Tree removal isn’t necessarily something to be taken lightly. Before deciding on what to do, you should prepare some questions to ask before Tree Removal around the tree itself and the company you’re looking at hiring.

 Are there structural problems?

Structural issues in trees can start off small, but end up causing a lot of damage if left unchecked. Some causes of structural damage can be interior decay, an uneven crotch causing splitting and cracking, or roots not forming properly due to obstructions under the ground. All of these can lead to the tree becoming structurally unsound. You may be able to fix some of these issues by having a qualified arborist come and perform some tree trimming, but more often than not complete tree removal will be required. 

 Is the tree in close proximity to Structures?

Having a tree close to your house, garage, shed or driveway may not seem like an obvious problem on the surface, but under the ground the roots can wreak havoc. The roots can cause structural damage to the buildings, potentially resulting in a serious disaster. Having a professional arborist come to assess the tree is your best option here. If they tell you it’s in a dangerous position, then having the tree removed is a must.

 The tree looks healthy. Does it really need to be removed?

A couple of the most common reasons tend to be that the tree is dead or diseased, which have some clear signs to look out for. But sometimes it isn’t so obvious and closer inspection is required by a qualified tree care specialist. Deciding that you don’t need to remove the tree because it looks fine is a dangerous thing. Many issues can lie below the surface or on the inside of the tree. These problems can get worse and worse and cause major issues down the line if left unchecked. Having a tree service professional assess the health of the tree with specialised equipment is very important if you’re unsure.

 Can I do it myself?

We do not recommend attempting to remove a tree yourself. At A1 Sure Services we have fully qualified professional arborists who have been trained in how to remove a tree in the safest and most efficient manner. Deciding to remove the tree yourself poses a huge health and safety risk and is simply not worth it. Not only are arborists trained in how to remove a tree, they also have specialised equipment to aid in the removal of the tree, stump and any debris that is left over after the job is complete.

 Why you should leave tree removal to the professionals

As previously mentioned, attempting to remove a tree yourself is a huge risk and can cause serious injury to you or someone else. On top of having fully qualified professionals and specialty equipment, a professional tree care company should also have liability insurance and follow any local laws and guidelines. At A1 Sure Services we have all of this, as viewable on our website.


A1 Sure Services, no job is too big or too small. As a family-run business with over 20 years of arborist experience, we provide high-quality and affordable tree care services to residential and commercial clients, Auckland-Wide. 

We have public liability cover of up to $2,000,000, providing you with total peace of mind. 

Our services include tree removal, tree felling, land clearing, tree trimming, tree pruning, stump grinding, stump removal and emergency tree services. We also offer a free on-site inspection typically within 48 hours of enquiry and highly competitive pricing every single time. 

Contact us today for a free no-obligation, on-site inspection. Request a quote here!