Trees are fantastic masterpieces by Mother Nature that protect the edges of your property and increase its value. They are comforting, beautiful and can sometimes become part of the family.
It can be difficult to think about removing your backyard tree from your life and landscape. However, sometimes you just cannot ignore getting professional tree trimming and removal services. These are few instances when you absolutely must call a local tree removal service.
When is it necessary to remove a tree?
It takes both you and a professional arborist to diagnose a dead tree and prevent it from becoming a hazard. If you suspect a tree to be dead, the first thing you need to do is to scratch a small portion of the bark from a few twigs. Look at the layer underneath. The tree could be in trouble if the layer is dry and brown.
This is when you should call in the experts. They would look for other signs of decay. For instance, they would look for decay-producing fungi growing at the trunk base. Experts would also look for signs of peeling or chipped bark. Other signs include:
- Cracks or cavities in the trunk or other large branches
- Hanging branches in the upper crown
- Twigs without any living buds at the end
However, all is not lost. A certified and professional tree removal company would advise whether the tree can be saved or not. Sometimes the right TLC, like proper care and fertilizer can revive a tree.
Why should you call professionals?
Professional arborists are certified and have experience in tree removal. They will plan, assess, and prepare for the removal in such a way that it does not damage any part of your property.
It can be very dangerous to remove a tree on your own. This is especially true if you have to use cumbersome tools while on a ladder. There is a very high possibility that you may just miscalculate the reach of a branch falling down and have it crash through your roof.
Why is it necessary to remove a dead tree?
A dead or decaying tree may not “look” like a safety hazard. However, a tree that is identified to be no longer living poses some serious safety issues, even if there is no leaning trunk or hanging branches.
A mature tree whether dead or not can weigh more than 4,000 pound. That kind of weight can do a lot of damage if it comes crashing down when you are least expecting it.
You need to get a local tree removal service come in at the first sign of decay to assess whether your tree needs removing or not. Dead trees cannot be predicted. They may just tip over during a storm.