Trees are vital. They play one of the most essential roles in our community, which we tend to take for granted or know little about. You may see it in your backyard, or maybe along the sidewalks or in a neighbor’s yard. It may vary in size and height of trunks and color of leaves depending on the type of tree. But have you ever thought about how important this kind of species is?
Well, since the beginning, trees have served humans by providing the main necessities of life: food and oxygen. As time goes by, trees' functions have also evolved. Trees have begun to provide shelter, construction materials, and medicine. This magnificent solid structure tends to be long-lived, some reaching several thousand years old. That is how long they can serve our community. But what if your tree started to develop problems and cause some trouble?
When should I remove a tree?
When a tree develops problems or causes trouble, owners usually have a hard time deciding when to remove it. It is either because of their emotional attachment to nature or their lack of knowledge of the said subject. To help you with this difficult situation, here we’ll share some ideas to consider in deciding when to remove a tree:
1. Structural Damage
If your tree has structural damage, wounds, and cracks, particularly on the trunk, there is a big possibility of internal decay. You might also want to consider checking the severity of the damage to the trunk. Most of the time, the removal of the tree depends on how huge the damage is.
2. Wood-decay fungus at the base of the trunk
Do not be so sure that all mushrooms residing under your tree are associated with rot diseases. In most cases, wood-decay fungus growing on the trees is the main reason for extensive internal rot. To find out, call a professional arborist to inspect your trees.
3. Dead or hanging branches
One of the most obvious signs to remove a tree is the existence of dead or hanging branches. It poses an outright risk to your safety as well as your property. Sooner or later, these dead or hanging branches will fall, maybe due to a weather intervention or the natural stability of the tree. It will soon bring damage to your property and risk to your family, or, in the worst case, death in your community.
4. A leaning tree
It is more of a hazard than those growing or standing vertically. This sudden situation of the tree indicates weakening or breakage of roots. Be not so relaxed with this kind of event; you can never tell when this leaning tree will fall on your property.
5. Growth of trees near power lines and power poles
The growth of a tree near a power line or power pole poses an extensive risk. You can never guess what will happen right after a short circuit or a massive thunderstorm intervenes with these poles near your trees. Surely, your property and wellness will be in an unexpected compromise.
Trees create an undeniable sense of community and social value. But if your trees pose a critical risk to you and your community, we highly recommend their removal. Tree removal is a highly technical task that requires accuracy and proper knowledge. This activity involves the use of equipment that, if not properly function-oriented, will cause harm. So, if you have any suspicion that your tree is starting to struggle, contact a professional and certified arborist to do an assessment immediately.
For high-quality and affordable American tree services in North Idaho and nearby locations, contact Northern Lakes Tree Services.
Phone: (208) 443-3600
Cell: (208) 610-3718