A grand, towering tree on your property is a beautiful sight to behold. The right type can anchor the landscaping and help frame the home. It’s also wonderful to watch as it goes through its natural changes year after year. Unfortunately, due to factors like disease, physical damage, and neglect, there comes a time when a tree may need to be removed. This should be left to professional landscapers, for both your safety and the well-being of the rest of your land. If you’re wondering what the warning signs may be for removal, consider the following.
5 Signs You Should Have a Tree Removed by Landscapers
1. More Than Half Is Diseased
When more than 50% of a tree is riddled with disease, it needs to be removed. The occasional abnormal branch or withered leaves can often be saved by proper, regular, tree pruning but if the problems progress and spread every season, there’s not much else that can be done.
2. Damaged Trunk
If there is severe cracking, chipping, or peeling around the trunk, be prepared to have it taken out. Have a professional diagnose the issue first; if it is small enough and restricted to a single area, they may be able to treat it.
3. Fungi on the Trunk or Base
When there are fungi on a tree trunk or its base, it’s highly likely parts of the interior are rotting or the roots are infected with a disease. Again, it’s best to call the professionals to see if it can be treated.
4. Dead, Overhanging Branches Near House
It’s dangerous to have dead or damaged tree branches looming over your home, especially during harsh winds, heavy snowfall, and other bouts of inclement weather. If and when they break, they can cause major harm to both the property and the people.
5. Unfit for the Region
Sometimes the answer is simple; if a tree has been struggling to grow, have it removed. Is it getting too much or not enough sunlight? Are the temperatures too cold? Like all plants, certain species do better in certain climates.
If you’re in the Anchorage, AK, area and notice any of these problems, call Yardscaping today at (907) 346-1549. Having been in business since 1989, they have both the experience, expertise, and equipment to tackle the toughest, largest trees that are on your property. Not only do they offer tree removal, but they also offer lawn maintenance, land clearing, trucking services, and much more. To learn more about everything these landscapers can do, visit their website. They’re available 24/7, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.