In your neighborhood or even right at your front lawn, you might encounter largely growing foliage that is planted too close to the sidewalk, blocking a massive amount of your driveway or worse, its roots are starting to invade your sewer lines. It is a constant source of disruption and a terrible potential for danger come winter time or storms season. Who would have known that they would grow so tall and spread out like that, right?
Well, a quick call from your local tree service provider before you planted them and a few years back while they were increasing in height so unusually could have saved you from this dilemma. But then that should not be your focus right now. The operational question now would be: how can you get rid of them?
Removing this type of foliage would require you to acquire permission from the city ordinance. Depending on the location of the problem, you may call your homeowner’s association or municipality about removing the ones that are blocking the streets or the area along the sidewalks. You may even inquire whether they can provide you with tree service that is free of charge.
If these are ones that you have planted yourself, however, you will have to handle the expenses. You can request for a quotation from landscaping or tree service companies so you can prepare for a budget ahead of time. Removal would involve cutting down big branches and hauling the stump away. Once the trunk and branches are removed, the roots should die since its needles are the ones responsible for energy production and storage.
Certain techniques and cross cuts are usually done on the top of the trunk using appropriate tools and equipment. Axes are usually used due to its sharpness and adeptness of use. They are easier to handle and maneuver. There is also a tool called crosscut saw that requires two people to handle it. It correlates with the diameter of the trunk that is being severed and removed. For the stump, an apparatus called stump grinder is used by professionals since roots tend to run deep beneath the soil.
It has rotating teeth that makes it easier to dispose of the remaining stump and roots. For larger growing ones, there would be a need for bigger machinery like a tow or a crate to remove them safely. Removal would involve special knowledge and skills in handling special tools and machinery. So before the problem get bigger or digs deeper, ask for professional assistance as soon as possible.