Removing a tree is a hard decision to make for most people, as trees are majestic beings that offer aesthetic and practical value. However, when a tree is terminally diseased or a threat to people or property, removal is necessary.
A dead or dying tree can become a dangerous tree, and in some cases not removing it may constitute “willful neglect” by the property owner. If a dead tree damages another’s property or injures a person (either by the fall of the tree, or branches falling), the owner can be held liable.
A dead tree is clearly a case for tree removal. Here are some other reasons to remove a tree:
Less obvious reasons to remove a tree include:
An unhealthy tree not only loses its majesty, it can also be unsafe, without being obvious to the casual observer. Some signs to look for if you suspect your tree may be dying, diseased, or infested include:
A certified arborist can assess and diagnose a tree’s health and determine whether it can be saved or if it needs to be cut down. If a tree does need to be removed, a certified arborist has the right equipment, years of experience, and the right training to tend to the task safely and without risk to people or property.
November 14th, 2016