If you have trees on your property, you will enjoy their benefits, like shade, beauty and even fruit. Unfortunately, though, there comes a time when a tree needs to be removed.
Knowing when you need to call for tree removal services to safely and neatly remove the tree and any debris from your property is important. Here are 5 signs that it is time to call in the professionals.
Signs of Decay
Visible signs of decay include dead leaves and branches, peeling bark or excessive fungal growth. These red flags could indicate that your tree is dead or dying. This can present a safety risk on your property to people and buildings if the tree’s limbs begin to fall. The experts can advise on the overall health of your tree and how best to remove it safely if necessary.
If your tree has been damaged by wind, fire or other conditions, it can be a safety hazard. A leaning or unstable tree with loose branches could collapse, injure someone, or damage property.
Pests can cause havoc with trees and weaken their structural integrity. It is time to consult with an expert if you notice signs of problems, like holes or excessive woodpecker activity. Experts can determine if the tree can be saved or needs to be removed.
Common pests in the Victoria region include aphids, scale insects, termites, leafhoppers, lerps and psyllids.
Overgrown or Overhanging Trees
Trees that have become overgrown or that are touching power lines, scaping on buildings or encroaching on your neighbour’s yard need to be attended to promptly. Your tree expert will advise if the tree can be successfully trimmed or if it is time to remove it to prevent future problems.
Tree Roots Causing Damage
The roots of a well-established tree can extend anything from two to seven times the diameter of the crown! The roots are strong and can cause damage to foundations, walls, pavements and underground utilities. When this occurs, it is often best to call tree removal experts to prevent further damage.
For expert advice and a free quote on tree care and tree removal services, contact Mr Lumberjack today. We offer a full range of services, including tree lopping, hedge trimming, stump grinding, woodcutting and mulching.