Things You Should Know About Tree Removal

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Things You Should Know About Tree Removal

Tree Removal

The Ideal Time to Remove a Tree

It can be fairly difficult to determine when to have a tree removed. Tree removal is a decision that must be made carefully. There are several factors that need to be taken into consideration when deciding the best time to remove a tree. If in doubt, contact your local tree removal experts.

The Health of the Tree

Even trees don’t live forever and many of them suffer damage due to weather conditions or other occurrences, whether natural or caused by man. Any tree, that is at least half damaged, is one that needs to be removed. If there is less than 50 percent damage, it is not so critical to move it. However, if there is, removing it quickly is the best way to ensure that the tree does not fall over and seriously injure or kill someone. The exception to this rule is that if a tree is damaged due to herbicides that are something that will likely dissipate, making it possible to keep the tree where it is.

The Condition of the Trunk

Every tree is anchored by its trunk and one, that has a trunk in bad condition, should also be removed. This rings true even if the rest of the tree appears to be fine. If the damage to a tree’s trunk is no greater than 25 percent, chances are good that it can be saved making it unnecessary to remove it instead. When a tree trunk has stubs where dead branches were, large wounds, vertical cracks or seams, it is also the appropriate time for the tree to be removed.

There are times when the trunk of a tree can become hollow. When this happens, the tree is safe to keep up unless the hollowness of the trunk begins to compromise the tree’s ability to remain stable. In the case, that the trunk is the only part of the tree that is hollow, it can safely remain standing. However, if at least 1/3 of the inside of the tree is hollow, proper tree removal is definitely necessary.

The Ability to Stand

A tree is supposed to stand vertically. Therefore, when it starts to tilt, the tree needs to be removed. If a tree begins to lean to the right or left rather suddenly, it is generally because the roots of the tree have become weakened and are starting to break, in which case removing it is obligatory. When a tree is leaning at a 15 percent angle or more, it really should be taken down for safety reasons.

The Location

The area, where a tree is located, can effect whether or not it needs to be removed. One which is located near water or possibly a rock ledge often has a root system that is shallow. In the event, that something near a tree is removed and the tree is quite suddenly exposed to more sunlight than it is accustomed to, it can become severely damaged. For the most part, a tree, that is not removed after this type of sudden exposure, does not typically survive for more than five years afterwards. These are a few of the aspects which should be taken into consideration when deciding to move a tree.

It can take a lot of preparation for tree removal and this should be carried out by tree removal specialists.

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  1. Tiffany Locke says:

    I’m glad that you mention how it’s important to contact local tree removal experts in order to determine the best time to do it. When finding one, you’d probably want to look online in order to research the different companies that offer the tree removal services you need. Once you’ve done this, you’d probably want to contact them in order to make sure they’ll listen to you and answer your questions so that you can figure out the best time for the task and other factors to consider.

  2. Deb Pearl says:

    I have a really bad looking tree in my backyard that I would love to get removed. I’m glad you mentioned that there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration for it be removed. I will have to contact someone to come take a look at it. Thank you for the information!

  3. Kenneth Gladman says:

    I appreciate that you talked about the appearance of the trunk as a good indicator of whether the tree needs to be removed or not. We have a tree in our front yard with some large scarring on the trunk. We have been debating on having it removed. Perhaps we will take a closer look this week.

  4. Alexandria Martinez says:

    My fiance and I are worried that there is a tree in the yard of our new home that may need tree lopping. We want to make sure that this is a good idea to get this done. Since it does not have its own ability to stand, we will be sure to get this service called.

  5. Taylor Bishop says:

    I just wanted to thank you for helping me learn more about tree removal. I actually didn’t know that if damage to a trunk isn’t greater than 25 percent it could still be saved. I’m kind of interested to learn to tell how severe the damage is, especially if it could help you know what steps you need to take in the future.

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