When a tree falls in the forest, it may go completely unnoticed for years, but when a tree falls on your property, you need to get it taken care of quickly. You may also need a tree removed if it is diseased, damaged, or in a dangerous location. To help ease your mind, here are some key signs you may want to call a tree specialist about tree removal.
- Fallen Trees- If a storm knocks a tree over, you will want to call for emergency tree removal as soon as possible to clean up the damage.
- Nearby Power Lines or Other Utilities- You should seek tree removal services when power lines or other utilities are involved. Power lines and trees do not mix well and can cause serious injury and damage.
- Encroaching Trees or Changes in Root Structure- The addition of new trees or a lack of tree maintenance can cause other trees to encroach on root structure or branches. Roots can also be damaged or affected by soil erosion, new construction, paving, or underground utility work. If your roots are compromised, you may need tree removal.
- Diseased Trees- Diseases are difficult to notice until significant damage has been done. Once you are aware of an issue, tree removal is likely necessary. You do not want to wait for the tree to die, as you may risk it falling, and the disease could spread to surrounding trees.
- Damaged Trees- Even healthy trees can experience total damage during severe weather. Thunderstorms and winter storms can cause serious damage to trees or branches. It can often take time for a tree to show how much damage has occurred.
If you are unsure of the safety of your trees, you should make sure seek out tree removal services as soon as possible. You can take a look at some more risk factors with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).