Trees are a major part of our landscaping. They create the backdrop for some beautiful photos and ceremonies. They shade us when it is hot. And they contribute to the decorating of our homes that we do at Christmas each year. Sometimes they have sentimental value, when matured initials are still to be found, carved years ago by loved ones. Trees are important to our environment overall. So, when it comes to having one removed, it may be worth contacting an arborist first to assist in determining if there are any options available before removing it completely.
If you have a tree that is in the way or obstructing plans for use of an area, perhaps the option might be to relocate it to another area. This can be done without damaging the tree and it can take root in a new location. You can even let people know you have a tree that they can uproot if they want it. Obviously, depending on the size and maturity of the tree itself, you may need to involve a tree service to remove it and relocate it.
If your tree is showing signs of decay or disease, contacting an arborist to examine it and give you a recommendation is the first thing that should happen. They can determine the actual health condition of the tree, possibly offer remediation procedures, or recommend the tree be removed.
Some signs that may alert you to a potential problem can include: the lower part of the tree trunk is cracked or damaged, the bark is coming off of the trunk, a split has occurred that is compromising the structure of the tree, there is fungi or other instances of disease, soil is amounting around the base of the tree which indicates the roots are coming to the surface and may cause the tree to topple.
There are obviously safety concerns with damaged or dead trees. That safety is a concern to human life and property. Any dead tree should be removed to avoid it coming down unexpectedly. Dead trees also can spread disease to other healthy trees. They should be removed to maintain the health of the area in question. Depending on the size of the tree, an arborist is the best option to perform the task. They will ensure that the tree is taken down without risk to lives or property.
If you have concerns about the condition of your trees, feel free to reach out to us. We would love to discuss the situation and offer you some advise and solutions. You can call us anytime at 587.609.5177 and our team of Arborists would love to have a conversation with you. Or, if you prefer, you can contact us via our web form submission. We will respond via email at our earliest convenience. Remember, we have the qualifications to determine if your tree is a risk or if there are alternative care options available. Reach out today, we will be happy to assist you.