You want every tree to be healthy and long-lived, but sometimes tree removal service is necessary.

When Should I Remove A Tree?

Nothing living lasts forever, trees included.

So how do we know when to remove a tree? Common reasons include:

  • The tree is dead or dying
  • A tree becomes in danger of falling, because of age or disease
  • It’s crowding or causing harm to more desirable trees
  • Storms damaged the trees beyond repair
  • Trees are too close to a house or utility lines
  • New construction may require removal

What About Tree Protection Laws?

From Abilene to West Lake Hills, over 50 Texas cities have laws to protect trees. It’s easy to forget that trees are part of the public good, even if they are on an individual’s property. They clean the air, absorb rain, and help prevent runoff leading to floods.

As cities recognize the value of trees, they have passed laws to protect them. These ordinances cover not only removing trees but also damaging their root systems.

While these statutes sometimes frustrate builders, developers, and homeowners who want to cut down a tree, they add beauty and enjoyment to Central Texas.

Trusted Tree Removal Experts

When tree removal is necessary, call the experts at Heritage Tree Care. Certified Arborists assess your tree and experienced, safety-conscious workers remove it and clean up the job site.

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Which Trees are Protected?

If your city has a tree ordinance, it may be like Austin’s. Protected Trees in Austin are from nine to 23 inches in diameter. Those 24 inches or more, measured four and a half feet from the ground, are Heritage Trees. These ordinance vary by city, for example The City of Westlake Hills’ tree ordinance protects trees starting at six inches in diameter.

You can’t cut Protected and Heritage Trees down without a permit issued by the City. A Heritage Tree Care Certified arborist can examine your tree and complete the Tree Ordinance Review Application for you.

Check your city’s land development code for more information before cutting down trees.

Can I Remove Trees My Own Trees?

Removing trees, especially big ones, requires experienced tree surgeons to protect your property. Heritage Tree Care is fully insured, including workman’s compensation insurance, and all our workers receive regular safety training.

We have the experience and equipment to handle even the most tricky tree removals. Removing large trees around buildings and power lines is not a job for a homeowner or untrained tree cutter.

We can also grind the stump below the soil line to prepare your site for new landscaping opportunities. Our crews completely clean up after every job.

Residential Tree Care Experts

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Expert tree trimming to shape, maintain, and enhance the beauty, health, and safety of your trees.

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Experienced, safety-conscious tree removal and careful clean up after the job.

Health Care

Certified arborists assess your trees and provide the essentials for flourishing growth.

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Beautify your yard with trees selected for Central Texas and planted by professionals.

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Risk Assessment

Expert arborists evaluate your trees for health and safety and make care recommendations.

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We have the experience to help you comply with all Tree Protection regulations and permits.

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Emergency Tree Services

Storm damage, fallen limbs, tree collapse—call for expert help with removal or repair.


Our expert arborists provide evaluation, appraisals, and reporting.

Serving Central Texas Since 2010

One-stop comprehensive tree care services for: Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Elgin, McDade, Paige, Red Rock, Rosanky, Smithville, Camp Swift, Circle D-KC Estates, Mustang Ridge, Wyldwood, Alum Creek, Bateman, Butler, Circle D Estates, Clearview, Colorado, Elysium, Flower Hill, Grassyville, Hills Prairie, Jeddo, Jordan, KC Estates, Kovar, Phelan, Pin Oak, Pine Hills, Rockne, Salem, Sayersville, String Prairie, Swiftex, Togo, Upton, Utley, Watterson and Willman.

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