If you've had a problem with a tree on your property and have had your local tree service come out to inspect it, it's possible that the tree needs to be removed. In this case, the tree service will likely give you a day and time at which a crew will arrive at your home to take care of the job. While you don't have to do anything during the actual process, a little attention to detail in advance will make the process of cutting down the tree easier. Here are some useful steps that you can take care of in advance.
Alert Your Neighbors
It's neighborly to ring your neighbors' doorbells and let them know that you have a tree service arriving to remove one of your trees on a certain day and at a certain time. This is especially advantageous for your immediate neighbors, as they may wish to move their vehicles out of the driveway, if the vehicles are parked close to the tree in question. While tree professionals are careful to remove the tree without causing damage to anything on the ground below it, the reality is that some neighbors may simply feel more comfortable knowing that their vehicles are not in the immediate area.
Block Off Street Parking
If you live in a residential area in which people occasionally park on the curb in front of your home, you don't want any vehicles in the area when the tree service crew arrives. An absence of vehicles will make it easier for the crew to work, as it won't have to worry about branches falling onto your lawn and rolling toward the curb. Additionally, the crew will likely want to park its truck in front of your house. In many cases, crews will tow a wood chipper behind their truck and chip the tree after downing it. You can block off street parking in the area by parking your vehicles on the street and then remove them when the crew arrives.
Clear Space Around The Tree
The tree service crew will need easy access to the tree in question, so you can help by ensuring there are no obstacles around the tree. For example, if you have planters at the base of the tree, it's best to remove them. Similarly, if you have a bird feeder or other such accessory hanging from the tree's branches, you'll want to remove these items as well.