From providing shade to supplying your family with a bounty of fruit, trees provide a wide range of significant benefits. However, when a tree is diseased, dead or structurally compromised, hazardous tree removal may be the best option for the tree and surrounding plants as well as your family and your home. A dead tree on your property can be extremely dangerous for nearby people, power lines and buildings and diseased trees can quickly spread disease to other plants. If you have a tree on your property that doesn't look so good, it is important to know the signs that tell you when it's time to have the tree removed.
Severe weather and strong storms can cause significant injury to trees. Even neglect and age can lead to weakness in the trunk. If you notice the bark is splitting, the trunk is slanting or there is uprooting, it may be necessary to remove the tree immediately in order to prevent further harm. Neglecting hazardous tree removal can lead to trees toppling and falling onto people and/or buildings on your property.
When a tree becomes diseased, it can kill the tree. When a diseased tree is left untreated, it causes the tree to rot and deteriorate from the inside out, which also weakens the trunk, creating instability. Also, an infected tree can rapidly spread the disease to other trees as well as surrounding plants and shrubs, compromising all of the health of all the plants and trees on your property. Signs of disease may include:
- Discolored leaves
- Discoloration at the base of the tree
- Unusual growths
- Lumpy bark
- Cracked bark
An infestation is similar to disease, in that certain types of insect infections can quickly kill the tree and spread to other trees on the property. For example, bore ash beetles attack and kill all types of North American ash trees. This pest is so extremely aggressive and destructive that infested ash trees typically die within two years after becoming infested.
Removing dead and/or diseased trees from your property can improve the appearance of your property as well as prevent the risk of serious injuries. It is important to keep in mind that it can be extremely dangerous and hazardous to attempt to remove a tree by yourself. Inexperience in this situation can lead to severe damage and injury, so make sure to contact a professional tree service, especially for a hazardous tree removal.