WHY REMOVE A TREE?
Although it can be difficult to decide that it's time to cut down a tree, sometimes tree removal is the only viable option.
If you're faced with any of these situations, you may want to consider removing your tree -
- the tree is dead or dying,
- the tree is dangerous or hazardous and could harm people or property,
- you have trees that are planted too closely and are overcrowded,
- your tree is growing too close to buildings or power lines, or
- the tree has been seriously damaged by wind, ice or lightning.
For more details, see our article on how to tell if a tree can be saved, or whether it's beyond that point and needs to be cut down.
Just give us a call at 571-244-3838 and we'll be happy to take a look at your tree(s) and give you our professional recommendation about whether or not tree removal is the best option.
SPECIALIZING IN DIFFICULT REMOVALS
Our crews have the equipment and specialized training to assess a tree for potential hazards, determine the best way to remove the tree safely and efficiently, and then ensure that the job gets done correctly.
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!
Tree removal is incredibly dangerous, particularly in the tight spaces common to the urban area around Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax counties. One wrong move and the tree will come crashing through your roof, flatten a car, or hurt someone. Please leave this to the pros!
YOUR TREE REMOVAL OPTIONS
Trees can be removed in a number of ways, depending on the condition of your tree, its location and the surrounding environment. Here are the most common options.
Felling a Tree
This is often the easiest way to take down a tree but it requires plenty of space in which to drop the tree - something we don't usually have in urban areas. If it's a possibility, we'll let you know but be aware that it often leaves sizable holes and gouges in your lawn when the tree falls on it.
Taking a Tree Down In Pieces
Trees are often cut apart branch by branch, starting at the bottom and moving upward. When we get to the top, we start cutting off pieces of the tree trunk and lowering them to the ground, moving downward with each cut until the tree has been removed all the way down to the stump.
Removing a Tree With a Crane
Sometimes there's nowhere to drop or lower branches and pieces of the tree trunk so we have to use a crane to lift parts of the tree out piece by piece. This often happens when we're working in tight spaces, such as between houses.
In all cases we cut the tree down to the ground but leave the tree stump. If you would like that to be removed as well, please ask us to include an estimate for stump grinding.
BEFORE WE START
The minimum legal working distance from high voltage power lines going pole to pole is 15ft. To protect the safety of our employees and the community, we must contact VA Power before performing any work within that 15ft distance. Together, we will form a plan of action for completing the work safely. Usually, they will either drop the cables for us or trim the limbs far away enough for us to perform our job safely. This is coordinated through us and you don't need to worry about anything. Please be aware that this requirement can affect scheduling and that we do not control timing for VA Power.
Call as at 571-244-3838 to schedule your tree removal service
Project: Removal of a large dead maple and stump grinding
"The work was completed quickly and with great care for the lawn and nearby driveway. Mr. Wiley was quick to provide a quote, did a good job of describing the equipment to be used and the process for contacting utilities before stump grinding, and he remained in touch with us about scheduling the work. We were very pleased with the professionalism of Green Vista Tree Care."
Giuliana B. in Arlington, VA
Not sure what to expect when you hire Green Vista Tree Service to remove a tree?
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
"They were prompt, neat, professional and cleaned up all the wood chips, etc. You would never know they had been here. I highly recommend them."
"It went well. I had used before and was very satisfied with work and price. So when I needed another tree removed, I called them."
"They did a great job taking down our tree. Fast and careful."
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