Removing a tree should be the last resort when maintaining your yard. However, there are cases when trees become a safety hazard, and we are left with no choice but to get rid of them. For large trees, a qualified tree service company should be used as the process can require specialize equipment and skill.
We have listed common signs to determine if your tree needs to be eliminated.
A tree that is dead is no longer useful in any way and can even attract heaps of insects and pests in your landscape. If mushrooms are present at the base of your tree, this may be a sign that it is already dead. Even when springtime comes, it will no longer grow leaves and will lose its vigor eventually. It will continue to dry up and lose its color and leaves will continue to fall without hope of growing back. A tree like this is an eyesore to your landscape and needs to be removed immediately.
It's Too Close for Comfort
If your tree is leaning forward, it may be a sign that you need to have it removed immediately. This can be caused by wind and maturity and means that you should remove it to prevent damages to your property.
It's Overgrown or Messy
Trees that have grown excessively can block your view and become an obstruction to your way and vehicles on the street. It will be a great nuisance for you to keep this kind of tree, so it is better to have it removed. Also, some trees produce an excessive amount of seeds, and it is just hassling to clean them every morning, so it will be more convenient to eliminate it.
You Have to Make Some Landscaping Changes
You may find it necessary to change the face of your landscape to make its appearance better. You may want to add path walks or create a garden in your yard, or even a pool that will need considerable space to be installed. It may be difficult to plan any of these things if you have a large tree sitting in your yard.
Roots Start to Run Wild
Your trees' roots grow more rooted in the ground as they mature. If the roots become invasive to your property like your pipeline or the foundation of your home, this is a no-brainer, and you have to remove the tree right away. If you see cracks in your concrete or if it is raised, you have to call a professional tree removal service right away.
If you see any strange growths on your trees, you should immediately address it before it causes any damage. Usually, the appearance of fungi that come in unusual growths that resemble a mushroom could mean that your tree is diseased.
Diseased Tree Signs
An injured tree can harbor fungi. You may not notice it when you were mowing the lawn, but you may have accidentally cut the trunk or base of the tree with the mower. You may have done pruning or trimming and left other parts of the tree vulnerable to fungi and other pests. Whether you are aware or not, things like these happen that is why it is vital that you know the tell-tale signs your tree is diseased.
Wounded trees are an excellent breeding ground for fungi. The fungus will grow in the wound and begin the tree will begin discoloration. Fungi will eventually decay the wood, and it will continue to weaken. If the root gets weak, the foundation of your tree will be compromised. Structural problems should be addressed as soon as possible because of the danger it can cause. Also, if your tree begins to lose its proportion, this may be a sign that your tree is diseased. Trees that have dying limbs that easily fall off are most likely infected.
Further, if you notice that your tree is peeling its bark, this tree may be unable to keep nutrients it needs to thrive. Minimal bark peeling is normal. However, if it is excessive, it may already be a sign your tree has a disease.
It is hard to reverse the situation once your tree is diagnosed with a disease. Others even say it is not possible because the tree will gradually die and decay. When your tree is no longer healthy, it is already a threat to your safety as well as other nearby properties. The wisest action to take is to take it down to avoid future problems. When you need someone to handle this type of job, trust only the professionals to assure safe and proper tree removal process.
Call Sioux Falls Tree Service for a free tree disease inspection and treatment assessment.