Palm tree removal is an unavoidable task when it comes to landscape design. Many people have different views about the size of palm trees and where to place them, and they also have different views as to how much they should be cut down. It seems like common sense that the bigger the tree, the less work you need to do. However, there is more to palm tree removal than just the size issue. Here are a few other thoughts that might help you with the size debate.
First, you will pay less for a large palm tree removal 30 feet or larger in height. The cost that you will pay will also depend on other factors, such as the placement of the tree in your landscape, what you intend to do with it once it is removed, and what you will do with it afterwards. For example, if you keep the tree as a specimen tree or something similar, you might not want to cut it down as it provides a lot of wildlife habitat for local animals. However, if you plan to use it as mulch, you might want to have the palm removed to rot away and leave the nutrients it provides to the soil. Another reason why a large palm tree removal might be cheaper is because of the crane use required in some cases. Crane use can add several hundreds of pounds to the weight of a crane, increasing the price tag on the removal.
If you choose to have the entire palm tree removed, several things will affect the total cost. The size of the tree will be one consideration and will dictate the cost of cutting it down. If you have a relatively small lot and the palm is not a risk to the environment, you may only have to cut it down to a specific size. However, if you have more than one palm and the breeding population has gotten out of control, you may need to cut it down to at least ten feet in diameter to avoid over planting and crowding problems.
Many palm tree removal companies offer services that include pruning. It means that they will take the tops off the palms to grow fuller and more robust. It does increase the price of the service, but in some cases, it is essential. It is complicated for the palms to take care of themselves in the conditions that exist independently, and sometimes there are too many palms for them to do this well.
There are several other reasons why palm tree removal and trimming seem high. When the trunks are cut down, they are usually exposed to wind and other elements, damaging them. They may also break off and float around in the water when they are being trimmed. These breaks in the trunks can lead to water seeping into cracks in the foundation.
The palm tree removal and trimming company that you hire must have a good track record. You want to be confident that they have removed other more giant trees before. It will help ensure that they are trained in the proper methods and equipment for this kind of job. They should also be insured so that if anything should happen to the property, insurance will cover it. The last thing you want is to have someone not properly insured removing your property for you.