Professional Tree Removal Service in Alexandria & Northern Virginia
Remove Trees the Right Way
Monster Tree Service of Alexandria understands that sometimes, a tree's health may deteriorate beyond recovery and that sometimes there are practical reasons, necessitating a tree removal. Utilizing best in class equipment and adhering to the highest industry standards, we execute tree removal safely following ANSI Z133 safety standards. Monster Tree Service of Alexandria is owned and operated by a local family with the national support of a renowned tree service brand, enabling us to deliver comprehensive services at a price that suits your budget.
Our Northern Virginia Tree Removal Services
Our comprehensive tree removal service comprises a range of effective methods and techniques for removing trees and stumps SAFELY. Our expertise includes climbing with and without spikes, leveraging an aerial lift, complex rigging, crane-assisted tree removal, and stump grinding.
Standard Tree Removal
Our dedicated team of arborists swiftly and safely remove trees following ANSI Z133 Standards. Whether it's removing a tree that has died, has been severely damaged during a recent storm, or has been infected by a disease, we've got you covered. Our team of arborists include Certified Arborists, and all have undergone extensive training and have over 60+ years of combined experience. We put this wealth of knowledge and expertise to work for you.
Crane-Assisted Tree Removal
A crane is an efficient and safe tool for removing large older trees, more complicated trees, and poorly positioned trees. Many trees in Alexandria and the surrounding areas are older, larger, and often reside in tight quarters. Cranes minimize the time required for removal, while leaving minimal impact on the surrounding area. Crane Assisted removal involves carefully controlled cuts that allow for removing larger sections of a tree in an efficient and safe manner.
Cosmetic Tree Removal
There could be practical reasons for tree removal, trees brushing or rubbing up against your property and its foundation, trees obstructing a view, or trees hindering the growth or health of nearby trees. From thinning overcrowded trees to making space for a new home or addition, we have you covered.
We understand that stumps can be a nuisance, while detracting from the aesthetic appeal of your landscape and create potential safety hazards. Our team specializes in stump grinding, leveraging a state-of-the-art machine to remove these potential safety hazards that also detract from the aesthetic appeal of your property.
How to Tell If Your Tree Needs to Be Removed
We assess a multitude of factors to make better decisions on if your tree poses a potential imminent hazard and risk to your property. We will assess the tree from the ground up, including the root flare, trunk, canopy, and crown. This comprehensive review by a Certified Arborist allows us to establish if your tree is a potential hazard to you or your neighbor's property. While we are in the business of removing trees, we would much prefer to be able to keep them through other means, including various pruning techniques and through the latest in plant healthcare science and technology.
You should request a tree removal evaluation if you notice any of the following signs:
- Abrupt or heavy leaning. A sudden lean suggests possible root system failure, which generally indicates that the tree is hazardous. In other situations, we can determine why your tree has started leaning and advise on the necessary care.
- Visibly damaged or decaying roots. Trees can endure root damage up to a point. However, in certain cases, the damage could be beyond repair. There are also certain signs like fungal growth or secretions that can indicate removal may be the most appropriate and safest option. Our Certified Arborist will consult with you and assist you in making informed decisions regarding your tree's health.
- Significant cracks, cavities, and crevices in the trunk. Damage from insects, diseases, windstorms, lightning, fire, or accumulation of ice or heavy snow on the branches can harm trees. When cracks or cavities penetrate the bark, they impact a vital layer of the tree responsible for water and nutrient distribution. If over 25% of the bark is damaged, professional removal is likely necessary.
- Dead or hanging branches in the upper crown. This could require careful trimming measures, but it may also indicate that the tree is unhealthy. Our Certified Arborist will inspect the tree to identify any crown-density reduction measures that could maintain the tree's health, preventing the need for removal.
If you have any questions or are unsure, allow our team of professionals to come out and assess the situation free of charge. We want to make sure your property and family are safe, while maintaining the aesthetic appeal you desire!