Just like flowers, bushes, plants, mulch and garden gnomes, trees are an essential part to your property’s landscaping. Trees aren’t just pleasing to the eye, they also provide us with shade and oxygen, and give birds and other animals shelter. However, trees can also become a nuisance or liability. When a tree is very old, sick, or is affecting your home, it’s probably time to get rid of the tree (as sad as that may be).
Although it’s sad to let go of a tree, it will be a worse situation if the tree becomes unsafe and brings harm to your home or family. If a tree is damaged, sick, or dead, it can drop branches or fall at any time. If you have a tree on your property and you’re questioning its safety, it’s time to call up certified tree professionals to assess the tree and determine if it is healthy enough to remain standing or if it needs to be removed.
What are some signs of a problematic tree? Go outside and fully examine the tree itself. Is it leaning? Are the visible roots decaying or damaged? Does it have a lot of dead branches? Is it missing large pieces of bark? Are there a lot of dead leaves? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you should definitely get the opinion of a certified tree specialist/arborist.