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Tree Removal Is a Last Resort for Diseased, Damaged, or Problem Trees

Having healthy shade trees to shield your home and yard is a wonderful way to expand your living space, even when the temperature climbs. But if the trees on your property have not had regular maintenance, your shade canopy and even your outbuildings and home may be at risk. Working with a professional arborist can help you determine which trees need pruning and which ones may need to be removed.

Start With a Baseline

If you have recently purchased a property and are not sure of the condition of the trees, schedule an appointment with an arborist to get your trees assessed. You can find out if your trees are at risk of disease from:

  • Overcrowding
  • Insects
  • Pathogens
  • Age

An overcrowded tree can often be given a new lease on life with a detailed pruning. A tree infested with insects will need to be treated or removed. A diseased tree can also be either pruned or treated. Older trees may be pruned and kept healthy for a time, but if they are showing signs of becoming brittle, then a planned removal may be necessary.

Hazards of Neglected Trees

A diseased tree that has been allowed to linger can become brittle. Because whole branches can die off over time, a diseased tree can become unbalanced. A strong wind can break off dead branches and leave the tree at risk of tipping. It may fall into another tree or land on your house.

An overgrown tree can also suffer wind damage. A heavy leaf canopy produces a great deal of wind resistance. As the wind blows through the canopy, branches that are too close together can rub against one another and create wounds.

When Tree Removal Is Necessary

Diseased and damaged trees may need to be removed on an emergency basis. If you have building plans for your yard, such as an outbuilding, you may simply need to remove a tree that is in the way.

Safe tree removal, especially within the confines of a residential yard, takes a great deal of skill and know-how. It also involves the use of many tools and heavy machinery that can pose safety risks. That is why it is best to leave this type of job to the professionals.

If you need assistance with tree removal in Columbus, OH, contact Bluegrass Tree & Lawn today. We can assess the trees on your property and help you build a plan to bring them back to health or remove them as necessary.