Oftentimes our garden and everything in it become so familiar to us, that it is hard to imagine even if a single tree is missing. Trees are beautiful, create shade, attract wildlife and create a different kind of landscape in different seasons. However, what happens when a tree needs to be removed? Whether it is an obvious reason such as an old decaying tree or one that has structural problems which cannot be easily detected, a tree risk assessment is a smart solution. A tree safety inspector will be able to determine whether there are enough reasons for the removal. Here are some of the factors that contribute to making a decision that a tree poses a threat.
First and foremost, safety. A tree must be removed if it is completely overgrown and leaning towards the house. Not only is a very big tree hard to take care of in and of itself, it can also become a bigger problem in a case of a storm. In addition, if the roots are encroaching on your house, your children’s playground or if it drops troublesome leaves, needles, sap, seeds or branches, the tree has to go.
Next, if you suspect that the tree might potentially cause a structural damage to your property, a tree safety inspection must be conducted since there can be a problem that can’t be easily detected. The roots could grow close to the surface and change the drainage pattern across the property and in some cases they can cause drainage problems in the garden. The weakened limbs of the tree have the potential to cause great damage to the property. Also, a tree can grow very tall very close to the house can make it easy for certain animals to have access to your roof.
Sometimes, you might simply want to change the landscape of your garden and according to your new design plan, there is a tree that is blocking the view or creating too much shade preventing other plants from growing properly. So, this tree would have to be removed in order to achieve your picture-perfect garden. Again, don’t hesitate to rely on a tree safety inspection so that you can be sure that removing the tree can be done legally.
Finally, if the tree is decaying or is insect-infested, the best thing to do is to remove it. A tree that is dying can spread the insect-infestation to other trees nearby and the best alternative is to get rid of it in order to save the other trees in your garden. You can plant healthier species in the place of the removed tree and continue the cycle of the ecosystem.