[Posted on January 22, 2015 by Metro Tree]
Although tree removal in Houston isn’t something that should be taken lightly and requires a permit on a city property, it’s often necessary in a last resort scenario. If a tree is damaged or diseased to the point that it can’t be saved, then it’s time for our team of professionals to step in and properly remove the tree.
Criteria for Tree Removal in Houston
If 50 percent of a tree is damaged and is in severe decline, then it’s smart to have it cut down. When this is the case, it’s doubtful that it’s going to be able to make a recovery. In terms of trunk damage, if it’s more than 25 percent of the circumference of the total tree, this means that it’s unlikely to heal, and removal is probably the best option. If it’s leaning at more than 15 percent from a vertical position, then this too is problematic. In the event that a tree is in a position to fall on a home, power lines or other important structures, then it’s obvious that removal is the best choice.
Types of Tree Removal
When it comes to the different forms of removal, they are as follows:
- Large tree removal where a massive tree is involved. This can be complicated and dangerous for homeowners to try on their own and experts are required.
- Fallen tree removal where it needs to be hauled away, chipped or cut up.
- Tree branch removal where limbs are hanging above power lines or a property in a dangerous manner.
- Oak tree removal, which is more difficult than most other types because Oaks are so strong and tough.
According to the USDA Forest Service, “when damage, injury or death occurs because of a defective tree, the law usually holds the tree’s owner responsible.” Consequently, it’s a good idea to opt for tree removal in Houston if a tree could potentially cause bodily harm to a person or property. This way, you can avoid costly litigation and a lot of headaches. You can also have the peace of mind that your home and other valuable property won’t incur damage that you may have to pay for out of pocket. In addition, you can save a lot of time and money by our professional and affordable tree service.