Want to remove your tree by yourself? Here’s what DIY tree removal is going to cost you

A massive dead oak tree haunts your backyard. It’s time to remove it, so you think, “I can handle this! Besides, how hard can tree removal be?”

Before you begin chopping or sawing away at that giant trunk of liability, you should consider how much it may cost you to do it yourself. The cost of safely and efficiently removing one dead tree may cost you far more than you may think. Let’s start with the basics:

Equipment

You need the right equipment to get the job done.

How to spot, assess, and remove wind damaged trees

The winds have been howling in Colorado recently. Strong seasonal storms can cause a variety of wind damage, even unseen damage to trees. Here’s a quick guide to identifying, assessing, and removing wind damaged trees.

Step 1 – Assess all Wind Damaged Trees

Take a walk through your yard and look for fallen branches and debris. Check for broken branches that may still be hanging in the tree. If you suspect wind has compromised a tree’s trunk,

Start the fall by trimming your trees and shrubs

Can you believe fall is almost here?

It may be July now, but back-to-school ads are already starting to run. There are two ideal times each year to trim your trees and shrubs: late spring, and early fall. Maybe you missed the first trim of the year. Mid-September is a great time to cut away the summer growth and reshape your trees and bushes for the winter and next spring.

Clear away dead and diseased branches

Depending on when you trim in the fall,