Is there a large tree on a property that you own? Have you ever given much thought to how the tree is doing? If you're like a lot of people, you probably don't give your tree much second thought. It is simply something that exists. While this may be fine most of the time, ignoring the tree for too long can result in various issues over time. Some of these issues can take a while to make themselves known but that doesn't make them any less of a problem. They can include:
Property damage: As a tree grows, sometimes one of its larger branches will die off. This may be due to disease, weather damage, or the limb simply no longer being needed. If you don't have your tree trimmed by a professional tree service every year or at least every other year, these limbs will eventually fall off and will damage anything that happens to be below. This includes your home, vehicle, or even a person who happens to be unlucky enough to be in the drop area. Since you have no way of controlling the size of these branches or when they come off, unless they are removed by a professional, it's likely that they will result in the need for expensive repairs.
Termites: If you live in an area where termites are common, you definitely need to keep an eye on any trees on your property for signs of termite damage. It's not necessarily a guarantee, but if your tree service professionals notice termite damage to your tree then there's a good chance that the insects are eating your home as well. Termite prevention efforts can only do so much if you're not also looking out for signs of an active termite infestation.
Sewer or septic system damage: A large tree often has an even larger and more impressive root system underground than you might have realized. This root system is often harmless and does little more than help the tree soak up water and nutrients. But some trees, such as willows, are especially thirsty and will grow long roots in search of any sign of moisture. If your sewer or septic line has even the tiniest leak, these roots are likely to start to grow towards the source of the moisture, eventually finding the source and forcing their way into the pipe. Since some tree species are more notorious for this type of damage than others, you'll need to find out from a tree service professional whether it's something you should be concerned about or if your tree is actually fine.
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16 February 2019
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