Undoubtedly, healthy trees can significantly boost the kerb appeal of your home. Nevertheless, as your tree ages and as other factors such as storm damage or erratic weather changes affect your tree, your tree can start to decline. When this happens, a mistake some people make is overlooking the symptoms, under the assumption that the tree will recover on its own. In reality, while trees are quite resilient, they do need some help to stay in good condition. This aid is in the form of routine maintenance from arborists who will prune the tree as needed. However, if the damage is too far gone, you may have to opt for tree removal. So how do you discern that your trees require professional attention?
The tree is growing uncomfortably close to utilities
One of the main things to note about mature trees is that they have a considerably extensive root system. This root system is not problematic as long as you have a large and spacious yard for the tree to grow in. However, if you have utilities underground such as water pipes and gas lines, the tree can become a potential hazard by posing the risk of pipe bursts. It would be essential to have an arborist carry out maintenance checks on a regular basis to ensure that the roots are not at risk of damaging these utilities.
Another thing to note about mature trees is that they tend to have a large crown. A large tree may provide you with shade in your yard, but it also means that any overhead utilities such as power lines could be at risk of damage. Keep in mind that if your trees were to cause harm to these utilities, you would incur the cost of repairing or replacing them.
The tree is growing uncomfortably close to structures
Another reason why you may need to consider professional tree lopping is if the tree is posing the risk of property damage. A misconception some people have is that as long as they do not interfere with the tree, it will grow around any structures that are nearby. In reality, some strong species can cause irrevocable damage in the form of scraping against the siding of a building, broken windows due to wayward branches and more.
Moreover, in the event of a serious storm, there is a high risk of branches breaking off and causing severe property damage to cars, roofing, fencing and anything else in the way. It would be prudent to have the tree lopped on occasion to ensure that you have control over its growth.