How to Get Trees Removed for Free
Trees can be beautiful pieces in a home. Although they are great additions to a property and may offer environmental benefits, sometimes they can grow too much and may pose a hazard or risks to the homeowners. There are other cases when trees grow on top of roofs or get entangled in power lines. It is in these situations that removing a tree from your property becomes necessary.
However, tree removal can prove to be very costly. Hiring the services of a tree removal service provider can be expensive. On the other hand, attempting to remove the tree by yourself can be very dangerous and may end up being more expensive than hiring someone professional to do the job for you.
There are, however, some situations wherein trees can be removed for free. If you need a tree to be removed from your yard but you don’t want to spend a lot, there is one option you can try. Here are a few steps on how to get trees removed for free.
Some trees are part of a city, state or federal program. There are some areas that have received grants for planting and maintaining trees for beautification and air quality programs. Check with your local cooperative extension office to see if your trees are included in these programs and to learn about those kinds of programs in your area. You may also inquire at your city hall or at a forest service office that is in charge of your area. If the trees are near the street, they most likely do belong to a program of some sort and they are most likely owned by the city. If they are owned by the city, they will be removed at no charge, if it is necessary.
You may post ads up to advertise free wood for anyone who is willing to cut it up and haul it for their own use. Posting this up around your city, in stores, Laundromats or even online bulletin boards, may help you get someone who is interested to cut it. Many want to heat or repair their homes with wood and they may be glad to get free wood in exchange for their efforts for cutting the tree.
If the tree in question is entangled in power lines or sewage lines, you can call the power or sewer company to remove it for free. Most of them already have contracts with tree specialists in the areas that they serve. If your tree poses a risk to their services, they will cut it down for free.
You may also opt to cut down the trees yourself. You can also sell the wood that you will get. You can also barter some of the wood in exchange for assistance in cutting, splitting, hauling and even cleaning up after doing so. Using this method does not only remove the tree for free but it can actually pay you back.