12 Warning Signs You Need Professional Tree Removal Services
Dead trees pose a dangerous threat. Whether it's leaning, diseased, or broken, the longer the tree sits, the more dangerous it becomes. If this sounds like a tree in your yard, it’s time to call us for professional tree removal.
Are you wondering, "should I get a tree removed?" If so, we have the answers to all your tree removal questions. From the hidden dangers to the signs to watch for, think of this as your go-to distressed tree guide.
Let’s dive into the most common signs a tree needs to get taken out.
1. The Tree Is Dead
It’s hard to believe a beautiful old tree could die. As with all things living, however, trees do have a lifespan. If your tree isn’t blooming anymore, this is a clear sign it has died.
Your tree could also look decayed, rotted, and dry. You’ll know a dead tree when you see one. If a dead tree has been sitting in your yard for months, or even years, it’s time to have it taken out.
A dead tree is dangerous. You don’t want a dead tree looming in your yard, waiting for something bad to happen. Think of it as a not-so-hidden threat that’s hanging over your home as well as your family members.
A dead tree will always come down, and you’d rather be the one to do it.
2. You See Visible Signs of Damage
Trees are incredibly strong. They can withstand heat, cold, storms, and almost anything Mother Nature throws at them. There is a limit, however, to how much a tree can take.
If you see a tree damaged after a big storm, you should call us to determine how much the tree was hurt. Only a professional team of arborists are able to tell you the condition and the health of your tree.
Getting a tree removed should only be done by professionals. We’ll assess the damage and see if the tree can be saved or if all or parts of it need to be removed.
Sadly, once a tree is damaged from a storm, it’s hard for them to recover. This makes keeping a tree dangerous. A damaged tree is just as hazardous as a dead one.
3. The Tree Is Leaning
Some trees lean on their own. These trees are beautiful in their shape and appearance. Naturally leaning trees add whimsy and charm to any yard or landscape.
When a tree starts leaning after a big storm or on its own, and it never did before, this could be a sign of a problem. If a leaning tree is a new occurrence, something has affected it.
You need a professional arborist to come and inspect the tree. We’ll be able to tell what is causing the lean and show how much damage it poses. We can tell you if there’s a chance your tree could fall on your property or people walking near it.
You don’t want a dangerous, looming tree hanging over your property. Your family, children, pets, guests, and home are all at risk. Get the tree looked at to ensure it doesn’t become a hazard.
4. The Tree Is Sick
Sometimes a tree looks healthy on the outside, and on the inside, it's damaged by disease. You may notice signs of sickness that don’t appear to be spreading or causing the tree any harm. This isn’t always the case, however.
For the safety of your loved ones and anyone walking near the tree, you’ll want to have us out to look at it.
Unfortunately, if you don’t treat a diseased tree, it could actually spread to other healthy trees. The disease sometimes has a domino effect where when one tree becomes sick, the others around it do as well.
You’ll see more than one sick tree in your yard if it isn’t taken care of. Don’t let the disease spread. Call us to see how bad it’s damaged, what the disease is, and to remove the tree if needed.
5. There Are Longitudinal Cracks
Tree bark makes it difficult to recognize if something is wrong with your tree. However, if you see large, longitudinal cracks, this is a bad sign — especially if the cracks are located in the middle of two opposite facing branches.
If a severe wind or a heavy Florida storm or hurricane comes blowing through, the tree won’t be able to withstand the pressure. Your tree could crack or split further when you least expect it. This will cause dangerous and expensive damage and serious injury.
As a precaution and safety measure, you’ll want to have us inspect the tree. We’ll make sure it’s trimmed or removed. You’ll finally have peace of mind that the crack won’t cause more damage!
6. Decaying Roots on the Tree
If your tree is leaning or looks unsound, it could be because the roots are decaying. Root damage is one of the leading causes of leaning trees. Dead branches are another telltale sign that the roots on a tree are damaged.
If the roots of a tree become damaged, you’ll see the tree begin to die or rot. The tree will start to lean, and the dead branches cause dangerous threats. Before you start to have more serious problems, give us a call.
7. Cavities on Tree Trunks
If you see holes forming in the trunks of your trees, this could be a sign that the trees aren’t as sound as they once were. Holes in a tree are known as cavities. Cavities showing up in your tree are a sign of distress.
A cavity could mean that your tree is starting to decay. Cavities in trees are also a sign that there are insects infecting your tree. Cavities combined with mushrooms or fungi are also a sign to watch for.
Mushrooms and fungus on a tree could mean they are sick. A sick tree will need to be diagnosed by an arborist.
We’ll take a look at your tree and assess the cavities. We’ll also look at any fungus or mushrooms visible on the tree and give it a proper diagnosis.
If your tree needs to be removed, we’ll do so in order to keep your yard safe. Give us a call at the first sign of cavities or decay.
8. Intertwined Branches
Intertwined tree branches are another sign of trouble for trees. These are harder to spot if you aren’t familiar with trees. Tree branches rubbing together or becoming entangled will make your tree less structurally sound.
Tangled branches also leave your tree open to infections and disease. Your tree is compromised and more suspectable to sickness. You'll be able to tell there is a problem if you see branches that are rubbing together or intertwined.
We’ll come out and look at your tree to assess the damage. If we can do anything to save your tree, we’ll intervene and try to keep it alive and well. If the tree is too far damaged, we’ll tell you the necessary steps to remove the tree.
9. The Proximity to Your Home
Do you have a tree growing close to your home? One sign that a tree is a little too close to your roofline is when you find a ton of leaves and branches on your roof. Full tree removal might not be necessary, but we’ll let you know upon inspection.
We may recommend cutting branches down and trimming the tree to keep your roof safe. We’ll let you know the best course of action for your home and your tree. If a tree is too close, it can cause a lot of damage.
Branches falling on your roof could cause expensive roof, window, and structural damage to your home. You’ll also fill your gutters with sticks and leaves.
Branches can also fall on top of people near your home. For safety reasons, it’s important to have us come and check how to proceed. Give yourself peace of mind that your home and family are protected.
10. Closeness to Pedestrians
If your tree is too close to a walkway or sidewalk, it might be best to have it removed. The same goes for powerlines and streets. You’ll want to keep pedestrians safe when they are traveling near your home.
Trees that are too close to walk areas can do a lot of damage. Not only can people get hurt from falling branches, but it can also damage property, such as cars and neighboring homes. If a dead tree in your yard falls on a neighbor’s home, you could be responsible for the damage.
A dead tree that’s too close to a power line could also cause a lot of damage. Falling branches can cause power outages to an entire neighborhood.
Trees on power lines have also caused fires. Wildfires in California, for example, can start from trees falling on power lines.
You could be putting yourself and your neighbors at risk if you have a tree that has fallen on a powerline.
Never attempt to remove tree branches near power lines on your own. You need a professional to take care of this. You could cause serious injury to yourself and others.
It’s your civic duty to call in the pros to take care of things. For the safety of your family and those traveling around you, call us to assess your damaged or dead tree.
11. Exposed Roots
There are many reasons a tree may lean and become uprooted from the ground. Exposed roots cause a tripping and falling hazard. If the roots of your tree are severely exposed, it’s time to give us a call.
Exposed roots are also a sign that your tree is about to lean. This means the tree isn’t as structurally sound anymore. A leaning tree exposing roots is bound to fall.
You and your family don’t want to be anywhere near a tree that is about to fall over.
To keep everyone safe, give us a call when you notice newly exposed roots. We’ll assess the tree and see how sound it is. If needed, we’ll recommend the tree be removed for everyone’s safety.
12. The Tree Has Already Fallen Down
If you have a large property, a fallen tree might not cause any issues. If it isn’t touching any property or power lines, there isn’t necessarily anything you need to do about it. We’ll be happy to come and take a look and let you know our recommended course of action.
If the fallen tree is clearly visible in front of your home, you’ll want to give us a call right away. Fallen trees pose a danger to people walking near your home as well as your family. You’ll want us to come and get the tree removed before it does any more harm to property or those around you.
The Benefits of Professional Tree Removal Services
When it comes to professional tree removal services, the benefits are almost endless. Not only will you have more peace of mind, but you’ll also provide much-needed safety for your family and neighbors.
Falling trees can cause property damage to homes, cars, powerlines, and streets. Even worse, a falling tree can cause injury and even death. To help prevent costly damage and injury, have us come by to assess your tree.
The sooner your tree is taken care of, the safer it is for everyone. If you’re ready for a consultation, fill out the contact form here to get in touch.