When is Tree Removal Required in Langley?
Tree removal can be necessary for an array of reasons. One of the reasons for tree removal may be to just enhance the curb appeal of the property. Alternatively, the tree may be taken out so a new one can be planted in the same location that is a more suitable species. In some cases, the tree may be a very significant hazard. For example, ways that a tree can be a hazard include:
- Too close to a common structure like a sidewalk or road
- On the brink of falling over due to being dead or dying
- Damaged by rot or other external forces beyond hope of becoming sturdy and strong again
- Causing serious damage to a concrete structure
It’s recommended that a tree be removed immediately if there is any risk of danger or damage being done, as in any of the above mentioned scenarios. Having a tree risk asssessment done will verify the amount of risk that a tree poses to the surrounding area, if you are unsure. When a tree is being removed, all best practices set by the ISA should be met in order to make sure the removal is done in a safe and efficient manner. There’s no tree too complex or too simple for our services. In cases where a tree health assessment is necessary, a team from Richmond Tree Care can start the work once the risk assessment has verified that the tree needs to be taken down.
Do I Need a Tree Removal Permit in Langley?
The Tree Bylaw in Langley aims to protect ‘significant’ trees in the City and may require you to obtain a permit before doing tree work, especially if you are wanting to have any trees cut down or removed. You can read about the Langley Tree Bylaw to find out if you need a permit. Having a tree removed without a permit could result in fines. Feel free to ask us if you need help with the permit application process.
The Risks Associated With a Hazardous Tree
Anything in the surrounding area of a damaged, dying or dead tree may be in significant danger. This includes buildings, businesses, cars, and not to mention, people. If not dealt with professionally, a hazard tree or a part of it can come crashing down unpredictably, crushing anything in its path. Even just a big tree branch can weigh thousands of pounds and inflict severe damage to anything beneath it. With shallow roots, a whole tree can topple over. The damage that a tree can do is not limited to areas above the soil. If not dealt with early on, a tree’s root structure can inflict a lot of harm to a building’s foundation, which can be very expensive to deal with.
First-Person View of a Tree Removal
How Do I Get Started On My Tree Removal Project?
If a tree appears to be dead or dying, it is not easy to tell if the tree needs to be taken out by simply looking at it. Only a certified and experienced arborist can tell exactly if a tree should be removed. An arborist from our team will be more than willing to provide you with an affordable health assessment for any tree in question. Our risk assessments are very thorough and take every possible issue into account.