There's nothing quite like an older, mature tree to add beauty to your yard. The winding branches, furrowed bark, and plentiful leaves not only provide shade but ambiance. Once trees are this mature, they have very established root systems and tend to remain pretty healthy on their own. But there are a few tips you will want to follow in order to provide an older tree with good care and prolong its life.
Tree removal is not something to be taken lightly. Tree removal is a very serious process that needs to be taken with a lot of care and consideration and should only be done under the care of a professional.
1. Tree Removal Shouldn't Be the First Option
If you have a tree on your property that is struggling, removing the tree should not be your first option. Instead, you should consult with a tree company and ask them to send out a certified arborist.
To most people, removing a tree means chopping it down — and leaving behind the bottom six to twelve inches of the trunk known as the stump. If you hire a tree removal company simply to come remove the tree, they will probably fell the tree and leave that same stump. While this approach is common, it is not necessarily the best. Here are a few reasons why you should always remove the stump — or arrange of your tree removal company to do so — when you remove a tree.
Even though mature trees are sturdy with deep roots, strong winds and soaking rain can cause a tree to fall or drop a big limb. Whether the limb or tree lands on a car, your house, or in the yard, you'll want it removed as soon as possible. Here's a look at having your tree removed after it has been damaged in a storm.
Notify Your Insurance Company First
Your home insurance might pay for tree removal when the tree is damaged by a storm.
As a homeowner, it's important to know how to properly care for the trees growing on your property. When trees aren't well maintained they become a safety hazard and are susceptible to a whole host of tree diseases. Once trees are too dangerous or sick to remain in place, then it is expensive to have them professionally removed.
To proactively care for the trees on your property this summer, here's what you need to know about summer tree trimming.