This tree services guide thanks to Assurance Tree Services in Newcastle.
Frequently, people take down trees just because they think they pose a threat to property, or they are just not appreciated.
Sometimes trees need to be cut down. These days nobody wants to remove a tree, however there are many reason why cutting down a tree is necessary.. But when cutting a tree, making the right decision is hard. When is it finally time to remove that tree? Ideally, before the worst happens. We suggest that a dead or dying tree be removed as soon as you recognize it. The more time you put it off, the more dangerous the tree can become, and the more dangerous it can be to remove it.
Take notice if the top of the tree or branches are dying back, or the trunk shows signs of decay.
The Tree is Unhealthy or even Tree is Dead.T
Naturally when a tree is dead, it should be removed. Leaving it there will pose a future risk to property because without living roots it will eventually fall.
When the Tree is Damaged
When the Tree Touches Your Home
When a tree is positioned too close to your house, that its branches are touching your property, then you should have it taken out. Because of mould growth, the branches and leaves might destroy your roof’s siding. It can also get as far as power lines that are definitely dangerous.
When the Trunk Starts to Decay.
The tree is growing too close to– or the roots are intruding onto your house, fences, swimming pools, utility lines or other structures.
In certain cases a tree is just too large for it’s surroundings. Which can be unsafe to people and property.
Vertical cracks, seams, dead branch stubs, and large wounds are the most common signs of a rotting tree trunk. When these begin to appear, the circumference of the trunk will weaken, and the tree will gradually collapse. This can injure people and animals nearby.
When the Tree Roots are Weak
When tree roots are weak they will offer hardly any support. Safety is a big risk in this situation, which causes the tree to decay and collapse. Identify this by looking closely at the base. When there is space between the tree and the ground, then it is structurally unsound.
If the tree is 50% damaged, then it is time to cut it down. Damaged trees regularly decline, and have abnormal growth and appearance. They also have misshapen leaves caused by a toxic substance called herbicide. Damaged trees can survive many years, but it can also cause injuries to passersby.
When a Lot of Fungus is Present
When the Tree Belongs to an Undesirable Species
Undesirable species of trees show many dangerous characteristics, including persistent breakage of branches, falling amounts of debris, and shallow roots that can damage yards and pavements. Some undesirable tree species are Gumtrees, oak trees, Box Elder, Mulberry, Mimosa, Norway Maple, and Pines. These types are prone to insects and diseases.
It is important that you closely examine the condition of a tree before cutting it down. If you need the assistance of a professional arborist, contact us – Assurance Trees.
A large fungus growing at the base of the tree suggests an internal rot, which could be occurring in its trunk or roots. Fungus can trigger diseases to living things, and is a potential breeding ground of poisonous mushrooms.
Can I Remove a Tree Personally?
Our team do at Assurance Trees not recommend removing a tree on your own or without the help of a licensed arborist. Consulting an arborist will give you a qualified professional opinion about the tree in question in a large variety of situations, and have been trained in the safest and most efficient ways to remove them. An arborist can help you avoid an uncertain or dangerous situation and bring along the necessary hardware to remove the branches and wood that usually create a large mess on the ground.