Mature trees are one of the big selling points that buyers are looking for while on the search for a new home. It symbolizes that the neighborhood is established, and people like established neighborhoods. They also provide an amazing amount of shade that will reduce the money that you would potentially have to spend on air conditioning during the summer months, as long as it is close enough to the house. So if trees are so beneficial, why would you ever want to have one removed? Here are some reasons to call a company for tree removal.
Trees are beautiful and they provide a lot of shade, as mentioned earlier. However, if your tree has matured to a size that you or the previous owner hadn’t considered, it could cause some real damage to your home. The shade that a tree provides is obviously more powerful the closer you plant it to the home. However, depending on the type of tree, the root system could potentially tangle with the foundation and start to break it apart over time. It may seem impossible for a plant to break up a cement foundation, but it happens, and it happens often. If you notice your home shifting more or if you have cracks on the interior or exterior walls, your trees might be the culprit. Sidewalks are also vulnerable to this and you can notice the damage more easily with them. Deciduous trees’ roots tend to be more widespread while conifers are shallow, so you can consider that as you plant more trees around your home.
Windstorms are also a good reason to get rid of trees that may be near falling down. This is when the tree has been knocked about by too many wind or ice storms, or their roots are not deep enough for the weather. If you have any trees surrounding your home, it would be a good idea to get them checked out by a tree removal company before the fall and winter seasons when it is typically stormier. A tree falling through a home could cause some pretty severe damage. If you don’t have good insurance, you could be left with a pretty hefty bill. Or there is the worse alternative-that you or a family member gets hurt during the storm.
It may surprise you to know that plants are susceptible to diseases just like humans are. If there is root rot or any other kind of disease or parasite on your tree, it can destroy the tree. It is always wise to get an expert opinion from a professional company for tree removal before you take a tree out, but if a tree is diseased past the point that it can be saved, it is best to get it removed from your property. A diseased tree can spread the disease, or it can be a haven for termites and other pests when it is dead and sitting on your property.