Residential tree removal is not always an easy decision for homeowners and not one to take lightly! Mature trees add lots of beauty to a yard while providing shade for your lawn and landscaping features, a roost for colorful birds, and sometimes even a place for kids to climb and play. However, there are a few reasons to consider a tree removal service for your property even if you love the appearance of a certain tree or trees behind or in front of your home.
Consider tree removal on your residential property:
Because tree removal affects the overall appearance of your yard perhaps more so than any other landscaping decision, you might note some added details about when and why it’s still recommended you choose this service. It’s also good to note a few precautions against DIY tree trimming and removal!
A homeowner might also discuss any other concerns with a tree removal company and decide if removal, trimming, or another such service is the right choice for a property. You’ll then end up with a beautiful lawn or yard that you love but which is also healthy and free of potential damage.
While removing an otherwise beautiful, mature tree is not an easy decision for any homeowner, there are times when this is the best decision for you and your property. Note some added details about a tree removal service and when it’s the right choice, or should at least be discussed with an arborist or landscaper near you!
Before you decide on its removal, you might try tree trimming. Trimming back branches can provide your lawn and landscaping the light it needs to thrive while also improving your view and protecting your home’s roof. However, tree trimming and especially removal are not DIY jobs!
One reason to call an arborist, landscaper, or tree trimming service is that branches must be cut in a particular fashion to avoid “bruising” or damaging them and the tree itself. Trees rely on branches for sunlight, oxygen, and hydration, and cutting those branches incorrectly can cut off that nourishment from the tree so that it begins to wilt and wither.
Tree trimming is also more difficult and dangerous than homeowners realize! Even if you should tie off a branch or tree trunk before cutting, they can still pull and fall in a completely different direction than expected. The internet abounds with videos of homeowners trimming branches or cutting down trees that then landed on their car, garage, fence, or home!
While such videos might be entertaining, property damage might then run into the tens of thousands of dollars. Your homeowner’s insurance policy also might not cover damage caused by your own actions or negligence! Branches and trees falling in an unexpected direction are also dangerous if not downright deadly for anyone in the vicinity.
Note, too, that tree roots wrapped around a property’s outdoor plumbing pipes or home’s foundation won’t simply pull away when you remove that tree. If you don’t cut those roots properly, you can cause even more damage to pipes, concrete foundations, and the like. To avoid risk of injury and property damage, leave tree trimming and removal to the professionals.
If you’re still hesitant about tree removal services for your property, you might consult with an arborist about relocating that tree so you have sunlight where needed and shade where it’s appreciated! In some cases a tree service professional might be able to redirect a tree’s roots away from underground pipes and other such materials so that you can keep the tree while protecting your property.
An arborist or tree trimming service might also be able to trim the top of a tree and thin its branches, allowing more sunlight to pass through. If a tree fails to thrive due to poor soil conditions, a tree service might suggest ways of improving the property’s drainage or retaining moisture so that the tree grows healthy and strong.
If a certain tree on your property simply won’t thrive or is already decaying or dead, you can also speak to an arborist or tree service about replacing that tree! A native tree that thrives naturally in your area can mean all the shade and visual interest you need on your property without having to worry about that tree’s health and condition over the years.
You can also consider some added landscaping or other feature on your property after tree removal, as that space might look a bit emptier than you imagined once that tree is gone. A landscaper can help you decide on the best choice of shrubs or even a pergola and other such fixture, to ensure your property still looks welcoming and restful after a tree removal service.