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How to Identify Hazardous Trees Needing Removal

It’s true that trees are great for the ecosystem and produce many benefits including natural shade, aesthetics, and a home for wild critters. However, there may come a time when certain trees just aren’t in the best condition or the best place to stay in your yard. If you have trees with any of the following troubles, you should consult with your professional tree service to see if removal is the right choice.

Dead or Dying Trees

Dead or dying trees don’t really serve a purpose. They not only look sad on your property, but they may also pose a threat to the safety of you and your house. Dead trees are generally not as sturdy and full as healthy trees and may very easily come down in severe weather or high winds. To avoid damage or injury, dead and dying trees should be removed.

Trees With Disease

Trees are susceptible to diseases just the same as people are. When a tree is diseased, it may not thrive and might die slowly. Some tree diseases can be cured with the help of a professional. However, some diseased trees may be too far gone and should be removed before they cause further problems.

Leaning or Unstable Trees

Even healthy trees can lean and become unstable. When a tree begins to lean, it is at a higher risk of falling over or becoming uprooted in a storm. If the tree is near your home or other structure or is at risk for causing substantial damage or injury if it falls, it should be removed before danger happens.

Root Problems

Tree roots can grow to massive lengths underground. You may not notice most tree roots, but they do have the potential to cause serious problems. As roots grow, they may become entangled in your plumbing or may push against the foundation of your house. Some roots will even grow up above ground, causing problems with grass growth and uneven terrain. If your tree’s roots have grown too big or too far, it is best to remove the tree to stop the growth from causing extensive damage.

Pest Infestations

Insect infestations are a common cause of death and destruction of trees. If your tree has an invasive species or has become unhealthy due to pests chewing away at the limbs, leaves, or trunk, talk with your professional tree service about having the tree removed.

Although we love trees for the ambiance and fresh air, unfortunately, there are times when a beloved tree is better off gone. If you have trees that pose a risk to your property or personal safety, call Economy Tree, Inc. for prompt, professional tree removal services in Santa Barbara, CA.

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