Reasons You May Need Tree Removal
We often get the question, “When is the best time, or when should I consider tree removal?”. Our response is generally the same every time. “Preferably before the worst happens.”
To most home owners, trees can become so familiar that they get overlooked, and it’s hard to imagine their yard without them. Generally, trees are magnificent plants that provide shade, invite wildlife, and make a beautiful sound in the wind. We understand that it can be hard to let a tree go, but most importantly we need to look at the bigger picture here. You should keep in mind the future of your tree and property when reviewing the possible issues we have outlined below.
Evident Reasons for Tree Removal
- The tree is clearly dead.
- The tree is becoming unhealthy. You will notice this if the top of the tree or limbs are dying back, or the main trunk is starting to show signs of decay.
- The tree was affected too bad from a storm. If too much of the tree was damaged, it may be past the point of healing. The same goes for cutting back a tree too much.
- The tree / root system is growing too close to a structure. Tree roots are incredibly strong, and always looking for moisture within soil. This can easily damage the foundation of your house, barn, or power line poles by displacing the foundation of soil beneath.
- The tree may be leaning in a scary direction. This “direction” may be your home, driveway, over a parking spot, deck, or children’s play area. This isn’t always evident.
- The tree drops troublesome amounts of branches, leaves, needles, or sap.
- A tree is blocking your view. Whether it be a lakefront property, your long driveway or gate, or whatever else.
- The tree generates too much shade, leaving your yard unable to grow grass.
- You are planning to re-do the landscape, which may damage the tree or not fit your desires.
Not So Evident Reasons for Tree Removal (Have A Professional Arborist Review This With You)
- The tree has structure issues, meaning possible interior decay.
- The tree has grown a bad crotch.
- There are cracks in the main trunk or large leads. This can easily get worse over time and split, falling on whatever is below.
- The tree is too large for where it lies. It may pose a danger if it falls or drops limbs.
- The tree may be in the way of new construction, or will be damaged by large equipment beyond healing itself.
- Disease which can lead to tree death.
- Insect infestation that can spread to other trees.
- There is over-crowding of trees on the property.
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