Large Cottonwood Tree Removal 

Tree removals next to homes, sheds, garages, fences, and streets need special care. Large trees are heavy, and when cut down, sometimes fall unpredictably, which is dangerous. Ross Tree, a Denver-based tree company, is known for pruning and removing trees in tight spaces because we have the necessary expertise and equipment. Tree jobs next to a street with yellow lines will require a full or partial road closing. Ross Tree takes care of the permitting process in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Four Reasons To Hire A Professional Tree Company

As seen from the videos below, there is no room for error cutting down a large tree next to a storage shed and a yard fence. Homeowners need to take reputation, qualification, safety and licensing into consideration when hiring a tree company. Due diligence on the following four criteria will result in hiring the right tree service company for the job at hand.

  1. Reputation

    Looking at Yelp and Google My Business reviews lets you know what customers think of a company’s reputation and work quality.

  2. Qualification

    To check qualifications, make sure the company has an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist on staff. Arborists are tree service professionals who become certified by taking coursework and passing comprehensive examinations. Membership to ISA and the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) shows a business’s willingness to stay up-to-date on the latest tree care innovations and commit to using industry-accepted tree service standards. 

  3. Safety

    Tree companies with certified arborists on staff take project safety seriously to protect the homeowner, their crews, and the public during the removal of a large tree

  4. Licensing & Insurance

    A company obtains a Denver tree service license once it has successfully passed written and field examinations and provided written proof of being insured. The City lists licensed tree companies on its website. It shows if the contractors are certified for Denver’s Smart Ash program, employ ISA Certified Arborists, and are a State of Colorado Pesticide Applicator. Click here to see a list of tree service companies licensed to operate in Denver. Littleton, Lakewood, Englewood, Centennial, and other Metro Denver cities name licensed tree service companies on their websites, too.

Ross Tree, a member of both ISA and TCIA, is licensed in Denver and most of its suburbs. We employ three full-time ISA Certified Arborists and three Quality Supervisors for pesticide application. Ross Tree is an insured tree service company that is locally owned and operated with an A+ rating from the BBB. 

Tree Pruning in Tight Spaces

Ross Tree constantly looks for ways to improve efficiency and worker safety. Our Good Rigging Control System (GRCS) reduces the number of men needed for a job, lowering customer cost. The GRCS drops heavy branches or trunk sections in a controlled manner to the ground. We use speed lining to carefully move tree sections over roofs and fences to be shredded and loaded onto trucks. Check out our Large Tree Service Job Handbook for more information about GRCS and speed lining.

Large Cottonwood Tree Removal Next to a House

large cottonwood tree removal

Cottonwoods grow fine on the plains of Colorado but are terrible landscape trees in small yards. Large Cottonwoods drink up to 100 gallons of water per day in the summer, depriving other yard trees, shrubs, and plants of needed moisture.

“Just ask yourself, if a large tree branch or trunk falls the wrong way, what are the consequences?” 

Removing this Cottonwood was a wise decision because the tree had become dangerous and unstable. Heartwood rot had infected a couple of the prominent branches in the canopy. Late last summer, a heavy 15-foot leader came down and crushed a neighbor’s backyard gazebo during a wind storm. The homeowner realized that the tree was more of a liability than an asset, so he called Ross Tree for tree removal.

The tree’s canopy stretched across three abutting properties distorting the surrounding trees’ growth, causing them to grow at awkward angles. We pruned each tree for balance and to promote new growth. Some trees were unsalvageable and removed. This Cottonwood’s root system stressed other trees because it pulls 30 percent more water and nutrients out of the soil. A nearby Locust developed Thyronectria Cankers, so we trimmed, watered, and fertilized the tree to improve its ability to ward off the fungus itself.

If you are looking for a tree company to cut down a large tree next to a fence or structure, please call us at (303) 871-9121 or click here to fill out a service request form.