Why Are Trees Removed
Trees add a unique appeal to every home. They give your household shade and can even be the base of your awesome tree house. But in some cases, trees do more harm than good. Considering a tree removal might be tough, especially if you don’t know why trees should be removed in the first place. We’re here to tell you why:
Signs You Should Go For A Tree Removal
1. It’s Filled With Pests
Probably the most obvious sign you need a tree removal, stat. There are many kinds of pests that can reside in trees. In some cases, two kinds of pest can exist at the same time. The most common ones include the sawflies, weevil, and psyllidae.
You might be thinking, “But these pests aren’t doing any harm to my home so why should I take down their house?” That is rarely the case with pests. They stay within the tree’s vicinity for the first couple of months and start travelling farther as their colonies grow. This means the infestation can easily spread to neighbouring trees and plants; by the time they reach your home, it’s already too late.
2. It’s Diseased or Rotting
Infected trees show obvious signs of damage. The clearest indications include liquid seeping out of your tree. If fluid pools around the tree’s bark, it’s a clear sign this tree needs to go.
Discolouration is another tell-tale sign: grey or white growths on the side are signs of a fungal life, while black flowers are a sign of fire blight, a common tree disease. Both signs are not good for trees and require immediate action. Bacteria will continue to grow and populate by the hour, which is why it’s crucial to get a tree removal ASAP.
The disease will eventually compromise the tree’s sturdiness; it will only be a matter of time before the tree falls on your home and does serious property damage.
3. It’s Leaning (Dangerously)
Other contractors would suggest fixing a leaning tree by supporting its base so it can stand straight again. At Aussie Tree Solutions, we believe in removing the tree entirely since it’s just a problem waiting to happen.
The big problem with leaning trees is that you never know what’s going to finally push it over. It could be something as slight as a minor bump or something drastic like a powerful storm. Instead of predicting when the tree is going to fall, it’s best to take steps ahead and plan the removal yourself.
Trees are naturally sturdy objects. Leaning and disfigurement are clear indications of a weaker base and natural wear and tear; no amount of fixing could reinvigorate a weakening tree back to its mighty state. Instead of risking the tree falling on your property or your neighbours’, we always advise to clear leaning trees to avoid future disasters.
4. It’s An Eyesore
You spend months making sure you build something beautiful you can proudly call home. It only makes sense to ensure the landscaping also looks terrific. If you’re lucky, the tree in your yard can add some extra appeal to your property. It can even cast a nice shade for your household. But as in most cases, trees are just problems waiting to happen.
Whether they’re an obstacle limiting movement or an inviting breeding ground for pests, some trees are better removed than kept. On the other hand, sometimes the only reason you need to remove a tree is more simple than that: because you just don’t like the way it ties your property together, and that’s as good as any.
5. It’s Encroaching On Someone’s Property
Nothing is more tedious than cleaning up after your neighbours’ messes. And if you have a tree that extends far beyond your property and into other yards, you know it’s time to call your local arborist. The tree may not be doing anyone harm, but no one likes uninvited trees in their property. Be a responsible homeowner and remove trees that grow over your space.
Some homeowners just trim branches to make sure the tree stays within their property. While this is a good solution, the branch may grow out eventually and you’ll have to do the trimming again. Nip the problem in the bud; remove the tree entirely to avoid all sorts of problems.