Blog / What to Know About Tree Removal Before You Start Chopping Away

Trees provide us with a number of benefits including oxygen, shade, wildlife habitats, and aesthetics. But sometimes a tree may need to be removed for one reason or another. 

Before you grab your axe and start chopping away, there’s a few things to know about tree removal

Tree Removal: What You Need to Know

There’s a few different reasons to remove a tree

A tree might be removed for a variety of reasons. These include:

  • A dead or dying tree that presents a risk of falling
  • Too much shade that stunts the growth of certain grasses or plants
  • Blocking an otherwise stunning view
  • Dropping fruit, leaves, or pollen that dirty or damage property  
  • Roots that are penetrating a sidewalk or driveway 
  • Making way for new construction or landscaping 
  • Overgrowth or overcrowding
  • Clearing space for agricultural use
  • A tree that has been damaged by a storm and would be dangerous to leave in place 

There’s just as many benefits

The benefits of removing a tree include:

  • Improving safety and removing risk 
  • Increased opportunities to build sheds, playgrounds, pools, decks, and other backyard projects or creating new landscaping 
  • Improving curb appeal
  • Reducing maintenance and yard work 

It’s often just one part of a larger process

Removing a tree is often just one part of a bigger picture. Once a tree is cut down, you may also need the stump to be removed. Or there may be bushes or other nearby vegetation that needs to be cleared. And if you’re planning to build in the new space, you may need to have the land graded or excavated.

It’s best to hire a professional

Tree removal can be both difficult and dangerous. Special equipment and training is required to remove a tree in the most efficient way that is safe for both you and your property. Tree removal is a job that’s best to leave to the professionals.

Schedule Your Free Consultation for a Tree Removal

If you live in the Raleigh, NC, area and have a tree that needs to be removed, contact Matt and Rachel Timmerman at Redwood Land Design. We can visit your property to discuss your tree removal needs and provide you with a free estimate for our service. 

In addition to tree removal, we also provide stump and brush removal, land grading, and storm damage cleanup in addition to a variety of landscaping and hardscaping services

Schedule your consultation today.