When is it time for tree removal?
Let’s be honest — it’s not always easy to make the decision to remove a tree from a residential property. While trees may help make the yard more beautiful, provide shade in the summer months, or even provide a home to wildlife, sometimes it becomes necessary to remove trees from the yard. The following tips are just a few of the signs that it might be the right time for tree removal on your property.
The Tree Was Damaged
If a tree was damaged in a storm, leaving the tree in place could be risky. Damage can include stem failure, root failure, or other issues. Even if the tree seems to be doing good now, our tree service professionals in Longmont may recommend removing it as it may not live much longer. Once the tree does die, it could risk falling and causing a significant amount of property damage – or even injuries.
There are Signs of Decay
Decay can happen as a result of diseases. Left untreated, diseases can result in significant health risks to the tree. Eventually, the tree could start to decay, which means it’s at risk of dropping large branches or falling over. Removing the tree when decay starts to appear is often the best option since the removal helps keep the rest of the property safe. In addition, tree removal can help prevent diseases from spreading to other trees in the yard.
There are Signs of an Infestation
Inevitably, bugs will crawl around trees on the property – and although some of them are beneficial, others can infest a tree, causing significant damage that may be hard to notice at first. If bugs or other creatures damage the wood inside the tree, it could become unstable and fall. If there are any signs of infestations, the tree should be inspected, and tree removal should be considered by one of our experts here in Longmont!
The Tree is Dead
Even if it still remains standing, if a tree is dead, it’s going to come down at some point. It might not be for a long while, or it could be the next time there’s a major storm in the area. Simply put, the timing is hard to predict! A dead tree isn’t secured in the ground as well since the roots are no longer growing and may be starting to decay. If the tree doesn’t produce leaves anymore and is no longer growing, it’s time to remove it.
The Tree is a Hazard
Trees may be in the wrong location, otherwise they can become a hazard. A tree located too close to the house can drop branches on the roof, causing significant damage (not to mention the hassle of working with home owner’s insurance, contractors, roofers, etc.)! A tree that is too close to power lines could end up touching them in a storm, causing the lights to go out and possibly starting a fire. Point being is that hazardous trees should be removed. The good news; however, is that new trees can be planted in a better location in order to preserve them (see our article on tips for transplanting).
The Tree is Too Large
Sometimes a tree just ends up getting too big for the space. If this happens, the tree may need to be removed to prevent severe damage to the property. The bigger a tree is, the larger the roots are, which means the roots may reach further than expected. When the roots get longer, they can interfere with pipes below ground or the home’s foundation and cause expensive repairs (we can’t tell you how many times a root intrusion has resulted in sewer backups and serious water damage for our customers). Hopefully by now you’re starting to see the pattern that removing the tree in such risky situations helps prevent these issues!
While many homeowners strive to keep trees in great shape as long as possible, there are times when a tree needs to be removed. Homeowners must call for professional help when this is required. Our team in Longmont is available for tree removal and can ensure it’s taken down properly, preventing injuries or damage to your property.
Feeling that it’s time for a tree removal job on your property in Longmont? Reach out to us for a free estimate by visiting our contact page and give us a call at 720-999-9294!!