Harsh winds and bugs that like to bore through wood can seriously attack your trees. These problems can even result in trees being killed, which may well result in the removal of the affected tree. If you have a tree that has died due to the lack of nutrient or water supply, it still remains a good idea to have the tree removed.
If you notice that a tree may well be dying, it is advised to call an arborist to give the tree an assessment. The sooner the problem is analysed, the cheaper your overall invoice will be. It may also be possible to save the tree if the problem is detected early enough.
If you discover a dead tree on your property, then it would be a good idea to contact a professional tree service to remove the tree. A crane may need to be used for some tree removal, depending on the location and size of the tree, but this may still be less costly than removing the tree yourself. Whatever decision you make, it is advised to always remove a dead tree from your property. Reasons to consider professional tree removal can include:
Pests are attracted to dead trees
Wildlife will still build a nest in a tree that is dead or dying, and even though a family of birds would not cause harm, rats and termites may also be attracted, which no household wants within close proximity.
Dead trees are not pretty
Dead trees are not the prettiest of things to look at. Why would you spend money on other parts of your garden to keep it looking nice and have a dead tree in the middle of it?
If a tree has a disease it is contagious
If a tree has a contagious disease, or has died from a disease, other plants may be at risk of contracting the same disease. The tree can develop a powdery mildew, which will result in the tree becoming dull and lifeless. If flowers are planted beneath the tree, or in the general vicinity of the affected tree, they may also become infected by the same disease.
Branches may break and fall
Branches that are weaker on dead trees can break and fall off in windy conditions and can cause a great deal of damage to your home or property. Liability is also a concern if they were to damage your neighbouring properties. You must also remember that humans and animals may walk beneath the tree and become injured by falling branches.
Dead trees may fall down
A decomposed tree can fall at any time, which may also cause damage to yours, a neighbours property, a human or an animal.