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Keeping Your Trees Healthy

When I first bought a new house, I realized that the front trees were a little overgrown. I was worried about a branch breaking in the wind and smashing into a window or the roof, and so I decided to invest in professional tree service. When the arborist came, he had more concerns than just a few overgrown branches. Apparently, a few of my trees had also developed serious pest infestations, and I was worried about what it might mean for their health. He carefully trimmed each tree to ward off disease, and within a few weeks, they were looking a lot better. This blog explains how a professional tree trimmer could help you, so that you aren't left with dying trees.


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

Tree Root Damage To Your Foundation: Why The Tree And Its Roots Have To Go Fast

Joshua Mercier

If you have tree roots that are compromising the foundation of your home, you'll want to call a professional tree removal service to have the tree and the roots extracted. You don't want the roots to damage any plumbing or the concrete that supports your house.

There may already be significant damage that needs to be addressed. Here are a few reasons why you don't want to attempt this project on your own, or why you don't want to chop down the tree and leave the roots in the ground.

The Ground Shifts

The ground is constantly moving, and the tree roots that are pushing into your house can still get pushed after the tree has been cut down to the trunk. The roots can shift and disturb other piping around the house for sewer and gas lines, and can still cause a lot of problems. Removing the roots entirely will prevent these concerns.

Cutting Down Trees is Highly Dangerous

Cutting down trees is considered a highly dangerous occupation for people that are trained to do it, and it's even more dangerous for those that don't have the expertise and experience. Cutting down the tree could result in damage to property or a person, and you don't want to be liable for the damages.

A professional tree service has all of the equipment needed for the job of cutting down the tree and mulching the branches, and the safety equipment necessary to stay safe for the project. You could put everyone around your property at risk trying to do it on your own.


There are some trees that are capable of regeneration, and they can start to sprout a new tree from their roots. If this happens, you can end up with a tree even closer to your house, and you may not realize that the roots are regenerating around your house and causing more problems than what you have now.

If you know there are tree roots pressing into your home and it's becoming a cause for concern, you need to have the trees taken down and the tree roots removed at the same time. A tree service should be able to do all of the work for you, and you'll want to get quotes that include removal of the debris if you don't have somewhere to take all of the leaves and twigs that will be left behind.

Contact a service like Robert Jefferies Logging & Tree Service for more help.