When a tree is dead, or has a hazardous defect, it should be removed to prevent it from collapsing and causing property damage. Homeowners in Milpitas, CA can carefully cut down small trees with a chainsaw and then pry the stump out of the ground using a spade and a landscaping bar. A wood chipper can be rented, for approximately $150 per day, to shred it into mulch for disposal. Large trees, or trees that are in an obstructed location, should be removed by Tree Services in Milpitas, CA to ensure that the job is done safely and without damage to other property.
A tree cutting service will provide a cost estimate based upon the trunk diameter and number of trees that are to be removed. Removal of conifer trees will cost $20 to $30 per inch of diameter and deciduous trees will cost $30 to $60 per inch of diameter. Very large deciduous trees, or ones located near power lines and buildings, will need to be pieced down and tend to cost 150-percent more to remove. The homeowner can have the remnants of the tree disposed of off-site, cut into firewood or shredded into mulch.
After the tree has been cut down the stump will need to be removed. A tree cutting service will use a stump grinder to remove all material six to 12 inches below ground level for an average cost of $7 per inch of stump diameter. A homeowner can save money on stump removal by drilling a few holes into it and filling them with potassium nitrate to accelerate the natural decomposition process. Alternatively, a stump grinder can be rented for approximately $200 per day.
Some tree branches can weigh a few hundred pounds or more and can cause immense property damage if they are not felled properly. An improperly guided branch can easily injure a person or fall on the roof of a home. A reputable tree cutting service will be able to quickly and safely remove these large trees for a reasonable cost.