Trees are a lovely part of one’s landscape. In addition to adding beauty, they add privacy and provide you with a shaded area. While trees definitely offer a bunch of benefits, when a big tree dies, it can cause a lot of problems.
Having a dead or dying tree removed from your property is extremely important as it can pose a serious safety risk. Whether the tree on your property is dying as a result of being burned, or it has been struck by lightning, or even if it has just died as a result of old age, here are a few good reasons why you might want to remove a tree from your yard.
It attracts pests
A tree that has died becomes something that is extremely attractive to all sorts of pests. Termites, carpenter ants, beetle, and other wood-boring insects will seek out the dead tree and establishing themselves inside of it. These bugs are able to and will quickly multiply, which is not good. This fast replication means that other trees in your yard or even your house could be in danger of an infestation, which can spell disaster and produce a lot more work, causing you to expend more effort than necessary. In addition to this, animals may seek out the tree and nest inside it, and we don’t mean the cute kind. Rats are well-known to make nests in dead trees, and when they are in your dead tree, it’s only a matter of time before they eventually invade your home to find food and additional shelter.
It could fall
When a tree dies it loses its strength and becomes unstable. This means that the possibility of it falling over is increased every moment it is left alone. There is no telling when a dead tree might fall over, but you are pretty safe at betting that it will fall at some point. When it does eventually fall, because it will, it could land on your house, your fence, your neighbor’s house, or on any other piece of property resulting in a costly emergency tree removal service. There also exists the possibility that it could fall on someone, causing them serious harm and injury. In the event that a dead tree does fall and damages are incurred, you could be held responsible for the repairs or the medical care that may be needed as a result.
It costs less to remove it now
When a tree is dead, regardless of the cause, the strength of the tree, ie its structural integrity, is compromised. A strong gust of wind could blow against the tree and as a result, the dead branches could snap off and fall down. When a branch does eventually fall, it could land on top of a car, a fence, a roof, or even a person or an animal, resulting in damages or injury that could be minor, or more severe with catastrophic consequences. Being vigilant and making sure to remove a tree before it falls could save you a ton of time and money in removal fees as well as potential medical bills, or building and structural repairs.
It could negatively impact your other trees and plants
A tree that is suddenly dead is not a good sign. If a disease has killed the tree, the rest of the trees and plants in your yard could be in trouble and at risk of contracting whatever seems to be the issue. Just as is the case with people, tree diseases can be contagious and can hop from one to the next. For example, if you have mold or mildew developing on your tree, it could spread to the trees and plants nearby in your yard, or even to your neighbor’s yards, and very quickly become an issue that spirals out of control. It could result in your entire beautiful landscape being destroyed by one single dead tree that you left alone for nature to take its course in your yard.
They’re not pretty
For the most part, a dead tree just isn’t an attractive thing. You want your yard to look as appealing as it possibly can. When you have a tree in your yard that doesn’t have leaves, its branches are falling off of it and the bark is peeling, you tend to lose the aesthetic appeal of your yard and it makes it look unkept and untidy. the attractiveness of your home can be seriously impacted by a poorly kept garden. Your property value could be seriously affected in a negative way, which could seriously impact your pocket if you were thinking about selling your house.
These are only a few of the many reasons that having a dead tree removed from your property is very important. It might not be immediately urgent, but getting someone to take a look at it before it becomes a problem is best, to avoid any potential headaches.