The Three Types Of Trees People Have Removed


Most people don't think much about having a tree removed until it is something they need to have done. And so often, by the time someone has a tree removed, it has needed to be removed for a while. So, how can you tell, earlier on, that a tree needs to be taken down? One approach is to learn a little more about the types of trees that typically need to be removed. Most trees slated for removal fall into one of the three categories below.

Dangerous Trees

These trees need to be removed because if left in place, they present some sort of risk to people or property. Trees that are growing into power lines fall into this category. While you can trim them, they will soon grow into the lines again, and so removing them is usually a better option. Trees with large, broken limbs can also be dangerous. You never know when the limb might fall on someone who is walking by. If the damaged limb is overhanging your roof, that comes with a risk of property damage. Sometimes a tree can live without a major limb, but a tree is usually pretty ugly once a whole, big limb is cut away, so people generally opt for removal in this case.

Messy Trees

Having trees in your yard should be enjoyable. If your tree is constantly dropping messy flowers, colored and juicy fruit, or gooey seed pods all over the place, then it may no longer be fun to own. Trees that fall into this category include mulberry trees, willow trees, black gum trees, and magnolias. People often have these trees removed so they can stop cleaning up after them. Then, they plant less-messy trees in their place.

Diseased Trees

Finally, people have trees removed when those trees are diseased. Most tree diseases are fungal in nature, so they eventually lead to problems such as brackets growing from the tree trunk, excessive leaf loss, and cankers on the trunk. A diseased tree may also have internal wood that becomes spongy and brittle. Eventually, that wood stops being able to transport water and nutrients to its leaves, and the leaves die. Such a tree is unlikely to make a comeback, so it's often best to remove it.

Do you have trees in any of the categories above? If so, click here to contact a tree removal company and get their opinion. 


6 April 2023

reducing the threat of standing trees around your home

I love and appreciate all of the trees around my home, but I do worry about what will happen during a strong storm. Will I get rudely awakened by by a tree crashing through the roof into my bedroom? Will a tree fall and take down the power lines that my family relies on each day to live our comfortable life? This blog will show you what you need to know before you go cutting down all of the trees on your property to maintain a safe living space and advice for picking and choosing the trees that will remain.