Deciding whether or not to have a tree removed can be hard. Perhaps a tree is several decades old and you have treasured family memories with it. While it may not seem like it, a tree can hold value that can’t be measured. That’s why making the decision to remove it can be difficult. However, like all living things, trees get sick and die over time. When this happens a tree becomes a hazard to both people and property.
That’s why the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care has put together the following list of determining factors to help you decide whether or not a tree should be removed.
A Tree Is Clearly Dead
If a tree on your property is clearly dead, it’s time to call a certified arborist to have it safely removed. Whether it’s been dead for short or long period of time, the longer a tree sits, the more dangerous it becomes. If a tree no longer blooms or shows signs of decay, it’s time to call a tree care professional.
Hanging deadwood (branches, limbs, etc.) can spell disaster for the property and people below. If you’ve noticed large areas of deadwood, it’s important to have them removed before they fall unexpectedly, causing serious harm or damage in the process.
Mushrooms & Fungi
Mushrooms or fungi growing at the base of a tree is a good indication a tree is dead, dying or diseased. A decaying tree can put your home and loved ones at risk due to its unseen unpredictability. That’s why it’s important to contact a certified arborist for a tree care assessment to properly diagnose the situation.
Cavities & Holes
A tree with cavities and holes can indicate decay, insect infestation, and disease. While cavities and holes don’t necessarily indicate if your tree is going to fail, it could lead to its ultimate demise down the road. That’s why it’s important to consult with a certified arborist if you spot either of these warning signs.
If you notice a sudden lean in a tree, it may indicate damage or a weakening of the root system that can cause potential failure. While it’s not uncommon for a tree to grow off center, any sudden lean should be a cause for alarm and immediate action.
Westcoast Tree Care
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. To ensure the safety of you, your loved ones and your property, we make sure the removal process is done right. In addition to removal, we also offer a variety of preventative tree care services like pruning, windsail reduction, deadwood removal and view enhancement.
Give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 (tree) for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.