When to Consider Tree Removal
The aesthetic effect that a tree can have on one’s property is undoubtedly quite profound, and having to consider tree removal can be quite a tough decision to make, especially considering that the removed tree might cause your property to look empty or give you the feeling that something might be missing. Yet whether you’re removing your trees for aesthetic purposes, safety purposes or anything of the like there’s still a strict protocol that needs to be followed till the hard work can begin.
Before we start to dive into the tree removal application process, let’s first begin with why you might want to remove trees from your private property.
- The Tree Is Dead-
To some, this might sound like a pretty obvious case, but to the untrained eye, it can be difficult to ascertain whether or not a tree is actually dead or not. The underlying problem with cases such as these is that the longer the tree is left standing, the more of a threat it can pose to you, the properties assets, and also the arborist who will inevitably need to take care of it in the future.
- The Tree Might Be Unhealthy-
In case you might not have known, just like humans, trees can also become infected with various forms of ‘sicknesses’. These ailments can cause a number of problems for property owners, such as the tree becoming more brittle, leaves falling more than usual and most notably, the trees death.
- Storm Damage-
After larger storms where strong winds are prominent, it’s common and often almost expected to see some form of storm damage. This damage can range from branches being broken, tree trunk damage, lightning damage and more. Depending on how severe the damage is, tree removal may be an option to consider.
- Falling Branches-
Falling branches can be caused by any number of things, yet one thing is common and that’s the fact that falling branches can have some serious repercussions. Whether you’re trying to avoid possible property damage or possible bodily injury consider getting those sort of trees trimmed or possibly even removed.
- If It Poses Any Threat At All-
This one should go without saying. If any of the trees on your property are at risk of causing any form of bodily harm through means that we haven’t listed here, or possible property damage, then its best to seek the advice of a professional arborist. It may be tempting to try and rectify the issues yourself, though would strongly advise against that for both the safety of yourself and the people inhabiting the area around the tree.
Now that we’ve covered a basic set of reasons that you have to enlist tree removal services, its time to delve into some information regarding council permissions.
Depending on what unique situation you find yourself in you may need to seek your local council’s permission before you start the tree removal process. There are a number of things that you need to assess before your chosen trees are eligible for removal, and some of the things to consider are tree size, condition and the location of the tree itself. For more information on this topic, you can check the “Do I need to lodge an application for the removal of vegetation on my property?” from the council’s government website. Alternatively, you can opt to contact us for any more information, or if you need any help with tree removal.
Along with the varying number of reasons one would like to remove property vegetation, they also require different forms to be filled out for different vegetation removal purposes such as:
Standard tree works not associated with a building or development approval
Tree works associated with a building approval
Tree works associated with a development approval
Tree works associated with a vehicular crossing.
More information on these can be found at the City of Gold Coast Private Land Tree Removal website page.
To someone who has never undertaken this process before, it can seem quite a daunting task to get completed, and to those we offer our expert services to help you throughout the process! IF you have any questions or require any help at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us or check out out Tree Removal Page