Covering the Foothills & Mountains West of Denver
Difficult tree removals are our specialty!
With our specialized equipment and extensive professional training, we can safely remove trees near houses and power lines.
How To Know When It's Time To Remove a Tree
There are many reasons to cut down a tree but it's not always an easy decision to make. Here are some of the most common problems that lead property owners to have a tree cut down.
A diseased, damaged or disfigured tree
The tree is too large for the space, damaging your house or other structures, blocking a drive or walkway, or crowding other trees
A construction project will take place nearby and the tree is in the way or will likely be damaged beyond repair
There's too much shade beneath the tree, causing mold and moss to grow on siding or walkways, making the interior of the home too dark, and not allowing anything to grow in its shadow
The tree is a potential fire hazard and must be removed to create a defensible space, comply with insurance mandates, or ease your mind
Whatever the reason, just call us at 303-674-8733 for a free estimate.
How We Remove Trees
Trees are removed in different ways, depending on the circumstances.
If there's enough space, sometimes we can simply fell the tree and then cut it up once it's on the ground. It'll probably leave a large dent in the ground but this is the cheapest and easiest option.
However, trees usually need to be cut down in pieces, especially if they're rotting or dangerous, or if they're close to structures, septic tanks or overhead wires. Sometimes the pieces are lowered to the ground by ropes, while in other situations they're lifted out of the way by a large overhead crane.
What To Consider When Removing a Tree
WHO WILL YOU HIRE? If a tree must be removed, be sure you hire a professional tree service that has the proper experience and equipment to handle tree removals. Tree removal is a dangerous job and requires specialized skills that take years of training to master. This is definitely not a job where you want to cut corners!
ARE THEY INSURED? Plus, be sure that the tree service you use is fully insured for this type of work (not just for general landscape work - that doesn't cover large tree removals).
HOW WILL IT BE DONE? When our certified arborist comes to look at your tree(s) to give you a free estimate, he'll let you know which removal method is best and how the job will be done. That may involve heavy equipment that will need access to your property.
WILL THERE BE DAMAGE? While we carefully try to minimize any damage to your landscape (such as by slowly lowering branches and placing boards under our equipment to avoid creating ruts), some damage to your lawn may occur. Scheduling tree removal for winter (when the ground is frozen) is a good way to avoid that.
After the Tree Has Been Removed
Once the tree has been cut down, we can cut up the wood for firewood and leave it for you or we can haul it off. Branches can be chipped into mulch and left for your use or can be hauled off as well.
One thing to consider is just how much firewood or wood chips you'll be left with. Once it's on the ground, a tree usually turns out to be a lot bigger than you thought! And that could mean a huge pile of firewood or chips will be left for you to deal with.
There's also the question of what to do with the remaining tree stump. While we remove the tree, we don't take out the tree stump as part of the tree removal process. Some customers prefer to leave the stump while others want it completely gone. If that's you, ask us about stump grinding to eliminate tree stumps.
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FAQs About Tree Removals
Yes. There are many things to consider when it comes to a tree removal. We need to see the trees and the area to determine:
- The tree's health (or decline)
- What kind of tree it is
- How large the tree is
- Where the tree is located
- The tree's proximity to utility lines, buildings, roads, and other items
- The landscape (hilly, wooded, etc.)
When we see the location in person, it can help us determine what equipment and manpower would be most beneficial.
In most cases, yes. It can be more efficient to remove multiple trees at the same time. Factors that determine this include:
- How many trees are to be removed
- Where the trees are located on your property
- The weather
- The availability of the crew
- and more
If you have multiple trees that are ready for removal, please let us know when you contact us.
No, we often do tree work when people are not home, as long as we can access. the tree.
However, we do prefer to meet with you prior to starting work to make sure everyone agrees on the work being done.
Yes! We remove trees all year. In some cases, winter tree work can be better for your yard.
You can read more about the benefits of winter tree removal (and pruning) on our blog.
We strongly recommend against it. Tree work is one of the most dangerous professions in the world, which is why the professionals at LAM Tree Service receive so much safety training.
You can read our article on DIY Tree Pruning and Removal for more information on what is involved and what some of the risks are.
No. Stump grinding is a separate service that can be added to your tree removal quote. Be sure to let our estimator know you'd like the stump ground away when they're discussing options with you.
It depends on what you want! If you want everything removed, we will drag or carry all of the debris to our truck (usually in your driveway) and haul it away.
If you want to deal with the debris yourself, you can hire LAM Tree Service for a "Down Only," which means that we get the tree safely on the ground. Then we leave it for you to cut and move as you want. This option can usually save you some money.
LAM Tree Service recycles all of the green waste from tree removals. The chips (from limbs and small tree parts) are composted and eventually become soil products. The wood is processed into firewood for home heating or campfires.
We can leave you the wood from your tree. There could be an addition cost to cut the wood up and/or move it to another location on the property.
Then the wood will need to be split and seasoned before burning.
We can dump the chips out of our truck for you after we run the debris through our chipper.
The chips from your tree removal might have needles or leaves mixed in with the wood chips. Keep this in mind if you don't want needles or leaves in your landscape.