Homeowners and property managers choose timely tree removal for various reasons. Depending on the type of tree and conditions in the surrounding landscape, this task may require immediate attention or may be planned well in advance. Five common reasons to call a tree specialist include:
1) Storm Damage
High winds, heavy snow and strong storms can result in downed trees or leave existing trees with serious damage. It is often unsafe and unwise to avoid removing a broken tree, which can quickly deteriorate and cause greater damage.
2) Invasive Trees
Non-native trees may present a problem in your landscape, overshadowing preferred varieties and using valuable nutrients while starving out the balance of your vegetation. Tree removal may be your only option, since cutting down an invasive tree will not eliminate the problem.
3) Pest-Ridden Trees
Stubborn pests can virtually take over a tree, leaving you little choice in the matter. When you cannot contain, eliminate or destroy the pests, removing the infested tree offers protection from damage. Your neighbors will appreciate the effort.
4) To Make Room
Embarking on a major landscaping project, such as a swimming pool, patio or retaining wall, may require tree removal. If the tree can be relocated to another area of the yard, considertransplanting. Otherwise think of the advantages your new landscape design will offer and call for tree removal.
5) To Protect Your Home
Some trees grow too close to the house, threatening to obstruct gutters, block windows and weaken the foundation. If established tree roots or large tree branches begin to aggravate vital systems of your home, tree removal becomes necessary.
Call your tree specialist for timely tree removal when any of the above conditions exist, or if you feel tree removal would improve property value and enhance your outdoor living space.