The Blackhawk Tree Removal Process

When it comes to professional tree removal services, Blackhawk Tree Services is your trusted choice. With a strong commitment to safety and cost-effectiveness, we ensure that every tree removal project is handled with the utmost care and efficiency. Our team of ISA certified arborists possesses the expertise and experience to assess each tree’s condition, identify potential risks, and develop a comprehensive plan for its removal. Using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, we execute the job efficiently, minimizing disruption to your property while delivering the best results. 

At Blackhawk, we pride ourselves on our professionalism, reliability, and dedication to customer satisfaction. Choose us for all your tree removal needs and experience the exceptional service that sets us apart.

Blackhawk’s Initial Tree Health & Risk Assessment

Our process starts with a comprehensive evaluation that ensures the vitality and safety of your trees. Highly skilled arborists employ their expertise and specialized tools to assess the health of individual trees and identify any potential risks. This assessment involves examining factors such as tree structure, disease or pest infestation, root health, and overall stability. This evaluation enables  Blackhawk to provide targeted tree care and recommendations on preventive measures to ensure the tree’s longevity and minimize potential hazards. 

Trees Blackhawk Services Removes 

  • Dead Trees

Dead trees pose a significant risk to the safety of you, your family, and your property. The longer a dead tree sits without any attention, the more unstable the tree becomes. Leaving a dead tree untreated for too long makes the tree harder to climb and may increase the cost of removal. Signs that you have a dead tree include: large limbs dropping unprovoked from the tree, big pieces of bark being stripped from the trunk, and the tree having an absence of leaves during times when there should be leaves present.

  • Dying Trees

The sooner you can remove any trees on your property that are dying, the better. A dying tree is easier to remove than a completely dead tree and makes the tree removal process simpler and less expensive. Signs that one of your trees is dying include: leaves turning brown out of season, patches of bare branches, and falling limbs.

  • Structurally Unsound Trees

If you see unusually large vertical or lateral cracks/splits in the trunk your best bet is getting our certified arborists out to inspect the tree in question. Things like decaying roots or diseases that cause unusual growth patterns can cause a tree to grow in a way that isn’t structurally stable. Large cavities in the trunk of the tree left over from previous pruning wounds may also pose an issue.

  • Overcrowded Trees

Most trees tend to develop better when they’re not competing with other trees for resources and space. If you’ve got an overcrowded area you’re worried about, we’ll send our arborist out to take a look and see what trees can be pruned or removed in order to help maximize the development of other surrounding trees.

  • Trees for Landscaping

We know that sometimes landscaping plans call for a tree to be removed to make room for construction or other vegetation. If this is the case, we’ll work closely with you and the landscape designers to make sure we meet all of your wants and needs.

Our Tree Removal Techniques

Here at Blackhawk, we use three different methods of tree removal. When our ISA certified arborists are called to a property, they make sure to inspect the tree and surrounding area to best determine which method to use.

Felling the Entire Tree 

This is the simplest procedure for getting a tree onto the ground. Our arborists will begin by estimating the tree’s height and surveying the surrounding area to determine if there is enough room to safely fell the tree. Then the cutter will further examine the tree to determine what kind of notch to use and where to put it. At this point, a rope will be tied to the top of the tree and a wedge cut into the side so that our crew can guide the fall of the tree in the desired direction.

Tree Removal by Climbing

More popular in urban environments, this tree removal process is used to remove trees that have grown too close to buildings or other structures like power lines and utility poles. The key to carrying out this type of tree removal is finding a central point for our climber to set up their rigging from. From there the climber will cut and lower any limbs with assistance from the ground crew, who utilize ropes to guide the limbs safely to the ground once they have been cut free from the trunk.

Crane Assisted Tree Removal 

This process starts with talking to the property owner to find a space for our crane to set up that is both large and level enough to accommodate our equipment. Once the crane has been set up and our crew is in position, the crane cable is lowered to our climber who is standing by at the tree’s base. After they’re safely fastened into their harness they are lifted to the top of the tree, where they will attach the crane’s cable. The crane operator will then apply tension, allowing the climber to repel down the cable until they reach the predetermined cutting zone. Once they are safely tied in, the climber will then make the cut while the crane operator lifts the cut section and swings it to the nearby landing area. After the section has been set down in the landing area, the ground crew will disconnect the cable and the process is started all over again.

Our Tree Service Safety Measures 

At Blackhawk Tree Services, safety is our top priority. We understand the inherent risks involved in tree care and are committed to implementing stringent safety measures to protect our team members, clients, and the surrounding property. Our ISA certified arborists follow industry best practices and adhere to strict safety protocols at all times. This includes wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as helmets, gloves, and safety harnesses. We also invest in state-of-the-art equipment and tools to ensure safe and efficient tree services. Regular safety training sessions and ongoing education keep our team up-to-date on the latest safety techniques and industry standards. Whether it’s tree removal, pruning, or stump grinding, you can trust that Blackhawk Tree Services will prioritize safety to deliver exceptional results with the utmost care and consideration.

Responsible Tree Debris Disposal

You’ve seen what all it takes to get a tree on the ground, but that’s only part of the battle. Once a tree has been felled it still needs to be properly cut up and removed from your property, which is where our ground crew comes into the equation. Any branches or limbs that are small enough will be run through our wood chipper, while any left-over wood that is large enough is cut into appropriate lengths and then taken to local lumber yards and paper mills to be turned into usable products. Once the tree has been removed our crew will make sure to rake and blow away any remaining sawdust or wood chips, leaving behind a clean and pristine looking yard.

Scheduling Your On Site Tree Service Consultation

Blackhawk Tree Services is proud to support homeowners and businesses throughout the Triangle area with expert tree health and safety inspections. With us, there’s no cost, risk, or obligation. Just contact our dedicated team, and we’ll be happy to assess your tree concerns. We’re more than just another local tree service provider. We are a team of ISA certified arborists and tree specialists with unmatched expertise, and we have decades of  experience to back it up. Schedule your on-site tree assessment today, and take the guesswork out of protecting your property. 

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