When a tree develops problems, it can be hard to know if it should be removed. The cost of removal or it is an older tree that’s been in your yard for a long time also play a factor.
Dying trees that have structural problems and can cause damage to property or injury to people need to be pruned or removed depending on how damage the tree is.
Most tree pruning and removal jobs are unsafe for the average do-it-yourselfer, so its’ best to contact a tree service professional.
What should you consider when deciding if a tree needs to be cut down.
- If more than 50 percent is damaged, it probably should be removed. A tree in this condition will have limited growth and will continue to deteriorate.
- If there are vertical cracks, seams, dead branch stubs and large and older wounds, there could be internal decay. This should be evaluated by a tree service professional.
- Large trees that have had their tops broken or large damaged limbs can be a danger to people and property. If less than 25 percent of branches are damaged, the tree will probably survive with some pruning of the damaged limbs.
- A leaning tree could possible mean broken, or damaged roots and the tree will probably need to be removed.
If you have concerns about trees in your yard, please contact us. We’d be glad to evaluate the situation.