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Should You Remove That Tree? Signs You Should Know

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When it comes to removing trees from your property, it's a pretty significant decision. Removing trees is a major undertaking and one you should be sure that you really need. Understanding some of the most common reasons for tree removal can help you determine if you actually need to have that tree removed or not. Here are some of the things to know.

Is The Tree Damaged?

Whether by an animal, storm, or general weakness, any significant damage to a tree may be a reason to have it removed. You'll want to have a tree removal contractor evaluate the condition of the tree to help you determine if it can be saved or if it's best to have it removed right away. Remember that it's important to remove damaged trees quickly because they can be vulnerable to pest infestations, which may then spread to healthy trees on your property. In addition, damaged trees are vulnerable to falling, which can be destructive to your home and a potential injury risk.

Is The Tree Diseased?

You should also consider whether or not the tree has been infected with some form of tree disease. Whether it's the result of pest infestation or fungal infection, the sooner you remove diseased trees, the better. Diseases can spread quickly among trees through the root systems, so you may soon have an entire property infected if you don't act quickly. Your tree removal contractor can tell you if the tree can be successfully treated or if it needs to be removed to protect the rest of your property.

Is There Any Sign Of Root Decay?

Root decay is a key indication that a tree is dying and needs to be removed. Check the condition of the tree roots to determine if the tree is viable. If you're not sure what to look for, a tree service can inspect them for you and help you see any indications of decaying roots that could threaten the health and integrity of the tree. In those cases, you'll want to schedule removal fairly soon, but it's not an emergency situation.

Any time you're dealing with potential issues with trees on your property, it's best to be certain and remove those that pose a risk. Trees can be damaging and deadly, so it's in your best interest to stay ahead of the threat. The right tree service can help you evaluate your property's trees to determine if any are a safety risk.

Contact a professional to learn more about tree removal