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If you are like most Fort Worth, TX homeowners, you want your home to be the nicest on the block. This means taking the necessary steps to improve your home’s curb appeal. There are several necessary elements to having a beautiful landscape, and your trees are one of them. The trees on your property also provide shade on a hot summer day. They make it possible to sit outside comfortably. Finally, the trees on your property can protect your home and vehicles from the elements.
Like all living things, your trees will eventually die. Trees can die from old age, severe damage, and disease. If you have a tree on your property that is dead or dying, you should call a tree removal service immediately. Allowing the tree to remain in your yard will put your home, family, and everything in your yard at risk. It is essential that you can recognize the signs that you should call for a tree removal before the worst happens.
#1 The Tree Is Dead
If there is a tree on your property that is showing signs of death, it is essential that you call a tree removal service immediately. If the tree is no longer blooming in the spring, there is a good chance that it has died. The same is true if you notice decay on the truck or on the roots. The sooner you call to have the tree removed, the safer your home and family will be.
#2 The Tree Sustained Serious Damage
Trees are very strong and sturdy; however, Mother Nature is a force to be reckoned with. If your tree was damaged during a severe storm, you should call a tree removal service immediately. When you call, a tree expert will go to your home to inspect the tree to see whether or not it can be saved. If the damage was too severe and the tree cannot be saved, they will remove it immediately. Allowing a severely damaged tree to remain on your property can be very dangerous.
#3 The Tree Is Leaning
Some trees lean naturally. These trees are unique and can add beauty to your landscape. If a tree on your property has always stood straight and is suddenly leaning, you should call a tree service. Your trees can begin to lean due to severe weather or decay. When you call a professional, they will send a tree expert to inspect the tree to determine if it is safe to allow it to stand. If the tree expert deems the tree unsafe, it will be removed before it falls.
#4 The Tree Is Sick
- Abnormalities with the bark
- Bark decay from the inside out
- Dead branches that are falling or about to fall from the tree
- Discolored leaves at times of the year that they should be green
- White spots on the bark
If you notice any of the signs listed above, you should call a tree removal service immediately. They will send a tree expert to your home to examine the tree. If they determine that the disease cannot be cured and the tree will likely die, they will suggest removing the tree before it falls. If the disease isn’t that serious, they will try to treat the disease, which will save your tree.
#5 Longitudinal Cracks
It is not uncommon for the bark on your trees to crack. If you notice a longitudinal crack between two branches, the tree can put your home and family at great risk. If there are heavy winds or a severe storm hits, the two branches can fall, causing severe damage.
If you notice these cracks, you should call a tree removal service immediately. They will send a tree expert to your home to determine if the branches can be trimmed, which will eliminate the risk of damage. If not, they will need to remove the tree.
#6 Decaying Roots
The roots on your trees are essential in delivering nutrients to the tree. They are also essential for helping your tree stand sturdy and strong. If there is a tree on your property with decaying roots, you should call a tree service immediately. Cavities are the most common sign that the roots are decaying. Mushrooms, fungi, and insect infestations are also signs that the roots are decayed. If you see any of these signs, you should call a tree removal service immediately. If you wait too long, the tree can fall, causing severe damage or injury.
#7 The Tree Is Growing Dangerously
Unfortunately, you cannot control the way your trees grow. If your tree is growing dangerously, you should call a tree removal service. For example, if the tree is growing dangerously close to the power lines, it can tear the lines down during severe weather or high winds, knocking out your power. If the tree is hanging over the house, it can put your home at risk if a branch falls. Finally, the tree would need to be removed if the roots are growing into your underground pipes.
When you call a tree removal service, a tree expert will examine the tree and its proximity to danger. In some cases, the tree can be pruned to eliminate the risk. If too much pruning is necessary, the tree expert will suggest that the tree be removed.
Why Choose S&P Tree Service?
If you are worried that a tree on your property is creating a potential hazard, call the professionals at S&P Tree Service. We are more than a tree removal service. Our tree experts understand the trees’ anatomy and can determine whether or not a tree needs to be removed.
We are a family-owned business and have been serving residential and business customers in the area for many years.
We provide a variety of tree services, including planting, pruning, treating disease, and removal. We also provide landscaping services upon request.
To schedule an appointment, give us at S&P Tree Service a call today.