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Commercial Tree Removal Questions Answered

The benefits of having an abundance of trees in the natural environment are well-known. A large number of business owners are often worried about tarnishing their business reputation by having trees removed from around the commercial premises.

The truth is that tree removal is a necessary evil. Despite their many benefits, an abundance of trees can also have negative implications around a commercial entity. This article provides answers to three frequently asked questions about commercial tree removal.

When Does It Become Necessary To Remove Trees?

Several scenarios create the need for tree removal in the commercial setting. The presence of bushes around a commercial entity may pose a threat to the security of building occupants. This is because bushy areas provide the perfect hideout for criminals intending to break into the commercial entity. Bushy surroundings may also attract unwanted animal species (such as snakes) intent on making a habitat out of the bushes.

Tall trees in and around a commercial entity also often grow branching towards nearby power utility lines. Contact between one such tree and a power utility line is dangerous and should never be allowed to happen. In the same breath, the root system (especially in older trees) may also interfere with below-ground plumbing utility connections as the roots grow and spread in search of water and soil nutrients. By extension, this interferes with the drainage system in the commercial premises.

The scenarios discussed above are a few examples situations that create the need for professional tree removal service.

Is There A Legal Side To Commercial Tree Removal?

Yes. There are several legal requirements to be met before a business owner can undertake a tree removal exercise. These requirements are often spelt out in the environmental protection laws of a particular state. For example, some states require that for every tree that's cut down, two new trees should be planted as replacement.

Because environmental protection laws differ from one state to the next, business owners should be sure to check with local environmental protection agencies before any tree goes down.

Is Commercial Tree Removal A DIY Activity?

Yes and no. The actual tree removal exercise often involves the use of dangerous power tools such as chainsaws and grinders. These tools should never be handled by a non-professional.

On the other hand, removal of tree stumps can be done easily without professional assistance. Common strategies employed for DIY tree stump removal include application of chemical stump killers and burning of the stumps.

Business owners looking to eliminate a large number of trees can save on tree removal service costs by choosing to undertake stump removal on their own.