When Is It Important That a Tree Be Removed in New Westminster?
There is an assortment of reasons why a tree might need to be removed. In certain cases, a tree may just be removed for aesthetic reasons. Alternatively, you may want to replace the current tree with another species of tree. Ocassionally, the tree may be a very real threat. Ways a tree can be a hazard include:
- Inflicting severe damage to a concrete structure
- At risk of falling down as a result of being dead or dying
- Encroaching too close to some infrastructure such as a pathway or roof
- Damaged by rot or other external forces beyond hope of becoming sturdy and strong again
For all of these situations where there is any risk of danger, we recommend that the tree be removed as soon as possible. Having a tree health asssessment done will determine the specific risk that a tree poses to your property, if you are unsure. To make sure the removal is done safely and efficiently, best practices put in place by the International Society of Arboriculture should be followed when a tree is being removed. There is no tree too complex or too simple for our services. Once a tree health assessment has verified that the tree needs to go, a team from Richmond Tree Care will take care of the rest.
Removing Trees in New Westminster? You May Need A Permit
If you thinking about having any trees removed, you may be required to obtain a tree removal permit from the City. The mission of the Tree Bylaw in effect in New Westminster is to protect certain trees in the City and ensure a balanced amount of green space. Please read about the New Westminster Tree Bylaw to find out if you are required to get a permit. Having a tree removed without a permit may result in fines. If you would like help with the permit application process, feel free to ask us.
The Risks Involved With a Hazard Tree
Dead, damaged and dying trees present a critical threat to the surrounding areas. This may include buildings, houses, cars, and not to mention, people. If not dealt with promptly, a hazard tree or a part of it can potentially come crashing down unpredictably, crushing anything below it. Even just a sizable tree branch can weigh more than a ton and inflict severe damage to anything beneath it. If the roots are weak, a whole tree can topple over. The damage that a tree can do isn’t restricted to areas above the soil. If not addressed before hand, a tree’s root structure can inflict a lot of havoc to a building’s foundation, which can be very expensive to correct.
First-Person View of a Tree Removal
How Do I Get Started On My Tree Removal Job?
If you are wanting a healthy tree removed only for aesthetic reasons, it is difficult to tell whether the tree should be removed simply by looking at it. Only a experienced and certified arborist can tell exactly if a tree should be taken out. Our crew of arborists will be more than willing to perform an affordable health assessment for any tree in question. You can count on our team to provide very thorough risk assessments that take every potential issue into account.