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What You Can Do If You Suspect A Tree Needs To Be Removed

As a homeowner, you love your trees.  The last thing you want to do is have them removed from your property. They provide relaxing shade, act as noise barriers, and increase the curb appeal and value of your home. Unfortunately, all trees have to be removed at some point in their lifetime because they become too old, diseased, or pose some other danger. Continue reading to learn more about how you can decide when it is time to remove trees on your property.

Do a Visual Inspection

If you are concerned about a tree on your property falling or even losing a branch, you can assess the situation with a visual inspection. You want to stand somewhere so that you can see the entire tree. Look to see if the tree is leaning unnaturally or if any branches are low to the ground or look heavy. If you notice any of these signs, you should call an arborist to find out if your tree needs to be removed.

You should also inspect the tree close up. Start with the roots. If the roots look damaged or show signs of decay, the tree could fall because the structure has weakened. Check the base of the tree and the ground next. If you see a gap, the tree is not as structurally sound as it once was.

The trunk of the tree could also indicate troubles. If the tree has cavities or cracks in it, the structure could be an issue. An arborist will know if a cavity is too large for the tree to remain safely standing. Any missing bark on the tree points to decay, disease, rot, or death of the tree. Fungus and what looks like sawdust around the tree are also indicators that you need someone to take a closer look at the tree.

Have a Professional Inspection

If you notice any of the signs above, you need to call a professional to determine if the problems are actually indicators that your tree needs to come down.

Additionally, if you are worried about a tree's branches, an arborist can do a canopy inspection of the tree. A canopy inspection is something that only a professional can do because it is dangerous and requires extensive knowledge of trees. The inspection will find any branches that are dangerous or dead, even if there are no signs from the ground that there is a problem.

The arborist will know if you need to remove the entire tree because of structural issues, disease, or decay. They will also be able to remove branches that are dying, dead, or unsafe so that you can keep your tree when possible.

For more information, contact Pioneer Tree & Landscape, Inc. or a similar company.

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Tips for All Stages of Home Remodeling and Renovating

When my wife and I were looking for a new home, we only had a few homes to choose from that were within the district we wanted our children to attend. That made it tough to find a home that was "perfect" for us, but thankfully, we left room in our budget to make changes to the home we bought. Thankfully, the home we bought was large enough for us to live in during the renovation process, although we did have to make our children share rooms until we added that bedroom we needed. We learned that careful planning is important to ensuring the final result of your renovation projects is exactly how you want it, and we dedicated at lot of time to planning. We learned so much during the process that we wanted to make a blog to share our tips and experience on!