Since many residents in Oregon have large, mature trees on their property, the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care often gets asked if they should be removed. That’s why we’d like to provide you with the following three factors that we take into consideration before making a tree removal decision.
Tree Height & Distance
Determining how safe a large tree is near your home requires knowing critical information about the tree. First, we consider how far it is from your house or other structures. If the distance is closer than 15 feet, a tree may pose some safety risks. Some larger species of trees need more than 15 feet of additional space. Other signs a tree is too close include branches that touch or scrape against your home.
The health of a tree is also an important factor considering whether or not it should be removed. A healthy tree with a secure, developed root system is safer than a dead or damaged tree. A dead tree can fall over during a strong storm, which can damage your home or cause personal injury to those below. If a large dead tree is close to your home, it’s best to have it removed. Having your trees regularly inspected by a certified arborist is also a good idea because it’s often hard to identify any existing problems. Issues like disease or pest infestations can be difficult to spot on the surface, but Westcoast Tree Care can tell you if trouble is ahead with our Oregon tree care services.
In Oregon, we get our fair share of strong storms each summer, and Westcoast Tree Care has responded to many emergency tree care requests due to storm damage. Storms can damage the trees on your property by breaking branches, splitting the trunk, removing the bark, and more. If you suspect storm damage to a tree on your property, it’s important to contact a certified arborist to inspect it, as a tree may have become dangerous. It’s also important to be proactive and have your trees regularly inspected, trimmed, and pruned. A windsail reduction service will thin the branches of a tree to allow for better airflow so strong storms are less likely to damage a large, mature tree.
Oregon Tree Care
If you find yourself wondering if a large tree near your house is safe, contact the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care. ISA certified, we provide a wide variety of Oregon tree care services, emergency tree removal, and more. Fill out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.