Signs it’s Time for a Tree Removal

Signs it’s Time for a Tree Removal

Even though trees can add a lot of beauty and value to your residential or commercial properties, there may come a point when trees at your home or business need to be removed. A tree on your property needs to be removed for a variety of reasons and you must know the signs when you should call professional tree removal contractors for tree removal and stump grinding.

If you own a home, there’s a good chance that you’ve had the tree on your property for a while—possibly the entire time you’ve lived there—or perhaps planted it when you first moved in. Letting go of a tree can be harder than you might imagine. Get an assessment from a trained arborist or tree removal contractors to inspect the general health of your tree(s) and determine whether it does pose a risk to persons and property below if you suspect a tree poses a risk.

In most cases, tree removal is a last resort when all other safe options, such as disease mitigation or some type of pruning and trimming, have failed. Untrained eyes may not be able to tell that a tree that appears healthy is actually a ticking time bomb that could cause significant harm. Unfortunately, a dead tree can cause thousands of dollars in damage that must be repaired or even irreparable personal injury.

Professional tree removal contractors can examine a tree by looking at its trunk, branches, roots, age, condition, and location to determine if it should be kept or cut down. Here’re the most common signs and symptoms to know if it’s time for tree removal:

Dead or drooping branches

Look at the branches, whether they are inside the tree’s crown or canopy or along the trunk. A warning indicator that the tree’s health is seriously deteriorating is the presence of any dead and drooping limbs.

Branches touching your property

Do any of the branches come close to your house? Pay particular attention if the branches are growing onto or close to electrical wires; this is a hazard that requires immediate treatment. Before hurricane season, tree limbs and branches that are growing close to electricity wires are particularly risky.

Examine the tree growth

Does the tree in question appear as full and vivid as the nearby trees when compared? The crown of the tree may have thin leaves and discolored foliage, which could be signs of stunted growth and danger for the tree.

Examine the Bark, Leaves, and Roots

Check the bark for cracks, discoloration, or irregularities. If touched, is the wood of the bark mushy and crumbly? Do you notice any mushroom-like fungus developing at the tree’s base? Are the leaves yellowed? Do the roots round the ground’s surface? Not often, but occasionally, these are signs that your tree is in trouble.

When determining if a tree is sick or has to be removed, a professional, knowledgeable arborist’s inspection is essential. If you’d like to arrange for a tree inspection on your home or commercial property that you suspect is damaged, ill, or dead, get in touch with us at Metropolitan Tree & Landscaping Corp right away for quality and affordable services.