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Trim or Remove Your Trees? Some Cost Considerations for Tree Maintenance

If you have trees on your property that need maintenance, you may be wondering if it’s more cost-effective to trim or remove them. This decision will depend on a variety of factors, such as the tree’s health or the danger it poses to your property.

Trimming Your Tree

If your tree is in relatively good health, you may need to have an arborist simply remove some of its branches. This kind of pruning can protect the tree’s structure, reduce the risk of falling branches, and encourage healthy growth.

You should also consider trimming and pruning your tree if there are some diseased or dead branches but the tree is otherwise healthy. You may also want to trim it if the branches and leaves interfere with power lines or other structures or if the branches hang over your neighbor’s property.

The cost of trimming your tree will vary. Factors include the size of the tree, how accessible it is, and the number of branches you would like trimmed. However, in general, tree trimming is far more affordable than tree removal because there is less labor involved, fewer safety issues involved when trimming, and less equipment.

Removing Your Tree

When a tree is completely dead, dying, or diseased, you should consider removing it completely. Additional reasons you may want to remove your tree include if it is unstable or if it poses a hazard to your property, your neighbor’s property, or passersby.

By removing a diseased tree, you can prevent the spread of diseases to other trees on your property, too. In addition, you can prevent property damage and accidents.

Cost Considerations for Tree Removal Services

Having your tree removed will generally be more expensive than having your tree trimmed. For one, you will need arborists who have specialized experience and training in removing trees.

The tree removal process can be quite dangerous as well, especially if the tree is unstable or leaning dangerously to one side. Extensive safety measures must be put in place. These measures increase the overall cost of the process.

When you remove trees from a property, tree service companies need to bring in specialized equipment, such as cranes. The cost of renting this equipment increases the costs.

Some regions may require a permit for tree removal. This administrative process may increase the overall expense of having your tree removed.

Finally, the tree service company must dispose of the debris after removing the tree. This includes removing the branches and the trunk sections to a separate facility.

Professional Trimming Services

Tree maintenance is important if you want to avoid the heavy costs of having to remove it. It’s highly recommended that you trim and prune your trees frequently and have arborists inspect them annually to ensure they are healthy.

When you have trees on your Tucson, AZ property that you need to trim and prune, contact AAA Mammoth Tree & Landscaping.