The Importance of Tree Services for Maintenance and Care
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The Importance of Tree Services for Maintenance and Care

There are many reasons why people choose to plant trees on their property, which include to improve the appearance of the landscape and to provide shade. It's often necessary for homeowners to contact a tree service to trim their trees, care for diseased trees and to remove trees. We aren't affiliated with tree service professionals but we think homeowners should understand the importance of tree specialists and why their services are needed. We researched tree care and talked to professionals in the tree service industry to obtain the information we needed for this blog. As you read these articles, you'll learn when it's necessary to contact a tree service to maintain and care for your trees.


The Importance of Tree Services for Maintenance and Care

Tree Removal: A Few Reasons For Having It Done

Lynn Lee

There are a lot of reasons why you may want to have a tree removed. Sometimes it is a matter of the health of the tree, sometimes it is the threat a tree poses, sometimes it's needed for landscaping needs, and sometimes it's a matter of personal preference. You can read on some examples of reasons for removing trees in this writing.

A tree is sick 

Different species of trees can have different threats when it comes to pests and diseases. For example, the black turpentine beetle is a concern for pine trees in some regions, while the gypsy moth is a threat to hardwood trees like maple, elm, birch, and oak. Trees are most susceptible to diseases when they are in a stressed condition. There are many things that can cause trees to become stressed. Some of these things include overcrowding, root damage, and drought conditions. Once a tree has an infestation or disease, it puts the other trees nearby at risk as well. Therefore, it is often best to have affected trees completely removed, including their stumps. 

A tree is damaged

Many things can damage a tree. A common threat is weather conditions. Trees are sometimes struck by lightning and this can leave them very damaged. Also, high winds can cause damage to them. A tree may be struck by a vehicle and damaged as well. When damaged, the tree may be dying, or it might become a threat due to its current condition. When damaged, it may be best to have it removed, especially if it is now at risk of falling or having large branches falling. 

A tree is a threat to a structure, plumbing, or something else

A tree grows upward, as well as outward. Its roots also grow outward. When planted, a small tree might not seem as if it is being planted too close to a structure or something else. As it continues to grow, it can become obvious that it is going to end up causing problems soon or at some point in the future. If you see a tree is going to be a problem for your home, your plumbing, your swimming pool, your driveway, or something else on your property, then you should have it removed before it gets to that point. This way, you won't have to have the tree removed and pay to have the damages that it caused taken care of.

To learn more, contact a tree removal service near you.