Trees. They act as protective shields around the perimeter of your home. They’re Mother Nature’s works of art right in your own backyard.
So, removing a tree from your landscape—from your life—could be a trying experience. However, when a tree poses a risk to the people and items beneath it, it is best to put its fate in the hands of a professionally trained arborist.
When Should a Tree Be Removed?
It takes two people to diagnose a dead tree. Both you and your arborist play a crucial part in keeping your yard secure from a potentially dangerous tree.
Indications That Your Tree Is Dead
What you can do is as follows: Begin by scraping a little piece of bark from a few tree twigs. Your tree may be in peril if the layer beneath the bark is brown and dry. Continue looking for other symptoms of a dead tree, such as:
- Fungi that cause decay, such as mushrooms, develop at the trunk’s base.
- Chipped or peeling bark, as well as trunk cracks
- Large scaffold branches or cavities in the trunk
- Upper crown branches that are dead or dangling
- Fine twigs with no active buds on the extremities of branches that do not leaf out in the spring.
If you see one or more of these indications, it’s time to call in a professional arborist. Contact one right now to schedule a tree danger assessment. A qualified arborist can advise you on whether it’s time to remove your tree or if your beloved plant may be saved.
Should I Remove My Tree Myself or Hire a Professional?
When you hire a professional arborist, he or she will check your tree, determine whether or not it has to be removed, and offer you an estimate.
Removing a tree on your own can be quite risky, especially if you have to climb a ladder with heavy tools to remove large branches. It’s all too easy to fall from the ladder, get injured by a tool, or get hit by tree branches as you cut them off. Every year, several people are seriously injured or murdered while working on their own trees. These are just a few of the dangers associated with do-it-yourself tree removal.
A certified arborist who is licensed, insured, and knowledgeable in tree removal is by far the ideal person for the job.