There are a number of reasons why you might need a tree on your property cut down. One of the most common reasons is that a tree is diseased, dead, or dying and is therefore unsightly and runs the risk of falling and damaging property. A tree could also be growing out of control and causing over-shading in a yard or the obstruction of power lines. The root system of a tree could also be a potential issue, as out of control roots can damage sidewalks/driveways, as well as pipes and housing foundations. In any case, we have the resources and know-how to take down just about any tree at any time of year.
The first step in the tree clearing process is the inspection of the tree and the surrounding property. Before taking down a tree we want to know the species of the tree – as this will affect how the tree comes down – as well as the tree’s state of health. We will then examine the tree for areas of rot, analyze it’s weight distribution, and determine the safest and most efficient method for felling the tree given the data we’ve gathered and the position of surrounding property.
In order to do this task properly, we arm ourselves with a number of different tools, including a variety of saws, ropes, ladders, climbing equipment, and cranes/lifts for special felling jobs. While we sometimes fell a tree by cutting it from the bottom and letting in fall, the most common technique we employ – especially for large trees- is the top down approach. This involves a climber climbing to the top of the tree and taking limbs down one by one. This method allows for a more controlled and less hazardous tree cutting process. Once a tree is on the ground we also offer stump removal services, which come at a reduced rate when bundled with tree felling services.
If you live in the O'Fallon, MO area and are interested in having a tree felled, or are unsure whether a tree should come down and would like a professional opinion give us a call today. We offer free tree inspections and quotes. Also, while we offer tree clearing services year-around, we highly recommend that you have your trees looked at before storm system in order to mitigate the risk of having a tree falling during a heavy storm and damaging you property.