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4 Reasons to Remove a Sick Tree October 23, 2020

Jessup, Anne Arundel
4 Reasons to Remove a Sick Tree, Jessup, Maryland

Tree removal can become necessary in many situations, including if the tree is sick. Whether yours has Dutch Elm Disease, cankers, or Oak Wilt, take action immediately for the following reasons.

Why Should You Schedule Tree Removal for a Sick Tree?

1. Avoid Pests

Diseased trees attract insects, including termites and carpenter ants, that might make their way into your home after feasting on the decayed organic matter in the yard. Even rats can pose problems as they make nests in dying and dead trees. To make your property less appealing to these critters, clear out sick and dead trees as soon as possible.

2. Protect Other Trees

tree removalMany tree diseases can spread to other trees, causing all of them to fall ill. By scheduling timely removal, you're protecting the health of your landscape and simultaneously saving money. After all, it's much less expensive to remove one tree than an entire grove.

3. Prevent Liability Lawsuits

If a diseased tree falls on a neighbor's home or vehicle, or injures anyone walking by, you may face premise liability lawsuits. Unless you can prove that the tree falling was beyond your control, as in the case of a severe storm, you're liable for damages and injuries. Insurance companies don't provide coverage for trees that were known dangers if nothing was done about them.

4. Improve Curb Appeal

Allowing a diseased tree to remain on your property lowers its curb appeal. Whether you want to sell the property soon, belong to a homeowners association, or simply wish to enjoy a beautiful residential landscape, request tree removal services. These professionals will help you maintain a gorgeous property that appeals to potential buyers and otherwise remains part of an attractive neighborhood.


If you need tree removal services, contact Columbia Tree & Lawn Service. Helping homeowners get the most from their landscapes for over 40 years, this licensed and bonded company serves Howard, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, and Montgomery counties in Maryland. Call (410) 740-5444 today to make an appointment, or learn more about their services online. You can also like their Facebook page for more tree care tips.

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