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Tree Removal Tips: DIY or Professional Removal?

By Advance Tree Pros

Tree RemovalNo matter what type of property owner you are, you know that having trees on your property adds value, beauty, and most importantly oxygen. However, having trees on your property does come with some responsibility. For the most part, trees can take care of themselves. But from time to time, trees do need to be trimmed, pruned, and sometimes even removed.

Tree removal is a serious and potentially dangerous endeavor. While you can do it yourself, it’s best to use a professional. Why? Because professionals know how to remove a tree of all sizes, have the equipment to do so, and are insured to do so. If you need a ladder to remove tree limbs, that tree is too tall for you to remove totally by yourself. Still not convinced? Check out these reasons why you should hire a professional versus doing it yourself.


It’s very unlikely that you have the equipment to safely, effectively, and efficiently remove the tree yourself. Orlando Tree removal cost can get expensive if you don’t already have the equipment. Using a professional means saving on equipment costs. Professional tree removers are already prepared with the right equipment, insurance, and tools to safely, efficiently, and effectively remove trees of all sizes. Investing in the equipment on your own doesn’t make a lot of fiscal sense. Mostly because you likely won’t be removing trees from your property very often.


When it comes to tree removal in Orlando it’s important to remember that safety is your number one objective. There’s a lot of unpredictable when it comes to tree removal. There’s a lot to consider before removing a tree. Powerlines, gas lines, your safety, the safety of your property, your neighbor’s safety, etc. Using a professional means you don’t have to worry about all of these things because this is something they’re equipped to handle. They consider these things automatically, whereas you might consider these things as the problems arise. Basically, the professionals are always going to be a few steps ahead of the average DIY-er.


How hard could it be to remove a tree? It’s not that it’s hard per say, it’s that there’s a lot that could go wrong if you’re not familiar with removing trees. Not only could you cause damage to your property, your neighbor’s property, but you are very likely to injure yourself. Especially if you’re trying to remove a large tree. Trees don’t always fall the way you want them to and you can’t predict which way they’ll fall. Again, a professional is more likely to consider which way the tree is going to fall and understand that it might not fall the way they prepare for so they prepare for that.

Cutting Down a Small Tree

If the tree is small enough that you don’t need a ladder to climb it’s okay to remove yourself. Tree removal for smaller trees is the only type of tree that’s recommended to do it yourself. Here’s how to remove a small tree on your own.

  • Water the tree the day before removal so that the soil is easier to dig. Dry soil is difficult to dig through and you want the soil to be a little soft.
  • Measure how many inches the trunk of the tree is. For every inch, plan to dig at least 6 inches to reach the entire root system. The roots likely expand beyond the tree’s canopy.
  • Utilize leverage to wiggle the root ball out. If the roots are still intact, you can transplant the tree. If you choose to dispose of the tree, simply use a chainsaw to cut up the roots and dispose of them.
  • Always remember to utilize safety equipment like gloves, earplugs, and protective eyeglasses

If you’re questioning whether or not you can remove a tree from your property, give us a call. We offer affordable tree removal services in Orlando. Unsure if you can remove the tree yourself? We offer free consultations to determine what the best course of action is for removal. Safety is the most important thing to consider, so don’t hesitate to call. Call us today to find out more about our tree removal services in Orlando.