Tree Removal: 4 Situations That Might Require a Professional

Tree Removal: 4 Situations That Might Require a Professional

Trees are essential to our environment, but when they get too close to your home or pose a danger, you may need to consider tree removal services.

There are several reasons why a tree may be cut down, and knowing which ones apply to your situation can help you make an informed decision about hiring professionals for the job. In this blog post, we’ll explain four scenarios that commonly result in tree removal services being needed.


1) The tree is dead or dying

A tree in the yard can be beautiful, but what if it is dead or dying? What should you do then? One option is to just cut it down and let it decompose. A second option would be to have the tree removed by a professional.

Of course, there are some exceptions to this rule. If the tree is too big for one person to handle, or if the trunk of the tree has been compromised due to rot or termites, then hiring an expert might be prudent.

Likewise, if there are any danger zones nearby that need to be taken into consideration (power lines or roads), then hiring an expert might also be prudent.


2) The tree is causing damage to property

It is possible that you can either trim the tree or remove it altogether. If the tree is close to your home, you may be able to trim it so that it no longer hangs over or touches your home.

If the branches are rubbing against your roof, you might need to trim them so they don’t crack the shingles and cause water damage. The same can be said if your tree is encroaching on a neighbor’s property or even worse, leaning or rubbing against their home.

In most cases where a tree is touching a home, we recommend calling an experienced and reputable tree removal service. They may even be able to save the tree and resolve the issue with proper trimming.


3) The tree is in the way of new construction

It’s understandable if you want to keep the tree as long as possible. However, sometimes it’s necessary to remove it.

For example, if the tree is in the way of new construction or stands in danger of falling and damaging property or injuring someone, it may be best to have it removed by a professional tree removal service.


4) The tree is a safety hazard

If your tree is a safety hazard, it needs to be removed. It doesn’t matter if you live in the city or the country; any tree that poses an imminent risk of falling on structures, houses, and cars needs to be taken care of. This might sound like an extreme situation, but it does happen more often than you would think.

Trees can get sick for any number of reasons including pests and disease, or just old age. In that case, it’s best to take care of them before they cause more problems. At Arborist Prime, we suggest calling a licensed and insured tree service to resolve a tree that is a safety hazard.

We always believe in safety first!


What Types of Diseases Make Trees Sick

A tree’s health might be compromised by various diseases. A tree care specialist can diagnose the problems and recommend a course of treatment. For example, a tree with a fungus will have a dull, yellowish or brownish discoloration on the bark. The leaves might also develop dark spots or wilt at their edges. Fungus might also cause sap to ooze from the trunk and branches. Another disease that makes trees sick is called root rot. This occurs when roots are deprived of oxygen and nutrients, often due to soil compaction and poor drainage from heavy rain or irrigation run-off.


While it may not seem like it, there are various situations in which tree removal will be necessary. If you find yourself in one of the four scenarios outlined above and need professional tree removal services, contact your local arborist. If you’re located in Michigan, give us a call now at Arborist Prime, (248) 459-5422. We’re considered one of Michigan’s top tree trimming, maintenance, and removal service. Take a look at our customer reviews!

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