Almost all homeowners decide to plant trees in and around their yards because they provide their property an additional homey ambience that a lot of people find very appealing and attractive. However, there will come a time when a home owner needs to have or more of their trees removed. This is because the tree may be rotting, it is already dead or it has grown too tall and it is now a nuisance and could cause an accident or structural damage in your property or the nearby ones. Another reason would be that you will be moving to a new home and since you have grown fond of your tree, you want to bring and transplant it on your new lawn.
Whatever the reason is, the whole tree removal process is not an easy task. Removing full-grown trees is seldom a walk in the park.
Tree removal always requires the right equipment and know-how to ensure that no damage is done to the soil. This process is especially confidential when you want a tree transferred to your new home since you have to remove it without killing it.
When it comes to transplantation, tree removal experts say that you should prepare the soil around the tree before digging it out. You have to drench the soil a few feet away from the trunk to permit the root ball to be damp and hence, preventing unnecessary stress on the plant and giving way to an easier removal. After doing this, you can then carefully dig into the soil around the tree, making sure that you do not hit any roots within the 3-foot space near the trunk.
For the next step, place burlap material under the root ball and pull it out of the hole with great care and place it down near the hole. Using pruning shears, cut off fronds from the lower crown. You need to take out half of the crown's leaves to prevent too much transpiration or evaporation of water from the leaves during transplanting. Secure the remaining fronds and the burlap but make sure that they are not too tightly wounded. You also have to water the root ball to moisten it before transplanting.
When it comes to removing rotten or dead trees, the process can be even be more difficult and time-consuming. This is because the whole process has two stages. In stage one, the tree has to be cut down safely and efficiently. Under stage two, the stump has to be taken out completely.
Whether you are transplanting a tree or having it removed because it has become a health hazard and nuisance, to save you some time and effort and to make the whole process safer, just consider getting help from professional lawn care and tree contractors.