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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

How Does An Arborist Determine If Tree Removal Is Recommended?

April Reyes

It can be hard for the average person to determine whether their tree is sick, diseased, dying or dead. If you have your trees pruned regularly by a tree service or arborist, they will inspect your tree and look for signs of these issues. If the tree is beyond help, they will recommend that the tree is removed before it begins to lose its limbs, pass on disease to other trees, or topple over. If they have recommended that one of your trees be removed, you may wonder how they came to this conclusion. Here are the four steps an arborist takes in determining whether they should recommend tree removal to you:

Examining the Angle of the Tree

One of the first things that an arborist will look at is the angle of the tree. Trees may naturally lean to one side. If they notice your tree is leaning, they may ask you if the tree has always leaned or if the leaning is becoming more pronounced or obvious. If the tree is leaning more than it used to or in a new angle, it is a tell-tale sign that the tree is not doing well and should be removed. 

Inspecting the Base and Root System 

The root system of your tree should be buried below ground. However, if they are visible an arborist will examine them for signs of damage or decay. If damage or decay is present, the tree should be removed. Without a strong root system, the tree can topple easily. 

Looking at the Tree's Trunk

The trunk of a tree can tell a lot about the overall health of the tree. The color, shape, and any missing patches of bark on a tree can tell an arborist if a tree is dead, rotting, diseased or infested with wood eating pests. A fungus may also be present on the bark of an unhealthy tree. 

Doing a Canopy Inspection

The last thing that will be inspected is the canopy or the branches on the tree that are substantial in size. If a branch here or there is dead, the arborist will recommend trimming the dead growth away. However, if many limbs are dead, the plant may not be getting enough water or may already be dead and unable to carry the water to the branches. 

If an arborist recommends that a tree be removed, a tree removal service can help. They will cut down the tree as low to the ground as possible. Generally, stump removal is a different process and is done at a later time. But the sooner you can get the tree out, the sooner you reduce your liability and risk of it causing property damage or injuring someone. 

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