Trees benefit our environment and create the character of any Long Island yard. They add beauty, provide shade, attract wildlife, and become part of our memories of home. These characteristics make tree removal a difficult decision for the homeowner.
However, not removing a diseased or rotten tree can make property unsafe for you and your family. Consulting an Arborist about the health of your trees can help you keep your yard safe and beautiful. Recognizing when unhealthy trees should be removed can be difficult, especially to the untrained eye. If you are worried about a tree, it is best to consult an arborist right away. The longer you put it off without checking with a tree service, the worse the tree will get. In some cases, a tree expert can help you save the tree. Most importantly, they will help make sure you keep your property and family safe. Keep reading for some obvious (and not-so-obvious) indications that a tree needs to be removed.
Tree Removal Indications (obvious):
- Dead tree
- Fallen, or partially fallen in storm
- The tree is growing too close to the home or other buildings, or roots are growing towards home foundation
- Tree is leaning towards your home, other structures, or part of yard where people gather
- Excessive sap, branches, leaves, needles, and/or seeds falling on home and vehicles
Tree Removal Indications (not-so-obvious):
- Bad fork causing bark to be
trapped between the branch and the trunk stopping the wood from growing together at that point.
- Cracks in the trunk compromising strength
- Diseases or insect infestations that could potentially kill off the tree or spread the disease to other trees
- Interior decay not easily visible
- Tree crowding
In ALL scenarios above, consulting an Arborist will help you make sure that tree removal is the only option or if there is another route you can take to save the tree. Some cases give you only one option (dead tree or massive tree rot). Other situations can be remedied to fix the tree.
It is extremely important to keep a close eye on trees you think may be in decline so that you can report signs you see to your Arborist/tree expert. Have an arborist monitor your trees in question. We help people make these decisions every day, so let your local tree service help by answering your questions, and getting a crew on your site to do the job safely.