Tree care and maintenance can be important to your tree’s overall health and vitality. Regular pruning should be carried out to keep your tree in tip top shape, but how do you know whether you should have your tree pruned or removed? Let’s take a look at tree removal vs tree pruning so that you know you’re making the right decision for you and your trees.
When You Should Prune Your Trees
Trees generally need to be pruned regularly for their health and structural integrity. If you have branches that are dead, diseased or dying, they should be pruned as soon as possible to prevent further disease and possible pest infestation. You can also prune a tree for a specific purpose such as increased flower or fruit production, or to direct the growth of the tree away from structures or services. Pruning must be done correctly using the right techniques and tools or it can actually worsen the tree’s health, strength and vigour.
When You Should Have A Tree Removed
You should always have a tree removed if it poses an immediate risk to people or property in the event of a branch or entire tree failure and that risk cannot be mitigated by an Arborist. It’s better to be safe than sorry in these instances.
You may wish to have a tree removed or at least checked out by an Arborist for a number of reasons. These reasons may include:
- The tree is growing close to powerlines or other services and you are concerned about safety
- The tree is suddenly leaning
- The tree’s roots are undermining foundations or causing damage
- The tree is close to your home or other structures
- The tree is sick and at risk of dying and you don’t want to take the risk
- The tree is in an area you want to utilise for a pool, garden or other purpose
- The tree is dropping significant debris and causing issues
Providing there is no local government vegetation protection orders covering your tree, the removal of the tree is ultimately your decision as the homeowner. Removing a tree is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Trees provide shade in our extreme climate, they give privacy and protection from the elements, they provide a home to innumerable animals and insects, they add beauty to your yard and they add value to your property.
Ask Your Local Arborist
When it comes to trees, it’s always best to get the advice of a professional Arborist. An Arborist will be able to assess the tree’s health, its location and risk level so you can make an informed decision about the best course of action. For optimum tree health and advice on tree pruning and tree removal, give your trees the very best care and speak to our friendly team at Aussie Tree Solutions today. We have been providing expert tree services for over forty years – from tree pruning to stump grinding, consulting arborist services to tree removals. Whatever your tree issue, we’ve got the solution! Call us today.