Tree Removal in Northern Virginia

We all love trees. They give us shade on hot, sunny days. They make our properties beautiful and have even been shown to alleviate depression and other mental illnesses. We need trees, but sometimes we need to remove them. As much as we love our landscapes, sometimes tree removal is necessary when trees become a hazard to our lives and/or property.

Arborist preparing for a tree removal job in northern Virginia

You should always seek the advice of qualified experts to ensure that your trees are removed properly and safely. Improper felling and lack of stump removal can leave root structures that can become problems down the road. Trees can even topple over in the wrong direction during the removal process causing damage, injury or even death. These are exactly the type of situations that require the help of a professional tree removal service.

Overgrown and Unkempt

When trees grow bigger than your lot can hold, you need to remove them. You may have planted them a safe distance away from your home and driveway, but years of growth can change things overnight. As roots grow outward in search for nutrients, they can push under your driveway and even breach your home’s foundation. This can cause your floor to shift rendering your home unlivable. Proper care and maintenance can prevent such tragedies from happening.

Hazardous Trees

Dead and weakened trees pose health risks to you and your family. Weakened by disease or age, these trees can fall down suddenly without warning. Prompt hazardous tree felling can save your life by removing the decaying trees long before gravity or a strong windstorm blows it over onto your roof or car.

Land Clearing

Tree removal is an unfortunate side effect of progress. If you are expanding an existing building or building a new one, you will nee to hire a professional tree removal service to assess which trees, if any, should be removed from your lot before your construction begins. An arborist can even tell you which trees can safely remain. Your tree service can then remove the trees to ensure no roots remain to endanger your new build.

Consider Trimming Instead of Removal

In some cases, you don’t need to remove trees from your lot. If they pose no threat to you or your property, they probably only need to be trimmed. Fortunately, most professional tree removal companies offer trimming and pruning services. These arborists will evaluate your situation to determine if trimming will suffice to keep branches away from your roof or the power lines.

Planting or Relocating Trees

We love trees, which is why we keep them on our properties. Even when tree removal is necessary, you may want to relocate it instead. You and your contractor can assess your property to see where a tree would be perfectly safe. Your tree removal company can then move your tree there or plant a new one if your old one had to go. Either way, tree planting is good for the landscape and the environment.

Land clearing by a Genesis Tree Service professional

Tree Removal Cost

Pricing can play a large role in your decision to remove a tree. Even if you hire professional services for purely aesthetic reasons, you still have to deal with the costs and should compare prices. Most removal companies charge based on the height of the tree at a set fee-per-foot and split them into height categories. Then there’s stump removal which typically costs an additional fee.

However, there will be times when removal is absolutely necessary. These times include hazardous and emergency services. Dead tree removal and nearby power line and other dangers will all add to the cost. These additional fees often come from needing permits, and the contractor's liability and insurance requirements. Hazardous trees and emergencies offer more risk to the crew so it's best to plan for tree removal long before a situation gets out of hand.

Whatever your specific case, a tree service company typically can't give an adequate estimate over the phone. They need to survey the job before they can tell if you need full on removal or if you could get by with just a pruning.

Contact Genesis Tree Service to schedule a free estimate today.

Virginia Service Areas & Locations

Ashburn / SterlingBurkeCentrevilleCharlottesville
CulpeperFairfaxGainesvilleLeesburg
ManassasRestonRound HillRuckersville
WarrentonWoodbridge