Do you know the signs that indicate a dying tree? Whether you have one tree or multiple trees on your property, it’s essential to be aware of their health and integrity to ensure their safety. Why? Trees are more dangerous than sharks. While that may seem like a silly comparison, more people die or get injured from trees more than they do shark attacks. Furthermore, falling trees or branches can cause serious damage to your home, nearby power lines, vehicles, and more. That’s why knowing what to look out for can help you avoid a tree catastrophe.
At Westcoast Tree Care, our skilled and experienced arborists can help you identify the stages of tree death and attempt to save a weakened or sick tree on your property. If a tree is deemed a danger to people and property below, timely removal is critical.
One or two dead branches can be normal for a tree, and professional pruning by a certified arborist can easily mitigate the problem. However, if you notice more deadwood than healthy wood, it may be time to have it removed. Why? When a tree dies, it will start to shed its limbs. Eventually, over time, the entire tree will fall, compromising people and property below.
Pests & Disease
Many insects and pests are attracted to dead or diseased trees. For example, a dying tree will have brittle bark making it easy for pesky critters to inhabit the tree, causing more stress and damage. That’s why it’s essential to address a pest infestation or disease as soon as you notice any signs of chewed foliage, spotted leaves, holes in the bark, stunted or thinned foliage, or sticky substances anywhere on the tree. A tree’s likelihood of survival from disease or pest infestation will quickly decline the longer you wait to eradicate it.
Mushrooms and fungi need rotting organic matter to survive. Therefore, if a tree on your property has any mushrooms growing from the base of a tree, your tree is probably already dead and rotting. If this is the case, the tree will need to be removed. By the time mushrooms appear on a tree, the fungus has already started to eat the tree from the inside out. Most importantly, it’s essential to watch for signs of infection in nearby trees because fungi can easily spread via wind and rain.
Sequim Tree Removal
There are many reasons a tree may need to be removed. Not only are trees removed due to death and disease, but you may also want to free up extra space on your property. No matter the reason, it’s recommended to work with a reputable Sequim tree removal company, instead of going the DIY route. Even though you may think you can remove a tree on your own, there are a wide variety of challenges you will face that can lead to poor workmanship, damage, and personal injury. That’s why Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following advantages of hiring a certified arborist to get the job done right.
Skills & Expertise
A certified arborist handles hundreds of tree removal projects each year and has been doing this for a long time. Therefore, they have the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise to take on your project and deliver safe, efficient results. Having been in the industry for a long time, a Sequim tree removal company like Westcoast Tree Care can effectively deal with all kinds of challenges that may arise due to the task at hand.
Entrust our certified arborist to provide you with the peace of mind of knowing you’ve hired the right company, so there’s nothing to worry about. With us, you’ll benefit from top talent and receive optimal results once your tree has been removed.
One of the main challenges of removing a tree is safety during the process. When you take the chance of removing a tree on your own without the necessary skills, tactics, and safety equipment, you’ll put yourself and others at risk of injury or even death. It’s an unfortunate reality that many accidents have happened when a homeowner decided to remove a tree without hiring a certified arborist.
To enhance the safety of your project, it’s better to seek the services of a Sequim tree removal company like Westcoast Tree Care. We put into practice all required safety measures before starting any project. Safety is especially important during tree removal, as you don’t want to injure yourself or others helping you. You also don’t want to damage your property or your neighbors.
Another main advantage of hiring a certified arborist is that we have the necessary and sophisticated equipment to get the job done right while improving safety during the process. This is especially important when it comes to removing large, mature trees that require additional equipment. At Westcoast tree care, our certified arborist is skilled and experienced to ensure the tree removal process is coordinated smoothly to completion. With modern equipment and an experienced team, there is no reason you shouldn’t hire our experts to help you remove a tree on your property.
If you decide to remove a tree on your property on your own, you’ll need sufficient time to get the job done. If this is the case, you’ll be forced to put off other necessary errands and activities. Using a Sequim tree removal company like Westcoast Tree Care will save you a great amount of time, as our certified arborists will take control of the entire process and allow you to focus on other important activities. Wasted time often equals lost income. By having a certified arborist remove a tree on your property, you’ll save money in the long run by taking a more cost-effective, convenient, and safer approach.
Westcoast Tree Care
If you have trees on your property that you need to be removed, don’t hesitate to contact the ISA-certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care. We are a licensed and fully insured tree care company that works on both residential and commercial properties. If you would like more information, contact us by filling out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 today.