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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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There are many benefits to having beautiful well-developed trees on your property. They can add value to your home, provide a break from winds and weather, and helps lower your heating and cooling costs. They also absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. But what happens when your trees are no longer healthy or doing what you need them to do?

Here are a few signs when you may need tree removal services.

1. Trees Begin Randomly Dropping Branches

It is not unusual for trees to drop branches following high winds or a storm, but it could be a sign of a much larger problem when your tree begins to drop branches randomly. Your tree could be suffering from some type of damage or disease. Even healthy trees are susceptible to drought, heat, fungal infections, and insect infestations. 

Before you invest in tree removal, you should contact an Arborist to see if they can help save your tree. If not, it may be best to have a tree service remove it before it dies even more. 

2. Trees Have Sustained Significant Damage

Even a perfectly healthy tree can be susceptible to damage. Lightning, insect infestation, droughts, flooding, or pesticides can cause significant damage to your trees. Signs of damage may include:

  • Large splits
  • Uprooting
  • Broken limbs

Damaged trees can quickly become hazards around your home and property. These trees need removing before they cause additional damage to surrounding landscaping or injuries to you, your friends, and your family. 

3. Trees Have Breached The Property Line

Many homeowners will plant trees along the property line and not consider what will happen when the trees mature and get bigger. Depending on the tree's species, this growth can often cause them to overhang your neighbor's fencing or property. 

A good tree trimming may solve your problem. Unfortunately, if your tree's roots affect your neighbor's property, it may be time for tree removal. A tree's roots can extend four to seven times the surface area of the tree's crown. 

For example, if you have a beautiful oak with a crown spreading approximately 10 feet wide, its roots may extend 40 to 70 feet away from the tree. Tree roots can grow under concrete, interfere with plumbing or septic systems, or even rob the nutrients from other areas. 

4. The Trees Are Causing Overcrowding

For undergrowth such as grass, saplings, or bushes to flourish, they must have a certain amount of sunlight. Thick tree canopies can block this sunlight and inhibit the growth of anything underneath. 

Tree removal services can trim the limbs and foliage to thin the tree canopy. If the trimming is insufficient, the tree service can remove the trees if needed. 

Reach out to a local company that offers tree removal services to learn more.