Deciding When to Remove a Tree
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Deciding When to Remove a Tree

There are many short-term and long-term benefits to having trees on your property, but there comes a time when it is necessary to remove a tree from your property.

When a tree develops problems, you may try safe management options such as pruning and disease mitigation to save the tree, but if these options don't work, it's best to have the tree removed from your property.

When your tree is dying, diseased, or leaning, it can be difficult to decide whether it’s necessary to have it removed.

The following are obvious reasons for tree removal:

The Tree Is Dead

A dead tree isn’t strong because it has a weak root system. That means the tree is more likely to fall during strong winds or storms. Even without a windstorm, dead branches are more likely to fall and cause injury or damage to your property.

Besides, a dead tree can easily become a home for pests, not to mention being an unsightly eyesore.

If you have a dead tree in your yard, do not wait until it starts to lean to one side to remove it. Call a tree removal service as soon as possible and have the dead tree removed from your property before it causes serious injury to your loved ones.

The Tree Was Damaged in A Storm

A tree that has suffered a complete blow-over, root failure, or stem failure in a storm should be removed as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary risks to your property.

The Tree Is Growing into Power Lines

Trees growing too close to power lines can be a danger, especially in windy and stormy weather. For safety, you should never attempt to remove trees growing into power lines yourself. Always call a reliable tree removal company to remove trees or branches growing into power lines.

It is also necessary to remove a tree if it is leaning in a dangerous direction.

  • The Tree Shows Signs of Disease or Decay

A diseased tree can become unstable over time and diminish your property’s curb appeal. Moreover, a diseased tree can spread the infection to other trees in your yard. However, you should try disease mitigation approaches before deciding to remove the tree. You can consult with an arborist regarding what to do with a diseased tree before taking action.

  • The Tree Is Hollow

In some cases, a hollow tree can be a danger. If a third of a tree is rotted or hollow inside, it should be removed to avoid risks to your property.

A hollow tree can be unstable inside; hence it can easily topple in stormy weather.

Are You in Need of Stump Removal or Stump Grinding? Contact Southern Star Stump

Once you’ve removed a tree from your property, you are left with a stump that can cause a number of problems in your property.

You may want to remove tree stumps in your property to achieve various end goals. If you need help with stump removal or stump grinding, contact Southern Star Stump to get the job done.