Cleaning Up Your Own Backyard

How To Tell When A Tree Needs To Be Removed

by Warren Garcia

If you are a homeowner, you want to take steps to protect your structure and the land that it rests upon. One important aspect of homeownership is being aware of the trees that surround the building you live inside. There are times when trees need removal. Here are some to be aware of so you can make a call to tree services to have the job done when necessary.

When The Tree Has Died

If you have a completely dead tree on your property, it is best to have it removed in its entirety. Branches that have decayed could fall and hit your home or a person, causing damage or injury. A dead tree is also a haven for pest invasions. It will no longer provide shade or foliage, making it necessary to have it removed to improve the aesthetics of your property. A tree with a hollow stump indicates that it is likely going to die in the near future.

When The Tree Is Suffering From Disease

A tree that has contracted a disease needs constant monitoring to ensure the condition does not worsen over time. If the tree is unable to survive due to rot or mold, it could quickly spread the condition to neighboring trees. This would lead to the need to cut down more than one tree in the future. Instead of racking up a costly bill, contact a tree service to assess the tree's health and determine whether it is in your best interest to have it cut down.

When The Tree Is Too Close To A Structure

If you have a tree that is within close proximity of your house, garage, shed, or another structure on your property, removing it is necessary so it does not cause future damage. As a tree grows, the likelihood of a problem intensifies. Any tree that can fall toward your home requires an assessment to determine whether it could pose difficulties later.

When The Tree Leans Significantly

Trees will lean toward one direction by nature. However, if a tree has a lean that indicates it will fall in the near future, it is best to have it removed before this occurs. As a tree grows, the weight on the side closer to the ground will increase. If a tree is leaning toward your home, it could quickly become uprooted due to storm damage or excessive moisture in the ground. 

For more information about tree services, contact a local company.