Growing Trees in Pots: Tips for Miniature Trees

Growing Trees in Pots: Tips for Miniature Trees

3 Steps for Planning a Tree Removal on Your Property the Right Way

by Julius Manninen

Just because a tree is in your compound doesn't mean that you have full rights to do whatever you want with it. Being very large, removal of a tree is a complicated process, amd ramifications may go beyond your own property. Careful planning is essential to getting your tree removed without causing damage to your own or others' property and also preventing injury to anyone during the process. Read on to know how to conduct your tree removal.

Step 1: Seek council approval

Local councils have different regulations regarding tree removal and even pruning. Some have laws that restrict removal of certain tree species, while some may demand inspections by certified arborists and council representatives before removal. Start by checking the local council site or visiting their offices to find out whether or not you can cut down the tree and what you need to get a permit. Do not begin any work until you have the permit in your hands.

Step 2: Find a professional

You may not need a professional or a permit to cut down small trees, but the bigger the tree is, the more complex the process is, and you'll be safer by engaging tree lopping professionals. Another advantage is that professional removers can help you with the licensing requirements, particularly where councils require input from certified arborists.

The following are instances in which you should hire professionals:

  • To inspect the tree and tree root system to check for any underground and above-ground hazards such as buried plumbing and cabling systems, electricity and telephone lines, nearby roads and property boundaries among others.
  • When cutting trees located close to your own or a neighbour's house/other building, or trees whose branches spill over to neighbours' or council properties, since the fall must be carefully regulated to prevent collateral damage. You may also need your neighbour's approval if removing a tree that overhangs his/her property, even if the trunk is in your compound.

Step 3: Plan for disposal

Many homeowners cut trees without adequately planning for how the material will be removed. Speedy disposal is especially important where the tree is felled in a direction that affects others' movement. Usually a permit is need for this, and you should have a disposal truck/trucks ready to carry the waste branches, leaves or other debris as soon as possible after felling. You can talk to the professional remover about estimated waste that will result from the process so that you can arrange for the right number and size of disposal trucks.

If you intend to keep some of the wood for yourself, designate a place where the wood will be carried to. Most tree removal companies offer packages that include disposal, which can take away the stress of arranging for disposal and clean-up following the removal. You can also ask about an on-site shredder, which will ease the disposal work once the tree is cut.  


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Growing Trees in Pots: Tips for Miniature Trees

Welcome to my blog. My name is Emilie. When I turned thirty, I received the most thoughtful gift from my mum: a tropical tree in a pot. I loved it. I would have never imagined buying something like that, but it lit up my home, and it produced yummy fruit. After having such a positive experience with a potted tree, I decided to invest in a few more. Through the years, I have learned how to take care of potted trees, how to plant them outside and how to ensure they are getting the light they need inside. If you want to buy a tree in a pot or if you already have one, explore these posts. They will guide you toward great tree care.