You may have a few questions about tree removal services in Jacksonville, FL. Here are some commonly asked questions and answers about one of the most popular here services we perform. This Q&As will help you to better understand the process and prepare you to select the best tree service company in the area.
Each city and county is different in Florida, however, most require some form of permit (or permission) to remove a tree from your property. We can help you with this process as it isn't always clear from location to location. If you live in an area with a Homeowner's Association, you will have to inquire with the board about the requirements to have a tree removed. HOAs are notoriously sticky sometimes about property modifications. We wish we could help you with your HOA like we can the city or county, but HOAs are a unique issue for each property owner
The process starts with either one of our tree cutters climbing to the canopy of the tree or using a bucket truck to reach the top of the tree. Note: we only use heavy equipment with your permission as we never want to damage your lawn or landscape. We being the removal process by cutting down large limbs and safely lowering them to the ground. On the ground, we further cut them into three-foot sections with for you use as firewood or to more easily haul away. We dismember the tree limb by limb until we are left with the just the tree trunk, which will have been reduced to approximately 10-12' in height. We will then cut the trunk down to either a height suitable to your purposes as a planter or something useful in your landscape or to a level appropriate for grinding at a later date. During the entire removal process, we have a ground crew cleaning up so that your property is left in a pristine condition. The process, while time-consuming for larger trees, is very efficient. We can usually remove any size tree in a day or less.
We get this question more than any other one. The answer depends on the number of criteria. First, is the tree a problem in any way, such as not permitting grass to grow or providing too much shade. Also, is the tree a hazard due to previous storm damage, growing in a bad location, or is leaning precipitously close to a property structure. Lastly, is the tree no longer an asset in your landscape - is it not aesthetically pleasing to the eye. If the answer to any of these questions is "yes", then you may want to consider having the tree removed vs trimmed. However, if none of these conditions are true, then the tree can most likely be improved through trimming and still provide you with years of enjoyment.