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Tree Removal

Trees provide beauty, shade and add character to your yard. However, in order to protect your family and your property, sometimes even the most beloved tree needs to be removed. This can be a difficult decision. At DLC Arbor Services, LLC, we have the equipment necessary to safely take down the largest trees or trees located in tight spaces. We are a BBB accredited tree service company and are recommended by Team Dave Logan. To schedule a tree removal consultation, give us a call at 303-378-8000 or send an email to our arborist at info@dlcarbor.com.

What are some of the reasons it might be time to remove a tree?

It’s possible that a tree in your yard may be dead, unhealthy or damaged in some way. Look at the top of the tree and the branches for die back. Check the trunk for signs of decay. If your trees have experienced storm damage, sometimes this leaves issues that are beyond repair. If one of your trees is growing too close to your home or garage, it’s possible that utility lines or other structures may be in jeopardy by continued growth of the tree or its root system. Do you have a tree that is leaning dangerously toward your home, deck, driveway or children’s play area? Obviously, you must place the safety of your family and your home before a tree. You may have trees that are high-maintenance, creating the need for constant labor-intensive cleanup of leaves, needles, seeds or sap. There may be a tree that is blocking your view, or providing so much shade that your lawn has stopped thriving. When you purchase a home, you may also have purchased a yard full of neglected trees. Some of those trees may be candidates for removal. Whatever the reason may be, the safe removal of a large tree must include the proper equipment and an experienced crew.

What do you do after the tree is removed?

There will be a big hole in your landscape when a tree is removed. DLC Arbor will take care of the stump grinding for you so we can remove the stump to below ground level. This way, either grass sod or a replacement tree may be planted. When you choose a replacement tree, this is quite an important decision since you’ll be living with your choice for some time. There are many variables to think through in species alone. For example, some trees are soft or tend to drop debris, plus they may require a lot of clean-up each season. Cottonwoods can grow to be huge and drink up to 100 gallons of water each day. There may be other species you like, only to learn that they are susceptible to disease or tree insects. It’s also important to consider the physical location you’ll choose for the new tree, as well as other landscaping factors in the surrounding environment.

For a list of the City of Denver’s recommended trees, please click here. You should be aware that planting a non-listed tree in a public right-of-way could be a code violation. The ash tree is on the no-plant list. Ash trees make up about 15 percent of Denver’s urban canopy. Due to the looming threat of the emerald ash borer (EAB), the City is discouraging residents from planting ash trees. For the latest news on the EAB, click here.