When is the right time to have a tree removed?
Whether they are planted on your home or business property, we love having trees as part of the landscape. Without a doubt, they are an asset, and an investment in your property’s value. Unfortunately, they can also become liabilities if they are not attended to on a regular basis, or properly cared for. Then there are those occasions when a damaged, dead, or diseased tree poses a threat to your structure and the people inside of it. From the standpoint of personal and structural safety, now is the time to consider hiring Horgan Tree Experts, before any damage or injuries occur.
Professional Tree Service Required
Even an avid DIY’er and experienced homeowner is better off leaving tree removal up to a certified arborist, rather than risking injury to themselves, and potentially their homes. Arborists are specialists who have been trained in the art and science of caring for, maintaining, planting, pruning, and removal of trees. Horgan Tree Experts can inspect your trees, and perform a tree risk assessment in order to uncover any potential issues. If they find that a tree is damaged beyond repair, dead, or grossly diseased, the tree will need to be removed.
Three Simple Guidelines that Indicate the Need for Tree Removal
If you’ve ever thought that the big maple or oak tree hovering over your deck or porch isn’t looking too healthy, it’s probably time to contact a specialist to check things out. However, there are three simple guidelines you can follow that will help you determine if tree removal is the proper course of action:
Close proximity/overgrowth – Despite the distance from the home that a tree is planted; it’s going to continue growing, and possibly pose a threat to the structure and/or anyone who is inside. As the tree grows, so do its roots until they have grown under driveways and foundations. Over time, this can cause a shifting in the floor and may even make your home unstable.
Examine the tree’s branches – Branches that are dead and hanging can cause thousands of dollars in roof repairs if high winds cause them to fall. If a tree is growing in such a way as to detract from its aesthetics, then you should consider pruning and shaping it. This will give it a healthier, newer appearance, and strengthen it in the process.
Check the bark, branches, and leaves – Certain diseases will cause structural issues and compromise a tree’s integrity, thereby making it necessary to cut it down and remove it. A licensed arborist from Horgan Tree Experts can evaluate how badly a disease has hurt the tree. Signs of diseases include: branches dying off, discolored leaves, and the lack of veins in them, fungus growing on the branches or trunk, and odd looking bumps on the tree’s bark.