You may have a number of questions about tree removal in Virginia Beach, VA. Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about the most common services we perform. This information will aid you in better understand the procedure and help you to choose the best tree care company in the area.
Every county and city is different in Virginia, but, most will require a removal permit (or permission) to have a tree cut down from your property. Virginia Beach Tree Service can help with this process as it is not always clear from area to area what is required. If you reside in an area with a Homeowner's Association, you may have to ask the board about the need for a permit to have a tree cut down. HOAs are can be tedious at times about property work, especially any landscaping. We would like to help you with the HOA but that is something only the property owner can inquire about. We can certainly provide our licensing and insurance policy information to assure the HOA we are qualified and professional.
The procedure begins with one of our tree climbers scaling to the tree's canopy or utilizing a bucket truck to access the tree top. We only use heavy equipment if it can access the tree without damaging your landscape or lawn. We start the removal by cutting down large branches and safely lowering them to our ground crew. The ground personnel will further reduce the limbs into 3-foot sections for firewood use or to more easily dispose of the wood. We cut the tree branch by branch until only the tree trunk remains, which will have been cut to approximately 8-12'. We will saw the trunk down to either a size appropriate for your use, such as a planter or to the size necessary for stump grinding. During the whole process, we have a crew on the ground cleaning up the area to ensure that your property is unmarred by the process. The removal, while time-consuming for large trees, is quite safe and efficient. We can almost always remove any tree in 8 hours or less.
Removing a tree is more expensive than just having it trimmed. Consequently, some tree service companies will push you to have it removed, never offering to trim it. However, that is both dishonest and unethical. A tree should always be just trimmed if it doesn't present a problem in your landscape or has become dangerous to life and property. If neither of these conditions is present, the tree can and should be spared by only have it trimmed. Too many unscrupulous tree companies push you to agree to have it removed when a good, professional trimming can transform the tree. See our photo gallery on some before and after photos to discover the transformative difference trimming will not only make to the tree itself but your overall landscape.