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When I moved into my house, I noticed that there were a few trees that were significantly overgrown. I knew that I had to do something to make things right, so I started looking for tree trimmers in the area with the kind of experience I needed. I worked with them to figure out what needed to be done, and after they offered a fair quote, I had them begin work. The difference they were able to make was amazing, and I was really impressed with their contribution. This blog is here to help people to make their trees like new with the help of a professional arborist.

Making Your Trees Like New

Questions To Help You Decide Whether To Remove A Big Tree

April Reyes

Whenever you are approaching the storm season for your area, you need to assess your big trees and determine whether they will survive it. This assessment is particularly necessary for any big tree whose location means it can fall on the house or any other vital infrastructure (such as power lines). These four questions will help you with the assessment:

Is the Tree Species Prone to Falling?

Some tree species are more resistant to storm or wind damage than others. Any tree with shallow roots, weak wood, a considerable height, and a big crown can easily be uprooted by strong winds. Examples of trees that are susceptible to strong winds include willow, cedar, and white spruce. Therefore, if you have a tall cedar growing near your house, and the weatherman is predicting a particularly intensive storm season, you need an assessment to determine if the tree will survive the season.

How Old Is the Tree?

Trees don't grow forever; they age and die just like other living organisms. This also means that aged trees are weak and fragile and are more likely to fall than younger trees. Therefore, consider the average life of your tree's species and consider removing it if it has reached its natural lifespan. For example, the average lifespan of a weeping willow is 50 years under real-life conditions. Therefore, if your weeping willow has lived for at least that long, then it's wise to remove it before a strong storm season.

How Healthy Is the Tree?

Disease or injury weakens a tree and makes it likely to fall during a storm. You should suspect that your tree is diseased or injured if its leaves are falling, some of its branches are drying up, its bark seems rotten, its leaves are discolored, or some of the branches are broken.

What Is the History of Similar Trees in the Area?

Lastly, you also need to consider the history of similar trees in the area, since your tree may suffer a similar fate to other local trees. You need to consider how long trees of the same species survive in the area and how they die. For example, do they die during a drought, fall during heavy rains or get uprooted during storms?

A tree company can also help you with the evaluation so that you don't end up removing a good tree. Once you have decided to remove the tree, let a professional tree removal company  handle it, since felling big trees is a dangerous job.