One of the perks of being a homeowner is the ability to transform the interior, exterior, and landscape on a whim. Being a part of a community or HOA notwithstanding, of course.
Unfortunately, that sometimes means hiring emergency tree removal services to cart off a sketchy tree or tree-like object.
Worried about a tree in your demesne? Read on to learn when to call up a chopper.
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Strictly speaking, there are two broad categories of need for tree removal: sudden damage and damage over time.
This article will concern itself with sudden damage situations and the aftermath. For more information on subtle threats from damage over time, check out this list of signs.
Be it a rainstorm, windstorm, or lighting storm if it can be described as a storm it can do some damage. Trees wouldn’t be around if they couldn’t survive storms but the law of averages indicates that eventually, a tree will take a big hit.
Lightning damage is the least common but the most devastating. Wind damage shows up in broken branches and leaning from the roots. Rain damage creates sinkholes and exposed roots that leave the tree without solid footing.
After a storm, check your trees for corresponding damage. Also, remember to keep them shapely so they don’t have vulnerable branches and roots.
A tree should be pleasant to look at and helpful for shade and other aesthetics. Overgrown trees can lead to visibility issues.
Unkempt trees are used as markers for burglars. A house blocked from the sight of other nearby homes makes a better target than one with clear visibility.
If your trees make it hard to see streets, pathways, and the like, you should get them removed.
This is especially true if your overgrown tree blocks the flow of traffic or signs on the streets. This can lead to fines and tickets that you’d best avoid.
A downed tree, even if it doesn’t fall on anything house-shaped is a problem. Fallen trees need to be cleared up to avoid causing harm to residents and animals.
They also attract animals and insects when downed.
Fallen trees also create potential damage to utilities and external structures. If a tree is leaning on a power line or a communication tower, it presents a hazard for cascading damage.
If a tree falls after a storm, this is double the reason to inspect other trees for underlying damage that could make them next to come down.
Of course, emergency tree removal services cost more than regularly scheduled maintenance. That’s why you should inspect and spend time with your trees and tree-like objects to check for damage.
Also, that’s sort of the point of having them, for the scenery and such.
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