Who would I call for free tree removal in?
- The problem with selling it for wood (or giving it away) is getting it down without damaging your house, which (assuming it is near the house as you talk of it causing damage) calls for professional licensed, insured tree removal experts. Commercial hardwood lumber mills would be interested, as might local hardwood dealers.
- 1 Can’t afford to have a tree cut down?
- 2 Does anyone cut down trees for the wood?
- 3 Can you ask the council to remove a tree?
- 4 How much does it cost to cut down an oak tree?
- 5 Does FEMA help with tree removal?
- 6 Will homeowners insurance cover tree removal?
- 7 Is it cheaper to have a tree cut down in the winter?
- 8 What size tree can I remove without permission?
- 9 What to do if a Neighbour’s tree is affecting you?
- 10 Can you remove a protected tree?
- 11 Do you need permission to cut down an oak tree?
- 12 Should I cut down my oak tree?
- 13 Is it illegal to cut down oak trees?
Can’t afford to have a tree cut down?
Whatever the reason for tree removal, it is important to seek the help of a certified arborist. This means if the homeowner cannot afford professional tree removal, they should not just go the DIY route and try to cut the tree themselves. It can be very dangerous, especially for someone without experience.
Does anyone cut down trees for the wood?
Seek Out a Logger for Free Tree Removal If this is a Pine or Fir tree, check your local area for self-employed loggers. They may even (depending on the size) pay you for the tree. They will cut it into merchantable lengths to process as lumber. At least, you may get the tree removed for free.
Can you ask the council to remove a tree?
Your local council is in control of all trees on public land as well as on private land. All trees are viewed as ‘the community’s trees’ rather than you having personal ownership. You can however get the council to remove a tree if it is causing issues for you and your property or you have noted it as being dangerous.
How much does it cost to cut down an oak tree?
Oak Trees Many removal companies will charge more to cut down an oak than they will for other species of trees. Oak is one of the toughest and strongest woods available, and a healthy oak tree is difficult to remove. Because of this quality, the average cost range of removing an oak tree is $200 to $1,000.
Does FEMA help with tree removal?
The removal of disaster-related debris from public property, including public rights-of-way, is eligible for reimbursement under the disaster assistance program. Generally, the cost of removing hanging branches and broken limbs from disaster-damaged trees is eligible for reimbursement.
Will homeowners insurance cover tree removal?
Tree removal costs are covered by your homeowners insurance based on determining what caused the tree to fall, as well as where the tree was located. Damage caused by a tree falling on your house or other covered structure is typically covered, and removal generally is as well.
Is it cheaper to have a tree cut down in the winter?
The short answer: tree removal typically costs much less during the winter or spring months, making it the best time for removal.
What size tree can I remove without permission?
In general, you can remove unprotected trees at your will. However, they should have a height and foliage size of at least 5 metres and a trunk diameter of at least 300 mm. You can remove trees that meet these criteria even without a council permit.
What to do if a Neighbour’s tree is affecting you?
If you think your neighbour’s tree is dangerous, you can report it to the council – for example if you think it might fall over. They might ask the owner to make it safe or deal with it themselves. Search for ‘trees’ on your council’s website to find which department to contact.
Can you remove a protected tree?
If your trees are protected, you need written permission to remove them, or to do any tree surgery. If you remove trees or do work to them without permission you could be prosecuted. You or your tree contractor can usually apply for work to protected trees on standard forms.
Do you need permission to cut down an oak tree?
The reality is you are permitted to prune or cut down any tree on your land, regardless of whether it is healthy or not, if it is not subject to a Tree Preservation Order or located with a conservation area. Contrary to popular belief, there is not a blanket protection of all Oak trees.
Should I cut down my oak tree?
Like other trees, oak trees are generally pruned every 2 to 3 years when young and every 3 to 5 years when they’re older. But oak trees have unique pruning needs because they can be infected with oak wilt, a deadly disease brought on by pests that prey on fresh pruning cuts.
Is it illegal to cut down oak trees?
Oak trees (Quercus) are one of the most common species in North America and as such have laws that control whether they can be removed from residential properties or not. It is not illegal to cut down an oak tree, just as long as it is not protected in your city. They do not have their own separate set of laws.