Why remove a dead tree?

Find out why you should be removing a dead tree.

Tree surgery to remove deadwood taking place on a large oak and an ash tree

Why remove a dead tree?

It doesn’t matter what caused the tree to die – lack of water, insufficient supply of nutrients in the soil, or not enough sun – what does matter is that you should seriously consider having that tree professionally removed by a tree surgeon.

Here are the top reasons to contact us at Bark & Branch to remove that dead tree.

Dead trees are not very pretty

It’s true. If you have a great deal of pride in the visual appeal of your home and garden, dead trees will not enhance that look. By removing them, the curb appeal of your house and garden increases.

Dead trees become homes for pests

Sure, you may not see any practical way to use that dead or dying tree but critters will. You may be lucky enough to have a beautiful bird build a nest and raise a family there.

However, the reality is that a dead tree is more likely to attract rats, termites, ants, and other nasty pests that will be harder to get rid of than the dead tree.

Dead trees spread disease

If the tree that is either dead or dying got into this condition thanks to one of several different tree diseases, chances are that it is contagious.

This means that other trees and plants in your garden and neighbouring gardens may also contract the disease. You don’t want to be responsible for such an epidemic, so get that tree outta there!

Dead trees lose branches

It may not happen right away, but on a windy day or during a storm, branches from a dead tree are going to come crashing down to the ground.

When branches come off of a large tree, they can cause injury or property damage and you would not want something in your neighbour’s garden to get smashed by one of these dead branches.

Dead trees fall over

Think about it for a moment. A standing dead tree has a weak root system. This means that it does not have very reliable support underneath it. In a windstorm dead trees can be uprooted and when they hit the ground, they make a mess. The mess is even worse if the tree lands on a parked vehicle or structure.

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