The Need for Palm Tree Removal and Getting Estimates

Trees are often some of the most valued parts of our property – not only do they have actual monetary value, but they’re one of the best parts of your view, and they house animals and birds that help us get a little closer to the Earth. But not every tree is all Snow White and Happy Autumn leaf-piles. Sometimes, a tree becomes a genuine danger to your property and your life.

When you find yourself in that situation, it’s time to call a palm tree removal expert. Taking down a rotting, dead, or dangerous palm tree isn’t easy – and just as importantly, if you hire a palm tree care service and they drop the tree on your house by accident, their bond will cover you. If the tree falls on your own home because of your fault, your insurance is likely to call you names behind your back and deny your claim because it was your darn fault.

What to look for in tree services

The first and most important thing to check up on in any palm tree trimming service is their paperwork. Yes, it might sound banal, but it’s important because:

* A company that isn’t licensed to do business in your area has no oversight and can get away with all manner of dishonesty.

* A service that isn’t certified by an industry organisation has no proof that they know how to do the job at hand.

* A service that isn’t bonded can’t pay for your home if they accidentally damage it in the course of the removal.

* A service that isn’t insured might well try to leave you on the hook if one of their members injures themselves on the job.

So once you’ve made sure your tree removal service is licensed, certified, bonded, and insured, you can get to the good part which is getting an estimate on the removal.

The estimate

A palm tree removal estimate will usually come in four parts. The first part is for the limb removal. Almost every dangerous tree has limbs, and those parts are removed first to make felling the tree a more predictable affair. The second part is felling the tree. The third is the grinding and unearthing of the stump. Then, finally, there’s the cost to haul all of that wood away – a price which you can skip out on if you’re OK with chopping the wood and mulching the roots.

Depending on the circumstances, in many cases, your home insurance company will pay for a dangerous palm tree to be removed. The logic is simple: they’d rather pay for the tree to be removed before it’s a danger to anyone than after it has fallen on your home and cost them a hundred thousand dollars more than it would’ve to remove. Ask them about their tree removal policies. Once that’s taken care of, the cutting can start – and at that point, you’ve done everything you can. For information on tree removal, read here.

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