What to Know Before Removing a Tree

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Whether you need to remove a tree that is dead or dying, or improve the layout of your landscape, here are some helpful guidelines when removing a tree.

Removing a Dead or Diseased Tree

Leaving a tree in your yard or business landscape that is showing signs of deterioration could lead to trouble.  The tree could fall or snap at any time, especially during inclement weather, causing property damage or physical damage.

Nationwide Insurance found that tree debris and fallen trees by wind cause most tornado-related home and automobile damage, second only to a direct hit from a tornado.   Ensuring that your trees are healthy and properly maintained can help reduce this risk.

If you’re not sure if your tree needs to be removed, contact a local tree service company that provides a free estimate and risk assessment.  Some telltale signs to look for are:

  • Large branches dying
  • Leaning to one side
  • Leaves falling early and not returning
  • Leave falling during growing season
  • Dead or hollow sections in trunk or branches
  • Rotten base of tree or root rot

Addressing Tree Location Issues

There are times a healthy tree may need to be removed as its location is causing issues.  Common concerns include:

  • Proximity to home or power lines
  • Tree is obstructing walkways or driveways
  • Tree roots are affecting home’s foundation
  • Interference with view or landscaping

Finding the Right Tree Removal Service

Regardless of why you need to remove a tree, it is essential that you work with a reputable tree expert.  You’ll want to find a tree expert that you’re comfortable with, and look for a tree removal service that provides:

  • A free estimate
  • Can provide proof that they are licensed, insured and carry worker’s compensation coverage
  • Uses proper tools and equipment (ask what would be used to remove your tree)

Have questions about a tree on your property? Contact DLL Landscaping & Tree Service today for a free estimate and tree risk assessment.