Jul 03, 2018

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Remove a Tree?

Having trees on your property adds shade that is ideal for relaxation, covering your home and household from the scorching summer. They are Mother Nature’s masterpieces that bring a certain natural appeal to our homes. No wonder some homeowners take care of their trees as if they are part of the family!

As a result, it can be heartbreaking to realize that cutting down a tree is inevitable. It is never a pleasant experience discovering that one of the trees that provides shade for your building and its inhabitants, adds beauty to your yard, and is perhaps the source of seasonal fruits has become a danger to your home.

But change is constant, no matter what we feel about it. If one of your trees becomes hazardous and poses a threat to your property and its inhabitants, it is recommended that you consult a professionally trained arborist.

At 404-CUT-TREE, we have trained and certified arborists with years of experience that will come to your location for tree inspection and provide an expert recommendation. We will only suggest tree removal after evaluation and identification of serious issues, such as the following:

Overhanging branches

Tree branches overhanging your property can be hazards during and after a storm and can break off at odd times to destroy your roof and landscaping. Frequently, overhanging branches are unsafe and a real risk to the inhabitants of your property.

After evaluation, we may recommend getting rid of the tree, though if the overhanging branches can be trimmed safely, we will suggest that instead. Call arborists from 404-CUT-TREE for professional recommendations for your specific yard and tree situations.

Wrong location or species

Many homeowners do not call an arborist to discuss tree planting, so they make the mistake of planting their trees in the wrong places. This issue is often identified later during home improvement or expansion. An arborist from 404-CUT-TREE is trained to take various factors into consideration before planting a tree on your property.

In some cases, people plant trees that cannot survive in particular soils or topography. These trees will experience stunted growth and should be removed as soon as possible. We have an in-depth knowledge of local soil types and will recommend tree types that suit the climate conditions of your yard so that your new tree can perfectly grow and flourish on your property.

Invasive roots

Invasive roots can be disastrous to your plumbing and sewer lines because they grow horizontally. They can penetrate  sewer lines, cause leakage, and intrude into the foundation of a building.

A tree with invasive roots can sometimes be allowed to stay if its stability will not be affected by root removal, but in most cases it is safer to cut down the affected tree.

A weak or diseased tree

For the safety of all inhabitants of your building,  diseased trees in particular should only be removed by a trained arborist. Most diseased trees have rotten roots, weak branches, and discolored leaves. If your tree shows any of these signs, call us right away for inspection, since some diseases can be treated before they escalate. We will diagnose the issue, recommend a course of treatment or removal, and cut it down if it can’t be treated.

We may also recommend a tree for removal if we identify a case of fungal growth or pests too severe or established to treat. However, a stitch in time saves nine – so it’s better and cheaper to call 404-CUT-TREE for inspection and treatment of your trees before the problem becomes worse.