How Long Will it Take to Remove a Tree, and What is the Process?

By: albertaarb - April 24, 2018

Make sure that you check the nearby area when it comes to removing a tree.


Why Remove a Tree?

When the time comes to remove a tree, you need to think of a number of different factors. Most people are concerned with the safety or the price, but have you ever considered how long will it take to remove a tree? Not only will this impact your budgeting, but there are several ways that this can affect your tree removal process.

There are many reasons why you may want to go to the trouble to remove a tree. Sometimes, a tree has got into a precarious position, with the risk of falling on property or harming someone if it remains in its current location. In other cases, a dead or dying tree may impact the health of your other trees, and you want to act fast. Aesthetics may determine this as well, especially if you want to sell a property.

How to Remove a Tree

No matter what method you use to remove a tree, the first step will be to check the area for potential obstacles so you can clear them out. Take a note of the tree to figure out what way it is naturally leaning as well, as this will be the best way for it to fall, provided there is nothing in the way. You will also want to figure out escape routes in case it falls a different way.

How Long is the Process?

A lot of the time, the duration for felling a tree is less about the difficulty of a job and more about its location. For example, felling a tree, even a large one, in an unused area can be done in under an hour. However, even a smaller tree can take a lot of time to remove if it is in a city or other crowded areas. In many cases, it’s the prep work that takes longer than actually taking the tree down.

Much of the same mentality applies when asking “how long does it take to grind a tree stump?” In fact, this can be a bit more difficult, as many people don’t include it in the cost of tree removal. Part of what will impact the time is the type of tree, as different stumps are harder to remove than others. Pine trees are generally easier to remove then deciduous trees. Your technique, whether you are grinding, rotting, or removing the stump in another way will change your time as well.

The largest trees can be a real hazard to remove, and a professional tree service will be needed to do it safely.

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