3 Reasons To Contact Tree Care Services

Posted on: 9 January 2023

Trees are a great addition to your yard, but like any part of your landscaping, they need to be maintained. If neglected, trees can pose potential hazards or damage parts of your home. If you would like to know more, check out these three reasons you may need to contact tree care services.

1. Your Tree Is Sick, Dying, or Dead

If you have a tree that is sick, get help fast before the tree starts to die. A sick tree may have yellowing leaves, wounds on the tree bark, fallen leaves/twigs, peeling bark, etc. If the tree is sick for too long, it can start to die. A dying or dead tree has brittle small branches. If you cut the tree bark and the underlying layer is brown and dried out, the tree may be dying or dead.

A dying or dead tree poses a huge risk because it may drop large branches. However, if the tree is also leaning, it may actually fall over. Depending on where it falls, it could cause major damage or injury to people or structures.

2. Your Tree Is Causing Damage

Even healthy trees may be causing some damage. Branches that hang over your roof increase the risk of debris on the roof. Plus, if the branch breaks in a windstorm, it could cause severe damage. In this case, you may want to remove the tree, but having the right branches trimmed may be enough.

Tree roots can also cause issues if they grow into:

  • The house's foundation
  • The driveway or patio
  • The septic system or plumbing pipes
  • Drinking wells

If this happens, it may be best to have the tree removed to prevent future damage.

3. You Have a Stump

If you already had a tree cut down, you may not think much about the tree stump. However, tree stumps pose two risks. First, they can become a tripping hazard, especially if they are hard to see or become hidden under bark dust or mulch.

Stumps also increase the risk of pests because pests like rotting wood. If the stump is too close to your home or another structure like a shed, the pests may move toward the structure. Tree care technicians can remove stumps in a variety of ways.

If you have trees, you need to care for them. Some trees, however, can be more problematic than beneficial, especially if they damage your home. If you would like to know more, contact a tree care service provider today.