Trees are beautiful, majestic creatures that benefit our environment. Most Portland homeowners appreciate their trees and do all they can to keep them healthy and thriving. Likewise, Westcoast Tree Care is dedicated to providing preventative tree care services. However, in spite of the most determined efforts, there are situations that call for a tree to be removed. That’s why we’d like to provide you with some of the most common circumstances that require a tree removal service.
No Oregonian likes to see a tree die. However, like all living creatures, trees get sick, damaged or die over time. Once a tree dies there’s nothing more you can do for it – except remove it. Removing a dead tree is necessary to keep your property and loved ones safe. When a tree dies, it loses its structural integrity and its ability to withstand the elements. Wind, snow, ice, and storms can cause branches to break or a dead tree to fall over completely. This can cause extensive damage and harm to nearby houses, cars, and people.
Another situation that may warrant the removal of a tree is disease. However, you may not always spot the signs of an infected tree until irreversible damage has already occurred. For example, in recent years the Pacific Northwest has seen the devastating effects of an emerald ash borer infestation. Thousands of trees throughout the United States have died due to this invasive pest. That’s why it’s important to have a tree evaluated quickly if you suspect disease or an unwanted infestation. Sometimes immediate removal is the only solution to protect other nearby trees from getting sick. If you spot signs of disease, the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care can examine it and recommend appropriate action.
Unfortunately, even healthy trees can experience unavoidable damage. Severe storms have the potential to damage trees. In particular, heavy snow, ice, and wind can cause trees to fail unexpectedly. Other sources of damage are animals, and construction work just to name a few. If a tree on your property has become damaged, it’s important to have it evaluated by a certified arborist to access the situation to see if the tree can recover or if it needs to be removed. Westcoast Tree Care can help you make an informed decision about your damaged tree.
Trees are living, growing creatures which means that their effects on their surroundings can change. While a tree may have once been planted in an ideal location, structures and conditions can change over time. Roots of nearby trees can also become invasive and disturb the foundations of nearby buildings. In addition, growing branches may touch or get in the way of power lines or other utilities. Less critically, a tree may grow to obstruct a favorite view. Trees that cause any of these types of problems are often removed.
It’s an unfortunate reality that not all trees are loved equally. In fact, even healthy trees can become bothersome. They may shed annoying fruit or seeds or have wood that is naturally weak and prone to damage. In the case of a bothersome tree, a tree removal service is often elected.
Portland Tree Removal
While there are a variety of reasons that may warrant the removal of a tree, you can trust Westcoast Tree Care to provide you with the best possible advice and preventative tree care services. When it comes time to have a tree removed from your property, contact our certified arborist today at 1.800.767.8733. We will take the time to personally walk your property, and provide you with the best possible recommendations along with a no-cost, no-obligation quote.