If you’re looking to remove a tree or two from your property, make sure you’ve got the correct equipment, training, and permission to do so. You may be wondering why you would need permission to remove a tree from your property, but we’ll explain later in the post why this is important. Nonetheless, the Elite Tree Experts support the DIY movement, whether it be landscaping, tree care, or car restoration, but we want to make sure you’re aware of the general tree removal process and the hazards involved before you pull-start your chainsaw–you do have a chainsaw, right?

Do you need to remove the tree?

We ask this for your safety. Unless the tree has become hazardous, as we mentioned in one of our other blog posts, or it’s already fallen somewhere on the property, we would suggest leaving it where it stands. Tree removal, whether done by a homeowner or a professional, is a dangerous endeavor, and we want you to consider all your options before starting your chainsaw. We believe tree removal should be a last resort.

Have you consulted with a professional arborist?

It may seem redundant to discuss your tree problems with an arborist, but it could mean the difference between removing the tree and simply trimming it to better suit your property. Tree removal, depending on your tree’s location, could be complicated due to roots, growth, and other environmental aspects. When you discuss the removal with an arborist, make sure to explain the situation, why you’re thinking of removing the tree, and if you’re open to leaving the tree if at all possible.

Do you have permission to remove the tree?

Again, the tree may be on your property, but what does your Homeowners Association (HOA) say about your project? Does it allow tree removal? You may want to consider giving your HOA a call and discussing your project with them prior to proceeding.

Another hurdle you may run into is where the tree sits on your property. If it’s growing on or near the property line, your neighbor may have a say in how and when you remove the tree, if at all.

Furthermore, in some counties, major tree removal or landscaping requires surveys or permits to ensure utility safety before, during, and after the process.



Will you remove the stump?

It’s dangerous to cut the tree down at the trunk, near the base, but it’s also a concern when the stump is left over. To remove a stump takes a whole different set of equipment, which we discussed in another blog post. Stump grinding is dangerous, and it should be left to the professionals. Nonetheless, you probably don’t want a stump for an eye-sore wherever you’ve just removed the tree from so you may consider removing it yourself. The experts at Elite Tree Experts would suggest giving us a call to help out.

Choose Elite Tree Experts for Tree Removal

Our team has been around since 2012, serving the Carmel and greater Indianapolis area with customer-centric tree care services. We strive to provide the best tree removal and care services in the area, and we are proud to operate with honesty and transparency. Not only do we put the customer first, be we also offer competitive pricing. Want a tree removed? Give us a call today!