winds, harsh storms and wood-boring bugs can brutally
assault your trees.
certain problems like these can kill a tree.
if your tree has died from an inadequate water or
nutrient supply, you should still consider having it
you notice a tree might be dying, you should call an
arborist to assess it. The sooner you catch the problem,
the less costly tree removal is — and you may actually
the tree has died, consider the costs of hiring a
professional tree service to remove it. In some cases,
they may need a crane for the job.
the equipment will add to the cost, and, in addition, it’s
more difficult to access the tree with a crane,
depending on its location.
you decide, it’s usually best to remove a dead tree
from your lawn. Here’s why:
Dead trees attract pests
tree may be dead or is in the process of dying, but that
doesn’t mean wildlife won’t build a nest there.
fact, while a nice family of bluebirds may move in, your
tree might also attract rats and termites. Both pests
can migrate the short distance to your home.
Dead trees are unattractive
trees aren’t aesthetically pleasing. If you spend
money on other aspects of landscaping, you’re
counteracting those upgrades with the unappealing look
of a dead tree.
appeal helps your neighborhood and can bring in more
cash when it comes time to sell.
Tree diseases are contagious
your tree died from — or is currently dying from — a
tree disease, other plants can contract that disease.
mildews can develop on the branches and trunks, and
leaves become susceptible to chlorosis, where they lose
their lush green color and become yellow or lime green.
if you planted flowers underneath your tree, or you
planted other trees in the general vicinity, the same
disease may infect these live and healthy plants.
Branches may fall
branches from dead trees may fall on a windy day or
during a storm. In actuality, these branches may fall at
any given time, causing destruction to your home or
also a liability if they fall on your neighbor’s
forget, animals and people may walk underneath the tree
and suffer a serious injury, if not death, from being
hit by a branch.
Dead trees are more likely to topple over
and decomposition compromise the integrity of the tree.
way the tree falls, it may damage your home or your
neighbor’s property, or injure your family or
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