Are you taking care of the trees on or surrounding your property? When it comes to home and property maintenance, most people are well aware of the importance of keeping up with painting, roofing, landscaping, plumbing, and other residential chores. But what most people don’t realize is that adequate upkeep of their property’s trees is also extremely important – and can be vital to the aesthetic and economic value of your home. Not only should you keep your trees maintained, but you should also know when it’s time to have a tree removed.
Diseased trees are certainly an eyesore and can make your home and surrounding area look untended and unoccupied. But the financial damage of leaving diseased trees on your property can be even worse. Roots can tear up your plumbing, falling limbs can damage your structures, and if the situation gets extreme enough, these trees can start to become safety hazards for people and pets visiting your property.
Knowing when tree removal is the best option for your situation can be tricky, especially if you don’t know much about tree care and maintenance. However, there are some identifiable signs you should look out for. If you see any of these telltale indications, call a professional tree removal service immediately for a consultation.
First, look for poor health. If 50 percent or more of the tree is damaged or diseased, it’s time to get it removed. Secondly, trunk damage is a good indicator that the tree is damaged beyond repair. This can include vertical cracks, large seams, old wounds, and severe hollowing. Additionally, if the tree is damaged only on one side – for instance, if all the dead branches are grouped together on one side – this can lead to a dangerous situation as well. Trees that are directly under power lines often have to be removed, even if they are healthy, because they can pose real fire risks. Finally, leaning trees should often be removed to avoid injury or structural damage. While this list is not comprehensive, these are some of the most common indicators that a tree should be removed.
If you’re worried or dead sure that you need to remove a tree on your lawn or yard, always get in touch with a professional tree service company. Many people are tempted to remove trees on their own, or to begin taking the tree apart on their own. However, this is an extremely dangerous activity that can have devastating results for the amateur. Arborists have been trained to know how, where, when, and when to remove parts of a tree, or the entire tree. By taking a tree out yourself – or even cutting off branches – you can expose yourself to the risk of serious injury or worse. Always hire a professional tree service company for a consultation; they will ensure the problem will be taken care of in the correct manner while keeping everyone safe.