Common Tree Removal Issues in Vienna
We work for a lot of plumbers in Vienna. When a sewer line breaks, or a water service line breaks, there has to be excavation. If the new line needs to go under a tree, that tree has to come down in order to install the new line. We are on speed dial for many area plumbers in case of an emergent situation with a broken water or sewer line. They like to call us because we get things done very quickly, effectively, and safely. When you have an emergency situation, you need someone to be there when they say they will be there. That’s us.
We have been called in many times for sewer lines breaks in Vienna, where a tree removal was necessary. We usually, depending on the size of the stump, also grind the stump because the excavating equipment used to remove the old line and trench the new line is not heavy duty. Such equipment could not move a large stump. We bring our stump grinder along with the tree removal crew to get it all done at one time.
As the water and sewer lines age, the likelihood of a break increases. The frequency is also driven by the materials used in them. We end up doing such jobs a few times each year in Vienna as a result. The age of the house is usually the best indicator of the age of the sewer and water lines.
We have also done jobs for homeowners affecting by either the insulation or repair of underground utilities. Many trees are planted on or near the easement where utilities run, including cable TV, power, telephone, and natural gas. Whenever a utility company has to make repairs, they often have to trench right through the original root zone of the tree. We have often been called in to mitigate the cut to the tree’s critical root zone. There are soil remediation steps we can take. We can also apply canopy growth inhibitor treatments to the tree on a vascular level, if necessary, to help the tree regrow its root structure without having the regrow its canopy structure.
Underground utility easements are very crowded. So if the tree happens to grow on top of one, it’s a sure bet there will not be a bend in the utility line to accommodate the root structure of the tree. The tree will become a casualty. An arborist can help by determining whether the tree can be saved and, if so, how to save it. That is why an arborist is the best person to consult in such situations.