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After we moved into a new home, I realized that the trees out front needed some serious attention. They were overgrown, tired-looking, and a little dangerous, so I started working with professional arborists to have them trimmed. It was a lot of work, but before we knew it, things had really improved. By the time they were finished pruning the branches, the trees didn't block the view of our home and we really felt like they would bloom better in the spring. Check out this blog for more information that could help you to keep your trees happy and healthy.

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Removing Trees Without Damaging Your Neighbor's Property: How It's Done

Having bothersome trees along your property that you did not plant (i.e., wildlife dropped or buried the seeds and the trees sprung up from there) means that eventually you will have to either prune them, or remove them entirely. If you choose to remove the trees, tree removal services should be called for estimates. The job at hand is much too risky for you to do yourself. Additionally, removing trees without damaging your neighbor's property is very difficult. Here is how the pros will handle it.

Find the Biggest Roots

Tree roots always head for the most water. Hopefully, that is not your neighbor's sprinkler system or plumbing! However, this known fact does help the tree removers to find all of the biggest roots from the obnoxious tree. The big roots, if they are on your neighbor's property, must be severed from the tree before the tree can be pulled or cut down. By severing all of the big roots, and some of the smaller ones closer to the surface of the ground, it will be much easier to remove the tree, and not damage your neighbor's property when the tree is uprooted.

Using Grapple Logging Trucks to Remove Limbs

The next step is to remove as many of the largest limbs as possible. When some of these limbs overhang your neighbor's property, the tree removers use a grapple logging truck to hold onto the limbs and keep them from falling while someone else chainsaws through the limb. This way, the limb does not fall onto your neighbor's property, nor can it do any damage to your neighbor's house, garage, etc..

Topping the Tree

At this point, someone else climbs up the tree the way that a logger does. He/she then carefully selects the spot and the angle at which to cut the top off the tree. This is known as "topping." It prevents the full length of the tree from falling and crashing over several feet of private property, and it helps the remaining trunk section of the tree to fall the way the tree removers want it to.

Cutting the Rest of the Trunk at Just the Right Angle

Finally, what is left of the tree is a chunk of the lower trunk. The tree removers use chainsaws to cut the trunk at the base at just the right angle. Then they use ropes to pull the trunk in the opposite direction of the cut. The root system may pop out with it, in which case that is removed as well. No harm has been done, and the obnoxious tree is gone.

If you need a tree removed from your property, contact a company like Complete Tree Service LLC.