Tree Removal Services: How To Tell Your Tree Needs Removal

10 February 2022
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Excellently cared for trees have countless benefits to your surroundings. They give your home a scenic look that adds aesthetic value and boosts its resale value when you're in real estate dealings. 

But sometimes, removing your tree can be the right choice, especially when it turns into an environmental and safety hazard. When your tree needs removal, you'll know by the following signs.

Root Decay

Root decay results from a uniquely tree destructive disease called root rot. Usually, root rot attacks your trees when in wet soils. The infection shortens the lifespan of your trees, especially by resulting in wilted leaves, early leaf dropping, and diseased branches.

Root rot can result from overwatered or poorly drained soils. Poor drainages make the ground soggy preventing roots from absorbing enough nutrients and oxygen. As trees starve for nutrients and oxygen, their roots slowly die and decay.  

As a result, root decay leads to weak roots making them more susceptible to soil fungus. Fungus leads to pores on the bases, making it hard for a tree to absorb and store enough water and minerals. 

To know when your trees suffer from root decay, look for signs such as thinning of canopies, pale leaves and branches, sunken and dead patches on the trunks. To prevent risks of falling, which can lead to harmful experiences, call for tree removal services.

Overhanging Branches, Twigs, and Leaning

A healthy tree is almost always straight. Hanging twigs, branches, or whole leaning calls for removing such a tree. A tree leaning on one side or towards the driveway or backyard can cause severe damages unless removed on time. Also, apart from hanging branches and twigs, you can tell a tree is leaning by looking at the state of its trunk. 

When you notice leaning or hanging branches and twigs, know that your tree is struggling to hold its weight on one side. Over time, the tree will unexpectedly fall because strong winds and heavy rains can easily uproot it, considering once it's leaning on one side, its roots also lean, making them weak. Therefore, signs of leaning and hanging twigs and branches call for tree removal.

Hollow Trunks and Branches Without Buds

Hollow trunks mean your trees suffer from cavities leading to decay. Such trees are prone to dying and unexpected falls because, with time, their roots will no longer withstand winds and rains.

On the other hand, branches without buds pose dangers for decay. They also indicate your tree(s) suffer from a lack of enough nutrients and water supporting their excellent health statuses. Therefore, to prevent future damages and unpredictable expenses, remove trees with hollow trunks and those with branches without buds.