Trees and What to do in Emergency Weather
Does the serious violent weather from the previous years have you looking up at your trees in fear?
It is an understandable concern. A large storm like we had in the spring could destroy the tree in a flash — and send a 500 lb.branch crashing down onto your roof.
Nonetheless, before you chip a favorite tree into mulch, think about this: It might be contributing 8% to 10% to your home’s value, based on the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers.
Here’s how you can keep your leafy assets from transforming into a liability.
Schedule normal upkeep
Have your trees inspected each and every five years by a Certified Arborist. — a totally free service provided by tree-care companies like Bob Ray. An arborist will look for branches which are weak or hanging inside 10 feet of your house or building, and send workers to eliminate them.
If necessary, they will also cable the tree against high winds by cabling limbs together. All this work costs about $200 to $400 a tree and is usually required only once.
In many instances the tree will more than cover the price of its upkeep over a couple of years. A large shade tree will knock almost $70 off annual air conditioning bills. A big evergreen that blocks winter winds will decrease heating expenses by about $60 a year. Trees also offer protection from road noise and basement flooding.
Get the tree removal correct
When a tree becomes diseased or dangerously overgrown, your Certified arborist will suggest taking it down or removing the damaged tree.
How much could tree removal cost?
Getting rid of a significant tree could cost $2,000 to $5,000, based on its size and whether or not it’s accessible by truck or demands climbing — and what is underneath that the crew should protect. Receiving a tree removal quote from one of our trained tree care team members will give you a definite price on your project.