If you have a diseased tree on your property, you shouldn’t wait to remove it. Tree removal may not be your first choice, especially if the tree has sentimental value, but you will save yourself from future problems. If you’re debating about what to do with a diseased tree, below are several signs you need tree removal.
Why Should You Remove a Diseased Tree?
1. Ensure Safety
Diseased trees can be unsafe. If the disease kills the tree, it loses its structural integrity. This means water and insect damage will rapidly impact the tree, and it can begin rotting. Strong winds or ice can knock branches down onto your home, car, or power lines, causing expensive damage.
2. Avoid Pests
Diseased trees die quickly, and once a tree dies, it becomes an insect paradise. Without the growth and regeneration of the wood fibers, termites and ants can bore tunnels that will never seal. If a dead tree is near your home, the pests have a clear path to your house to search for food and shelter.
3. Prevent Spreading
Tree diseases are often contagious. One such condition is mold, which can spread to other nearby trees. If you leave the sick tree alone, whether it remains standing or falls, it serves as a breeding ground for possible spores and bacteria that can infect significant sections of the landscape.
4. Improve Curb Appeal
Danger and contagion aside, diseased and dead trees are not aesthetically pleasing. If you leave the infected tree, it will reduce your property value and diminish the landscape, especially if the disease spreads.
5. Save Money
If you let the tree fall, you will face expensive repairs bills for your property or substantial fees from the electric company if it takes down the power lines. Scheduling tree removal before this will ensure that you don’t have any surprise bills later.
Don’t wait too long to handle diseased or dead trees on your property. Contact Kevin Morehouse of Morehouse Logging LLC and schedule professional tree removal services. With over 27 years of experience, Kevin and his team can quickly and safely remove any dangerous, dead, and dying trees. They also offer stump grinding and land clearing services as well. Call (740) 501-0256 or visit the website for more information about their services.