Trees on your property are an excellent source of increased kerb appeal, clean air and natural shade. If the trees are well taken care of, they can even boost the market value of your home, as potential buyers would be happy not to have to grow them on their own. Nevertheless, having trees on your property does not mean that they will last you a lifetime. There are some risks posed to trees, which if they succumb to could cause the potential of injury and property loss. It is essential to know when a tree is salvageable and when it is not so that you can seek tree removal services before the situation becomes hazardous. So what are some of the situations that would call for immediate tree removal?
The tree has succumbed to disease
The first thing to note about tree diseases is that they do not happen overnight. Therefore, property owners are advised to inspect their trees for signs of disease routinely. Some of the symptoms to be wary of would be fungal growths on the tree, discolouration of the leaves, decay on the tree bark and more. If you do not spot disease at early onset, your tree would be at high risk of removal. As the disease gets a chance to spread, your tree starts to rot from the inside out. Thus, the entire stability of the tree is compromised, as the trunk will steadily lose its ability to support the crown.
Moreover, as the disease spreads, the roots also become affected, and this can cause your tree to start leaning to one side. If you find that your tree has become severely riddled with disease, it would be best to opt for immediate tree removal rather than try to salvage it through pruning and other methods.
The tree has developed an awkward curvature
Trees are naturally flexible, and their branches will typically grow toward the direction in which they receive sunlight. Thus, it is essential to ensure that your trees are planted in an open space that allows for equal distribution of sunlight to promote proper growth. If the curvature of the tree has started leaning toward odd angles, you should be concerned about property loss.
A tree with haphazardly growing branches has the propensity for its limbs breaching power lines, knocking against windows, rubbing against roofing and more. If the tree is young, you could probably have an arborist mould its growth. But if the tree is old, removal would be your best bet.