When Is It Important That a Tree Be Removed in Surrey?
Tree removal can be necessary for an array of reasons. One reason for tree removal may be to simply improve the curb appeal of the property. In other cases, you may want to replace the current tree with another species of tree. Sometimes, the tree may be a very significant threat. For example, the tree might be:
- Severely damaging a building’s foundation
- Encroaching too close to some infrastructure such as a pathway or house
- Damaged by pests or other external forces beyond hope of becoming sturdy and strong again
- At risk of falling down due to being dead or dying
For any of these situations where there is any possible danger, we recommend that the tree be removed immediately. Having a tree health asssessment done will determine the specific risk that a tree poses to its surroundings, if there is any uncertainty. To make sure the removal is done in a safe and efficient manner, every standard put in place by the International Society of Arboriculture should be followed when removing a tree. Our team of certified arborists, along with our fleet of tree service vehicles, are ready to service any size tree removal project. Once a tree health assessment has determined that the tree needs to be removed, a crew from Richmond Tree Care will handle the rest.
Surrey Tree Bylaw and Permit Information
If you are planning to have any trees removed, you may need to obtain a tree removal permit from the City. The aim of the Tree Bylaw in effect in Surrey is to protect ‘significant’ trees in the City and ensure a balanced amount of green space. To prevent being unnecessarily fined, read about the Surrey Tree Bylaw and apply for a tree removal permit if needed. Feel free to ask us if you need help with the permit application process.
The Dangers Associated With a Hazardous Tree
Everything nearby to a damaged, dying or dead tree may be at significant risk. This includes houses, businesses, cars, and not to mention, people. Hazard trees, if not attended to properly, can potentially have their branches come crashing down to anything below without notice. A big tree branch can weigh over a tonne and inflict massive damage to anything in its path. An entire tree can fall down with shallow roots. In addition to dangers above the soil, the destruction that a tree’s root structure can do to a building’s foundation can be extremely expensive if it is not dealt with early on.
Tree Removal: First-Person View
How Do We Start On My Tree Removal Project?
Unless you are wanting to remove a healthy tree only for aesthetic reasons, it is not easy to know whether the tree needs to be taken out just by looking at it. It will need to be assessed by a trained arborist to know exactly whether the tree should be removed. Our team of arborists will be more than happy to provide you with a low cost risk assessment for any tree in question. You can count on our team to conduct extensive health assessments that take every potential issue into consideration.