So many people wonder whether or not they should call a tree service. Often times, it is based upon whether or not they really want to pay for the tree service company to come out. Home owners will let dead trees remain with the risk of the tree falling on their property or their home or even worse their neighbors property. Often times I do find that it is the cost that keeps people from moving forward. It is helpful to do a cost analysis with regards to having a tree cut down or having the consequences of a tree falling down. If the tree is located near your neighbor’s property line, then it is important to assess the damage that can come from it.
Some friends of ours from Magic City Tree Service worked on a customer’s tree that had been dead for 3 years. The customer had decided that he would wait until he had enough funds to pay for it to be removed. Time got away from him. The next thing he knows is that his neighbor has come to his front door asking him to come to the back to see a tree that had fallen on his newly built fence. They would now have to calculate the cost of getting someone out to look at the fence as well as to have someone come and cut up the tree. The cost almost doubled because he wanted to wait.
Doing a risk assessment is important. Asking a series of questions to better help you evaluate your future plan of action can help save you money in the long run. Some of these questions are:
Is the location of the tree close to any houses, sheds, and/or fences?
If the tree does fall on these items, then what is going to be the estimated cost?
What will happen to your insurance fees if you do use your insurance to pay?
What will the cost of the tree service be to get them to come out to cut the tree down?
All of these are great questions to be asking as you think about your next steps with regards to calling a tree service. Please feel free to send us any pictures or questions you have with regard to the status of your tree situation. We can help walk you through the process asking you the right questions for your tree service needs.