Spotsylvania, Virginia based Steadfast Tree Care Spotsylvania has published a new blog post that discusses the different situations when tree removal may be required or prohibited for residents of Doswell in Hanover County. The company is one of the leading tree care services in Virginia and provides expert tree services to the local community as well as the surrounding areas. More information about the company can be found at the following link: https://steadfasttree.care/.
Phillip Wood, a representative for Steadfast Tree Care, says, “If you find yourself wanting to have a tree removed, for whatever reason, you need to keep in mind that it may, at times, be prohibited. This is especially true if you want to remove the tree for a non-safety issue, such as wanting to develop the site the tree stands on. Just recently, this rule was enforced when a developer wanted to cut down some shagbark trees in Sandwich. These shagbarks were among the last ones left in the town. They were also of historic significance, having been an important source of food for Native Americans. But this is not the only scenario where you might be prohibited from cutting a tree down, so it’s good to know more.”
The company explains in their blog post that one may be prohibited from removing a tree that is designated as a heritage tree, memorial tree, specimen tree, or street tree—even if that tree is located within personal property. The post also explains what each designation means. Heritage trees are any trees that have been individually designated by the county board of supervisors to have notable historic or cultural interest. Memorial trees, on the other hand, are any trees which have been individually designated by the county board of supervisors to be a special commemorating memorial. A specimen tree is any tree that has been individually designated by the county board of supervisors to be notable by virtue of its outstanding size and quality for its particular species. Finally, a street tree is a tree that has been individually designated by the county board of supervisors due to the fact that it grows in the street’s right-of-way or on private property (as authorized by the owner and placed or planted there by the county).
Steadfast Tree Care writes in their blog post that if anyone does need to take down such a tree because it has become a health hazard, or if it is diseased or has died, they will need to notify the local planning director in writing at least two weeks before the tree removal. This rule is enforced quite seriously, and the penalty for violating this provision is a fine of up to $2500 for each violation.
While there are scenarios where one might be forced not to remove a tree, there can also be scenarios where they need to remove one for any number of reasons. Usually, these circumstances come about as a result of safety concerns. According to the company, someone could be forced to cut down a tree if it is in a high-risk wildfire zone or if its removal is required as part of storm preparedness activities. For instance, even if a tree is situated within private property, it may need to be removed if there is a risk that it could fall on public infrastructure, such as roads. More information can be found at the following link: https://steadfasttree.care/tree-removal-doswell-va/.
Wood says, “Whatever the situation, it is always wise to reach out to a local tree service company before you remove a tree. Tree removal can be a very dangerous job and should always be left for the professionals. If you have any tree removal or tree maintenance needs in Virginia, feel free to reach out to us and we will help you.”
Those who want to learn more about Steadfast Tree Care and their services are welcome to visit the company's website. Additionally, they encourage interested parties to get in touch with Philip Wood directly via email or phone. The company can also be reached through the contact form on their website. Steadfast Tree Care maintains a presence on Facebook where they frequently post updates, share media and communicate with their customers. More information about the company can be found at the following link: https://www.pressadvantage.com/story/36279-steadfast-tree-care-posts-new-blog-article-stating-why-professional-help-is-essential-when-it-comes-t.
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Steadfast Tree Care provides professional tree services to central Virginia property owners including tree trimming, tree removal, storm cleanup, debris removal, land clearing, stump grinding, and emergency tree services.