Trees are cut for many reasons that include building houses, stores, making paper, construction purposes and making timber and so on. In addition to serving various purposes, they are also a source of providing shade, attracting wildlife and simply look beautiful in the yards. But sometimes, cutting an old decaying tree becomes a necessity as it could cause more harm than benefiting people.
It might be quite a difficult decision to cut down a tree, but if you analyze that it’s the right time to do it, don’t make it wait longer or else the situation might get worse. The longer you wait to remove it, the more dangerous it becomes and can be very hazardous to remove it. So, think bigger and don’t take the decaying tree for granted. Some of the reasons you must look for to cut down a tree are listed as follows:
• The tree is dead
Sometimes we assume that an old decaying tree is causing no harm besides its unattractive appearance and we let it breathe around our house or property thinking that it’s all right. Unfortunately, and an old deteriorating tree could be hazardous for your whole family and the property. When it gets too old, it becomes weak and hence can be easily snap off in adverse weather conditions and can cause much damage to your belongings. It can even fell and hit people, objects and pets etc. causing serious injuries.
• Leaning in a dangerous direction
It’s best to remove a tree if you see it leaning into a particularly dangerous direction such as towards your children play area, a deck, driveway or your house. When the tree is leaning on one side, it puts pressure from the other side and makes it more susceptible to fell in bad weather situations.
• Interior decay
With the regular check up on your tree from an expert tree surgeon or arborist, you will be able to know the health of your tree as it’s very crucial. It’s something you won’t be able to spot easily as it requires some serious expertise and skills. There can be structural problems or interior decay that will ultimately lead to deterioration of your tree without you knowing and hence requires some serious attention. If left untreated, it can snap or hit unexpectedly and would cause a huge loss.
• Tree growing very close to something
There can be many problems caused due to tree growth in some specific areas. It can be a serious issue if your tree or roots is growing or encroaching too close to your house, utility lines, barns or other structures, many problems can crop up that needs to be treated beforehand. Smaller structures such as summer houses, paving slabs and garages can lift up slowly as the larger trees might grow underneath them. The branches of the trees might cause physical damage to guttering and roofs. Drain leakage can occur if the tree is growing very close to the drains.
• Infected tree
A diseased tree should be properly inspected by a tree surgeon. He might prune some specific areas such as branches that are infected so that the disease may not spread to other parts. Leaving an infected tree untreated can lead to a wealth of problems that includes attracting pests, spreading the disease to other trees and plants in your garden and can eventually lead to death. If you act quick and take matters beforehand, you can save yourself from such damages.
It is very difficult to diagnose the problem with your tree or cutting it by yourself. Therefore, It is advised to ask for the professional help from tree service companies or an expert arborist to fell the tree and to diagnose any disease prevailing in the tree. The trained arborists have an understanding of a multitude of situations and are given training in the most efficient and safest service providing.