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.

4 Common signs that you need a tree removal


Having trees on your yard has a lot of advantages. Other than climatic advantages, trees can increase the value of your property as well as providing beauty. However trees could develop problems, and when this happens you may be faced with the difficult reality of having to remove them. If a tree poses no danger of falling on people or your property, it can be left to die out without any intervention. You may want to keep your tree for as long as possible by cutting out only the dead parts. However, continued pruning may raise safety concerns and eventually lead to a tree removal. To decide whether you want to hire a tree removal service, it is important to consider the following:

Severe damage or disease

The degree of damage to your tree plays a major role in deciding whether to eliminate the tree or not. If your tree is half damaged, it is less likely to recover and will thus experience abnormal growth. It could also result in misshapen leaves, which affects the appearance of a tree. Poor health of a tree will thus call for its removal.

Undesirable species of tree

Some tree species are desirable while others are not. Trees become undesirable species if they are always dropping large quantities of debris, occasional infestation by insects and diseases, have weak wood that is prone to frequent breakage or if a tree has shallow roots shallow roots that damage the pavement or the lawn in your yard. If your tree presents such characteristics, you might want to hire a tree removal service.

Large dead branches

Trees that have large dead branches or damaged limbs pose a threat to the people around your yard as well as to your property. If half the branches on your tree are damaged, the tree is less likely to survive and it may require removal. If a tree in your yard has had its top branches broken, it may pose a threat to the safety of the people around. Rubbing branches in your trees should also be removed and corrected to relieve strain and avoid breakage.

Trunk damage

The level of trunk damage can be assessed through seams, cracks, wounds and dead branches. Their presence suggest an internal decay in your tree. If your tree suffers from severe decay or damage, you will be required to remove the tree.

Other than a tree posing a threat to your property and the people around it, you may also consider removing a tree in order to enhance the growth of other trees around it.


26 February 2016