Trees add so much to our landscape – character, texture, bountiful beauty, a homey feel, and so much more. However, there comes a time in every tree’s life when, unfortunately, it must be removed. There are many reasons that a tree may need to be taken out. Rot, disease, death, risk of structural damage to your property, maybe the tree has simply grown too large for your property or you want to relocate the tree to your new property – these are all reasons that a tree may need to be removed.
Removing dead or rotten trees is labor intensive and time consuming. First, the entire tree must be taken down safely, limb by limb and then the entire trunk. Next, perhaps the most difficult part, the stump must be removed. There are a few different ways to do this, but none of them are easy options.
Removing a tree for transplant can be even more tedious. First, the soil around the tree must be drenched with water in order to ensure the root ball is damp. The next step is to very carefully dig around the tree, about four feet away from the trunk (depending on the size of the tree), making sure to not hit or damage any roots. The root ball should be immediately wrapped in burlap to keep the moisture in and prevent unnecessary stress on the tree and it should be planted as soon as possible.
No matter the reason for taking out a tree, the process is not an easy task. It requires the right equipment and knowledge to ensure no unnecessary damage is done. The best thing to do if you have a tree removal project is to call a professional. If the project is too large for Paramount to handle, we can refer you to someone who can take care of it.