Are You Looking For A Tree Removal Service In St. Louis?

If you have dead, diseased trees, failing to thrive due to their location, unstable and threatening to damage property or people, removing them from your property may be your best option.

But removing trees isn’t always a simple task. Plus, removing trees safely takes more than a chainsaw and a few spare hours on a Saturday. Safely removing trees – especially large trees – takes experience, expertise, and the right equipment.

Adding to the challenge of removing trees in the St. Louis and Springfield areas, and throughout Missouri is our local weather. Ice storms, prolonged bitter cold, windstorms and tornadoes can heavily damage trees in our area, which not only damages them but leaves them in a state in which large limbs can be cracked and easily break and fall during the tree removal process. On top of this threat, the heavy rains that often create spring flooding in the St. Louis area – as well as in Springfield and throughout much of Missouri – can create waterlogged soil conditions which can greatly reduce the stability of a tree.

Finally, tree removal around powerlines commonly found throughout St. Louis and the state, can be extremely hazardous. Damaged or diseased trees must be handled with extreme care during the removal process under the best of circumstances. Removing trees located near powerlines is extremely dangerous, and is a job best left to well-equipped and trained professionals.

Removing Large Trees

Large tree removal is a potentially dangerous undertaking and is best handled by expert professionals with proper equipment. A large oak tree, for example, can reach more than 75 feet in height and weigh several tons. The potential for damage, injury or worse is real.

Hansen’s Tree Service is ready to serve you, taking on the highly technical task of safely removing large trees in any condition, from nearly any location.

First, we offer you the services and expertise of our certified arborists, (ten certified by the International Society of Arboriculture, three of whom are Board Certified Master Arborists) who have a combined decades of experience. These highly trained professionals are the key players in safe and successful tree removal as they assess each tree based on its:

  • More than 100 species of trees are native to the St. Louis area, and more than 80 are native to the Springfield area. Each has specific strengths and weaknesses.
  • Individual shape and development. While trees of the same species are similar, each tree develops differently due to genetics, environmental factors such as available sunlight, soil conditions and topography.
  • State of health. An individual tree may have damage from weather, pests, or disease, which can have an impact on its health and strength.
  • A tree may be strong and in good health, but it may be growing on the side of a hill, or be rooted in unstable soil, or located near a home, building, fence or powerlines.

Our certified arborists will evaluate any tree you are considering removing based on the individual characteristics above, and then work with tree removal crews to determine the safest approach to removing that tree.

Hansen’s Is Equipped To Remove Trees – Safely

Working closely with our certified arborists, our insured crews use proven, state-of-the art equipment including cranes, aerial lifts, specialized saws and cutting tools, and safety equipment to remove trees safely and with little or no impact on the surrounding area.

Do You Need A Tree Removed From A Tight Location?

Not every tree that needs removal is in the middle of a wide-open field or a large backyard. In fact, the reason many trees need to be removed is because of their location. In many cases a sapling that was planted near a house, a garage, or a driveway has grown into a large, mature tree that now poses a threat to the house, or has roots that are damaging a foundation, sidewalk, or driveway.

Careful, thorough planning is just the first step in removing trees from cramped spaces. Sure, the expertise of our certified arborists is a key, but having specialized equipment for this tree removal work is also important.

Hansen’s Tree Service uses a lightweight, remote-controlled spider lift in these situations. The spider lift has minimal impact on lawns and can fit through small openings such as gates to get in position to effectively remove trees up to 60 feet in height. Since the spider lift is remotely operated, no crew member leaves the ground to use it, which means reduced risk of injury to our crews and lower costs for you.

What Are Some Of The Signs That A Tree May Need To Be Removed?

Besides trees that need to be removed due to their location, others may be in poor health, dying, diseased or infested with pests that make them a threat to other trees on your property. They may also have poor root systems or be located on a hillside or on the banks of a creek running through or alongside your property.

With the Mississippi, Missouri and Meramec Rivers running through the greater St. Louis area, hundreds of streams, creeks and subdivision drainage ditches that feed into the rivers system run through St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County and other nearby areas. Trees growing on their banks often have root systems weakened by erosion that often occurs during heavy spring rains.  Typically, these trees will have visible roots and may be leaning (usually away from the water), or they may lean increasingly as the soil steadily erodes.

Also, you may notice changes in the foliage of a tree or several trees. Generally healthy trees have green leaves during the spring, summer and early fall. Normally, the leaves on deciduous trees such as oaks, elms, maples and birches turn yellow, orange and/or brown in the fall and drop to the ground.

But if you see you have a tree or trees dropping leaves in the summer, or having discolored leaves, or leaves that are wilted around their edges or have holes, these may be signs your tree or trees are under stress from a disease, or that they may be infested with pests which are damaging your tree and which may eventually kill it.

Other symptoms of a tree in declining health which may end up requiring it to be removed, include:

  • Large branches dying and falling off your tree.
  • Leaves dropping in the summer and failing to return in the spring.
  • A rotten base of your tree’s trunk or obviously rotting roots.
  • Visibly cracked or missing bark on the trunk.
  • A permanent hold in your tree’s trunk in a spot where a branch was lost.
  • Leaves falling off from the outside of the trees canopy and then dropping further into the tree toward its trunk.
  • A steadily increasing lean.
  • Roots becoming visible.
  • Fungus appearing at the base of your tree’s trunk is a sign of root rot, which is often fatal.
  • You see what appears to be sawdust on the ground around your tree’s trunk.

Hansen’s Also Provides Stump Removal Service

Tree stumps can be eyesores or simply be “in the way” or a “pain” to mow around. If you’re in need of tree stump removal services, we’re happy to help.

Removing tree stumps can be a “pain” itself, and can require not only experience, but special equipment. We have years of experience removing tree stumps of all sizes and can make quick work of what can be a serious challenge for a homeowner.

When Hansen’s Tree Service Removes A Tree, We Remove All Green Waste

Regardless of the sizes and numbers of trees we remove for you, we guarantee we will remove all green waste from the removal. This means all limbs, trunk segments, small branches, leaves and bark will be removed from your property and appropriately recycled or properly disposed. Our goal is to take down the trees you want removed and to then leave your property looking better than before the removal.

Finally …

It’s important to remember that not every diseased, damaged or badly located tree requires removal. Our certified arborists will evaluate any trees you believe may be hazards and let you know about any options you might want to consider before removal. In some cases, treating a tree to cure a disease or address a pest infestation may be possible. Also, trees that may be leaning or damaged may be saved through proper pruning, bracing, dynamic cabling or other remedies.

Do You Need A Tree Or Trees Removed From Your Property? Consult With The Experts At Hansen’s Tree Service Today!

Our certified arborists are experts at determining if a tree can be saved or if removal is the only option. They work closely with our tree removal crews to completely and more importantly, safely remove trees from all types of situations. Their years of tree removal experience can ensure they’ll do the job perfectly. If you’re in need of tree removal service anywhere in the St. Louis or Springfield metropolitan areas, don’t hesitate to turn to our experts for help.

Contact us today and let our insured, experienced professionals take care of all your tree-related needs!


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