That large maple tree hanging over your patio doesn’t look so good. How can you tell whether you should hire a tree service to remove it? You can perform these four simple examinations to find out.
Assess the location of the tree
Is the tree really close to your home? Is it close enough that the branches are touching your siding? If so, the tree may damage your siding through mold growth. If the tree blocks the sun from reaching a portion of your home, the inside of your home may develop mold, which is costly to fix.
If the branches are growing into power lines, it's definitely a hazard, and although it may cost a little extra for hazardous tree removal, it'll definitely be worth it.
Examine the branches
Dead or hanging branches may fall during severe winds and leave you with roof repair costing thousands of dollars.
If the tree is not aesthetically appealing because of the way it's growing, you may want to consider pruning it, which can strengthen your tree and give it a new and healthier look.
Check the leaves, branches and bark
Cutting down diseased trees may be necessary because the disease can cause structural issues that comprise the tree's integrity. A licensed arborist or a tree removal company can assess the tree and how badly the disease is affecting it.
Your tree may be diseased if it loses leaves early or if the leaves are discolored, lack veins or have the appearance of odd nodules. Other signs include peculiar bumps on the bark, branches dying off and any type of fungus growing on the trunk or branches.
Disease not only reduces the visual appeal of the tree, but they can weaken the tree, making it more prone to falling down or losing limbs. In some cases, the disease is manageable, and you can prevent the need to have it removed. But if the disease is severe enough, you should look into cutting down the tree.
Look for defects
Certain defects can compromise the tree and increase the likelihood of it falling down. Insurance may not cover the damage caused by a falling tree because many insurance policies don't cover acts of nature.
If you have a tree that shows any of these 4 items, it most likely needs to be trimmed or removed. Give Cutting Edge Tree Care Specialists today for all your tree removal needs.