There are many situations in which removing a tree in the Portland-Vancouver metro area becomes necessary, particularly whenever a tree becomes a hazard to people or property.
Other times it is because the tree is growing too close to power lines, or it its roots begin to damage your home’s piping or even foundation.
On the flip side, it could also be because its root system has been already been significantly disturbed by nearby excavation.
Perhaps most commonly, it is because the tree is showing signs of disease or is dying of natural causes.
Signs a Tree May Be Ailing
- Large dead branches
- Vertical cracks or seams in trunk
- Fungus growing near base
- Sudden sprouts coming from base
- Concentration of dead branches on one side of tree
- Large, old wounds that don’t seal
- Hollow sound when knocking
There are many other indicators your tree could be sick or dying.
Don’t Wait Until the Tree Gets Unstable
If a tree is diseased or dying, the “well we’ll just see what happens” mentality could:
- Allow the disease to spread to other trees
- Compromise the tree’s structural integrity to the point where it endangers others and also requires specialized procedures for removal.
Save money by addressing the problem while the tree can still be cut down using standard methods.
Removing Trees Should Be Done By A Professional
Our technicians are trained to evaluate issues and problems in trees to determine if a removal is indeed needed.
Our team prides itself in its transparency and in developing long-lasting relationships with Portland and Vancouver property owners. We are always upfront about risk assessment and the pros and cons of each removal.
Make Sure the Company Is Licensed, Bonded, & Fully Insured
It is essential that you choose a tree care company that is licensed and bonded, as well as completely insured, with both liability insurance and worker’s comp.
Oddly enough, not all companies offer worker’s comp for their employees; this is not only irresponsible, but it also means that if the employee is injured, you could be responsible for their medical bill.
Inexpensive Tree Care is licensed, bonded, and fully insured; we have liability insurance as well as proper worker’s comp for all our employees. We have everything for both the state of Oregon and the state of Washington.