When is the best time to remove a tree?

It’s a funny thing when it’s time to cut down a tree. Some people are really into it as the idea of fewer leaves and creeping roots gives them visions of less work and less worry. For others it’s like saying goodbye to an old friend that you’ve taken for granted over the years. Regardless of your feelings when it comes to getting rid of your tree – the one thing that seemingly unites the two sides is that the timing never seems right.

If it’s in the winter, you’re cutting down a tree in the snow. In the summer, you don’t want falling branches to dent your yard. These are all real problems; problems that need to be grappled with. The answer isn’t an easy one and depends largely on the condition of the tree, itself.

When’s the best time of year?

Anytime you have a tree leaning or that has hanging limbs or poses any threat to people or a nearby structure – it needs to go immediately. Whether it’s cold or hot out really doesn’t matter – what matters is that you and your property are safe.

The same goes for trees that are diseased and/or infested. You need to remove these trees quickly because you’re running the risk of infecting other trees around them –and then what presents itself as an isolated incident – can become a huge problem.

When it comes to removing trees for almost anything else – it’s best to remove them during the dormant season. Dormant trees don’t have leaves and because of that, they’re lighter. Additionally, it’s easier for arborists to both handle and cut branches off the tree. Not only is it easier for us to get at the tree, it’s a quicker removal process.

What time of year can I save the most money on a removal?

Even as they’re being removed – trees have a range of different needs. So it’s hard to say when the right time is to cut them down without seeing them. After all, a lot of factors go into the cost of removing the tree – from the tree’s size, location, needs of the tree itself, etc. The time of year doesn’t usually factor in all that much – although it’s a good idea to be mindful of local ordinances which can occasionally affect the tree removal process.

At the end of the day, you’re best off getting a professional arborist to do it for you. They’ll have a lot of the things taken care of – including hidden costs like insurance. This is NOT a DIY job and you should always have someone ready if you need the help.

If you’re looking to get a tree removed, simply give us a call and we’ll be happy to give you a free consultation and a quote. Good luck!