When is the Right Time to Remove a Tree?

You can usually tell when a tree starts to develop problems. There are several indications of a sick or dying tree. Loss of foliage, cankers, pest infestations, blisters, and more are all signs that there is something wrong with your tree. But even though you can see that your trees are in trouble, how do you know if they need to be removed or not? Continue reading to learn more about tree care, and when it is the right time to remove a tree.

Dead and Dying Trees

The rule of thumb to follow in the tree care industry is “a tree more than 50% damaged cannot be restored and should be removed.” When a tree is dead or dying, it doesn’t always fall, which means it doesn’t always need to be removed. A dead or dying tree needs to be removed if there are any valuable assets in the perimeter of the tree. In the case that it were to fall over, it could harm or destroy any surrounding structures or landscaping.

For this reason, a dying tree needs to be removed if it can pose a potential hazard to power lines, electrical boxes, homes, buildings, garages, stables, vehicles, car ports, yard décor, patios, decks, pools, play-sets, and more. If the tree stands is desolate, it can be left to die in place without any human intervention since it poses no threat to any of its surroundings.

However, even if a tree does not pose a threat, it can sometimes be an eye sore. To increase property appeal and value, it is wise to remove dead or dying trees in any location. If a homeowner is willing to spend the time, effort, and money, they can choose to routinely prune, trim, deadwood, and deep water a sick or dying tree in order to keep it alive as long as possible. But this is only recommended if the tree is less than 50% gone. Here are some other signs that indicate you should remove a tree that is more than half-way damaged:

• Leaning
• Trunk Wounds
• Peeling Bark
• Pest Infestations
• Large Dead Branches
• Dead Branch Stubs
• Leaf Discoloration
• Epicormic Shoots

Consult a professional tree care specialist to have your landscaping trees evaluated and serviced. They can provide tree care advice, information, and guidance, as well as, tree removal, tree maintenance, and more. It is important to care for your trees in order to sustain healthy growth and increase longevity.

Indianapolis Tree Care

Call Budget Tree Care at 317-590-1842 for affordable tree removal services in Indianapolis, and its surrounding locations. Owner, Curt Scott, provides a wide range of tree care for commercial and residential properties throughout Central Indiana. Choose from routine tree services like tree trimming, pruning, shaping, and fertilization, to tree removal needs like dead tree removal, stump grinding, lot clearing, and more. Call us today at 317-590-1842 and ask about our tree service discounts we offer in Indianapolis, IN.

About Curt S.

Budget Tree Care is locally owned and operated here in Indianapolis, Indiana by Curtis Scott. After graduating from Manuel High School on Indy’s South side in the late 70’s, Curt began his tree service career with his older brothers who owned Timberland Tree Care and Midwest Tree Care. After many years of doing ground work (clean up and tree trimming) for them; and after both of them decided to retire, Curt opened up his own tree service business in 1991. Today, curt and his seven man crew trim trees, remove stumps, and provide lot clearing services all throughout the Indianapolis Metro area. On Curt’s free time he enjoys drag racing motorcycles, hunting deer in the fall, and fishing for bass and catfish in the summer. If you are looking for a born and raised Hoosier who has been trimming trees for over 30 years and understands the value of hard work, please give Curt a call at 317-590-1842 today.
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