How to Have Hearty and High-Reaching Trees

Warning Signs of Impending Tree Removal

Although having a tree on your yard can greatly enhance the curb appeal of your residence, living with one that is no longer structurally sound can be quite hazardous. Trees generally tend to be sturdy and will stay healthy for a significant period of time. However, if the tree is too old, has been exposed to a pest infestation or has developed a disease, then it may be better off opting for tree removal rather than simply having it pruned and reshaped. Here are some of the warning signs of impending tree removal. 

Your tree has begun leaning toward one direction

Tree leaning is common in some species. The difference here though is if your tree was previously straight and has suddenly started leaning to one side. This could indicate that part of the tree has started dying or that the entire tree is no longer healthy enough to support itself. This leaning can also be caused by weakened or damaged roots. A leaning tree poses great risk of property damage either through the branches falling off or the entire tree falling over on its own. If you notice any sudden leaning, it is best to enlist tree removal services. These professionals can diagnose the cause of the leaning and establish whether the tree needs to be uprooted.

Your tree's roots are exhibiting signs of decay or damage

The tree's roots are crucial to its health, nutrition and overall structural integrity. If you begin to notice signs of decay on the roots of your tree, then it is best to seek tree removal services. Some homeowners will ignore this, especially if the tree itself seems fine. However, as the roots continue to become compromised, they will not offer support to the tree and this will lead to it uprooting on its own. This is why it is best to address the problem before it has a chance of developing onto the trunk of the tree.

Your tree's trunk is damaged

The roots and the branches of your tree may appear healthy, but if the trunk of the tree is damaged, then the entire tree has become compromised. Damage on tree trunks will typically exhibit itself by crevices and cracks that have developed on the bark and the trunk. Left undeterred, these cavities can also become breeding grounds for an array of pests, which puts your premises at risk of a pest infestation over time. Although trunk shortening may work for some trees, if the damage is extensive you may have to resort to complete tree removal.