It’s not uncommon for a tree to have been a part of your property for years, or even decades. Unfortunately, it’s important to recognize the warning signs that indicate a tree is no longer safe and needs to be removed. We here at Tree Works offer our services for tree removal in Burnaby and surrounding areas to assist home and business owners with concerns regarding the structural integrity of a tree on their property. To help make the decision a bit easier, here’s a short list of what to look out for:
1. If it’s damaged or sick
Damaged trees can be a big problem. Trees are strong, but even the biggest ones have their breaking point. Most experts will tell you that if more than 50% of a tree is damaged, it’s time to take it down. The same is true for trees that become sick. Sometimes if a tree is diseased, it doesn’t always show on the outside. So while it might seem okay to let it die out naturally, the reality is that the inside of the tree might be rotting, causing serious damage to its structural integrity.
2. If it’s leaning dangerously
When a previously vertical tree starts to lean, it typically means that the roots were somehow weakened or broken (or have simply shifted beneath the earth). In any of these cases, it’s important to assess the possible risk of leaving it as is. If there’s a house directly in the path of a leaning tree, removal is always the safest option.
3. If it’s too close to power lines
If you have a tree with branches that hang directly above power lines, it might be time to consider a removal. Any tree that has even the slightest chance of breaking near a power line should be removed in order to avoid any future accidents or the possibility of serious injury.
4. If it’s has outgrown its space
Like all plants, trees grow throughout their lives and continue to do so until the day they die. Because they live for many years, they often outgrow the space they were initially given at the beginning of their lives. If you’ve added a new wing to your home or done any other home improvements that have gotten in the way of an old tree, it’s time to call the experts and have that tree removed.
5. If it’s causing a mess on your roof
Taller trees can become a problem if they hang directly above your roof. Your roof might become cluttered with damaged branches, dead leaves and all sorts of other debris. The most prudent way to solve a problem like this is to remove the tree causing all the unnecessary mess.
Professional & Safe Tree Removal throughout Burnaby and Surrounding Areas
If you think you’re in need of services for tree removal in Burnaby or surrounding areas, leave it up to the professionals at Tree Works. As certified arborists with more than 15 years of experience, we’ve been helping property owners keep their trees healthy and attractive while maintaining the safety of properties, families and employees throughout the Lower Mainland. Contact us today for more information and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free estimate for our services.