5 Reasons To Have A Tree Removed

If you enjoy a certain tree in your yard or even have a sentimental attachment to it, there may still be a reason that the tree needs to be removed. In some instances, it is best not to attempt to salvage a tree. Instead, its removal offers greater safety and simply makes more sense. Here are a few instances in which a tree should be removed:

The tree shows signs of disease

If a tree shows extensive signs of a disease, such as black spots on its leaves or dying limbs, it may be best to remove it. Some diseases can be spread from tree to tree. Thus, to protect the other trees in your yard, it may be best to sacrifice one.

The tree has recently been damaged by weather.

Once a tree is struck by lightning or damaged by extreme winds, it may not be able to recover. Lightning can heat the trunk of a tree to such high levels that the root system and nutritional transport within the trunk and branches may no longer function properly. If the tree is left alone, it will likely become brittle and die.

Severe winds can sometimes snap branches and leave the trunk of a tree at an unsafe angle. If it is a large tree, the angle of growth may not be correctable. In such an instance, the removal of the tree is the best option

The tree causes a large amount of yard work.

If a tree in your yard drops an unusually large amount of leaves onto your lawn each season, you may want to consider its removal. If you are unable to maintain your yard due to the amount of debris deposited by the tree, the tree's aesthetic value is likely outweighed by the issues that it is causing.

The tree is one of many.

If your yard is already overridden by a large number of trees, even if a tree is healthy, you may want to remove it. The removal of the tree can help ensure that that the other trees have room to grow. In addition, it can help provide enough light for grass and other ground cover beneath the shade of the tree to develop properly.

The tree is located too close to your home.

Sometimes, when a small tree is planted, the homeowner does not realize how large it will become. A large tree that is still growing close to your home can cause problems with your foundation. In addition, other hard components of your landscape, such as brick steps and concrete driveways, can crack or crumble from the pressure of poorly placed tree roots.

The roots of trees that require a large amount of water, such as weeping willows, may even seek out the water pipes that are close to your home. The pipes may rupture from the pressure of the trees and require expensive repairs. 

If you have a tree in your yard that you would like to have removed, contact a tree removal specialist in your area. Visit http://www.prtree.com for more information.