Trees are some of the most beautiful living creatures on the earth. They can be small or large with flowering buds and provide shade and protection from the harsh outdoor elements. No matter the type of trees you have, it’s essential to take care of them. Why? Neglected trees can become extremely dangerous.
This doesn’t always mean that your home or property is in danger of a neglected tree. Sometimes it can mean a tree itself is in danger. That’s why it’s important to know if anything is wrong with them and take action as soon as possible. That’s why the ISA-certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following reasons you should never ignore damaged trees to help you avoid some of these problems.
Your Home Could Become Damaged
When damaged or overgrown trees are left ignored, you may not notice that a large branch has broken, become infested, or has died, all of which can affect the structural integrity of a tree. Any storm with high winds or heavy rain can cause affected branches to fall unexpectedly at any time. This, in turn, can damage your home or property or cause harm or death to people and pets below.
Damaged trees can also affect the value of your home if you’re planning on selling. In fact, a mature tree can account for as much as 10% of your assessed property value. This means that you will actually lower the value of your home if you don’t take care of your trees.
Damaged Trees Costs More To Fix
If you’ve just bought a home where the trees were neglected, or you are just starting to notice problems with your trees, you might want to try and save them. While trees can come back from the worst neglect, it doesn’t mean there is an easy fix to get them where you want them to be. Why? Neglect adds up over time. A problem that may have started on one part of a tree can quickly spread to another. There will be more trimming and pruning involved when problems compound to get it healthy again. This means more work and money to save it. That’s why we recommend seeking the help of an ISA-certified arborist like Westcoast Tree Care to find the best ways to fix damaged trees.
Keep in mind that a tree may need to be removed in certain circumstances. Weak trees are prone to breakage are a dangerous hazard to people and property below. Trees that are infested by insects or disease can also pass these infections to nearby trees. Any tree that is more than 50% damaged should be professionally removed.
Neglect Could Result In Tree Death
If a tree is neglected for too long, there is a high chance it will die. Trees are living creatures, and if something goes wrong, they will need help to recover and stand as strong as they once did. That’s why it’s essential to monitor your tree’s health and structural integrity throughout the year.
It’s also important to take care of trees that have recently been trimmed or pruned or trees with any visible problems. It doesn’t take long to look them over. Additionally, you need to be extra careful after planting a new tree. The first five years are critical for their long-term health. Proper watering, pruning, and other tree care services will ensure it grows into a healthy mature tree that drastically reduces future costs. That’s why you should always keep an eye on a tree after you plant it, as this is the most important time period of its growth.
Olympia Tree Care Services
Westcoast Arbor Care provides Olympia tree care and emergency removal services. If a tree on your property is dead, diseased, or damaged, contact us by filling out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733. Our certified arborist is trained to identify warning signs along and any risks of danger when it comes to the safety of your home and loved ones. We also know what it takes to keep your trees healthy and growing for future years to come.