Safely Removing Tall Trees Next to Houses

Many people like to have trees on their property, but if they’re too close to your house, they can pose a serious threat. Tall trees next to your house can fall and cause damage to your home and family. At Hagan and Sons, we’ve helped lots of Marylanders remove trees close to their houses and wanted to talk about how it can be done safely today.

Clear Out the Area Around the Tree

Before any tree can be taken down, the area around it will need to be cleared. This is for two reasons. First, you don’t want the tree falling on anything, and second, anything sitting around the tree could pose a safety risk. Oftentimes for tall trees, bucket trucks or ladders need to be used, both of which require the area to be cleared.

Branches Will Need to Be Trimmed

Before the actual trunk of the tree can be removed, all of its branches will need to be trimmed or removed. Doing this helps to control the direction the tree will fall in, as well as lessen its fall diameter. Trimming high branches is a job best left to professional Maryland arborists.

Controlling the Direction of the Fall is Key

This is by far the most important part of the entire process. One false move and the tree could fall onto your house, which is what you set out to avoid in the first place. To properly cut the tree, a notch will need to be cut into the trunk in the direction you want it to fall in. This is a job you want to be done by someone with experience.

Get Help from a Trusted and Experienced Tree Removal Company in Maryland

Getting rid of a tree close to your house is about as serious of a tree removal job out there, and is something that should only be attempted by those with the skill and knowledge necessary to do it. We’ve been providing Marylanders with our tree removal services for years. Hagan and Sons is a family-owned and operated business. Get in contact with us today to see how we can help you and your family!