Deciding to remove a tree is not a small decision. Unhealthy or dying trees should be removed for aesthetic and safety purposes. However, in some circumstances, living and healthy trees should be removed because they might be interfering with other trees, roads, utility wires, or other manmade objects. Make sure that your decision is the right one because it will take decades for the tree to be replaced once the tree removal is completed.
This guide will help you remove trees on your own within a reasonable diameter and height. The maximum diameter and height are ten inches and twenty feet respectively. Additionally, the trees must be leveled on a straight sloped ground. In cases of shore properties or bluff properties where the tree system of roots is different from the others, the tree removal process may be quite different.
Keep in mind that when you decide to remove a tree, you might affect areas other than your property. If the tree is near another property line, the removal of it can cause disputes and even lead to a legal dispute. If this is your case, communicate with all parties that are going to be involved in the process before taking any action.
Below are steps that should be taken to remove a tree of reasonable size:
-Check the areas around the tree for obstacles or objects that might cause a problem. These objects include other trees, fences, utility wires, fancy gardens that you do not want to be harm