When Is It Really Time To Remove A Tree?

It is important that you closely examine the condition of a tree prior to cutting it down. If you need the help of a professional Newcastle Arborist, contact us.

The tree is growing too near to-- or the roots are encroaching onto your property, fences, swimming pools, power lines or other structures.

When the Roots are Weak. Weak tree roots barely have any structural support, which causes the tree to decay and collapse. Identify this by looking closely at the base. When there is space between the tree and the ground, then it is structurally unsound.

Yes trees are lovely, but sometimes they have to go. But when cutting a tree, making the right decision is hard. When is it finally time to remove that tree? Ideally, prior to the worst happens. We suggest that a dead or dying tree be removed as soon as you recognize it. The longer you put it off, the more dangerous the tree can become, and the more dangerous it can be to remove it. When the Tree is Damaged If the tree is 50% damaged, then it is time to cut it down. Damaged trees consistently decline, and have abnormal growth and appearance. They also have misshapen leaves caused by a poisonous substance called herbicide. Damaged trees can survive many years, but it can also cause injuries to people passing by. When the Tree is Part of an Undesirable Species Undesirable varieties of trees show many dangerous characteristics, including persistent breakage of branches, falling amounts of debris, and shallow roots that can damage lawns and pavements. Some undesirable tree species are Gumtrees, oak trees, Box Elder, Mulberry, Mimosa, Norway Maple, and Pines. These species are prone to insects and diseases.

The tree is too large for its specific location and poses a danger if it should fall or drop branches. Can I Remove a Tree Personally? Our team do not advise removing a tree on your own or without the help of a licensed arborist. Tree care professionals have a knowledge of many different tree species in a large variety of scenarios, and have been trained in the safest and most efficient ways to remove them. An arborist can help you steer clear of a risky or dangerous situation and bring along the essential hardware to remove the branches and timber that usually create a big mess on the ground.

The Tree is Dead. Dead trees must be removed. Leaving it there will pose a future risk to property because without living roots it will eventually fall.

When the Tree Touches Your Home

When a tree is located too close to your house, that its branches are contacting your property, then you should have it taken out. Because of mould growth, the branches and leaves might destroy your roof's siding. It can also get as far as power lines that are definitely dangerous.

The Tree is Unhealthy. Take a look to see if the top branches of the tree are decaying or dying, or the trunk shows signs of decay.