Trees enhance the beauty of your property, and they increase the financial value of your home if you decide to sell your home in the future. Trees possess essential elements that provide aesthetic benefits to your property, but they also, unfortunately, attract insect species that destroy tree trunks, roots, and branches. There are differing unhealthy tree conditions that can arise. When this happens, you can greatly benefit from using the services of a tree removal contractor to remove dead or hazardous trees on your property.
Why Remove Trees? Environmental Factors
There are, of course, environmental factors such as tornadoes, storms, and earthquakes, which compromise the integrity of trees to the degree that they must be removed. A tree contractor, also known as an arborist, will safely remove such hazardous trees before they collapse on their own.
Why Remove Trees? Decay and Fungal Growth
Bear in mind too that unhealthy trees do have a tendency to start decaying. Decaying trees breed fungal growth. The mix of decay and fungal growth is a breeding ground for pests, and these pests will be marching into your homes at some point.
How Tree Removals Are Done
Your professional arborist will perform the removal of a tree in the best way that does not negatively impact the surrounding area. He or she may choose to climb the tree and start removing bigger tree limbs before letting the tree fall to the ground. Once the tree is on the ground, a tree stump will be left. Not only is the stump unsightly, but it also has the potential to trip up anyone in its pathway. Grass and all kinds of weeds will grow around the stump that is now completely covered. Stumps that are hidden are hazardous for children who play in the area. Since a stump can be hidden with high grass growth, you might not even see it while you're mowing your lawn.
Removing The Stumps
Once the tree is cut down, a stump may be left. While arborists can remove stumps, you may choose to leave it. Leaving it can be unwise as it can trip people and be hazardous for children who play in the area. In addition, as the stump decays it may provide a home for pests like carpenter ants and termites, which are unsafe for your home and property. Instead of leaving it, ask the arborist to dig the stump out of the earth or grind it out with a grinding tool.