Professional Tree Removal in Cumming, GA and the Surrounding Areas
Our Mission is to Earn Your Business by Providing Superior Tree Removal Work with Great Customer Service - All at Unbeatable Prices!
We want to be the tree service for all your tree removal needs. We will perform your tree removal job with minimal impact on your lawn and surroundings. We use turf friendly track mounted machines and even do jobs by hand when required to protect your lawn. You can also review our testimonials for more information.
We are committed to giving you the best estimate on your tree removal or other tree service work. If we fail to give you the best price, we'll take 10% off any competitors tree removal estimate and still provide equal or better quality work.
Fully Licensed, Insured, and Bonded
We are a licensed, fully insured, and bonded tree company with the equipment to get your tree removal job done promptly and with affordable pricing. Insurance claim assistance, 24-hour emergency, and hazardous tree service are available.
So Why Would You Want to Remove a Tree Anyway?
As a tree service, tree removal is a lot of what we do. We love our job but we always want to remove trees for the right reasons. Below is a list of the most common reasons:
3-D (Dead, Dying, Diseased)
One of the most popular reasons for tree removal is that the tree is dead, dying, and diseased. This is also the most justifiable reason for tree removal. The tree is dead or near-death and needs to be removed before it becomes a hazard to people and the structures around it. (See Liability Issues Below).
Tree Outgrows Its Area
Having trees close to your house presents a real “catch 22” situation. On one hand, the shade that trees provide lowers cooling costs in the summer and provides a buffer from winter wind. On the other hand, the reduction in sunlight can contribute to mold and rotten wood, causing maintenance costs to increase (this is covered in more detail in the maintenance section below). Trees too close to houses can also allow unwanted pests like squirrels and mice to enter the attic. A client of ours had us remove some trees touching his house because a family of squirrels had gotten in his attic, trampled his insulation, and chewed electrical wires. He spent a lot of money having someone trap and remove the squirrels, repair the holes they chewed in the roof eaves, and then had to re-insulate and rewire the attic. In cases where limbs are actually in contact with the house, the constant swaying of the trees can lead to damaged shingles or siding.
Sometimes when a tree is too close to a house, we can simply trim or prune the tree limbs away from the house, but if many limbs need to be removed, it can cause the tree to no longer be aesthetically pleasing. In that case, it may be better to remove the tree and plant another more compact growing tree or simply choose a more suitable location.
Tree Roots Cause a Problem
Unfortunately, tree roots sometimes can clog up your septic system, or they can crack your driveway, sidewalk, pool, or foundation. Since there is no way to stop this other than tree removal, it is always best to do some research or consult a landscape professional when choosing a location for trees around a house or driveway. Oftentimes, people fail to understand the mature growth size of a tree before they plant it or they just plan to sell the house before it reaches maturity - leaving the next owner to have to pay a professional tree service to remove the tree.
Impact on Surrounding Landscape
Due to their size, trees can dominate smaller plants. Homeowners should choose bushes or shrubs that can tolerate the competition for sunlight and water or they have to live with a landscape not performing at its full potential. Grass that isn’t performing well under a tree can be helped by increasing water and fertilizer, but some grasses only do well in full sunlight. While it may be cheaper to remove the tree, if you love the tree, you might consult a landscape professional about changing to a different kind of grass to save the tree.
Impact on Home Value
While the right tree in the right location can increase a home's value, the wrong tree can hurt home values. Often, we can improve the curb appeal of a house in the woods by raising the tree canopy, which is simply removing the lower limbs blocking the view of the house from the road. Unfortunately, sometimes to improve the curb appeal we have to resort to tree removal.
Additions or Renovations
Sometimes two things cannot occupy the same spot. Such is the case of a tree and your new garage, home expansion, driveway, etc. Usually, in these cases, tree removal is the only option, and if you are feeling down about removing your favorite tree you can always plant another one. Even if it doesn’t mature in our lifetime our kids or someone else’s kids may enjoy it.
I am not a lawyer but this is how falling trees are typically interpreted according to the law. If the tree was not obviously dead or diseased, you are not considered to be negligent or at fault for the tree falling. You remove the portion of the tree that falls on your property and your neighbor is responsible for tree removal and repairs to his property. You are only responsible for your property in this instance. If the tree that falls is dead or diseased, the neighbor could sue and some insurance policies have a clause saying that they are not responsible for dead or diseased trees. If this were to happen, you could be held accountable for damage to the neighbor’s property and your insurance may not pay if they have a clause about dead or diseased trees. On the flip side, if you have a neighbor with a dead tree, the best way to protect yourself is to notify them in writing and let them know 99% of professional tree services will give a free assessment. Then if the tree falls on your house, you can use the written notice to place the cost of removal on your neighbor.
I don’t know many people who like to clean gutters. I actually could start a gutter cleaning business with the number of calls I get looking for a good cheap gutter cleaner. Everyone wants a cheap gutter cleaner, but all the cheap ones I know aren’t insured and therefore I refuse to refer them out. Unfortunately, clogged gutters are worse than not having gutters at all. Clogged downspouts cause the water to overflow onto the face(fascia) boards and water trapped behind the gutters causes them to rot. So that “leaves” (pun intended) us to install a gutter cap like LeafGuard. Otherwise clean them yearly after all leaves have fallen, and if you get fed up with that - we are tree removal specialists!
Get Peace of Mind
We often remove trees because some people will lay awake on stormy nights in fear of a particular tree or trees that rock in the wind and loom over the house. Unfortunately, the only way to ensure a tree doesn’t fall on the house is to remove all large trees within striking distance. It can be costly to remove a lot of trees near your house and sometimes this alleviates the fear but leaves some regret. Often, fears can be calmed by having a tree service professional inspect the trees to make sure none of them have any defects that would make them a higher than a normal threat. If a tree needs to be removed, you don’t need to beat yourself up for being a tree killer. Simply plant a new native tree at a better location on your property and you are doing your part to renew the growth cycle. If you don’t have room on your property but still want to make a contribution you can make a donation to Plant-It 2020, They plant a tree for every dollar donated and you can even specify the location by US State or country. Cut a tree in your yard and have a couple planted in a non-harvest location within your same state or even choose to replant rainforests in Africa and Latin America.
Tree Removal is our specialty at Chipper, LLC Tree Service and we provide great service at an unbeatable price to Cumming, Milton, Alpharetta, Roswell, East Cobb Marietta, Canton, Woodstock, Ball Ground, Dawsonville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, North Atlanta, Norcross, Duluth, Sugar Hill, Buford, and Gainesville.