When Is the Best Time of Year to Remove Trees?

You love those gorgeous, big trees along your property line, but you know they’re damaged or diseased and need to come down.

While it can never feel like just the right time remove a tree if you hate to see it go, there are a couple of things to consider when timing your tree removal.

The answer to this is a bit complicated.

If your tree is leaning, has roots that are heaving up through the ground, or looks as if it may pose a threat to any surrounding people or structures, you need to get it evaluated by a professional right away, no matter what time of year it is.

Dangerous trees can cause significant damage, injure people, and cost you far more in repairs than you’d ever pay to get them removed. Save yourself the headache and get your trees evaluated to see if they need to be removed.

However, if your tree doesn’t pose an immediate threat and you can get away with waiting a bit, it’s often recommended to wait to remove trees in the dormant season, between late winter and early season.

During this time of year, trees are leafless and lighter, making it easier for the removal crew to cut and handle branches. If you’ve got an evergreen tree, the winter months are still recommended for removal as the frozen ground allows the crew to work with less disruption to the other trees and plants in your yard.

Some people say that trees are cheaper to remove in winter, and that it’s easier to get an appointment with a tree removal company during that time.

While this may be true, a lot of factors go into the cost of tree removal. Some factors that are under consideration when you’re given an estimate include:

    • The size of your tree
    • Its location
    • Any special needs for removal, such as nearby power lines
    • Equipment needs

Time & crew required

It is true that many tree removal companies tend to be less busy in the winter and, therefore, you may get a better deal by scheduling your removal during this time, it’s best to consult with a tree removal company for an estimate before deciding whether or not to wait.

For more than 30 years, Appalachian Tree Co. has offered exceptional, expert tree removal and tree care services to residents and business owners throughout Maryland. Whether you need tree trimming, a tree health evaluation, stump grinding, or tree removal, our experienced team has the skill necessary to get the job done. Don’t wait until your tree problem becomes a tree emergency – Call us today for a free quote!