Tree removal—How Do You Decide When To Remove A Tree?

There are times to decide whether you should keep a tree or not. Mr. Tree Service of Fairfield will discuss when you should remove a tree.

Deciding When to Remove a Tree

Mature trees are a desired part of ornamentation for our lawns, and one that we want to keep as part of the landscaping as long as possible.  We not only enjoy the shade and other benefits our trees have to offer, we also enjoy the majestic look they add to our property as it stands tall and strong.

Unfortunately, there comes a time when we have to decide if a tree needs to be removed.  When we face challenges with our beautiful trees, a professional can give us sound advice, which sometimes involves being able to save the tree.  However, trees can develop problems that cannot be remedies, and the only option is to remove the tree.

Below are five reasons that choosing tree removal is your best option.

Your Tree Suddenly Starts Leaning

Tree grow slightly leaning sometimes, which is perfect normal.  However, if you have a tree that previously stood straight up and down, but is now noticeably leaning, the tree is in trouble.  This can indicate that the tree has broken roots and is most likely unstable.  This creates a falling hazard that can cause tremendous damage to your property and possible bodily injury if the tree falls on a person.

Your Tree Is Touching Power Lines

Having a tree under electrical lines isn’t always a cause to have the tree removed. But, if you find the branches are regularly reaching the lines and trimming is not a top priority for that particular tree, you may want to have the tree removed.  Trees can actually carry an electrical current, which, if touched, can cause a tragic accident in a loved one, and even death.  Untrimmed branches can also interfere with your electric, causing outages.

Your Tree is Diseased

If you discover your tree is sick, you should find the extent of the damage and decide if the tree is worth saving, or if it even can be saved.  Diseases and infestations can weaken a tree internally, which is not only killing the tree, but turns the tree into a falling hazard.  Furthermore, some tree diseases are highly contagious, being carried by insects and wind to healthy trees and plants.  

Your Tree Is Severely Damaged

Trees are able to withstand quite a bit in all the Mother Nature has to offer, standing tall year after year.  While this is true, trees won’t live forever.  Over time, they begin to show wear and tear.  Animals, severe storms, lightning and wind, wounds to the bark, diseases and infestations that were caught but still caused damage, are all things that will wear down a tree.  A good rule for deciding if you will keep a tree like this, or have it removed, is to assess how much of the tree is damaged.  If over half of the tree is weakened or less healthy that the good portions of the tree, you should have it removed.

Your Tree Roots Become Invasive

Tree roots will grow for quite a while. You may notice this when you see raised sidewalks and cracks in cement slabs and driveways.  If you see these problems on your own property near your house, there is a good chance that the roots will continue to grow, causing cracks in your foundation, clogging pipes under your home, and causing tripping hazards.