Signs You Should Remove A Tree
Faith Ishler
Lawn Care Projects

Trees are beneficial in many ways, including improving air quality and providing beauty, shade, and wildlife habitat. However, there are times when removing a tree is crucial for your landscape’s long-term health and safety. Here are a few signs that a tree may require removal promptly.

Fungal Disease

Fungi growing on your tree may indicate disease. While some fungi can be treated, it can also be fatal to the infected or nearby healthy trees. Fungi can also deteriorate and weaken a tree’s structure, leading to severe decay and damaging the tree’s ability to photosynthesize. A few signs of fungal disease include discoloration, scabs, drooping leaves, fungus growing on or around the tree, stunted growth, and more.

Pest Damage

Insect infestations can sometimes attack and damage otherwise healthy trees. Destructive insects, like burrowing or borer insects, thrive on trees and lay their harmful eggs in a tree’s stem, root, or twig. The larvae then take away the tree’s water absorption ability. If your tree has larvae, egg masses, thinning leaves, discoloration of needles or leaves, holes in leaves, or holes in tree bark, a pest infestation may be the cause. Knowing what to look for can make it possible to save your tree from irreversible damage.

Hazardous Area

Sometimes the location of a tree is the reason for its removal. For example, if a tree is too close or leaning towards your home, on or near a power line, over a children’s playset, or leaning over a sidewalk, it may be a safety risk for you and your family, property, and neighbors. Large trees should be at least 20 feet away from a structure.

Lawn is Not Growing

Grass prefers sunlight and won’t grow as fast in a densely shaded area. Tree canopies tend to block out sunlight and limit moisture in the soil. Pruning or removing the tree’s lower branches and fertilizing the grass two to three times a year may be enough to begin growing healthy green grass under the trees. However, removing the tree doesn’t necessarily need to be the first choice when the proper care is applied first.

Whether you’re looking to plant, prune, or remove trees, we can help! Contact us today to inquire about our maintenance services. Our top priority is to assist you in safeguarding the well-being of your property for years to come.