Smart Strategies for Tree Planting, Trimming and Maintenance

My name is Georgia, and I love to write. As an avid gardener, I have spent hours writing about gardening, but in this space, I wanted to turn my attention to trees in particular. I recently added a number of fruit trees to my garden, and I have old oaks in front of my house which have suffered and survived through a range of mishaps. If you want to learn ideas for taking better care of your trees, you have stumbled onto the right blog. Welcome to this space, please explore and share this blog with your friends if they inspire you.

Some Important Questions Property Owners Might Ask About Tree Removal


Having a tree removed from a property may be necessary if it's dead or diseased, or you might choose to do this to enhance the view from your home and plan new landscaping. Whatever your reasons for considering tree removal, you need to consider a few important questions about the process first. This will ensure you know everything involved with tree removal and have only healthy trees on your property.

1. Is a permit needed even for a dead or decayed tree?

The type of permit needed to remove a tree, if you need one at all, will depend on your local area. Note, however, that it's somewhat common for a homeowner to need this permit before removing a tree even if it's dead or decayed. In some cases there may be an exception for small, landscaping trees that are no larger than standard shrubbery. But to ensure you remove a tree legally, ask your local city clerk's office what is needed even for a dead or decayed tree.

2. Why can't I plant any type of tree I want on my property?

You may have been told by an arborist or even a neighbor that you want to rethink the type of tree that's on your property before you remove your old tree to plant a new one. If an older tree is dead because it's not native to your habitat and got too much moisture from the soil or too much direct sunlight, replacing it with the same species will probably mean another dead tree before too long. While trees are typically very hearty, remember that they won't automatically thrive in just any area of the world and when exposed to just any weather conditions. Work with an arborist to determine the best choice of tree for your native area, even if it's not the actual species you prefer on your property. This will ensure the new tree you plant will grow strong and healthy. 

3. Why won't trimming the branches keep a tree healthy?

In some cases, you can trim off branches that are decayed or damaged, and that area of the tree will grow new, healthy branches. However, if the problem with a tree is in its roots or, as said above, it's not native to the area, trimming dead branches won't automatically allow it to thrive. Dead branches may simply be a symptom of a more serious problem with the tree that originates at the roots or trunk; failing to address these will mean a dead tree no matter how much trimming you do. If the tree is already decayed or rotted to a certain extent, you may need to simply have it removed altogether.

For more information, contact local tree removal services like A Green Tree Lopping Service


28 January 2016