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Tree Removal Services

While we vastly prefer to focus our efforts in caring for trees, there are situations when removing a tree is necessary:

  • It’s a hazardous tree — that is, it has a structural defect that makes it likely to fail — and is beyond the point where other methods (such as installing a support system) would help. When the hazardous tree is adjacent to buildings, walkways, driveways, roadways, or utility wires, it poses significant risk to people, pets, and property.
  • The tree threatens the health of other trees and shrubs nearby. Its removal can allow competing species a chance to develop and mature.

In any case, please do not attempt to remove a tree on your own. Doing so would risk serious injury to yourself, your property, and the people around you. Tree removal is complicated, and demands refined techniques, specialized equipment, and highly qualified arborists.


Emergency Tree Removal

A weak or unhealthy tree can fail suddenly, often as a result of severe weather. Wind, snow, and ice can snap trunks and branches. The ground saturation from heavy or sustained rainfall, particularly when coupled with high winds, can cause a tree to topple.

If you have a tree removal emergency, reach out to your local SavATree branch via phone, email, or the link below. You’ll benefit from the assistance of a national company with a highly skilled team, advanced technologies, and a state-of-the-art fleet that can be quickly mobilized for specialty work and emergencies.

As we’ve all experienced, major weather events can cause many downed trees and limbs all across a region. While we give first priority to our current customers, we will do everything possible to get you the help you need, fast. Our national fleet is on call to provide emergency tree removal service backup from our more than 50 branch offices. This broad network is particularly valuable in response to regional storms, when we can deploy our trucks and crews from unaffected areas to assist in areas that are hard hit.

Once your home and property has been made safe, our crews will clean up and remove debris.

Request Emergency Tree Removal Service

What to Expect When Removing Trees

Tree removal in urban and suburban landscapes requires careful planning and execution. Neighborhood trees are often surrounded by other valuable plantings and structures. Removals on public and commercial properties must contend with pedestrian common areas and the criss-cross of walkways, driveways, and dangerous power lines. Services must be performed in ways that safeguard people and property in the surrounding area.

Cutting down a tree safely, especially a large tree, requires careful dismantling by highly trained arborists using state-of-the-art machinery. Our selection of the specialized tools used for a tree removal is determined by the conditions on your landscape, the branch architecture, and the soundness of your tree. Based on the size and location of your tree, we will consider deploying a bucket truck, a chipper, or, for very large jobs, a crane.


A standard SavATree tree removal process includes:

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    Taking down a tree
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    Chipping all brush
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    Cutting the stumps as flush as possible to the ground

After-Removal Services

Once your tree has been removed, you may consider whether to leave the stump as is, or remove it. Stump grinding employs machinery to shred the stump down below the soil level, from a few inches to as deep as 12 Inches. The tree’s roots remain, however, and will decay slowly.

Your arborist can explain the pros and cons of grinding the stump, and the estimated costs for doing so, based on the size of the stump, its location on your property, and your own preferences. Choosing the best removal method depends on what you would like to do in and around the old stump site. Do you have visions for re-planting, and if so, what do you intend to plant? Grass or ground cover? A shrub? Another tree? The depth and breadth of soil needed to accommodate root systems will be quite different for turfgrass than for a tree, and the extent of stump removal will need to take that into consideration.


Tree Risk Assessment

Let us help you manage tree risk (and sleep a little easier.) A tree risk assessment is crucial to ensuring the safety of your family, guests, pets, and property.

SavATree’s qualified arborists have advanced knowledge of tree structure, mechanics, and biology. They will conduct a visual inspection that identifies specific conditions and defects that may indicate an above-average risk to people and property. Our experts also have state-of -the-art equipment for detecting internal decay and defects not visible from the exterior.


What You Can Do to Prevent Tree Failure and Damage

The best way to avoid takedowns is the consistent care and maintenance of your trees by qualified arborists and highly trained field crews — beginning as early in the tree’s life as possible. Of course, all trees have the potential for some level of failure from the force and unpredictability of Mother Nature. But a healthy, well-maintained tree is quite resilient in all sorts of conditions.

SavATree offers a range of tree care services that will keep your trees healthy and strong far into the future. [Learn about our Tree Care Services.]

Concerned you may need a tree (or several) removed? Call today for a free consultation with your local SavATree arborist. They’ll perform a complimentary “Storm Damage Prevention Audit,” assess the condition of your trees, and recommend strategies to avoid further damage.