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Do it Right the First Time: The perils of improper stumping and tree removal

One frequent issue that property owners have, is to deal with unwanted green scaping and landscaping elements on their lands. Unfortunately, often, professional Houston tree removal service providers frequently must deal with a second, or even third, attempt at removing withering trees or dangerous stumps. That’s because, in their eagerness, some homeowners try doing it themselves, while others turn to inexperienced help. 

 

Hidden Danger Beneath the Surface

Removing a dead or dying tree might seem like a simple “saw and axe” job – but there’s more beneath the surface than meets the eyes! While above-the-ground tree parts might not always be straightforward to deal with, given that inexperienced arborists may not know where the severed part might land, it’s what lies underground that must also be of concern:

1. Before hacking, sawing, and cutting, experienced Houston stump removal professionals carefully assess, analyze, and calculate the challenges that the roots of the tree may pose. Cutting too high may leave too much of the decaying tree structure to uproot later. Sawing too low may impede the tree technician’s ability to control where the severed part must fall.

2. Using a chainsaw isn’t the easiest of things to do – even for trained professionals working at ground level. Doing so while on a ladder, or on any raised platform, heightens the risk of accidents and falls.

3. Though residual stumps may seem “harmless”, and tempting to leave behind, below the surface, they might still be a potent force to reckon with. Veteran Houston tree removal technicians know, that even after cutting a trees’ above-ground structure, the root systems beneath the stump may continue to grow, damaging boundary walls, basements, homes, and nearby structures.

4. Left unfinished, a stumping-gone-bad can be a trip hazard, may impede better use of the property, and may even become a welcoming abode for termites, ants, pests, and critters.

 

In the interest of doing it right the first time, and doing it safely every time, it’s advisable to work with a qualified Houston stump removal service provider. The risk, to both property owners and the property itself, are too great to entrust tree removal and stumping to armatures or part-timers.

 

Why Go Professional?

Some property owners might think that doing it themselves, or using casual labor or hobbyists to cutdown a tree or remove a stump, is less costly. That may be true, but when you calculate the risks associated with things going wrong, the real cost can be astronomical.

– What if there’s a miscalculation, and the sawed-off structure lands on your roof, or on a neighboring property? How costly will that be?

– What if there is damage, and you file an insurance claim to recover the costs? Most Texas-based insurance providers won’t cover costs of such accidents, unless you use Texas-certified and ISA-certified professionals

– What if there is an accident – why can’t you go after the tree removal or stumping service provider? If they are “hobbyists” or “casual” workers, chances are they don’t carry professional liability insurance. You’ll likely have to pay out of pocket, and indulge in long-drawn legal battles to get any financial compensation

Working with a certified, insured, and experienced Houston tree removal service eliminates all these concerns. 

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