What Kinds of Tree Removal Require a Crane?

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Our Kansas City Tree Removal Services Help You Avoid Tree Emergency Situations

As one of the leading tree removal services in the greater Kansas City area, Eisenhower Tree Care has dealt with nearly every conceivable tree situation you can imagine. We’ve handled everything from storm damaged trees to trees that require advanced technical skill and equipment to remove.

Naturally, many homeowners want to know, “When should I remove my tree?” First, it should be known that any tree care service worth their salt will expend every effort to save the tree. Not only do trees add property value and boost curb appeal, but they are also great for the environment.

Keeping that in mind, there are scenarios where homeowners will need to cut their losses and remove their tree. The most common examples include:

  • Trees that are dead or dying.
  • Trees that are sick and beyond rehabilitation.
  • Trees that are hazardous due to structural defects.
  • Trees that are hollow or rotted.
  • Trees that have been split due to storm damage.
  • Trees with roots that are causing underground damage to plumbing or foundations.

That covers the “why” portion of tree removal. Next, comes the “how” – as in, “How much is this going to cost me?” or “How are you going to be able to remove this enormous tree from my property?”

Eisenhower Tree Care can answer both. Keep reading for answers to these important inquiries.

How Kansas City Tree Removal Services Are Priced

Our tree removal services are priced on a sliding scale, starting at $400 for small trees to around $4,000 for larger trees. Don’t let the sticker shock of the high end hit you just yet. The average homeowner typically doesn’t have 130-foot maple trees in their front yard.

However, as you probably have gathered, the pricing for removal is directly tied to the tree’s size. Essentially, the bigger the tree, the more it’s going to cost. That’s because bigger trees require more people and specialized equipment to cut them down and remove. In some cases, the use of a crane is necessary to ensure the tree can be cut down safely.

Keep in mind that the cost of a tree removal is an investment in your safety and in your property.

Which Tree Removal Scenarios Require a Crane?

You’re probably familiar with the saying, “Time to bring out the big guns.” Our crane happens to be the biggest gun in our tree removal arsenal. If we need to break it out, it’s only because it’s the best tool for the job. Cranes provide the precision, stability, and reach that’s necessary for removing large trees or when dealing with complex logistical issues.

So, which types of tree removal scenarios necessitate a crane? The most common include:

  • Exceptionally tall or large trees.
  • Trees that are a risk to nearby structures, property, or power lines.
  • Trees that lack structural integrity.
  • Trees that are in hard-to-reach areas or on an incline.
  • Emergency tree removal situations.

The use of a crane is essential for some tree removal situations to mitigate the chance of property damage or damage to nearby structures. Further, it’s important to only hire experienced tree removal specialists who know the technique and operational aspects of using a crane. At Eisenhower Tree Care, our arborists and technicians are thoroughly trained in using cranes for tree removal.

What Do I Do After Having a Tree Removed?

After a tree has been removed from your property, you’ll have a blank canvas (so to speak) that you’ll inevitably want to fill. There are a few factors to consider when devising what you can do with the empty space left behind. Most notably, the condition of the recently removed tree plays a huge role in what can be planted there next.

Sick or compromised trees can change the composition of the ground. Leftover pathogens may still reside in the soil. Additionally, leftover roots can limit the growth of a newly planted tree. Remaining root growth will eventually decompose, but homeowners must give the soil enough time to cure before introducing a new tree species.

For expert advice on when, where, and what to plant next, the best course of action is to Contact an Arborist near you at Eisenhower Tree Care. We can provide some options on what you should plant next and the best practices to follow to promote healthy tree growth – or even handle the planting for you.

How to Book Tree Removal Near You with Eisenhower Tree Care

If you have a tree that you suspect is dead, sick, or structurally compromised, contact Eisenhower Tree Care so we can perform an inspection. As a team of experienced arborists and tree care professionals, we will do everything within our power to rehabilitate and save your tree. Our full suite of Tree Care Services supports your trees and help them flourish this summer and year round.

However, if your tree is beyond the point of saving, you can count on us to provide professional tree removal services that minimize the impact to your landscaping. To inquire about pricing or to ask questions about Kansas City tree removal services, call (816) 237-0705. You can also reach us through the contact form on our website.