Most of the time, trees are usually harmless, and aside from the occasional branch or two that you might find in your garden, or the cascade of leaves that you eventually have to rake and clean up, you can usually leave that tree in your garden alone (unless it needs to be pruned). However, in some cases, total tree removal may also be needed.

In fact, in this blog, we will explore situations in which total tree removal could be necessary. Removing a tree before it endangers people is key to ensuring the safety of your family, your home, and your neighbors.

So, when is tree removal necessary? Here are some of the scenarios in which it might be needed:

Infected Trees

Signs of infection on trees appear in many ways, including:

  • Cracks in the tree’s bark
  • Discoloured leaves
  • Crumbly wood
  • Fungi

If you suspect that your tree is infected, it must be removed immediately before it can spread the infection to other trees. You should always consult with professional arborists, such as the team at Tree Control if you believe that you have a diseased tree.

Leaning Trees

If you notice that a tree is beginning to lean on one side, especially more than 15% from vertical, then it might be a good idea to get the tree completely removed. More often than not, this indicates that there is a structural problem, whether that is broken or weakened roots, and it could potentially be dangerous should it fall.

Epicormic Shoots

Epicormic shoots or sprouts from the trunk or base of the tree are telltale signs that the tree is severely stressed. This could be a result of overexposure to sun or injury – the tree should be evaluated by an arborist and tree removal might be recommended.

At Tree Control, we provide quality services for total tree removal, meaning that you can rely on us when you need trees to be safely and efficiently removed. With our specialist care, you can rest assured that we can remove trees without hassle. For more information about our services, or if you have any further questions, please get in touch with us today.