TREE REMOVAL & FELLING SERVICES
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COMMON REASONS FOR TREE REMOVAL IN OTTAWA
Are you considering removing a tree in Ottawa? The team at Croft Tree Experts appreciates the impact that trees have on our environment, so we strongly encourage healthy tree growth. However, we also understand that situations arise where tree removal is the safest and most practical option. There are many reasons for getting a tree removed, but they are often hard to assess without the professional inspection of a certified arborist. Some of these reasons include:
- Damaged Trees
- Diseased Trees
- Dead Trees
- Dangerous Trees
Whatever the reason, consult with our certified arborist team, and we can take care of all your tree removal needs. Contact Croft Tree Experts today to take care of your project!
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF A TREE NEEDS TO BE REMOVED?
We always recommend that you talk to a certified arborist and a team of tree removal professionals before engaging in your decision to have a tree removed. However, for a quick personal assessment, before calling the pros, you can consider these questions:
- Is there damage to the roots?
- Have branches fallen from the tree?
- Is there rotten wood near the trunk or on large branches?
- Are there detached or dead branches?
- Have nearby trees died or fallen?
- Is it leaning or posing a risk to the safety of your home?
Although you can do a quick assessment for yourself, only a professional certified arborist should determine whether a tree should be removed or not. Let Croft Tree Experts be the tree removal team to help with your inspection and the process of your tree removal in Ottawa. We will make sure to provide you with the right solution, at the right price
REMOVING DEAD TREES & DANGEROUS TREES IN OTTAWA
Do you have dead trees on your property? Dead trees are not only unattractive, but they can also draw in rodents, insects and other unwelcome guests. A dead tree could also fall, posing a health & safety hazard to people, but it is also a risk to other healthy trees on your property as well; the disease that killed this tree could spread to other trees.
What about dangerous trees? This refers to trees that are damaged – or are leaning precariously, or even resting on a structure. Again, these are safety hazards and should be removed. If you’re not sure whether a tree on your property is dangerous, we’d be happy to take a look and assess the situation for you.
Contact Croft Tree Experts today for any tree removal services in Ottawa. We’re the trusted pros when it comes to tree removal, having felled or removed literally thousands of dead or dangerous trees over the years. We have certified arborists on staff and will provide a free estimate for removal.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
To remove a tree that is larger than 50cm in diameter, you’ll require a permit from the city. There are some exceptions where no permit is needed to remove a tree in Ottawa. Read all about city of ottawa tree removal permits here - https://crofttreeexperts.ca/city-ottawa-tree-removal-permits/
Often times, the best course of action to protect the surrounding properties is to cut down the tree in sections. At Croft Tree Experts we have safety in mind & always assess the surrounding area when removing a large tree in a residential property.
Cutting down a tree can be dangerous when doing it yourself. Hiring an arborist ensures safety & quality work. Croft Tree Experts also takes care of getting the proper documents needed to remove your tree legally.
While this question seems simple, the real answer is a bit more nuanced. If a neighbor's tree is showing signs of damage, rot, or other factors which might increase its odds of falling, they are responsible for removing the tree and potentially damage which was caused to your property. If the tree had shown no signs of damage and came down because of a particularly bad storm and caused damage to your property, your homeowners insurance will provide coverage according to your policy limits. If a neighbor's healthy tree falls into your yard and doesn't cause any damage, we hate to say it but you will be on the hook for cleaning and removing the tree.
The emerald ash borer is a non-native, highly invasive and destructive wood boring beetle that feeds under tree bark. All species of ash tree are vulnerable to attack. The Emerald Ash Borere has killed millions of trees in Ontario, posing a major threat to the environment and economic activities. The way the emerald ash borers live and feed causes serious damage to the tree and often kills them. The City of Ottawa is responsible for treating and/or removing infested city-owned trees however the responsibility for removing privately owned infested trees falls on the owner. Special precautions must be taken when removing a tree infested by emerald ash borers, most importantly proper disposal of wood. Make sure you have your infested tree removed by a certified arborist so you can help prevent the damaging spread of this invasive species.
If you have a dangerous tree, you want to make sure you get it removed before anything bad happens. The most common signs of a dangerous tree are dead or detached branches, rotten wood along the trunk and cracks or splits in the trunk. Dangerous trees also often have bark abnormalities with deep cracks or holes. If you suspect your tree is dangerous and needs to be removed, contact us today, we can help.
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