April 26, 2018 9:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

What landscaping projects are you considering taking on this season? Perhaps you want to add a flower bed or restructure your patio. As you think about what you might like to add to your property, don’t forget about something you might need to remove. Is it time to get rid of that old oak or miserable maple? Look for the following signs that you might need tree removal.

The Branches Are Bare

If the calendar has moved past winter and your tree never blooms, it might be dead. Take a close look at the tree to determine if only a few branches are bare or if the entire tree is lacking leaves. If select areas are bare, you may be able to prune away dead branches and save the tree. If the entire tree is bare, you should contact a professional about tree removal.

The Trunk Is Bare

Trees naturally shed bark as they age. If the tree is healthy, the bark grows back. If the tree is dead or dying, the bark does not grow back and the trunk will become bare. Look for large bare spots on the trunk. These indicate it is time for tree removal.

Fungus Is Present

If a tree is experiencing decay, it attracts mold and fungus. You’ll find large fungus on the trunk and branches of the tree. This indicates a rotten area. Watch for fungus growth on the tree as well as at the base near the roots. A lot of fungus growth indicates your tree is in trouble and it might be time to remove it.

Disease Is Present

Certain trees are susceptible to specific plant diseases or insect infestations. These can cause excessive damage to a tree and eventually kill it. If your tree is showing signs of deterioration due to disease, it might be possible to treat the problem. However, in some cases, it is best to remove the tree before it dies and poses a danger of falling on property or people.

Damage Is Present

Is your tree healthy, but the property around it is not? Trees offer beauty, shade and other advantages, but there are times when they are no longer safe in their current position. Their branches may interfere with rooflines or power lines. Their roots may damage foundations or other parts of your property. If a tree is doing more harm than good to its surroundings, it might be time for tree removal.

Contact Your Tree Professionals

If you notice any of these warning signs, don’t hesitate to contact your tree experts at Allan’s Tree Service. We offer in-depth knowledge of tree health and care and can advise you on the best solutions for your trees and property. If it turns out you need tree removal, we provide the expertise and equipment to get the job done quickly and safely. Contact our team today with any questions or to schedule your tree service.

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