Keeping Your Trees Healthy
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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

How To Decide Whether Or Not To Remove A Tree In Your Yard

Joshua Mercier

While most trees will grow for decades without much care, sometimes they get sick or need to be removed for another reason.

Deciding to cut down a tree is often a hard choice for homeowners to make because nothing is better for shade and a great-looking yard than mature trees. And, once you cut one down, it will take many years for a new one to grow to the same size!

If you are struggling to decide whether or not to remove a tree in your yard, then there are many important factors to consider.

Here are some questions to ask yourself to help with the decision-making process:

Is the Tree a Danger to Structures or Humans?

Trees that are a danger to people or structures should be pruned back to a safe state or removed. If a professional tree trimming service can't trim a tree to ensure it is safe, then it's best to have the tree removed.

If you know a tree is a danger and don't take the necessary steps to rectify the situation, then you could be held liable if someone is injured or their property is damaged.

Is the Tree Showing Signs of Disease 

Just like people, trees get diseases. Often, tree diseases get into the main trunk of a tree and rot it from the inside. If the entry point is high enough off the ground, you may never notice a problem until it is too late.

Some signs of a diseased tree to watch out for are:

  • a grouping of dead branches on one side of the tree
  • excessive numbers of insects or bugs on or near the tree
  • sap running down the tree's trunk
  • missing sections of bark on the trunk

Also, diseased trees often put on leaves in the spring but then quickly lose them well before they should in the summer months instead of in the fall.

Who Do You Call if You Decide to Remove a Tree?

Finally, if you have answered the questions above and believe tree removal is the answer, then you should contact a licensed tree service company.

After your call, one of their estimators will come out to your home and give you a quote for the work. If they believe the tree can be saved, then they will formulate a plan to preserve the tree and speak with you about it. If the tree does have to come out, then they will let you know the cost of the removal.

Contact a professional for more information about tree removal.