When is really the right time to remove a tree from your property? Remember that your local arborist will still assess whether the tree can be saved or if it really needs to be removed. If your reasons for tree removal is because the tree does not look good in your property or you just don’t want it there, the specialist may not go along with you.
Here are some clear reasons why you should consider tree removal.
Internal decay. If a tree has been suffering internal decay, it is probably going to be difficult to save it. Visual signs of decay could indicate that the tree is also dead. Some signs of fungal organisms like seeing mushrooms at the base of the tree or conks that appear on the branches and trunks could indicate that the tree is already afflicted with fungal infections.
The tree suddenly leaned. A little bit of leaning is normal for most trees and it happens because the tree roots are promoting stability as it continues to grow. But if the tree suddenly leans, this could indicate that the root system has become unstable. You will need to consult with a tree specialist to see what help they can do for your tree.
Maybe a fire hazard. Some trees are flammable because of their sap and if you live in an area where wildfires happen, better consider if the tree is really safe or not.
Once a tree care specialist comes to your property, he or she will do a proper assessment of your trees and what best practices can be applied to them.