Letting go of a tree is not always a pleasant experience. This is especially true if it has been with you for many years and has a sentimental value to your family. However, there are times when removing a tree is the best thing to do, no matter how beautiful or tall it has grown in your yard. Here are some reasons why tree removal is sometimes the best option left for you.
Safety would always be a non-negotiable when it comes to deciding whether or not to remove a tree. If you see a tree leaning towards one side or some parts of it is damaged, or it has been infested by disease, this is more than enough reason to take it down. Always remember that prevention is better than facing the consequence of not taking action. If you suspect a tree to have any symptom of health problems, call a certified arborist to help you assess the situation.
We all want tall and beautiful trees in our yard. They provide much-needed shade and cool air, and they're pleasant to be around because of all the benefits they shower us with. But, if they grow too close to your house, they can be a real pain and cause unnecessary trouble. Often, small trees are planted too near the foundation of a home and later on causes damage to the structure and foundation of the house. As the root grows more rooted to the ground, it causes the ground to expand due to the pressure and leads to the walls and floors of the house to crack and break. Further, animals such as squirrels use trees to access your roof and start making their way to your pipeline. Finally, fallen leaves that are left on the ground or your roof will go damp and decay.
Everybody appreciates the natural shade that trees offer, especially in the heat of the summer. This makes it even harder to remove a tree without having a second thought. However, when trees make your patio and flagstones and the surrounding area moist, it can lead to mildew formation. It can also cause your porch to rot because of the water that accumulates in the area over time. Finally, during winter, when you want to feel warm, tree branches can block sunlight from getting into your windows.
Change is good. This is also true when it comes to making your yard look more beautiful. Although trees are nature's natural decoration to the environment, they can be too much and difficult to maintain. Trees that are no longer well-maintained can eventually become a nuisance. The tree that once looked wonderful can grow overwhelming and detrimental to the overall appeal of your property. For example, you may have a cherry tree that blooms pretty flowers in spring but is lopsided and wild. It may not be worth it to keep it in your yard for safety and aesthetic reasons.
There are plenty of legitimate reasons to remove a tree, and they include practical reasons, such as when they ruin your patio furniture. When trees are planted too close to your home, their leaves and flowers fall off the ground and decay all over the place. Dead limbs and branches can come from large trees and fall to your roof or block your drainage. This is already a valid reason to have the tree removed. Plus, when you have a lot of trees to tend to, you will have a hard time cleaning all the mess that comes from them, including twigs and leaves. If you have a big space, it becomes even harder.