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Is it time to remove your tree?
We love trees. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, they help to clean our air, store carbon, shade our homes, add to our property value and more. But while trees can be an asset, they can also be a liability. You may need to remove a tree on your property for a number of different reasons.
- A tree may become hazardous, posing a potential risk to either people or your property.
- A tree may be diseased, damaged, dying or already dead.
- A tree’s roots may be disturbing the foundation of a house or building, or maybe a branch is getting too close to a power line.
- Or, perhaps it’s a nuisance tree or you need to use the land occupied by that tree for another purpose, like residential or commercial development. Whatever the reason, we’re here to help with all your tree removal needs.
How much does it cost to remove a tree?
You can expect to pay anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, depending on the complexity of the job.
The cost of removing a tree depends on a number of different factors, including the size (such as height and diameter of the tree), current condition, location (including proximity to power lines) and more.
Tree removal is complex, dangerous and best left to the experts. Get your free, no-obligation quote from Tree Menders today.
Safety is our primary consideration
When you remove a tree, there are risks—including damage to your property and personal injury.
Our professional and experienced arborists follow strict regulations, take all necessary precautions and use the appropriate equipment and safety gear for the job.
The right permits for the job
If you want to remove a tree, you will likely need a permit. Depending on where you live, your municipality has specific bylaws and permits that might be necessary prior to removal, even if the tree is on private property. But don’t stress!
Our experts are up-to-date on all regulations and will handle your tree removal applications and permits.
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When it comes to tree removal, we are the experts
Tree removal can be dangerous. Our trained professionals are experienced and equipped in the care and safe removal of trees.
We offer a wide range of tree removal and tree-related services.
When you hire our services, you can be confident that the job will be done safely and correctly.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Everything you need to know about tree removal
Is it illegal to cut down a tree?
Trees are protected by by-laws, even if the tree is on your own private property. Depending on where you live, the size of the tree and other factors, you may need a permit before cutting down a tree. Failing to get a permit could result in a hefty fine for unlawful tree removal.
Can I cut down a tree on my property?
Usually, but you will often require a permit—depending on different factors like the size of the tree and which municipality you live in. Each city has tree protection by-laws to help preserve and protect healthy trees to maintain and improve the urban canopy and the environment. It’s imperative to understand and comply with city’s tree removal by-laws to avoid getting into trouble with the city’s enforcement officers.
Do I need a permit to cut down a tree?
It depends, as regulations vary depending on where you live. For example, the City of Toronto requires you to have a permit for any private tree with a diameter of 30 cm or more. These trees are protected under the Private Tree By-law. Yet in Mississauga, you only need a permit if you are removing three or more trees 15 cm or larger in diameter, including dead and/or dying trees, per calendar year. You may also be exempt from a permit if it’s a hazardous tree, a diseased tree or for other reasons. Please contact us or check with your local municipality for specific exemptions before removing a tree from your property. If you hire us for your tree removal needs, we’ll take care of everything involved in the sometimes-very-confusing permit application process.
Who is responsible for tree removal?
If there is a tree on your private property, you must take steps to ensure that trees located on your property are not hazardous to others. Therefore, you are responsible for any necessary tree removal. If the tree is on city property but you notice there is damage, or that it needs to be removed, contact your local municipality as soon as possible.
However, we often get questions about situations that are a letter less clear-cut, such as a tree that has fallen from one neighbour’s yard into another’s during a storm. No question is too complex and we’ll ensure you get the answers you’re looking for.
What’s involved in the tree removal process?
We’ll begin by assessing the tree and the surrounding area carefully. Using a range of professional and specialized equipment, we’ll start working on the tree removal process. Throughout the process, we always minimize the impact of tree removal on your property. Once the tree is removed, we clean up thoroughly, leaving your property neat and tidy.
Should I remove a tree on my own or hire a professional?
Most tree removals are unsafe for the average DIYer. We recommend hiring a professional to ensure the job is done safely and professionally. Plus, they’ll help you with any necessary permits required to make sure the removal is done lawfully.