Tree removal is a major process that tree owners have to do every now and again when a tree has died during the winter, gotten infested with pests or becomes a danger to the home or public right of way. Tree removal is no easy task, very dangerous and best left to professionals who utilize proper equipment and safety standards. The act of tree removal is an art that can involve technical rigging and roping techniques, hoisting limbs and leaders with winch devices, safely and efficiently picking out large portions of a tree with a crane, or just notching and accurate dropping.
Trees should only be removed if necessary. They provide natural habitats for wildlife and shades for humans on the hottest summer days. However, when a tree is diseased or dead it is time for it to be cut down. Keep reading to learn about the pros and cons of tree removal.
Pros of Tree Removal
The advantages of tree removal include safety and disease prevention.
Dead trees are unstable and cannot handle natural stresses, such as weight and weather. They could spontaneously fall, which could injure people or destroy property. Also, if a part of a tree, such as a large branch, is hanging over your property, you may need to remove the tree entirely, but try to see if you can just remove the overhanging part before taking drastic measures.
Diseased trees must be treated or removed if the disease has spread too far. Sick trees could spread their disease to neighboring trees and plants. They also invite many unwanted microorganisms and pests. Diseased trees, like dead trees, are also very unstable and cannot handle natural elements or support their own weight. Overall, remove unhealthy trees for the benefit of the landscape.
Cons of Tree Removal
If you want to clear trees to build a garage or other structure, you may want to think twice. Can you live without the extra space? If so, do not remove the trees because they are more beneficial than you think.
Trees provide homes for many creatures and give you shade in the hot summer months, reducing your energy bill. Many animals, such as birds and squirrels, make homes in trees. Trees also help create oxygen and purify the toxins in the air we breathe. You are actually healthier for having trees around your home! They also serve as windbreakers. Wind can damage delicate plants and blow away topsoil, and trees can ease the severity of the gusts.
In addition to destroying wildlife habitats, tree removal can be expensive. Each tree removed could cost you $300 or more! So seriously consider the pros and cons of tree removal before you fire up that chainsaw.
If you need to remove an inconvenient, but healthy tree, you can transplant it to a new location on your property where it will be of less risk to damaging your home. It would be a waste of nature to destroy a thriving tree.
Consult a tree removal expert to evaluate your trees. We can connect you with top tree removal companies in your local area, so you can get the help you need, when you need it.
If one or more of your trees is a candidate for tree removal, or if you want a professional opinion as to whether tree removal is your best option, contact us.