Do you have a tree in your yard? If so, do you know how much money and time you’re spending to keep it healthy? Trees are beautiful and can add charm to almost any neighbourhood. However, trees need care and attention just like the rest of us. Keeping your tree happy also comes with having to cut down some branches now and then or even cutting down the entire tree sometimes. Keep reading for reasons why you should consider cutting down a tree:
1: A Tree Might Be Damaging Your Home
When a tree grows too big it can cause real damage to your home whether it’s damaging the roof by dropping leaves and other organic matter or even knocking shingles off as it increases its girth through years of growth. We can’t always stop a tree from growing but we can prune branches that are going to potentially cause damage.
2: A Tree Might Be Dropping All Of Its Leaves Right On Your Lawn
If you have a lot of trees in your yard it might be difficult to mow the lawn because every time you mow there will be leaves all over the place since your tree is dropping them on top of your freshly cut grass.
If you have pets, those additional leaves might become more of a nuisance as they attract pests and can make a real mess for us to clean up. Also if you get an infestation of pests like ants or termites, this means another service call fee to treat the root of the problem (the pest-infested tree).
3: A Tree Might Be Buried Under Too Much Bark
When a tree grows in your yard it might be in direct sunlight for most of the day. This causes the bark to grow thicker and insulate the tree which can cause issues when it comes time to prune. If you hire someone to cut down said tree, they will probably have to use heavy-duty machinery to get through all that thick woody shrubbery.
Since there’s so much more stuff holding up this massive branch or trunk, it may take longer for them to cut down the entire thing than without too much bark growing on top of itself. Even if it doesn’t take long, cutting down a huge tree with industrial power tools is just dangerous for everyone involved.
4: It May Is About To Fall On Your House, Car, Streetlight, Or Neighbor’s Garage
Trees that grow very tall can be dangerous especially if their roots are exposed and they’re not in a massive pot or something similar. Those roots only hold the tree up so much and if it falls it can be a lot more damaged than a smaller tree.
At the same time I would never cut down a healthy tree based on fear, but if you know it’s going to happen from the way the wind is blowing or other weather patterns then why not prevent further damage? If you have any sort of expensive investment outside your house, such as a sports car or street light right out front I would consider getting rid of that tree.
5: A Tree Might Be Near A Power Line
If you live in an area with power lines then it’s always important to keep them in mind when having a tree cut down or pruned because there’s a good chance the next big gust of wind will blow that thing right into those lines and cause damage which isn’t just going to be a service fee for a power company, I’m sure they’d be very interested about how it happened.
So this is potentially more of a safety issue than anything else but if you have expensive investments near where the tree might fall, such as an expensive car being kept under a carport or something similar, you should consider cutting said tree down.
In summary, trees aren’t just there to look pretty, they serve a very important purpose in our lives from the things they do for us to the things we have to do to them. If you feel like you might need a tree cut down then take some time and properly weigh all your options before deciding whether or not this is necessary.
Keep in mind that it’s always best to call someone in who knows what they’re doing when removing trees or any other difficult task such as how to save a partially uprooted tree. So if you aren’t sure don’t be afraid to seek help!