawa during the winter, we will advise of present conditions and determine the best way to proceed.

ottawa canada in winterWe’ll also ask whether immediate tree removal is warranted, or whether it can wait until the spring.

If you have a dead tree (or stump or roots) warranting tree removal in Ottawa, and there is no immediate danger or threat involved, we’ll usually advise to wait until spring – or at least until the weather is better.

Now, it’s possible to imagine a scenario where we’re in the winter months but there’s been a thaw. So long as our Ottawa tree removal crew can safely get set up and perform operations with safety and proper precautions, we’re good to go.

Sometimes a winter storm has knocked down a tree, or knocked it over to where it’s leaning. If you have a tree blocking your driveway, for example, or you have a tree threatening to fall onto your house or (worse yet) potentially onto a bystander person or pet, tree removal needs to happen ASAP!

Contact the Ottawa Tree Removal Experts

No matter what time of year it is, if you need tree removal in Ottawa, please get in touch with us.

At Croft Tree Experts, we’re a trusted team with a depth of knowledge and experience with Ottawa tree removal and other tree care services.

We’ll visit the site and determine the best course of action for tree removal.

Use this contact form – or for tree removal emergencies, please call us at 613-883-5611.