Trees, they’re an important feature in our yards and neighbourhoods and can almost feel like part of the family sometimes. Unfortunately there are a few situations where trees should really be removed regardless of whether you want to or not. Read on to discover the 3 reasons you should consider removing a tree.
1 – The Tree Is Dead Or Dying
A dead or dying tree may seem harmless at first and you might feel ok leaving it there, however inside the tree the timber is slowly breaking down and it’s just a matter of time until a branch or the entire tree itself comes crashing down. This is a serious threat to your family, friends, neighbours, pets and also property (if your house or shed happen to be under that particular tree).
The fact is when a tree is beyond help and it is on it’s way out the best course of act is to have it removed as soon as possible, this is without a doubt the safest, most sensible option and will give you peace of mind the next time a strong gust of wind or storm rolls into town.
2 – The Tree Is Causing You Trouble
Depending on the type of tree and it’s age, some trees can create a lot of mess, and also cause a lot of damage to your house or property. For example, some trees drop a LOT of leaves in the later stages of autumn which mean there’s a nice big mess for you to clean up, it’s even more trouble if the leaves are dropping onto your roof as now you need to go up there and clean them out (or hire someone) or else your drain will become clogged.
Some trees also have aggressive root systems that will not let your concrete path or house foundations get in the way, it’s not uncommon to see roots systems, over time, completely destroy paths, driveways and other foundations, costing you time and money to repair. so it might be a good idea to call your local emergency tree service and removal. Furthermore these roots, in their never ending quest for nutrients and water, will deprive other plants as well as lawn from these necessary resources essentially killing the rest of your garden. Sometimes the only solution here is to remove the tree and replace it with something less destructive.
3 – The Tree Is Not Your Cup Of Tea
Another legitimate reason to remove a tree is that it doesn’t suit your garden or you just don’t like the look or feel of it. You might want to replace it with a younger tree or a different species that would be more suited to your garden. A qualified arborist or gardener might be able to assist you here and make suggestions of the different species you can consider. You may also just prefer the extra sunlight in your garden and don’t want any tree at all and that’s fine as well.
So as you can see there’s many different reasons to want to remove a tree and they’re all valid and acceptable. If you do want to consider removing a tree it’s important to get a qualified tree removalist who can do it safely and effectively.