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I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.



Loving Your Little Landscape

FAQ For Homeowners Who Need A Tree Removed

by Charlotte White

You never quite realize how complicated having a tree removed can be until you need one removed from your own yard. There's a lot more to it than simply having the tree cut down. As you start looking into this project, you're sure to have a few questions. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions from homeowners who need a tree removed.

Why does it cost so much?

When you get a quote from the tree removal company, you may be shocked at the amount. Tree removal can cost anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. If your quote is on the higher end of this scale, it is probably because the tree is in a really tight area, near homes and other structures, and will therefore take the tree company a lot of time and caution to remove. Or, the tree may have a disease that means the wood needs to be disposed of in a specific way.

Even simple tree removals tend to cost more than you'd think because there's a lot of lifting, powerful equipment, and time involved with the job. Tree removal companies also have to pay for insurance, which can be costly since their job is risky. They have to charge to cover this cost.

What happens to the wood?

This depends on the tree company. Some companies take the wood with them unless you ask that it is left behind. They may turn it into mulch and use it for landscaping jobs. Other companies will automatically leave the wood unless you pay an extra fee to have it removed. If the tree is diseased, though, the tree removal company will generally take the wood to ensure it is disposed of properly to prevent disease spread.

Will there be a stump?

Again, this depends on the procedures of the particular tree removal company you hire. Some, by default, leave the stump behind and assume the homeowner will take care of it. Others remove the stump as a part of tree removal service; this is less common. Most tree removal businesses do offer stump removal, but you have to request it as an add-on for an extra fee. It's worth paying for, since removing a stump on your own is very laborious work.

Hopefully, this article has answered some of your biggest questions about tree removal. For more specifics, reach out to a tree removal service in your area.