Pittsburg Tree Experts Explain How to Know When a Tree Needs Removed.
How to Know It’s Time to Say “Good-Bye” To A Tree
Trees are a universally accepted landscaping accessory. Their ability to provide shade, cover, and beautiful scenery has made them the all-star of the landscaping world. Many trees live for decades, becoming part of a home’s overall outdoor image. These days, having a tree in the yard is part of the quintessential image of an American home. But, despite their sturdy longevity, there comes a time to cut down every tree.
Still, knowing when to say “good-bye” to the old oak in the yard isn’t always easy. Keep reading to discover how to know it’s time to cut down a tree.
Trees can get sick, in a manner of speaking. Trees don’t experience fevers or chills, but they can certainly suffer from:
- Weak limbs
- Bowed branches
- Excessive falling leaves
Tree illness is typically identified by a sad, drooping, and discolored tree. When leaves start falling out of season, limbs start bending and losing their structure, or the tree starts turning shades of yellow, it’s likely to be suffering from an illness.
While some tree-based illnesses can be healed, many are not. A professional tree care service can identify the type of illness afflicting a tree, and help you determine what actions need to be taken to remedy the situation. It’s important to have illnesses handled professionally, as some cases may spread to other plants, and sick trees often become unstable and dangerous to work around.
Sick trees are often plagued by an unwelcome visitor: fungus. Fungi are often announced by the presence of mushrooms growing on the tree and usually infests the tree through damaged bark. When fungi invade, trees seldom survive. Fungus quickly spreads and can move between plants, killing more than just one tree in the process.
It’s important to call a professional tree service company to take care of any suspected fungus cases. Not all fungus are harmful to trees, many actually help trees thrive. Some fungus can be harmful to human health and may need removal with special tools or supplies. A professional tree service can take care of fungus correctly and safely.
Trees are constantly growing. Unfortunately, that’s not always a good thing. Tree roots should grow vertically, but sometimes they experience an overgrowth in the wrong direction. When that happens, roots can become invasive. Invasive roots destroy the root systems of other plants, are known to break through sidewalk cement and concrete foundations, and can damage pipes and other home materials underground.
Root problems should never be handled by a nonprofessional. Digging into the ground often requires a license and working with the local government to avoid puncturing gas lines or sewer pipes. Additionally, special tools are typically needed to take care of the issue. A professional tree cutting company can handle the situation correctly without risking damage to the client’s home or property from inexperience or lack of knowledge.
The trouble with trees? They can get pretty big. When trees have overgrown their designated space, the only solution is removal. However, when removal is desired, it’s important to have it done professionally. Tree cutting and tree removal can be dangerous if done around electrical lines, gas lines, or water pipes. The last thing any homeowner wants is to lose electricity or cause a pipe to burst when trying to remove their yard’s tree.
After a bad hailstorm or a tough winter snowstorm, even the sturdiest tree can get damaged. Extensive damage will often leave a tree half-dead, and more likely than not will be the end of the tree. There are times when damage can be remedied with some expert tree health care, but only a professional can make the call with a tree risk assessment. Damaged trees become unstable and likely to fall and cause more damage to property and people. When trees have become seriously damaged, it’s important to reach out to have a professional take a look.
Got Tree Problems? Call a Pro.
Professional arborists and tree service companies are trained in more than just tree trimming and tree pruning, it’s their job to handle all aspects of tree care, including tree removal.
Removing a tree is not a DIY project. City and state ordinances typically require licensed and insured tree care companies to handle the removal. Tree care professionals are trained to work around hazardous structures and materials and know the best methods to remove different types of trees in different locations. Working with a professional keeps you and your property safe from the risks that come with tree removal.
About Greater Pitt Tree Service
The expert team at Greater Pitt Tree Service has been helping Pittsburgh take care of their tree needs for over 27 years. They can handle anything you may need when it comes to trees and shrubberies, from pruning and trimming to removal or planting. Their competitive pricing and dedication to customer satisfaction make them the premier choice for arboreal services in the Pittsburg area. Give their friendly customer service team a call today to schedule your free consultation!