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After we moved into a new home, I realized that the trees out front needed some serious attention. They were overgrown, tired-looking, and a little dangerous, so I started working with professional arborists to have them trimmed. It was a lot of work, but before we knew it, things had really improved. By the time they were finished pruning the branches, the trees didn't block the view of our home and we really felt like they would bloom better in the spring. Check out this blog for more information that could help you to keep your trees happy and healthy.

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Invasive And Problematic Tree Species You Might Want To Have Removed

Usually, people wait to have a tree removed until that tree is causing problems. But if you take this approach, you often have to do more than just remove the tree. You also have to repair the foundation the tree damaged, treat the other trees that were harmed by the dangerous one, have the power lines fixed, or so forth. It's often easier to remove potentially problematic trees early on. Here are some tree species that tend to cause a lot of problems, and that you may want to just have removed preemptively. 

Weeping Willow Trees

Weeping willow trees are uniquely beautiful with their long, hanging tendrils. But if this tree is at all close to your home, it may cause more problems than it is worth. Weeping willows' roots are really water-hungry. They find their way into sewer lines and foundations, causing lots of damage along the way. They can also attract a lot of insects. So, if you have a weeping willow that's near your home or right in your backyard, consider having it removed and replaced with a less bothersome tree.

Eucalyptus Trees

Eucalyptus trees are strong and beautiful. However, they get their strength and durability from their extensive root systems. These roots can grow close to the surface of the ground. They can choke out the roots of other plants, and they can become a problem for your lawn mower. You don't want to nick them with your mower blades, causing problems for both the mower and the tree. If you have a smaller eucalyptus tree in your yard, you should have it removed before it expands too much and causes these problems.

Honey Locusts

If you could have just one honey locust tree in your yard, that might be nice. But honey locust trees tend to send out suckers that cause new trees to grow. You'll continually have new trees popping up all over your yard. They can be a pain to pull out, and they can cause problems with underground pipes and other underground structures. For this reason, people often have honey locust trees removed from their yards when they did not plant them intentionally. Make sure your tree removal company removes all the honey locust trees — large and small.

Not all trees deserve a place in your yard. If you have a tree that belongs to one of these species, it's a good idea to have it removed sooner rather than later. Reach out to a service such as B&B Tree and Landscapes to learn more.