Having a lovely garden is, for many, part of having a wonderful home. Trees and foliage are often simply indispensable parts of good home décor, and they do increase the curb appeal of a home considerably. However, simply having the tree there is not always the end of the decorating process, and many often have to contend with the simple fact that that tree will grow – and its trunk or its branches could lead to undesirable effects. For example, the tree trunk could be growing at an awkward angle, leading to its higher portions and branches also growing into unexpected or unwanted areas. Branches could block out the sun from reaching planting areas in the garden, or even poke into house windows or cause other dangerous outcomes. Sometimes, branch or tree removal Perth is the best option.
It is often the best idea to hire a professional tree cutting service rather than force the issue yourself. However, some things are important to keep in mind when you look for tree cutting services to work with.
1. Asking for an estimate is a good start, but also ask for a written contract. Specifically, look for a contract that precisely and specifically identifies the steps to be taken in the service and what price it will cost overall. This includes the plan for what to do with the tree stump – will you remove it yourself, keep it in the garden, or have the company remove it as well?
2. As part of the contracting process, look into the service’s insurance status. This will include verifying the workmen’s compensation insurance as well as the company’s certificates of liability. It would be very annoying to get stuck with yet another bill outside of the tree cutting service itself, should something happen.
3. Should it be acceptable, ask that the service not use climbing spikes. Climbing spikes damage the cambium of the tree, and there are far less damaging methods to use to ascend the tree. A tree company can use ropes, which is a fairly common process, or perhaps an aerial lift.
4. Look at the tree service’s cutting strategy – truly professional outfits will make sure to use ropes to control the fall of tree limbs. When improperly or carelessly cut, tree branches can fall on and damage other plants, electrical and phone cables, side roofs, windows, or even people. If they are a prepared and capable outfit, they should know how to work around small problems – or, better yet, anticipate them.