No matter the season, if you have trees on your property, you will need to maintain them throughout the years. While some trees may need to be trimmed and pruned, others may need to be removed completely. That’s why Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following signs and symptoms to look out for in order to make a sound decision as to tree removal.
Obvious Tree Removal Signs
- If a tree is dead or in very poor condition, it may be wise to have it removed. Signs and symptoms of a dead or dying tree include lack of foliage and dry, brittle branches.
- If a tree is irreparable due to past or recent storm damage, it should probably be removed. While storm damage can often be dealt with by pruning small damaged areas, large open wounds to the main trunk or branches can lead to overall tree failure.
- When a tree develops a sudden lean it may have to be removed to protect the safety of people and property nearby. Leaning trees are especially hazardous and should be removed ASAP.
- If a tree has become entangled in power lines, this can create a hazardous condition. Not only will it need to be removed, but you will also need the help of your local power company along with a certified arborist.
- When a tree causes property damage due to its sap, leaves, and needles, it may be wise to have it removed. Sap can ruin the paint on cars and cause mildew to grow on your roof.
- When the roots of a tree grow to close to the foundation of a home or building, it may need to be removed. Invasive roots can cause costly damage pipes, utility lines, and foundations.
Not So Obvious Tree Removal Symptoms
Keep in mind that you may not always be able to tell if a tree on your property needs to be removed just by looking at it. Below are some additional symptoms that may indicate a dangerous tree.
- Infestation & Disease. If a tree on your property is diseased or has become infested with insects, you may need to have it removed for the safety of the people and nearby trees around it.
- Rot & Decay. With the help of a certified arborist through a tree care inspection, you may need to have a tree removed if rot or decay is discovered.
- Damage to the Main Trunk. If the main trunk of a tree is damaged or compromised, it is no longer safe and should be removed to prevent property damage while ensuring the safety of nearby people.
Eugene Tree Removal
There are a wide variety of things that can cause trees to become damaged or sick. As a Eugene, Oregon homeowner, it’s your job to ensure the safety of your property and loved ones by making important decisions like tree removal. If you have any questions or would like more information, contact the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care at 1.800.767.8733 today. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have while providing you with a no-cost, no-obligation quote for any of our tree care services.