Why You Need a Tree Removal Service

The big tree in your yard is dead—or it’s diseased or insect-infested to the point where it’s a lost cause. You know you need to cut it down and remove it, but you also may be tempted to avoid the task altogether.
On the other hand, you may be tempted to save money by removing the tree yourself. But here are some reasons why both of these options are bad ideas.
Dead trees attract insects and other pests. Just because a tree is dead or dying doesn’t mean that birds won’t build their nests in it. Termites are more likely to infest a dead or dying tree than a healthy one, as are other insects and also rats. Pests that live in your unfortunate tree may also migrate to other nearby locations – like your home.
Diseases and infestations are contagious. If your tree is suffering from a disease or insect infestation, either of those may spread to other trees of the same or related species. Removing the tree amounts to a quarantine measure.
Dead trees are dangerous. A dead or dying tree is much more likely to lose limbs than a healthy one. A storm or just a hard wind may cause limbs to fall, potentially causing injury or property damage. If the property they damage is your neighbor’s instead of yours, then this could be considered a liability exposure.
In a worst case scenario, the tree itself may fall, and that can actually be fatal if it falls on someone, or cause very serious property damage if it falls on your home.
For all these reasons and because dead trees are simply unsightly and ruin your efforts at landscaping, it’s best to resist the temptation to leave it alone and remove it from your property.
So why not do it yourself?
Removing a dead tree isn’t as easy as it sounds. Cutting down a tree creates a falling hazard, and it’s a good idea in most cases to remove the main root system as well. While some tree-trimming tasks are well within the competence of the average homeowner, removing a dead or dying tree is a task for a professional tree removal service.
If your tree is diseased or infested but not dead, an arborist can assess the damage and help you determine whether tree removal is called for or if the tree can be saved. Either way, a dead or damaged tree is a problem to take seriously.