A dense, healthy tree greatly enhances the beauty of a home’s landscape. Unfortunately, there are a wide variety of factors that can affect a tree’s health including severe winds, disease, storm damage, improper trimming, fungus, and pests. When a tree dies or becomes damaged it not only becomes an eyesore it can also turn into a very serious and hazardous threat. That’s why Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following reasons it’s important to have a dead tree removed.
A Dead Tree Is Dangerous
When a tree dies, it becomes unpredictable. Even the smallest gust of wind can cause one of its branches to come loose and fall causing damage to your home or property. Even worse, a falling branch can seriously hurt or even kill people and pets below. Not only can deadwood fall unexpectedly — an entire tree is at risk of toppling over. This, in turn, creates a hazardous situation that must be removed.
A Dead Tree Can House Pests
A dead tree can become an attractive housing option to a wide variety of pests. These include rodents, termites, carpenter ants, and other wood-boring insects. Unfortunately, these pests can quickly multiply creating an unwanted infestation. Even worse, they can travel to your home or nearby structures in search of food and additional shelter.
A Dead Tree Can Spread Disease
If a tree dies — or is currently dying from a disease, it can easily infect other nearby trees. That’s because a disease can spread via soil or air. This means that a single, infected tree can end up killing an entire group of trees nearby. Not to mention other plants and flowers. This, in turn, can compromise your entire landscape as well as your neighbor’s yard.
Westcoast Tree Care
Most people assume that the trees on their property will thrive and survive on their own. However, like all living creatures, they do eventually die over time. That’s why it’s important to have a dead tree removed to keep your property and loved ones safe from potential hazards.
At Westcoast Tree Care, our certified arborist will take the time to assess any tree before making the final decision on whether or not it should be removed. If you have would like more information about our Vancouver tree care and removal services, contact us at 1.800.767.8733. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation quote.