If you have trees in your yard, you want these trees to be as healthy as possible. A wooded lot can provide you with shade and privacy, but unhealthy trees can actually cause hazards for your property. For help deciding when to remove a tree, keep reading.
Unhealthy trees can cause damage to your property. If a strong storm comes along, your unhealthy trees can lose branches or even fall down. This is a huge safety risk. It is also expensive to clean up. To avoid this problem, inspect your trees to make sure they are healthy.
An unhealthy tree can have cracks at the lower trunk area. These cracks weaken the base of the tree, improving its fall risk. These trees should be removed for optimal safety. Any trees with branches that hang over the roof of your home should also be trimmed or removed. If a strong storm causes these branches to break from the tree, this can mean serious damage for your home.
Are your trees standing up straight or are they leaning. If you have a tree that is leaning towards a target object, you should have this tree removed. A tree that is leaning towards your house, garage, or driveway is more likely to fall than a tree that is standing up straight. Removing these trees reduces the risk of property damage.
Dead trees should be removed. In order to tell if a tree is dead, check to see if it is growing new leaves. If not, it is probably dead. This is also an easy way to tell if a tree has a dead branch. If a tree is growing leaves on most of its branches, but not all of its branches, the branches that are not growing leaves or blossoming are likely dead. Dead trees are not only fall risks, but they can also house bugs and pests that can cause damage to your yard. Infected trees can also cause problems. To tell if a tree is infected or diseased, look for fungi. Fungi grows at the base of trees and is a sign of decay.
Now that you know what trees need to go, contact Lamb Tree Care. We can help you remove at-risk, infected, and dead trees from your yard. We have over 25 years of experience serving the Sarasota, Venice, and Bradenton area. To schedule a consultation, call us at 941-377-3333 today!