Spring is here and summer is right around the corner! Don’t put off that tree removal any longer. Read this week’s blog to learn more!
Springtime means spring cleaning, an ideal time to tidy your property. Before summer gets in full swing, take action to remove any dead or ailing trees that are unsightly or could pose a danger to your family or visitors. If you have a tree in less-than-peak condition, ask yourself a few questions to help you decide whether to have it removed.
DOES IT HAVE A DAMAGED OR HOLLOW TRUNK?
Check for vertical cracks, dead branch stubs or deep lesions suggesting internal rot. If the damage covers more than 25 per cent of the trunk’s circumference, you may be better off removing the tree. If you observe fungus near the tree’s base, have an arborist determine whether it indicates internal rot.
If your trunk is hollow, don’t write it off immediately, as the water, nutrients and minerals your tree needs are close to the trunk’s surface. But if one-third of the interior is hollow, it’s at risk of snapping off.
IS THE TREE LEANING OR SHOWING DAMAGE ON ONE SIDE ONLY?
If you notice all the dead branches are on one side of a tree, this may be a concern. The uneven weight distribution may cause the trunk to snap. Likewise, if you have a leaning tree on your property, it’s at risk of breaking if it leans more than 15 percent off plumb.
IS THE TREE STRESSED FROM A LANDSCAPE DISRUPTION?
Little sprouts growing from the trunk or base of the tree may be symptoms of stress related to excavation, clearcutting or construction work. If more than half the tree’s root system has been damaged, it likely should be removed. An arborist will be able to evaluate the tree and determine whether it can be returned to good health.
IS THE TREE CLOSE TO POWER LINES?
If you have a tree growing under or near power lines, you may be at risk for electrical damage or power outages, especially in wet weather. Never attempt to remove trees, or even parts of trees, near power lines on your own. You need a professional who can identify the risks and knows how to get your tree trimmed safely.
TREE REMOVAL SERVICES IN EDMONTON AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
If you need a tree removed from your property, or even if you’re just not sure, All Season Tree Service will make it simple. We’ll take care of everything from hazard assessment to safe tree trimming or removal and stump grinding. And we’ll leave your space clean and tidy when we’re done.
Contact us today for a free estimate! We’re based in Edmonton but serve clients in Sherwood Park, Leduc, St. Albert and Fort Saskatchewan, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Beaumont and the surrounding areas.