Trees are beautiful and provide not just an aesthetic to our property, but they give us shade and keep us cool when we are outdoors. Not to mention, they are great places to play if you are a kid. We all remember climbing trees or hiding away in our treehouse. However, there are some instances in which a tree needs to be removed from our property. Whether a storm has caused your beloved tree to fall or it is infested with relentless bugs, you may have to consider tree removal. Hiring a professional tree service to assess whether or not your tree should be removed or saved would be in your best interest. Before calling a professional, take a look at these four reasons why you may need to remove a tree from your yard.
Bugs and other pests thrive on dead trees
You may think your tree still has life because it is still standing, but it could be in the process of expiring. Dead trees attract bugs and vermin where they can nest causing an infestation. If you suspect there are rodents or bugs hiding out in your tree, you should contact a tree removal specialist to assess the situation. If there is an infestation and the tree is dying, most likely the tree professional will recommend removing it before the situation gets worse.
Dead trees are not good for curbside appeal
Dead trees are not a good look. If you are especially particular about your landscaping, you should contact a northport tree removal specialist to take care of the problem. If you are selling your home or thinking about putting your home on the market, your real estate agent may also suggest that removing the tree is a good idea. If you really want to revitalize the look and feel of your yard you should contact a landscape design company to provide you with their thoughts and inspiration.
Tree disease and fungus
There are many tell-tale signs of trees that are dying from a disease or have a fungus. Removing a diseased tree is extremely important since it can spread the disease to other plants and trees in your yard causing more of a problem than you need. Chlorosis, a common tree disease, causes the tree’s leaves to lose their green color and become yellow, brown or a lime green color with spots. Any flowers or shrubs you may have planted under your diseased tree may also get infected. Root rot is another common tree disease which is formed by a fungus and can continue to live on dead tree stumps even after the tree is cut down. It’s important that your tree removal company takes out the diseased stump along with the roots, so it doesn’t infect any other surrounding trees and plants.
Falling Branches and Trees
A diseased or dead tree can cause branches or the tree itself to fall. If the branches are large, they can cause damage to any property underneath or nearby. Even worse, fallen branches and trees can cause serious injuries to children and pets that are playing nearby. Be mindful of where your tree is located. If it’s close to your neighbor’s property, you want to prevent any branches or trees from falling next door as you would be liable for the damage. If trees are affecting a large area of your property it might be worthwhile to get in touch with an excavation contractor rather than paying for the removal of each tree one by one.