The most important tree removal service in Chicago is the most basic: tree removal. At least, that’s what I’ve always thought.
But now I realize that in a city of millions of people, we’re just not having a real need for tree removal Chicago services. I was amazed to learn that there are more trees in Chicago than homes.
Tree removal doesn’t cost a lot of money, and it’s far less expensive than gutting a home, removing the floors, trimming the walls, installing new plumbing, adding new electrical wiring, etc. It’s a very simple process. People generally don’t get the thought that some people have.
We spend so much money doing clean-up type jobs that don’t affect the structure of a house that there are very few folks out there who can understand why we’d want to be replacing trees with trees. I think most of them have never been in a Chicago home. All of our houses are constructed to withstand many years of abuse from the weather.
Some large trees will root themselves into your flooring if you leave them standing for several years. Others will split and create gaps between the floors that can be difficult to repair.
If you’re ever in a storm that has tons of rain, for example, all the rainwater runs down into the basement and puddles on the floor. That’s a mess that will require hours to deal with, and it could even create mold.
Gutters can break off on their own, or they can easily become blocked by debris. If the gutters are clogged, water can quickly flood the basement area, causing mold problems and many other structural problems. Gutters can easily become a serious safety hazard in many cases.
Tree removal, by the way, is easy. Even a regular ladder can do the job, without any special training. In fact, many homeowners prefer to hire a professional, and then they never have to worry about any of these problems again.
So why aren’t we all hiring tree removal crews and in particular, tree removal companies? When you add up all the costs of trees in Chicago versus everything else, it turns out to be just about the same as a lawn mower.
When it’s time to move, the homeowner is very likely to try to work with the neighborhood property owners to get a reasonable arrangement for removal. Unfortunately, not every property owner is reasonable.
The problems can get a little tricky with a local emergency manager and an expert tree cutter, because they often have the power to compel the property owners to agree with your terms. The state of Illinois is known for its numerous laws which prohibit property owners from insisting on the removal of trees that are on their property.
The laws in Chicago, to a great extent, are voluntary, and properties can still go after the owner if they feel the property is being harmed. Then, there is a fight to get the trees removed, the lawsuit which can take years, and then a lengthy process of appeals.